This book was produced by Alvin and Vi Sewid to provide instructions on how to can salmon as it was taught to them by their elder family members who had worked in the canneries throughout the west coast of British Columbia. (It was initially written for the use of their children and grandchildren.) It provides instruction on how to clean and how to cut up the meat for "stuffing" into the cans, how long to cook and also tips on the safe use of pressure cookers. It mentions how they would cook their canned salmon in huge metal drums with a roaring fire under it and how they changed over to using the more modern pressure cookers. There are pictures included in the book to add to the explanation on what has to be done. Alvin would take the pictures every now and then when he and Vi were cleaning, canning or cooking salmon. There are also pictures of their "teachers" and an explanation on who they were and how they provided the important "how to" instructions. The older pictures are from Jimmy and Flora Sewid's collection of pictures. One is of the cannery workers at Glendale Cannery in Knight Inlet. All the "teachers" are included in this picture as well as the other ladies who, in all probability, returned home and instructed their families on how to can salmon.