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"Salads All the Year 'Round" print (1951)

"Salads All the Year 'Round" print (1951)

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This is the most colourful of the early covers in my collection, a three-colour effort by the Ontario Department of Agriculture published in April of 1951. Its yellow is zesty and its magenta tomatoes are excited, and if that puts you in the mood for reading a University of Guelph essay on the original 1949 edition of this booklet (and many other Canadian cookbooks through the ages), you should consult the incredible What Canada Ate project page right here

That essay's author explores the booklet thoroughly. Highlights include how Salads was published on the heels of Canada's first nutrition guide (which came out in 1948), how its interior illustrations position and depict women (in the kitchen, with frilly apron and literal magic wand), its authors (Ontario's Women's Institute Branch of the province's Home Economics Office), etc. The cover artist and interior illustrations remain uncredited, unfortunately, but that's nothing new when it comes to government works like these. 

A booklet cover reproduction available at 12x18" or 24x36" on Epson Enhanced Matte 192 gsm paper printed with Epson UltraChrome XD2 archival ink. Sold in an open edition, unframed. The Ontario Department of Agriculture wordmark on this cover has been replaced with the words ”Ontarian Home Economics” due to Section 9 of the Canadian Trademarks Act.

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