Throughout the Halton Women’s Institute Cookbook the reader is able to find many interesting recipes that would have been popular at the time of the book's publication in 1912. The committee that put this cookbook together consisted of Mrs. W.C. Inglehart, Mrs. W.J. McClenahan, Mrs. Robt. Gorman (Convenor), Mrs. E. Blanshard, Miss M.G. Alton, and Miss E. Hager (Treasurer). Along with the printed recipes, throughout the cookbook newspaper clippings have been included that also contain recipes. Throughout the cookbook are several advertisements, some of which are for products still popular today, like Shreddies and Jell-O. Some of the advertisements are for businesses operating in Halton County at the time. The book, generally, seems to be aimed at women, in the hopes of making their lives easier. The recipes are formatted in a unique way with measurements and ingredients mixed in with the instructions. This cookbook is an interesting look at life in Halton County in 1912, and especially the local foods that women were using for their cooking. The book also demonstrates the importance of the Women's Institute and their efforts to compile a cookbook that may help local women with the enormous task of cooking.  

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