One of the bestsellers in the Lower Mainland for Christmas in 2003 was the old-stylish Cooking with Mona (Whitecap), a decidedly nostalgic re-issue of the Original Woodwards Cookbook recipes from North Vancouver's Mona Brun. A food consultant for Woodward's Food Floors for 28 years, Brun promoted B.C. food products and hosted cooking shows, from the PNE and the Abbotsford's Agrifair, and also on TV (Culinary Capers, Creative Cooking). Mona Brun grew up in North Vancouver in the 1930s. She married in 1945, raised four children, and returned to working outside the home at age 40 when she began doing food demonstrations for Dairyland. This led to appearances on CBC Radio's Food Facts in 1960, then live television cooking demonstrations on CBC's Cuisine 30 Show. Woodward's stores asked her to audition for its Culinary Capers TV show in 1963. The original Cooking with Mona cookbook appeared in 1977.

[BCBW 2003] "Cookbook"