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10 Authentic Canadian Cookbooks & Recipe Books

The characteristics of food in Canada are not that distinctive to separate the differences between other nations separately. It is a combination of different cuisines from many countries around the world. Then why so many chefs and authors pay special attention to the food of this region? 

Suppose we take a look at popular dishes to define the real value of cooking methods as well as ingredients of this country. In that case, we can understand why Canadian flavors attract so many people, even experts in the gastronomy field.

They even wrote a bunch of books to show the specialties of this country and share with readers amazing recipes and knowledge of this famous cuisine. In this post, we will introduce to you the list of 10 Canadian cookbooks that are worth buying if you want to try out the real taste of Canadian dishes.

Canadian Cuisine: A Cookbook of Authentic Recipes of Canada

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“A very nice collection of recipes with Canadian origin. A good cook should enjoy making and getting ideas from the book”- Amazon’s customer

This cookbook is a collection of more than 50 recipes of Canadian cuisine. All of the book’s recipes are authentic, collected, and synthesized through the author’s experiences. Come with each recipe are clear instructions and ingredients to help the readers can follow easier. Even though the book does not have pictures to illustrate dishes, Canada’s real and delicious cooking style is the actual value of this edition.

Who should buy this book? If you have had a chance to try Canadian food and want to make the dishes by yourself, if you’re going to try out new recipes that you never cook before, or have a curiosity about Canada’s authentic cuisine, then this book is for you. 

About the author: J. R. Stevens is the author of this book. Also, he has many other books that always receive different appreciation from customers. Typically, some of his following books may be named:

  • Texas Roadhouse Copycat Cookbook: Replicate This Restaurant’s Recipes at Home
  • The Unauthorized Panera Bread Copycat Cookbook: Current Classics and Forgotten Favorites
  • Fair Food Recipes: Famous Food Found at State & County Fairs
  • The Cheesecake Factory: The Unofficial Copycat Recipe Cookbook

Canadian Cookbook 365: Tasting Canadian Cuisine Right In Your Little Kitchen!

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“All recipes can be made by anyone. They are all healthy and easy to cook. The ingredients are easy to find. This book is my favorite from now on” Amazon’s customer

The book offers readers 365 recipes of authentic Canadian dishes that can be made right in your kitchen. All the dishes are illustrated by colorful and beautiful pictures with clear directions. There are five chapters in this book, including:

  • Chapter 1: Canadian Occasions
  • Chapter 2: Quebec
  • Chapter 3: Toronto
  • Chapter 4: Vancouver

Because all the recipes are quite familiar and comfortable to make, this book can be a perfect choice for those who want to cook cozy but straightforward meals for their friends and family.

About the author: Avery Moore is a dedicated chef and author who always wants to share what she knows about the world’s cuisines with her customers and readers. Her recipes she offers ever come with the easiest methods of cooking and easy-to-find ingredients while still keep its original flavor. Primarily to fulfill customers’ expectations, all her recipes are tested by herself in her kitchen before publication.

Made in Quebec: A Culinary Journey

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“My maternal grandmother was from Quebec, and I was looking for a cookbook that contains favorite recipes from that region specifically. This is a beautiful cookbook, well-illustrated, and containing many excellent and favorite recipes!”- H. Gibbs

The book results from years after years experiencing, cooking, and thinking about the Quebecois cuisine of the author, who can be said is obsessed with everything that belongs to Quebec.

In this book, all the recipes that contain the culinary treasure of Quebec and Canada, in general, will be shown to readers. The book represents a great combination of food and local people when revealing stories behind each recipe.

From this book, we can see that a cookbook is not only a cooking tool; it can be your guider to widen your knowledge about food, travel, and people in the region where the food comes from. Moreover, beautiful and lively photographs on each page make the book look like it contains the absolute beauty of a part in it.

About the author: Julian Armstrong is a writer who devotes her whole career to understand all the values of Quebec- a beautiful region of Canada. She has comprehensive knowledge about chefs, food and drink producers, and culinary of Quebec in general.

Julian is also the food writer for The Montreal Gazette and supports the production of In Season-a weekly summer-fall column based on Quebec products. 

More Than Poutine: Favourite Foods from My Home and Native Land

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“This is my 3rd cookbook purchase from Marie. I have also used recipes from her blog. If you want to eat something tasty, cook one of Marie’s recipes! If you want to impress someone, do the same! You can’t go wrong here!” – Leslie Dubay

This cookbook has more than 120 recipes with pictures included for illustration. The recipes in the book are easy to make thanks to straightforward instructions. Significantly, both US and metric units are available for convenient measurement.

Many cooking techniques are shown, including baking, candy making, canning, cooking, curing, smoking, winemaking, etc. It contains all specialties Canada in both traditional and modern recipes.

This book is not only for all Canadians living away from their homeland but also for people at home to know more about their land. And even to people who are not Canadian they can use this book to expand their knowledge about a beautiful country’s excellent cuisine.

About the author: Marie Porter is an Autistic polymath. However, in her career, she has tried out many jobs: a trained mixologist, a cake artist, a professional costumer, and the most significant success- an author.

In each field, Marie Porter all got her own highlights. She has costumed for Olympians and professional wrestlers, has made cakes for celebrities, and even Klingons. And in 2013, Marie was at the top of the 100 finalists of MasterChef USA season 4.

Up to now, she has written six cookbooks and some other books about the specialty sewing manual. Here are some of her highly recommended cookbooks

  • The Spirited Baker
  • Evil Cake Overlord
  • Sweet Corn Spectacular

Canadian Living: The Ultimate Cookbook

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“Great magazine if you can get a subscription and this book is a great addition to the cookbook bookshelf”- Amazone customer

The Canadian Living Test Kitchen has published this book as an action to celebrate 40 years of culinary creativity and recipe precision.

The book offers 300+ recipes of all kinds of dishes, from appetizers to desserts, with wonderful updated Canadian recipes. Besides, it is presented in a good format, easy and straight forward to follow. Instructions. The book especially includes useful tips for cooking, shopping, and preparing ingredients, which will help you a lot in the cooking process.

About the Author: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen is a magazine that develops thousands of recipes each year by using familiar ingredients across Canada to create amazing but simple dishes for people.

Other editions of The Canadian Living Test Kitchen:

  • The Canadian Living Complete Preserving Book
  • Canadian Living: The Barbecue Collection: The Best Barbecue Recipes from Our Kitchen to Your Backyard
  • Canadian Living: The International Collection: Home-Cooked Meals From Around the World

Easy Canadian Cookbook: Authentic Canadian Cooking

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“Absolutely an interesting cookbook. I was looking for a food recipe that would suit the taste of my family, especially my kids who are picky eaters”- Steve W

The book contains 50 authentic Canadian recipes: a mix of French, Canadian, and North American style cuisines such as Tangy Swordfish, Maple Leaf Ham or Canadian BBQ Sauce. They are all delicious dishes with a typical Canadian cooking style that can bring you the real flavor of Canadian food. Although the book does not have illustrations, it still comes with simple instructions that make it easier for the reader to follow.

About the author: Maggie Chow is a chef who is always eager and dedicated to creating new recipes. She loves everything related to food and will be in the best mood if she can be creative with ingredients. Being a vegetarian means that she tries to avoid meat, but it does not mean her food will be tasteless and boring. Her veggie-based dishes always make you want to try to make and taste it right away.

Maggie is the author and creator of the series ‘Easy Cookbooks’ and ‘The Effortless Chef.’

The Redpath Canadian Bake Book: Over 200 Delectable Recipes for Cakes, Breads, Desserts and More

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“It is a great Canadian cookbook using our great Canadian sugar product. The recipes are all authentic and wonderful. Thank you to the Redpath company for compiling their recipes into a gorgeous cookbook !!!” – Shariffah L Alsagoff

The book shares more than 200 recipes of sweet dishes such as cookies, brownies, muffins, cakes, pies, goodies, puddings, jams, etc. Besides, it also provides many valuable pieces of advice about things related to baking, which are helpful for you to improve your skill day by day.

This book is a perfect choice for those who have an interest in baking and making sweet all skill levels.

About the author: REDPATH SUGAR, which was established in 1854 by John Redpath, up to now, is one of the oldest brands of Canada, which provides sugar and other products across the country. The company has been a significant reliable support for cooks and bakers worldwide for more than 160 years.

Canadian Cookbook: Delicious Canadian Recipes that will Offer you a Taste of Canada

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“Excellent book. All the recipes are easy to follow with colorful images. I am so happy that all the dishes I have tried to cook so far taste good with an authentic Canadian flavor.” Amazon’s customer

This cookbook collects 30 authentic Canadian typical food, including ingredients such as bacon, bread, pepper, and various types of stews and soups. Especially, this edition will help you to be creative in cooking your own savory and delicious meals. Some recipes presented here are not 100% original since not all the ingredients can be found easily everywhere.

About the author: Thomas Kelly is a great author who has published many cookbooks sharing amazing and exotic recipes for many types of food. 

Other cookbooks by Thomas Kelly:

  • Meatloaf Cookbook: Interesting Delicious Meatloaf combinations
  • Winning Welsh Recipes: A Collection of Delicious, Easy Dish Ideas from Wales!
  • The Great Gelato Recipe Book: Tons of Delicious, Decadent Gelato Recipes for Every Occasion

Kate Aitken’s Canadian Cook Book (Classic Canadian Cookbook Series)

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“Delighted to have this book which has the recipe for my family’s traditional Christmas pudding – a book first purchased by my father in the 1950s.”- Dale Ward 

It is a wonderful cookbook with various food types, from appetizers, beverages to cakes and sauces. Besides, the author also gives useful information about nutrition, measurements, and substitutions tips, which are valuable for readers who would love to improve their cooking skills.

About the author: Kate Aitken has a successful career in the journalistic field. She is not only a hard-working person in her own profession but also actively participate in the social activities of big organizations such as the UN and UNICEF.

The All New Purity Cook Book (Classic Canadian Cookbook Series)

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“It’s a book I recommend to both beginners and expert bakers. Plenty of recipes, easy to follow and the seven I have tried so far, turned out perfect”- Mrs.G

This cookbook is a combination of various recipes that have been existed for such a long time in Canada and passed from generation to generation. All recipes are clearly shown in detailed instructions and beautiful pictures. With this book, you can make yourself and family dishes that taste exactly like being made in Canada.

About the author: Elizabeth Driver is a writer who has spent her whole career in studying the culinary history of Britain and Canada. She always tries to present cooking techniques in her cookbooks with the easiest recipes for readers to follow.

Other editions of Elizabeth Driver:

  • The Five Roses Cook Book
  • Robin Hood Cookbook 
  • Culinary Landmarks: A Bibliography of Canadian Cookbooks, 1825-1949

We hope you like this post and finally find out your favorite cookbooks. Meanwhile, we welcome you to explore our site and discover more cookbook recommendations from the same cuisine below.

Doris Frasier

Hi. I'm Doris! I am a foodie that has traveled to 78 countries and loves trying cuisines from different countries. I try anything related to food and share my opinions on this blog. Send me a message with any requests!
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