The East Coast Christmas Cookbook

Classic and contemporary recipes for holiday dishes

edited by Alice Burdick

Delicious ideas for the holidays on Canada’s East Coast, including Christmas baking, menus for a memorable Christmas dinner and lots of special seasonal treats.

Christmas on the East Coast means special treats that spark warm memories of favourite childhood dishes and traditional family recipes. This collection brings together an array of delicious, seasonal East Coast fare – from cookies, candy and tarts to festive main courses and accompaniments.

Alice Burdick has brought together this collection of Christmas recipes from more than 50 regional cookbooks published over the last four decades. Her introductions give the history of each recipe and offer suggestions for how each dish can fit into holiday plans.

This book includes lots of great ideas for getting ready for the festive season with Christmas baking – featuring traditional treats such as squares, cookies, and candy – and decadent menus for all holiday spreads, feasts and gatherings.

About the Author

Alice Burdick

ALICE BURDICK is a food writer and the author of Best East Coast Jams, Pickles, Preserves and Breads and Grandma’s Cookies, Cakes, Pies and Sweets. An avid baker, she lives with her family in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia.


"The East Coast Christmas Cookbook...provides mouth-watering colour photos of classic dishes as well as new combinations and ingredients."

Allison Lawlor, The Chronicle Herald

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