Thursday, May 31, 2018

The Way to a Man's Heart....

The Abbotsford library has a new display from its Special Collections:  The Way to a Man's Heart....Settler communities and gender roles as reflected in 1950s cookbooks.   Come and see selected titles from the Newman Western Canadian Cookbook collection.  Societal norms in the post World War II era saw proscriptive expectations for middle class women, and these are  reflected in the cookbooks on display.  Titles such as Cooking with joy! : husband tested recipes, the Saskatchewan homemakers' kitchen: a cookbook or the Coronation cook book, celebrating Elizabeth II's ascension, give readers a glimpse into the home life of Canadian settler women.

Selected readings about this topic:


This display will be available to view throughout the summer of 2018.

Posted by Mary-Anne MacDougall
May 31, 2018