Healthy, Happy, Wholesome: Cooking and Wellness in Canadian History

This exhibit was curated by the students of Dr. Rebecca Beausaert's HIST*3240: Food History course at the University of Guelph in the Winter 2022 semester. It includes thirty-four cookbooks, published between the 19th and 20th centuries, that highlight the long-standing relationship between food, health, and wellness, and how this relationship changed over time. The exhibit includes advertising cookbooks, community cookbooks, and government pamphlets which aim to educate readers about new wellness trends and the best and most practical ways to live a healthy, happy, and wholesome life.


Curated by students: Parker Barach; Clark Barnes; Gurpreet Bedi; Dana Berthiaume; Sarah Casey; Devon Clarke; Kyla Clarke; Cassie Clausen; John Cleland; Sara Colman; Georgia Cooney; Alexandra Crowley; Zsolt Dorner; Brandon Ferigo; Zoe Finoro; Ethan Goodman; Naomi Haworth; Taylor Kennedy; Veja Lianga; Spencer Lloyd; Jana Mandic; Kayla Mather; Maria Mauro; Kaitlynn McGregor; Matthew Murzin; Josh Priebe; Jakobe Rosa; Emma Rutledge; Jacob Shackell; Carson Simon; Abigail Smith; Larissa Staniewski; Emma Starratt; Julia Storey; Aaron Tait; Isabel Taskov; Chris Zhang.

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