Catharine Parr Traill’s The Female Emigrant’s Guide

Cooking with a Canadian Classic

Author/Illustrator/Editor: Edited by Nathalie Cooke and Fiona Lucas

What did you eat for dinner today? Did you make your own cheese? Butcher your own pig? Collect your own eggs? Drink your own home-brewed beer? Shanty bread leavened with hops-yeast, venison and wild rice stew, gingerbread cake with maple sauce, and dandelion coffee—this was an ordinary backwoods meal in Victorian-era Canada. Originally published in 1855, Catharine Parr Traill’s classic The Female Emigrant’s Guide, with its admirable recipes, candid advice, and astute observations about local food sourcing, offers an intimate glimpse into the daily domestic and seasonal routines of settler life.

Publisher
McGill-Queen’s University Press
DateISBNBISAC CodeThemaRights available
20179780773549302CKB041000, HIS006000
LanguageFormatSizePricePages
EnglishPaperback / softback7 x 8 inC$39.95608