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Memorable Manitobans: Katherine Major Spinks “Kay” Middleton (?-1987)

Journalist, writer.

Born in Toronto, she was educated at Rupert’s Land Ladies’ College and the University of Manitoba in home economics. As food editor of the Winnipeg Free Press in the 1940s she wrote over 4,000 food columns. Middleton moved to Chicago in 1948 and hosted a daily television cooking show. She was the co-author of the best-selling The Art of Cooking for the Diabetic, which sold over half a million copies and won her many awards from health and diabetic organizations.


Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 December 2014

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