Huron County’s newest cookbook celebrates comfort, connection and creative expression through food

November 30, 2023

Huron County, Ontario – From appetizers to condiments and main dishes to desserts, Huron County’s newest cookbook, Tastes Like Home: Around the World in Huron County, celebrates comfort, connection, and creative expression through food.

Published in time for the holiday gift-giving season, Tastes Like Home features recipes that embody comfort foods and traditional fare from around the world. This cookbook is the culmination of a community arts project that had three professional artists lead participants through a storytelling and an art workshop where they created whimsical masterpieces in a variety of mediums. From South African Bobotie, Polish Golabki, Indian Dosa, and Syrian Kibbeh, to American Peach Cobbler and the popular Dutch holiday treat, Olliebolen, this unique cookbook shares recipes from some of Huron’s life-long residents and recent newcomers to the County.

“This cookbook represents the growing cultural diversity being reflected in our communities,” said Mark Nonkes, manager of the Huron County Local Immigration Partnership. He added that Statistics Canada data shows there are 52 languages spoken in the county. “Immigrants from countries around the world have chosen Huron County as a place to call home and Tastes Like Home celebrates their culinary heritage.”

Copies are selling for $15 each and are now available for purchase from the Huron County Museum in Goderich, or from any branch of the Huron County Library. Please note that the library is only able to accept cash.

This project was made possible through a partnership with Huron County’s Cultural Services, Economic Development (Taste of Huron) and Local Immigration Partnership departments and was funded in part by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.


For more information contact:

Glen McNeil, Warden
519.524.8394 (ext 3224)