Author Archive | M. Gale Smith

Book Review – Chop Suey Nation

Book Review: Chop Suey Nation: The Legion Café and Other Stories From Canada’s Chinese Restaurants, by Ann Hui,   Douglas and McIntyre, 2019. Ann Hui is a food reporter for the Globe and Mail. She writes about her fascination with Chinese Canadian cuisine,  sometimes called “chop suey” cuisine or in her family, “fake” Chinese food. […]

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Make Toast Your Breakfast Food

Make Toast Your Breakfast Food Do you eat toast for breakfast?  I do!   A recent survey found that one out of four Canadians made toast their breakfast food between  2002 to 2012[i]. In British Columbia this practice may be partly attributed to marketing campaigns by BC Electric Railway (later BC Electric, now BC Hydro). […]

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Penny Wise – BC Food Writer

Penny Wise – BC Food Writer “Penny Wise” (Vancouver Sun) joins “Edith Adams” (Vancouver Province)  and “Cousin Rosemary” (Country Life in BC)  as one of several newspaper writers who wrote about food and everyday life. Evelyn A. Caldwell used the name “Penny Wise”, a twist on the old saying, penny-wise and pound-foolish to help BC […]

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Mona Brun and James Barber – Taste Canada Hall of Fame

Mona Brun and James Barber inducted into Taste Canada Awards Hall of Fame The Culinary Landmarks Hall of Fame / Le Temple de la Renomée du Livre Culinaire Canadien award was created by Taste Canada[i] in 2009 to honour the publication of Culinary Landmarks: A Bibliography of Canadian Cookbooks 1825–1949 by Elizabeth Driver who became its first recipient. It […]

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TASTE Canada Cookbook Awards- BC Cooks and Authors

BC Cookbooks and Cookbook Authors Making History in TASTE Canada Cookbook Awards TASTE Canada is a national not-for-profit that aims to inspire readers to discover delicious recipes and diverse food stories written from a Canadian perspective.[i]  Each year they host the Canada’s Cookbook Awards: A champion of Canadian cookbook authors. Awards are given in the […]

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