You may have already noticed that I have a thing for cookbooks. It’s fun flipping through the pages and imagining a day when I actually have the ability to successfully pull off some of these dishes. One of the other great things about old cookbooks is the information they can tell us about a specific community and the people living within that community. Last year the Archives received this Community Cook Book which was compiled by the Ladies Aid of St. Andrew’s United Church of Lockeport, Nova Scotia in 1940. For those of you interested in whipping up a banana layer cake or trying your head at pork cake or feather gingerbread, I’m including a page of actual recipes but most of the photos today are of some of the advertisements in the cookbook. Do any Lockeportians (?) recognize any of the names of those submitting the recipes or the stores mentioned in the advertisements?

lockepart-community-cook-book-p1

lockeport-community-cook-book-p2

 

lockeport-community-cook-book-p3

lockeport-community-cook-book-p4