Have you ever heard of Company’s Coming Cookbooks? I am sure you have if you are Canadian and especially Western Canadian. In 1981, Jean Pare produced 150 Delicious Squares, this was the first of many cookbooks that soon would become Canada’s most popular cookbook series.
Jean Paré ~ Company’s Coming Cookbooks
Jean Pare is a caterer and the author of Company Coming Cookbooks and founder of Company Coming Publishing Limited in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Jean was a well known caterer in her hometown of Vermillion, Alberta. After many request for her recipes, she wrote them in a cookbook. Her first cookbook was published in 1981 at the age of 53. Since then she has overseen 17,000 kitchen approved recipes and published over 200 cookbooks. Most of her cookbooks are one subject with easy to follow recipes and uses most ingredients that you can find in most households. Jean Pare retired in 2011 and now resides in Edmonton, Alberta.
Mrs Pare believes in sharing her recipes but won’t share them until she has made them and knows that she would make them again. Many people have come to love her cookbooks and she has sold 30 million copies of them. People can relate to her as she was a small town homemaker that was able to go on to fame and fortune but did not loose her values or good taste.
Although I don’t have very many Company’s Coming Cookbooks, my favorite is the 150 delicious square cookbook. I have made many squares from this book that are both wonderful and delicious, including Nanaimo Bars. This recipe will be in my next post about Canadian cooking but I will leave you with a picture.
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