Department of History

Department of History
Department of History

Thursday, 30 March 2017 at 3 pm
Jordan Special Collections on the second floor of the Douglas Library

The exhibit runs from 30 March to 31 May 2017

“The Taste of the Library” is the name of a new exhibit researched and curated by students in Steven Maynard’s HIST 312: Canadian Social History. The exhibit features historical Canadian cookbooks from Jordan Rare Books and Special Collections.

From vintage Jello-O cookbooks in the 1920s to Jewish and Mennonite recipe books from the mid-20th century, students have assembled a fascinating exhibit that explores a range of interesting themes, including food nationalism during the Second World War and Expo ’67, women and community cookbooks, and the business of food. Other exhibit highlights include cookbooks that explore Indigenous food culture, including one produced by Cree women and children and the St. Philip’s Indian Residential School in Quebec. Another display highlights the food history of Kingston, including The Cook Not Mad (1831), Canada’s very first cookbook, along with pressing topics, such as local food in/security, student food banks, and the campaign to reopen prison farms.

Please join us for the exhibit opening on Thursday, 30 March 2017, at 3pm in Jordan Special Collections on the second floor of the Douglas Library. The exhibit runs from 30 March to 31 May 2017.

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