Friday, January 18, 2008

The Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Cook Book (Norwood Branch No. 178)


Over the holidays I was given this amazing cookbook by my boyfriends' Ome. If you have read my Cheers to Ome Post, you'll understand the significance of this book to me. This book is full of recipes submitted by the women of the legion and they are for the most part, Ukranian and Russian dishes. This is exciting to me because recipes from Eastern Europe are generally only good when they are truly authentic. This is the best cookbook I have ever received and it is also a cookbook that Ome has passed down to all of her children throughout the years. I just happened to be a certain lucky someone who was so fortunate to be a part of the book rotation.

This cookbook is full of recipes that I can't wait to try out and I imagine you'll be hearing a lot about this wonderful book in the very near future. I'm pretty sure that this is just the beginning of a whole new love and appreciation not only for food but Eastern European cooking in general. It's obvious by reading the recipes that they are deep rooted in history, ones that were passed down by generations. I feel honored to be given the opportunity to cook the very dishes from all of the women who have contributed their recipes to this book. I didn't have the chance to know my own grandmother but somehow it feels like I'm cooking with family.

4 comments:

Elise said...

What a wonderful treasure to receive as a gift! Old cookbooks with almost lost recipes are the best.

~Madeline~ said...

*Note to self; next time you are writing a post, please FORGET that your very favorite food blogger reads your blog! *blush*

What an honor Elise, thanks for your comment.

B W said...

I think that Legion branch is in Winnipeg MB. Should be a good book!

~Madeline~ said...

bw: Upon further investigation I have learned that the Norwood branch is in Edmonton AB. It sure is good!

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