The Purity Cookbook - Purity Flour Mills Canada - 1945 Wartime Edition - WWII Era Cookbooks
Some women - and men as well - for that matter - posses such natural gifts that they are able to combine ingredients and produce perfection with a careless ease that arouses our wonder and admiration. Such accomplished cooks we cannot presume to advise here... (From the introduction...)
First founded in 1905, Purity Flour (named after the "pure white" flour they produced) rose to become the largest flour milling company in Canada. Operating around the clock, twenty four hours a day, in addition to flour the mill also produced Purity Oats, Hovis Flour and Pioneer Feeds. In 1932, they published the Purity Cook Book which featured a variety of recipes incorporating Purity products as well as hundreds of other complimentary recipes for all meals of the day. In 1937, the cookbook was revised to include more modern cooking techniques. Again in 1945, the cookbook was revised, this time to reflect more simple, economic fare appropriate for war-time cooking.
It is this 1945 war-time edition that is featured here. Beautifully presented and full of retro charm, this cookbook contains 875 recipes for a variety of meals including: sandwiches, cereals, candies, desserts, beverages, fish, meat, poultry, soup, salads, pickles, vegetables, canapes, rolls, pies, drinks, jams, jellies, preserves, puddings, muffins, icings, tarts, pies, breads, pastries, cookies and luncheon and supper dishes. Along the way, helpful tips and suggestions are included as well as detailed illustrations and color photographs.
There is so much to love about this cookbook!
From its fonts and illustrations to its simple layout, beautiful cover and variety of whole food recipes, it is a fascinating vault of Canadian culinary history. Interesting recipes include Maitre d'Hotel Butter, Banana Pinwheels, Rhubarb and Carrot Marmalade, Green Tomato Sandwich Spread, Sweet Pickled Peaches, Apple and Tomato Chutney, Roast Prairie Chicken, Floradora Chocolate , Raspberry Vinegar, Flapper Pie, steamed Pudding, Maids of Honour, Caramel Cream Pie, Overseas Fudge, Chocolate Potato Cake Mountain Cream Incing, Mock Pound Cake, Christmas Cake Eggless Apple Sauce Cake, Honey Angel Food, Popovers, Rolled Doughnuts, Emergency Tea Biscuits, Peanut Butter Tea Biscuits, and Bohemian Braid. Plus so many more!
- Contains 875 recipes
- 209 pages
- January 1945 second revision edition
- Illustrated throughout with line drawings, color photographs and black and white photographs
In gorgeous vintage condition. Some random light splatter marks on a few pages. Bright, colorful cover. All pages intact and spine is tight.
Measures 9.5" inches (length) x 6.75" inches (width) x .65" inches (thickness) and weighs 15.3 oz