Below is a collection of historic Newfoundland cookbooks and cookbooks from the twentieth century.
The majority of these publications were made by Church women's groups, with the exception of The Treasury of Newfoundland Dishes which was edited by Sally West, a radio broadcaster, and Recipes of Newfoundland Dishes which was published by Memorial University of Newfoundland.
Inside these cookbooks are various Newfoundland recipes, many of which have since become staple dishes on the island.
To view full copies of the cookbooks simply select the cover photo of the book.
The L. C. A. S Cook Book: Arranged from Tried and Proven Recipes
Ladies College Aid Society of the Methodist Church | St. John's, NL | 1905
The P. L. A. Cook Book: Arranged from Tried and Proven Recipes
Ladies' Aid Society of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church | St. John's, NL | 1925
This cook book contains recipes submitted by members of the Ladies' Aid Society of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in St. John's. Included are recipes for all courses of a meal, from beverages and starters to desserts and preserves, as well as household hints and cooking measurements.
C. L. A. Cook Book
Columbus Ladies Association | St. John's, NL | 1926
A collection of recipes provided by members of the Columbus Ladies' Association.
The L. C. A. S. Cook Book: Arranged from Tried and Proven Recipes
Ladies' College Aid Society of the United Church | St. John's, NL | 1930
A cook book containing many traditional Newfoundland recipes, including split pea soup, filleted cod, jam jams, and dogberry jelly.
Corner Brook's Favourite Recipes
The United Church Girl's Club | Corner Brook, NL | 1941
The recipes in this cook book were collected from the people of Corner Brook, and then compiled by the members of the First United Church Girl's Club. Also included are cooking charts, menu ideas, cooking tips, and household hints.
Cook Book: Featuring Favourite Newfoundland Recipes
George Street United Church Women's Association | St. John's, NL | 1957
This collection of recipes contains many Newfoundland favorites. It even has a chapter for recipes either traditionally used in Newfoundland kitchens or which are unique to the province. There is also a section dedicated to partridgeberry recipes.
The Treasury of Newfoundland Dishes
Sally West, Maple Leaf Mills Company | St. John's, NL | 1958
A cookbook of Newfoundland recipes, collected from all over the province and selected to "preserve the distinctive cooking art of our Island along with good standard recipes used in any home" (p. 3). This cookbook includes a list of the over 3000 contributors who sent in recipes. These contributors were selected for publication by the Newfoundland Home Economics Association.
Editor Sally West, in addition to working for Maple Leaf Mills, had a radio program on CJON called "What's Cooking." It was via radio that word of the cookbook project was spread (p. 2-3,126-7).
Recipes of Newfoundland Dishes
Memorial University of Newfoundland | St. John's, NL | 1971
A collection of traditional Newfoundland recipes, such as fish and brewis, seal flipper pie, and figgy duff.