Nova Scotia Archives

What's Cooking?

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


Digitized Cookbooks

In this section we've digitized in their entirety, 17 printed cookbooks published in Nova Scotia before 1950. All of them come from either the Nova Scotia Archives Library or the Nova Scotia Museum Library. Be sure to take a look at the Church of England Institute Receipt Book (1888) – the first true cookbook compiled and published in the province.

In another area of What's Cooking, we've provided a Published Cookbooks List that includes bibliographic records for all cookbooks and cookery-related items held in the Nova Scotia Archives Library.

Results 1 to 15 of 17 from your search:

The Nova-Scotia Almanack

Date: 1820

Reference: Library Nova Scotia Archives Microfilm 3290 

Topic: Digitized Cookbooks


Cape Breton hand-book and tourist's guide compiled by E. Lockett, North Sydney and Sydney

Date: ca. 1890

Reference: Nova Scotia Archives V/F vol. 313 no. 27 

Topic: Digitized Cookbooks



Elementary text-book of cookery by Helen N. Bell

Date: 1898

Reference: Nova Scotia Archives LT C77 B4 

Topic: Digitized Cookbooks



Kent Vinegars Recipe Book and Household Hints

Reference: Nova Scotia Museum 88.74.15 

Topic: Digitized Cookbooks


Kitchen army nutrition and receipt book by Sydney Nutrition Committee

Date: ca. 1943

Reference: Nova Scotia Archives V/F vol. 314 no. 2 

Topic: Digitized Cookbooks



One Hundred Recipes from Domestic Science School, Halifax, N.S.

Date: 1906; facsimile 1976

Reference: Nova Scotia Museum 641.59716 O58 

Topic: Digitized Cookbooks




The Bedford Recipe Book by The Ladies of All Saints Church Guild

Date: 1910

Reference: Nova Scotia Museum 84.92.11 

Topic: Digitized Cookbooks



Tried and true: A handbook of choice cooking recipes by S.J. Sims and B.E. Hills

Date: 1902

Reference: Nova Scotia Archives TX 715 S61; use microfilm 3976 

Topic: Digitized Cookbooks


Grand-Pre Cook Book by Ladies' Aid of the Grand Pre United Church

Date: 1939

Reference: Nova Scotia Museum 641.59716 G75 

Topic: Digitized Cookbooks


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