First published in 1877, The Home Cook Book was Canada's original fundraising cookbook and soon became the best-selling Canadian cookbook of the 19th century with 1 in 6 households having a copy. Its astounding success inspired women's groups across the country to compile their own versions, setting off a community cookbook phenomenon. Here is a fascinating collection of recipes and remedies compiled by the Ladies of Toronto and other towns and cities in Canada, also chapters on Housekeeping, Social Observances, Little Housekeepers, Utensils and more. It has hundreds of plain and healthy recipes along with guide to proper etiquette and the making of miscellaneous products such as soap, medicines, and preservation. According to the original title page the over 300 recipes are tested and proven, including: Snow Souffle, India Pickle, Curing ham, and Mountain Cake.