A Taste of Summers Past

June 16th, ROAAr Book Club –

Try your hand at the recipes in this summer menu. Sample this selection – sourced from the Rare and Special Collections at McGill and beyond – and curated to give you some delicious options with a few interesting challenges thrown in. Have you ever boiled a pudding? Made a jellied salad? Served your guests hot tomato juice? Here is a menu designed just for you.

We’ll talk through these cooking challenges, food trends, recipes and more on June 16th at the ROAAr Book Club. RSVP here. Scroll down to find the recipes.

Hot Spiced Tomato Juice with Rosehips

The Summer Kitchen, RBSC-TX715k363-1957

Raspberry Vinegar

Catherine Parr Traill’s The Female Emigrant’s Guide; Cooking with a Canadian Classic. Edited by Nathalie Cooke and Fiona Lucas. McGill Queen’s University Press, 2017. P. 85

Beet and Caper Salad

Lafrance, Yvon Desloges and Marc. A Taste of History, the Origins of Quebec’s
Gastronomy — Goûter À L’histoire, Les Origines De La Gastronomie
Québecoise. Ottawa: Service canadien des parcs et Les Éditions de la
Chenelière, 1989.

Dramatic Cauliflower Salad

Salads and Salad Dressings. Melanie de Proft, Culinary Arts Institute, 1957. Rare Books and Special Collections. https://mcgill.on.worldcat.org/oclc/4671503

Asparagus Rolls

Church of the Ascension Recipe Book, by Women’s Guild of the Church of the Ascension, Montreal: Printers & Engravers LTD, 1930, p. 56.
https://archive.org/details/McGillLibrary-rbsc_churchascension_TX714C491930RBDCOOK-16139/page/n56/mode/1up

Chicken Delight

Ontario Department of Agriculture. Women’s Institute Branch and the Home Economics Service (creator), Salads – All the Year ‘Round, What Canada Ate, accessed June 2, 2021, https://whatcanadaate.lib.uoguelph.ca/files/original/3bf3fe74e7dadeb45ba01f192b6cf9ec.jpg

Bread Resources

If you are looking for the perfect package for your asparagus or chicken delight, you may want to make your own bread. A nice sourdough? A quick bread? Here are some examples of war bread recipes if your feeling economical, or you may want to consult the Art of Sandwich Making before finalizing your lunch or picnic menu!

You can flip through other bread-oriented books from Rare and Special Collections via Internet Archive.

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Robin Hood Prize Winning Recipes. Rita Martin and Robin Hood Flour Mills, 1953. Rare Books and Special Collections. https://mcgill.on.worldcat.org/oclc/35932140

Strawberry Bavarian Cream

Journal of Agriculture and Horticulture. Volume 38, no.12, 1935. Blacker Wood, Uncatalogued.

Coffee Cream à la Canadienne

Lafrance, Yvon Desloges and Marc. A Taste of History, the Origins of Quebec’s
Gastronomy — Goûter À L’histoire, Les Origines De La Gastronomie
Québecoise. Ottawa: Service canadien des parcs et Les Éditions de la
Chenelière, 1989.

Carrot Pudding

Vegetable Recipes page 8, RBSC-TX801V44-1918

Iced Coffee

A Guide to Good Cooking : with Five Roses Flour.  Brodie, Jean; Harvey, Pauline; Five Roses (Firm).
Montreal : Lake of the Woods Milling Co., 1958. Rare Books and Special Collections.

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