The Three Meals A Day website is the work of a family of cooks who have been serving good food for nearly 70 years. It started in the 1930’s when Jessie Read of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, published a cookbook titled “Three Meals a Day”. It was an everyday cookbook for the average or aspiring cook. Jessie Read (Mrs. Robert Hately) never realized the impact she would have on her daughter Heather Claggett. Cooking is part of everyday life in this family and each generation has carried on the cooking tradition. As our children and extended families grow, so does our website.
Our website includes a recipe database, cooking blog, and other culinary notes. The recipe database includes a historical recipe section with many of the original cookbook recipes. The contrast between cooking then and today is significant when cooking was very basic, with fewer ingredients and simpler tools. Of course those were the years just after the great depression and the early years of Canada’s participation in World War II. Our recipe database includes proven recipes, while our blog is more of a free-for-all on cooking – recipes, tips, cooking experiences, etc.
Three Meals A Day is a virtual cookbook, or what we call the ‘third edition’. We do our best to frequently add new recipes from our many family contributors and friends. The range of cooking expertise varies from beginner to “seasoned”. We will help our young cooks through their experiences while they share what they are learning. Of course no matter how seasoned, we are always learning and our tips section will include new tricks we have learned. We encourage you to visit our contributors section to find out more about their cooking experiences and styles.
Please share in our passion for cooking, which has become a family tradition across generations. We welcome any thoughts and comments on the site.
The Three Meals A Day team.