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In a review published after the Canadian Receipt Book was reprinted in 2018, Sarah Hood, a Toronto journalist and culinary historian, pointed out that portions of the 1867 book were copied. Sections of several works, including Maria Rundell’s 1806 classic A New System of Domestic Cookery and Alvin Wood Chase’s popular Dr. Chase’s Recipes, first published in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1864, can be found in the Canadian Receipt Book. The entire beekeeping section is taken from Beekeeping for the Many by J.H. Payne (London, 1852), and much of the farming advice is abridged from The Family Farm and Garden and the Domestic Animals, edited by E.G. Storke (Auburn, NY, 1859).


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