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Food, Drink and the Pleasures of Eating in Old-Time Nova Scotia


Newspaper Supplements

In the mid-20th century, cookbook supplements appeared from time-to-time in the larger Nova Scotia newspapers. These special inserts were sometimes run as contests, featuring favourite recipes submitted by homemakers around the province. Other cookbook supplements captured a variety of recipes from different indigenous ethnic communities. Popular and unique when they first appeared, these supplements are fragile today because they were produced on thin and brittle newsprint stock. We've digitized four of them for you to explore here.


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Wartime Economy Book of Recipes for 1945 
Date: 10 April 1945
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Archives MG 100 vol. 126 no. 12 

Topic: Newspaper Supplements
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In "Letters to the Editor", Dorothy Sparling, Sydney, gave a number of African American recipes 
Date: February 1973
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Archives Grasp February 1973; microfilm 3785 

Topic: Newspaper Supplements
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Cooking in Nova Scotia No. 1 
Date: 20 February 1975
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Archives 4th Estate 20 February 1975 

Topic: Newspaper Supplements
The Micmac News February 1977 scan 201317228
An Indian Cookbook by The Native Communications Society of Nova Scotia 
Date: February 1977
Reference no.: The Micmac News February 1977 Nova Scotia Archives V/F vol. 143 no. 2 

Topic: Newspaper Supplements

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