Julie Van Rosendaal

Calgary Eyeopener's food guide

Julie Van Rosendaal talks about food trends, recipes and cooking tips on the Calgary Eyeopener every Tuesday at 8:20 a.m. MT. The best-selling cookbook author is a contributing food editor for the Globe and Mail, and writes for other publications across Canada.

Latest from Julie Van Rosendaal


Pies, pickles and preserves dominate pages of cookbooks in the 1800s

The Canadian Home Cook Book 1877 was one of the most complete books on the duties of the housewife for English Canadians.

It's not all Jell-O & frozen peanut butter: Some salads in vintage cookbooks we'd actually enjoy today

It’s tricky to avoid Jell-O salads when diving through old cookbooks.
Vintage Cookbooks

Nellie Lyle Pattinson's Canadian Cook Book delivers vintage Rhubarb Charlotte

This week, we pulled Nellie Lyle Pattinson’s Canadian Cook Book off the shelf. Canada’s first mass-produced cookbook was initially published in 1923 and authored by Nellie Pattinson.
Vintage cookbooks

Recipes without measurements: Making puddings from the Galt cookbook

Julie takes us back in time, introducing recipes from the oldest cookbook in her collection: The Galt cookbook.
Vintage cookbooks

Five Roses Cookbook delivers Canada's first delicious butter tarts

CBC food columnist Julie Van Rosendaal digs deep into old cookbooks for some vintage recipes.

Make your own midway deep-fried treats

Stampede is deep-fried food season. You can find sweet treats in a multitude of forms on the midway. CBC food columnist Julie Van Rosendaal tells how to make them at home.

Recipes with Julie: Mmm... mangoes

Strawberry-rhubarb is a classic combination — but CBC food columnist Julie Van Rosendaal says mango-rhubarb is just as delicious.

Recipes with Julie: Mouth-watering mac and cheese

Can't make the mac and cheese festival this weekend? CBC's food guide has you covered with recipes to satisfy KD cravings.

Recipes with Julie: Herb sauces for spring

When fresh herbs are in season — abundant in your garden, not purchased in the tiny package in the grocery store — it's a good time to experiment with green sauces.

Aspargus season is short, sweet and happening right now

Julie Van Rosendaal says there's plenty of delicious reasons to add asparagus to your vegetable list in June.

Julie Van Rosendaal reunites 1928 cookbook with original owner's family, 91 years later

When she came across an Alberta cookbook published in 1928, Julie Van Rosendaal did what any cookbook collector would: she tried a few recipes. Then when the story aired on CBC Radio, she heard from relatives of the original owner — and returned it to them.

Spam sushi? Hawaiian creation is a fun take on canned meat

Actor John Cleese, who starred in the famous Monty Python Spam sketch, is in Calgary this week for a comedy show at Arts Commons. We try a unique but popular Spam recipe with Julie Van Rosendaal.

Recipes for pakoras, chutney and more offer springtime onion tastiness

Here are a few suggestions for dishes to try this spring — and different kinds of onions to test out in your kitchen.

Dishes to delight campers: The time to cook, dine outdoors approaches

It's time to maximize the outdoor experience by cooking and dining al fresco. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Recipes with Julie: Velji family beef biryani

The braised beef (and its juices) and a sheet pan of roasted potatoes go into the pot with crispy fried onions and enough water to allow it to cook down again without thickening too much. Although it seems elaborate, it’s not complicated.