Come in to the Abbotsford campus library to view titles on display such as a 1936 edition of the B.C. home canning and fruit recipe booklet which has been digitized and made available in HarvestIR, UFV's institutional repository (click here to view this item). The titles on display range from 1921 to 1966 and illustrate the changing attitudes towards food preservation as well as the evolving technologies.
A brief history of canning as a method of food preservation is available in our Sage Knowledge database; this article "...explains the history of canning, issues of food safety and canning, trends in commercial canning, and the decline and revival of home canning." Click here to read the entire article.
Bibliography of titles on display:
Adams, E. (1947). Cooking under pressure: A modern guide to pressure cooking and canning. Canada: Cottage Publications.
B.C. Tree Fruits Limited. (193?). B.C. home canning and fruit recipe booklet. Kelowna, B.C.: publisher not identified.
City of Winnipeg Hydro-Electric System, issuing body. (1951) Canning:jams, jellies, pickles. Winnipeg: City of Winnipeg Hydro-Electric System.
Domashn´i`e m´i`asovyrobnytstvo takonservuvann´i`a ovochiv i ´i`aryn : zbirka naikrashchykh prypysiv dl´i`am´i`asnykh vyrobiv doma, konservuvann´i`a m´i`asa ta ovochiv i ´i`aryn. Domestic meat processing and preserving fruits and vegetables: gathering the best recipes for meat products at home, preserving meat and fruits and vegetables (1945?) Winnipeg, MB.
Dominion home canning guide: The key to successful canning. (1948). Montreal: Dominion Glass Co.
Lee, C. H., Atkinson, R. M., & Manitoba. (1921). Canning by the cold pack method. Winnipeg:Manitoba Department of Agriculture and Immigration.
Northwestern Utilities Ltd. (1956). Home canning and freezing. Edmonton: Northwestern Utilities.
Processing fruits and vegetables for your locker and home storage unit. (n.d.). Ladner, B.C. : Delta Home Storage.
Simpson, E. C. R., Saskatchewan Research Council., University of Saskatchewan., & University of Saskatchewan. (1966). Freezing foods at home. Distributed by Extension Division, University of Saskatchewan.
The Vancouver Daily Province modern kitchen tested recipes: For canning, jams, jellies and pickles. (1950). Vancouver: Vancouver Daily Province.
More information about the Newman Western Canadian Cookbook Collection can be found in our research guide.
This display will be available throughout the Fall 2016 semester.
Posted by Mary-Anne MacDougall