H2014.88.4a-i - Woodward's Creative Home Cooking recipe sheets, c 1977

Catalogue Number
H2014.88.4a-i
Object Name
recipe
Culture
Canadian
Origin Country
Canada
Origin Province / Territory
BC
Origin Municipality
Vancouver
Use Country
Canada
Use Province / Territory
BC
Use Municipality
Vancouver
Dates/Period
1970s
Date
1977 to
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 centers which included the Bea Wright kitchen.

Original Owner
Joan Moore
Distributor
Woodward's
Brand Name
Creative Home Cooking
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) yellow recipe sheet 'No.144': page reads 'Creative Home Cooking with Mona Brun Food Consultant/ Watch Creative Home Cooking on TV every Wednesday/ Check for local time & channel'; Woodward's logo to the left with illustration of Mona's head above; black textbox headlined 'Sandwiches with a Flair' with two recipes underneath; additional recipes on the back page
b) blue recipe sheet 'No.146': page reads 'Creative Home Cooking with Mona Brun Food Consultant/ Watch Creative Home Cooking on TV every Wednesday/ Check for local time & channel'; Woodward's logo to the left with illustration of Mona's head above; black textbox with recipes for custard angel cake and salmon en papillote; additional recipes on back
c) green recipe sheet 'No.148': page reads 'Creative Home Cooking with Mona Brun Food Consultant/ Watch Creative Home Cooking on TV every Wednesday/ Check for local time & channel'; Woodward's logo to the left with illustration of Mona's head above; black textbox with recipes for kosher style dill pickles and honey fruit fondue; additional recipes on back
d) yellow recipe sheet 'No.149': page reads 'Creative Home Cooking with Mona Brun Food Consultant/ Watch Creative Home Cooking on TV every Wednesday/ Check for local time & channel'; Woodward's logo to the left with illustration of Mona's head above; black textbox with recipes for potato 'volcano' and sauteed papaya rings; additional recipes on back
e) dark yellow recipe sheet 'No.150': page reads 'Creative Home Cooking with Mona Brun Food Consultant/ Watch Creative Home Cooking on TV every Wednesday/ Check for local time & channel'; Woodward's logo to the left with illustration of Mona's head above; black textbox with recipes for supreme green beans and oriental chicken; additional recipes on back
f) green recipe sheet 'No.151': page reads 'Creative Home Cooking with Mona Brun Food Consultant/ Watch Creative Home Cooking on TV every Wednesday/ Check for local time & channel'; Woodward's logo to the left with illustration of Mona's head above; black textbox with recipes for dutch red cabbage and duchess potatoes; additional recipes on back
g) orange recipe sheet 'No.152': page reads 'Creative Home Cooking with Mona Brun Food Consultant/ Watch Creative Home Cooking on TV every Wednesday/ Check for local time & channel'; Woodward's logo to the left with illustration of Mona's head above; black textbox with recipes for jiffy baked beans supreme, carrots ming toy, minted carrots, and glazed carrots; additional recipes on back
h) pink recipe sheet 'No.153': page reads 'Creative Home Cooking with Mona Brun Food Consultant/ Watch Creative Home Cooking on TV every Wednesday/ Check for local time & channel'; Woodward's logo to the left with illustration of Mona's head above; black textbox with recipes for gourmet onions and garbanzo bean salad deluxe; additional recipes on back
i) green recipe sheet 'No.156': page reads 'Creative Home Cooking with Mona Brun Food Consultant/ Watch Creative Home Cooking on TV every Wednesday/ Check for local time & channel'; Woodward's logo to the left with illustration of Mona's head above; black textbox with recipes for creamy waldorf cole slaw and chicken cioppino; additional recipes on back
Material
paper
Colour
black, yellow, blue, green, orange, pink
Parts
Artifact Part Height (cm) Length (cm) Width (cm) Depth (cm) Diameter (cm) Thickness (cm) Weight
a 28.1 21.6
b 28.1 21.75
c-e,g-i 27.9 21.6
f 27.9 21.7
Technique
printed
Subject

Woodward's

Nomenclature
Department
History
Source
Moore, Joan