Thursday, July 1, 2021

Episode 18 - Oh, Canada!

 Welcome to the supplemental blog post for Season 3 - Episode 18 all about the Canadian - American food relationship during WWII! I wanted to extend a big thanks to my guest, Kelsie Lonie, for teaching us more about Candian rationing and for sharing her grandmother's story about being a Farmerette. 


Economy Recipes for Canada's "Housoldiers"

I wanted to extend another thanks to Kelsey for providing pictures of some of her Canadian resources:

Victory Cook Book
Life Magazine, Sept. 9, 1940
Maclean's magazine ad
Food is Everybody's Business
How to Eat Well Though Rationed



Victory Cook Book
1943
(the following 4 pictures also come from this book)





Maclean's magazine
November 15, 1945


The American-Canadian relationship was pretty strong during WWII. Besides the pre-Pearl Harbor American secret spy school just over the border in Canada, American citizens signed up with the Canadian military in order to help fight in England and Europe. 

Americans join up with the Canadian military to fight in Europe
Life magazine
Sept. 9, 1940


Food Is Everybody's Business
1944


Canadian issue of How To Eat Well Though Rationed
1943

Maple Gingerbread
How to Eat Well Though Rationed, 1943


Maple Gingerbread
photo courtesy of Kelsie Lonie

Lobster Puffs
photo courtesy of Kelsey Lonie



Cookbook Feature: 

Purity Cook Book
1945





Apple-Oat Pudding with Honeyscotch Sauce
Purity Cook Book, 1945


Maple Butter Tarts
Purity Cook Book, 1945

Inside a Maple Butter Tart. Yum!

Maple Syrup Butter Tarts
Purity Cook Book, 1945


Apple-Oat Pudding
Purity Cook Book, 1945

Apple-Oat Pudding continued
Purity Cook Book, 1945

Honeyscotch Sauce
Purity Cook Book, 1945



RESOURCES:

 Articles:

 Timeline of Canadian rationing dates

Canadian Civilian ration dates 

https://culinaryhistorians.ca/newsletters/CC_18.pdf

 

Some info on Canadian wartime rations - mentions rural people who had it easier.

https://www.e-know.ca/regions/east-kootenay/wartime-rations-meant-canadian-cooks-got-creative/#:~:text=Here%20in%20Canada%2C%20rationing%20began,didn't%20end%20until%201947

 

The six Canadian ration books explained

http://www.wyattheritage.com/homefront/main.asp%3Flevel1=government&level2=materials&level3=food&level4=rationing.html

 

Examples of all the Ration books

http://www.genealogytoday.com/ca/canadian-ration-books.html

 

Food Propaganda in Canada

https://wartimecanada.ca/essay/eating/food-home-front-during-second-world-war

 

The official Canadian food guide evolution (first created 1942)

https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/hc-sc/documents/services/food-nutrition/canada-food-guide/resources/evidence/food-nutrients-health-interim-evidence-update-2018/26-18-2165-History%20of%20CFG-EN-06.pdf

 

The Politics of Food Guides - 1942 was the start of the Canada Food Guide

https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/the-politics-of-food-guides-1.1268575

 

The Canadian wartime homemaker propaganda 

https://wartimecanada.ca/sites/default/files/documents/Homemaker.pdf

 

Farmerettes

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/london/farmerettes-ontario-wwii-book-1.5275476

 

Canadian war cake

https://www.bcfoodhistory.ca/canadian-war-cake/

https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=th8_AAAAIBAJ&sjid=oE8MAAAAIBAJ&pg=3983,4248626&hl=en


Videos & Radio Programs:

 1944 Purity Cook Book Butter Tarts

https://youtu.be/QrdzC5NGpss

 

1940s CBC radio programs 

https://www.cbc.ca/archives/during-wartime-canadians-had-less-fruit-for-the-fruitcake-1.4939307

https://www.cbc.ca/archives/entry/christmas-on-the-home-front

https://www.cbc.ca/archives/lifestyles-of-the-1940s-1.4685584

 

CBC Radio program that mentions canning

https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1832605450

 

Meat and Romance (1940) - Provincial Archives of Alberta

This film educated Canadian women on how to identify and purchase thrifty cuts of meat

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzWGPp6mK_o

 

Books

Wartime Canada - pdfs of original wartime cookbooks, recipes, and other cool resources!

http://www.wartimecanada.ca/archive-categories/eating

 

Economy Recipes for Canada’s “Housoldiers”. Canada Starch Company Limited. Montreal, Canada, 

 

Girl in a Sloppy Joe Sweater, life on the Canadian Homefront during WWII. Mary Peate

https://www.amazon.ca/Girl-Sloppy-Joe-sweater-Canadian/dp/0888902220



Misc. Resources:

 Canadian Foods:

Saskatoon Berries

https://www.thekitchenmagpie.com/old-fashioned-traditional-saskatoon-pie/

https://www.kitchenfrau.com/the-canadian-food-experience-project-august-pickled-beets-and-creamed-vegetables/

https://www.kitchenfrau.com/saskatoon-pie/

 

Parkwood Estate National Historic Site

Historic Foodways Program “War in the Kitchen” remakes recipes published during wartime by Marie Holmes in the column “Cooking Chat”  in the Toronto Star

https://www.facebook.com/parkwoodestate/

 


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