Since 1981, Albertans have shared their love of Jean Pare (pronounced "PAIR-ee") and her crowd-pleasing recipes with the world. April 14, 1981, marked the debut of 150 Delicious Squares, the first Company's Coming cookbook in what would soon become Canada's most popular cookbook series. As the creative force behind the series, Jean released a new title each year for the first six years. The pace quickened and now at least eight or more are published each year. Sincerity and trust come through in every one of Jean's recipes. James Darcy is a food folklorist who has worked with the World Health Organization on studies in health and nutrition. Always interested in food anthropology and ethnobotany, he has studied a wide variety of cooking methods and techniques all over the world.
aCompanyas Coming, if you need a reminder, is a genuine Alberta success story...Companyas Coming has sold over 27 million cookbooks since founder Jean Pare published her first book, 150 Delicious Squares, in 1981.a -- Liane Faulder -- Edmonton Journal