Catharine Parr Traill's The female emigrant's guide : cooking with a Canadian classic
- edited by Nathalie Cooke and Fiona Lucas.
- data file.
- Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2017.
- Physical description
- 1 online resource.
- Carleton library series ; 241.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Catharine Parr Traill's The Female Emigrant's Guide
- A Short Biography of Catharine Parr Traill
- A Publication History of The Female Emigrant's Guide
- Editors' Note
- The Female Emigrant's Guide, and Hints on Canadian Housekeeping
- Guide to Traill's World
- Feeding Her Family
- Farmhouse Foodways: Sample Seasonal Menus at Home
- Farmhouse Foodways: Sample Menus for Special Occasions
- Measurements for Cooking
- Measurements Chart
- Interpreting Nineteenth-Century Recipes
- Recipes in the Guide
- Additional Recipes
- Simple Fireplace Cooking at Home
- Glossary of Food and Cooking Terms
- Glossary of Traill's Sources and Influences
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. This toolkit for historical cookery, redesigned and annotated in an edition for use in contemporary kitchens, provides readers with the resources to actively use and experiment with recipes from the original Guide. Containing modernized recipes, a measurement conversion chart, and an extensive glossary, this volume also includes discussions of cooking conventions, terms, techniques, and ingredients that contextualize the social attitudes, expectations, and challenges of Traill's world and the emigrant experience. In a distinctive and witty voice expressing her can-do attitude, Catharine Parr Traill's The Female Emigrant's Guide unlocks a wealth of information on historical foodways and culinary exploration.
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- Traill, Catherine Parr, 1802-1899. Canadian settler's guide.
- Cooking > Canada > History > 19th century.
- Cooking, Canadian > History > 19th century.
- Food > Canada > History > 19th century.
- Canada > Social life and customs > 19th century.
- Dinners and dining > Canada > History > 19th century.
- Kitchens > Canada > History > 19th century.
- COOKING > General.
- Cooking, Canadian.
- Dinners and dining.
- Manners and customs.
- Publication date
- Carleton library series ; 241
- 9780773549319 (PDF)
- 9780773549326 (EPUB)