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Jean Paré

The Jean Paré Story - Since 1981, Albertans have shared their love of Jean Paré (pronounced "PAIR-ee") and her crowd-pleasing recipes with the world. For eighteen years before that, Jean Paré earned a place in the hearts of her fellow townspeople in small-town Vermilion, Alberta, as the caterer who was most often asked: "Jean, will you handle it?"From 1963 until her first cookbook was published in 1981, catering filled Jean's schedule. Operating from her home kitchen, she made a practice of always offering a wider selection of dishes than was expected by her customers. With the help of many hands and long lists, Jean could serve over a thousand people a hot roast beef dinner within 20 minutes.The inspiration for Jean Paré to create the Company's Coming cookbook series came to her from the empty plates that followed every catering function, coupled with an outpouring of requests for her recipes. 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. Today, as an internationally acclaimed cookbook author, she takes the time to personally answer every one of the many letters she receives from followers around the world. On radio interview programs, switchboards light up with calls from well-wishers and questions from people who have faith in her answers.Jean's positive attitude, warm personality, and impressive record of accomplishments made her a perfect role model during her catering days, and now continue to keep her in high regard as Canada's most popular cookbook author. So what do people really think of a lady who has sold over 30 million cookbooks? In short, people can relate to the small-town homemaker who went on to fame and fortune without compromising her values or her good taste.To learn more about Jean's life, check out her biography, Jean Paré: An Appetite for Life.Company’s Coming’s Jean Paré has Retired after 30 Years and 30 Million Books. To learn more, visit our Media News page.Personal Accomplishments 1990/91 - Entrepreneur of the Year Award 1992 - Pinnacle Award 1996 - Global's Woman of Vision Award 1997 - YWCA Women of Distinction Award 2003 - Queen Elizabeth Golden Jubilee Medal 2004 - Junior Achievement Alberta Business Hall of Fame 2004 - Member of the Order of Canada 2004 - Pharmasave's Remarkable Woman Award 2004 - Growing Alberta Distinguished Service Award 2005 - Rotary Integrity Award 2005 - Alberta Centennial Medal 2005 - Canadian Sales Hall of Fame

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100 Recipes from 100 Books

100 Recipes from 100 Books

100th Original Series Collector's Edition
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150 Delicious Squares

150 Delicious Squares

New look - same great recipes!
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tagged : desserts, cakes
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30-Minute Pantry

30-Minute Pantry

Recipes for What's on Hand
edition:Paperback
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Better with Bacon

Better with Bacon

edition:Paperback
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tagged : meat
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Burger Bravado

Burger Bravado

Choice recipes from Company's Coming cookbooks
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Carrot Craze

Carrot Craze

Choice recipes from Company's Coming cookbooks
edition:Paperback
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Catch of the Day

Catch of the Day

Fish & Seafood
edition:Paperback
tagged : seafood
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Celebrating the Harvest

Celebrating the Harvest

Recipes for Fall & Winter Gatherings
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Christmas Comfort & Joy

Christmas Comfort & Joy

Classic & Modern Recipes & Tips
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Classic Curry

Classic Curry

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Company's Coming for Christmas

Company's Coming for Christmas

Classic Recipes for Holiday Magic
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tagged : holiday
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Cookies

Cookies

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Dip, Dunk & Dab

Dip, Dunk & Dab

Party dips and spreads
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Easy Roasting

Easy Roasting

Choice recipes from Company's Coming cookbooks
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Eggceptional Eggs

Eggceptional Eggs

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Fondues

Fondues

Cooking at Your Table
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Going Bananas

Going Bananas

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Healthy Recipe Makeovers

Healthy Recipe Makeovers

Classic Favourites Made Healthier
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Kids Cook

Kids Cook

Bag Lunches, After-School Snacks, Weekend Treats
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Kids Do Baking

Kids Do Baking

Sweet & Savoury Baked Delights
edition:Paperback
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Kids Do Snacks

Kids Do Snacks

Fun Food for Kids to Make
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Kids' Healthy Cooking

Kids' Healthy Cooking

Awesome New Recipes to Build Better Bodies
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Kids' Lunches

Kids' Lunches

Eat In - Take Out
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Low-Fat Express

Low-Fat Express

Great Taste in 30 Minutes
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Meat Marinades

Meat Marinades

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Mostly Muffins

Mostly Muffins

All-New Recipes
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tagged : baking
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Pizza Pizzaz

Pizza Pizzaz

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tagged : pizza
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Preserves

Preserves

Revised Edition
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Rookie Cook, The

Rookie Cook, The

Foolproof Recipes - Rave Reviews
edition:Paperback
tagged : quick & easy
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Say Cheese

Say Cheese

edition:Paperback
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tagged : dairy
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Sips

Sips

Drinks for All Seasons
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Smokin', Eh

Smokin', Eh

Canadian Hot and Cold Smoking
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Splendid Spuds

Splendid Spuds

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tagged : vegetables
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Starters

Starters

175 Kitchen-Tested Appetizers, Soups & Salads
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tagged : appetizers
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Superfoods Cookbook

Superfoods Cookbook

Recipes for a Healthy Lifestyle
edition:Paperback
tagged : nutrition
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Sur la piste de Trudeau

Sur la piste de Trudeau

40 ans de frictions entre deux nationalismes
edition:eBook
tagged : political
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Tossed

Tossed

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tagged : salads
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Vegetarian

Vegetarian

Easy & Delicious
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Zucchini Zone

Zucchini Zone

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tagged : vegetables
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