Jessie Read

Food Economist

Founder/Writer "Three Meals A Day" column
Toronto Evening Telegram Newspaper

Jessie Read

Radio Host

First Cooking School on Toronto's CKCL radio.
Friday's at 11AM loved by thousands.
Home director at Consumers' Gas.
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Jessie Read


Kitchen Talks
First Cooking School Film in Canada
Supported by National Council
of Women of Canada
Jessie Read Canadian Home Economist Toronto Ontario

Jessie Read - Home Economist

Thousands of households in Canada learned the joy of cooking through the bright personality and knowledge of Jessie Read in the 1930's.  From radio broadcasts, cooking schools, and eventually a byline of Three Meals A Day in the Toronto Evening Telegram and cookbooks she made an lasting impact on a generation of cooks.
“Someone said the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. This, no doubt, makes a cook book full of recipes for happiness.”

First Cooking Film in Canada

The last day of shooting on the set of "Kitchen Talks" Jessie Read reviews the dialogue with Director Jack Chisholm.  This was a feature length talking picture sponsored by the Provincial Council of Women of Ontario and National sponsors.  The film would been seen by thousands was estimated at 2.5 hrs in length.
hoto date - May 14, 1936

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Dietetic Class Graduate



Consumer Gas Cooking Classes


Radio CCKL


02 Apr 1934

Food Journalist - Toronto Evening Telegram

Jessie joins the Womens Section of Toronto's second largest newspaper with a new column "Three Meals A Day" as a Food Economist


TMD Recipe Review Vol 1

First "Cookbook" 25 ¢



TMD Recipe Review Vol 2

Second "Cookbook" 25 ¢

09 June 1936

Cooking School Movie Premiere

Jessie becomes an actress staring in her own feature film "Kitchen Talks".  The first cooking school movie ever made.

09 June 1936



Jessie delivers a daughter, Heather Ann