In May 2018 we received a variety of cookbook pamphlets dating from 1930 to 1960. Coquitlam Heritage would like to thank Diane Stiglish for saving these items so they might be shared with and enjoyed by future generations.
In addition to being visually fun and quirky, they represent significant changes to domestic life throughout the mid part of the Twentieth Century. Highlights from this collection include two copies of Edith Adams recipe compilations, the 12th and 13th editions which date to 1948 and 1950 respectively.
Edith Adams was a fictional writer for the Vancouver Sun who began sharing helpful tips in 1924 and was active for over 75 years until 1999! Women would submit their recipes to the Sun in the hopes that their recipe would be selected. In addition to winning a prize of $1.00, their recipes would be featured in the newspaper. The recipes were then compiled into annual cookbooks like the one pictured above. Members of our community are sharing special recipes during Feasts of Coquitlam.