Out of Old Manitoba Kitchens

Christine Hanlon

Out of Old Manitoba Kitchens is the story of the people and the food they prepared. It is a window into life as it was then. If you want to know what life was really like in early Manitoba, come to the table with us.


Manitoba author, Christine Hanlon, has issued an invitation to partake of a feast. This book is a great read for those who enjoy history, good food, and getting to know the great folk that call Manitoba and Canada home. — Teresa-Lee Cooke is a poet and author of A Union of People and Song: A Tribute to Einar Nordstrom. A GIFT Hanlon shares stories and recipes that set me to drooling – and remembering my own grandmothers, a Hutterite and a Scot, and their differing approaches to baking. That remembrance is the finest gift a cookbook can give us.

— dee Hobsbawn-Smith, award-winning author of Foodshed: An Edible Alberta Alphabet


This fascinating book is packed with historical and culinary insights into the foodways of early Manitoba, brought to life in vivid and warm-hearted prose — a deliciously well-collated feast of real people and real recipes.

—James Chatto, award winning food writer and author of A Kitchen in Corfu and The Man Who Ate Toronto, Memoirs of a Restaurant Lover.

Christine Hanlon has a passion for food, people, and their stories. Her newest book Out of Old Manitoba Kitchens captures the essence of the province's rich culinary traditions, melding recipes, photographs and narratives of its earliest cooks, including the Indigenous people, Selkirk Settlers and first homesteaders. The co-author of The Manitoba Book of Everything spent many years penning articles for local and national magazines, on anything from homebuilding to restaurants. A regular judge at the Gold Medal Plates Canadian Culinary Competition, she lives in Winnipeg where she enjoys writing, entertaining, and, of course, cooking for family and friends.

Release Date: July 2017