"From Our Mothers' Kitchens: Cooking in Rural Canada" was curated by students in Dr. Rebecca Beausaert's HIST*3240: Food History course at the University of Guelph in the Winter 2021 semester. In the exhibit, students examined twenty-seven historical cookbooks that focus on cooking or procuring food in more rural and agrarian contexts. The exhibit highlights how integral Canada's rural areas and small communities have been in shaping Canadians' food tastes and preferences over the last 160 years.
This exhibit is dedicated to the memory of Anita Stewart (1947-2020), the first Food Laureate of the University of Guelph, cookbook author, and a long-time advocate of Canadian food and agriculture.
Curated by students: Vanessa Arman; Payton Bell; Rachelle Borgonia; Justin Brookshaw; Shealyn Cameron; Grant Collins; Kiana Gibson; Kristen Goossen; Masoumeh Hashemi; Caroline Hepolehto; Amanda Hermans; Elizabeth Hiscock; Sidney Holroyd; Judy Li; Olivia Mayer; Zachary Medeiros; Casey O'Brien; Sierra Orschel; Evan Rolleman; Shontelle Sanders; Jacoba Saynor; Matthew Scannell; Michela Sgromo; Bohan Shi; Lillian Smedley; Erin Stevenson; Akash Swaminadhan.