Author Archive | Mary Leah de Zwart

Nabob Foods Home Service

Nabob Foods Home Service   Nabob Foods Home Services department produced cook books, spice charts, and other educational materials until the 1970s.  Consumers who sent in 25 cents and labels from four different Nabob products would receive “Time-honoured Recipes of the Canadian West”, all selected by Jean White, Director of  the Nabob Home Services Department. In […]

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Nabob Foods

Nabob Foods Nabob Foods is a BC company!  This surprising fact was brought to our attention in a recent Culinary Historians of Canada post.  The next couple of blogs will focus on the rise, fall and rise again of Nabob. In 1896 Nabob Foods was founded by Robert Kelly and Frank Douglas in Vancouver, BC […]

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Learning Canadian Ways

Learning Canadian Ways The lives of Catharine Parr Traill (1802-1899) and Alice Ravenhill (1859-1954) spanned two centuries and two continents. They each left successful careers in England to forge new lives in what they thought was the Canadian wilderness. Traill immigrated to Peterborough, Ontario in 1833, and Ravenhill to Shawnigan Lake, BC in 1910.   They […]

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