H2014.88.19a-ff - Woodward's recipes from Bea Wright's Kitchen, 1959-1987

Catalogue Number
H2014.88.19a-ff
Object Name
recipe
Culture
Canadian
Chinese Canadian (d)
Canadian
Chinese Canadian (d)
Origin Country
Canada
Origin Province / Territory
BC
Origin Municipality
Vancouver
Use Country
Canada
Use Province / Territory
BC
Use Municipality
Vancouver
Dates/Period
1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s
Date
1959 to 1987
Artifact History

These recipe sheets were given out for free at Woodward's Food Floors. Woodward's was a central feature of the Vancouver retail scene for much of the twentieth century. The department store included a large supermarket (the Food Floor) as an adjunct or at some locations part of the department store. Associated with the food floor was the distribution of free recipes, contributed by Mona Brun, Woodward's food consultant and 'Bea Wright' who was a made up persona. The Bea Wright kitchen offered recipes, contests, and culinary advice to customers in all Woodward's Food Floors. The donor and her mother always took advantage of anything free and so collected quite a number of these recipe sheets.

Mona Brun was a culinary chef whose career started in 1960 when she became a Star Weekly and Dairyland demonstrator. From this, she moved on to roles with CBC's Food Radio Facts and CBC's Cuisine 30 Show. It was in 1963 when she landed a job on Culinary Capers, a television cooking show sponsored by Woodward's and began a 25 year stint as a host of a variety of cooking shows. The show ended in 1970 and Woodward's sent her to Edmonton for her own show Creative Home Cooking, later becoming the Dining Inn Show. Mona became the face of good cooking to western Canadian women and produced cookbooks as well. Woodward's expanded their Food Floors adding in homemaking centres which included the Bea Wright kitchen.

Original Owner
Joan Moore
Distributor
Woodward's
Brand Name
Bea Wright's Kitchen
Associated Vancouver Neighbourhood

downtown

Supporting Documentation Contents

picture of Bea Wright kitchen in Woodward's, two obituaries for Mona Brun, write up about Edith Adams, and picture of line of women waiting for Edith Adams.

Physical Description
a) three hole punched; pink recipe sheet reading 'Woodward's Recipes from Bea Wright's Kitchen/ 2W/ Dreamy Desserts'; image of woman's head smiling to the right of text and family eating dinner at a table to the left; recipes below; additional recipes on back
b) three hole punched; pink recipe sheet reading 'Woodward's Recipes from Bea Wright's Kitchen/ 3W Salad Time'; image of woman's head smiling to the right of text and family eating dinner at a table to the left; recipes below; additional recipes on back
c) three hole punched; orange recipe sheet reading 'Woodward's Recipes from Bea Wright's Kitchen/ 4W/ Noble art of Curries'; image of woman's head smiling to the right of text and family eating dinner at a table to the left; recipes below; additional recipes on back
d) three hole punched; folded; green recipe booklet reading 'Woodward's Recipes from Bea Wright's Kitchen/ 5W/ Dinner Chinese style'; image of woman's head smiling to the right of text and family eating dinner at a table to the left; recipes below; additional recipes on back and inside pages
e) three hole punched; yellow recipe sheet reading 'Woodward's Recipes from Bea Wright's Kitchen/ 6W/ Delicious pot roasts'; image of woman's head smiling to the right of text and family eating dinner at a table to the left; recipes below; additional recipes on back
f) three hole punched; blue recipe sheet reading 'Woodward's Recipes from Bea Wright's Kitchen/ 7W/ Times for Ham and pork'; image of woman's head smiling to the right of text and family eating dinner at a table to the left; recipes below; additional recipes on back
g) three hole punched; pink recipe sheet reading 'Woodward's Recipes from Bea Wright's Kitchen/ 8W/ Beef cookery'; image of woman's head smiling to the right of text and family eating dinner at a table to the left; recipes below and additional recipes on back
h) three hole punched; folded; yellow recipe booklet reading 'Woodward's Recipes from Bea Wright's Kitchen/ 9W/ Using your blender'; image of woman's head smiling to the right of text and blender to the left; recipes below and additional recipes on inside and back pages
i) three hole punched; yellow recipe sheet reading 'Woodward's Recipes from Bea Wright's Kitchen/ 10W/ Turkey pieces; image of woman's head smiling to the right of text and family eating dinner at a table to the left; recipes below and additional recipes on back
j) three hole punched; pink recipe sheet reading 'Woodward's Recipes from Bea Wright's Kitchen/ 11W/ Preparation and cookery of lobsters'; image of woman's head smiling to the right of text and family eating dinner at a table to the left; recipes below and additional recipes on back
k) three hole punched; folded; pink recipe booklet reading 'Woodward's Recipes from Bea Wright's Kitchen/ 12W/ Sandwich suggestions'; image of woman's head smiling to the right of text and family eating dinner at a table to the left; below is diagram explaining sandwich shapes and different ways to cut sandwiches; additional recipes on inside and back pages
l) three hole punched; folded; green recipe booklet reading 'Woodward's Recipes from Bea Wright's Kitchen/ 13W/ Cooking in quantity'; image of woman's head smiling to the right of text and family eating dinner at a table to the left; recipes below and additional recipes on inside and back pages
m) three hole punched; yellow recipe sheet reading 'Woodward's Recipes from Bea Wright's Kitchen/ 15W/ Salmon- best from the Pacific'; image of woman's head smiling to the right of text and family eating dinner at a table to the left; recipes below and additional recipes on inside and back pages
n) three hole punched; yellow recipe sheet reading 'Woodward's Recipes from Bea Wright's Kitchen/ 16W/ Dried bean and pea cookery'; image of woman's head smiling to the right of text and family eating dinner at a table to the left; recipes below and additional recipes on back pages
o) three hole punched; blue recipe sheet reading 'Woodward's Recipes from Bea Wright's Kitchen/ 17W/ Cup for cup 'N' this for that'; image of woman's head smiling to the right of text and family eating dinner at a table to the left; recipes below and additional recipes on back page
p) three hole punched; folded; yellow recipe booklet reading 'Woodward's Recipes from Bea Wright's Kitchen/ 19W/ Jellies and marmalade'; image of woman's head smiling to the right of text and family eating dinner at a table to the left; recipes below and additional recipes on inside and back pages
q) three hole punched; pink recipe sheet reading 'Woodward's Recipes from Bea Wright's Kitchen/ 20W/ Favourite jams'; image of woman's head smiling to the right of text and family eating dinner at a table to the left; recipes below and additional recipes on back
r) three hole punched; folded; pink recipe booklet reading 'Woodward's Recipes from Bea Wright's Kitchen/ 21W/ Cheese'; image of woman's head smiling to the right of text and family eating dinner at a table to the left; recipes below and additional recipes on inside and back pages
s) three hole punched; pink recipe sheet reading 'Woodward's Recipes from Bea Wright's Kitchen/ 22W/ Party snacks 'N' bits 'N' dips'; image of woman's head smiling to the right of text and family eating dinner at a table to the left; recipes below and additional recipes on back page
t) three hole punched; folded; yellow recipe booklet reading 'Woodward's Recipes from Bea Wright's Kitchen/ 23W/ Flour power'; image of woman's head smiling to the right of text and family eating dinner at a table to the left; below is an image of a sack of flour; recipes below and additional recipes on inside and back pages
u) three hole punched; blue recipe sheet reading 'Woodward's Recipes from Bea Wright's Kitchen/ 24W/ International dishes'; image of woman's head smiling to the right of text and family eating dinner at a table to the left; below are specialty dishes from England, Mexico, and India; above each recipe are illustration of palace guard, a woman holding urn, and a man sitting in a field; back page has specialty dishes from Portugal, China, Italy, and Scotland; images beside each text are the male smoking a pipe near the mountains; woman in Kimono; the leaning tower of Pisa, and a male playing the bagpipes
v) three hole punched; folded; green recipe booklet reading 'Woodward's Recipes from Bea Wright's Kitchen/ W25/ Using your freezer'; image of woman's head smiling to the right of text and family eating dinner at a table to the left; below are tips on how to effectively use freezer; inside pages contain recipes; back page has chart titled 'When can I refreeze frozen food?'
w) three hole punched; pink recipe sheet reading 'Woodward's Recipes from Bea Wright's Kitchen/ 26W/ Festive dinner menu'; image of woman's head smiling to the right of text and family eating dinner at a table to the left; below are recipes and additional recipes on back
x) three hole punched; folded; blue recipe booklet reading 'Woodward's Recipes from Bea Wright's Kitchen/ 28W/ Favorite recipes'; image of woman's head smiling to the right of text and family eating dinner at a table to the left; below are recipes and additional recipes on inside and back pages
y) three hole punched; folded; green recipe booklet reading 'Woodward's Recipes from Bea Wright's Kitchen/ 29W/ The many ways of fish'; image of woman's head smiling to the right of text and family eating dinner at a table to the left; below are recipes and additional recipes on inside and back pages
z) three hole punched; folded; pink recipe booklet reading 'Woodward's Recipes from Bea Wright's Kitchen/ 30W/ Mix 'em 'N' store 'em'; image of woman's head smiling to the right of text and family eating dinner at a table to the left; below are recipes and additional recipes on inside and back pages
aa) three hole punched; folded; pink recipe booklet reading 'Woodward's Recipes from Bea Wright's Kitchen/ 31W/ Berries and cherries'; image of woman's head smiling to the right of text and family eating dinner at a table to the left; below are recipes and additional recipes on inside and back pages
bb) three hole punched; folded; yellow recipe booklet reading 'Woodward's Recipes from Bea Wright's Kitchen/ 32W/ Fruit galore'; image of woman's head smiling to the right of text and family eating dinner at a table to the left; below are recipes and additional recipes on inside and back pages
cc) three hole punched; green recipe sheet reading 'Woodward's Recipes from Bea Wright's Kitchen/ W34/ Prawns from B.C. waters'; image of woman's head smiling to the right of text and family eating dinner at a table to the left; below are recipes and additional recipes on back
dd) three hole punched; folded; green recipe booklet reading 'Woodward's Recipes from Bea Wright's Kitchen/ 36W/ The versatile chicken'; image of woman's head smiling to the right of text and family eating dinner at a table to the left; below are recipes and additional recipes on inside and back pages
ee) three hole punched; pink recipe sheet reading 'Woodward's Recipes from Bea Wright's Kitchen/ 39W/ Why not serve cottage cheese'; image of woman's head smiling to the right of text and family eating dinner at a table to the left; below are recipes and additional recipes on back
ff) three hold punched; yellow recipe sheet reading 'Woodward's Recipes from Bea Wright's Kitchen/ 44W/ A taste of Britain'; image of woman's head smiling to the right of text and family eating dinner at a table to the left; below are recipes and additional recipes on back
Material
paper
Colour
black, pink, yellow, green, blue, orange
Parts
Artifact Part Height (cm) Length (cm) Width (cm) Depth (cm) Diameter (cm) Thickness (cm) Weight
a,f-h,l-m,w-x,ee-ff 27.9 21.5
b-e,i-k,q-t,v,y-cc 27.9 21.6
n 27.8 21.5
o-p,u 28.0 21.7
Technique
printed
Subject

Woodward's

Nomenclature
Department
History
Source
Moore, Joan