Today, heard the story of the many people that put together The Mennonite Relief Sale Cookbook. It was 1973 and these beautiful books were put together in a conference room at the former Dominion Life Insurance, now Manulife.
All recipes were tried and tested and it has only the best. I purchased this book from David Burns Antiques at the St Jacob’s Farmers Market. Especially now because I had the daughter of Eleanor Shantz, Cathy, write a little story in it. The work and care that went into this book was a labour of love from all who worked hard to put it into production. I would have loved to be a tester.
The Jelly Girls loves old cookbooks especially those with a story. All the notes and added recipes show the respect of treasured recipes and food that was made with love for friends and family with a generous philanthropic mindset.