After receiving an M.A. in Art History from the University of London, Elizabeth worked for a London publisher, editing a cookbook. She has written introductions and historical notes to several titles in Whitecaps Classic Canadian Cookbook Series including The Home Cook Book, The All New Purity Cook Book, The Laura Secord Canadian Cook Book, the 1915 Five Roses Cook Book, and Five Roses: A Guide to Good Cooking. In 1989 she compiled a bibliography of British cookery books and her new work, Culinary Landmarks: A Bibliography of Canadian Cookbooks, 18251949 is forthcoming from the University of Toronto Press. Elizabeth has won several prestigious scholarships that have allowed her to pursue her passionate research into Canadas culinary history. She says, I love the way old cookbooks transport one back into the past.
Elizabeth lives with her husband and two children in Toronto, where she is the Foodways Program Officer at Mongomerys Inn museum. She demonstrates such historic techniques as cooking on an open hearth, returning home most days with the smell of wood smoke on her clothes.
i got my first five roses cook book about 46years ago ,and use it quite a lot , i had just been thinking i should get a new one because my book was torn and dirty. Read morePublished 24 days ago by betty widdop
Helpful book. The first copies we've had were just as helpful...Published 1 month ago by Jonathan Michael Reiter
So thrilled to find this, it's been a staple in my kitchen for 40 years.Published 1 month ago by Frances Low
It is filled with timeless recipes that I learned how to make at my mother's side. Every time that I use it, I experience some happy memories.Published 2 months ago by cheekychase
This book takes me back from when I was young and using these recipes with my mom. It is great to recapture them again. Read morePublished 2 months ago by kjmac
My mom has been using this cook book for as long as I can remember .Published 5 months ago by Vivian Bakka
If you remember the 60's & 70's, you may find many family favourite recipes here. I ordered it to get the best butterscotch pie recipe, & found several other recipes we ate as... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Carole Mehner