Author Archive | M. Gale Smith

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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Wild Potatoes – Tsilhqot’in First Nation

Wild Potatoes – Tsilhqot’in First Nation A few years ago I had the wonderful opportunity of visiting Nemaiah Valley in the heart of the Chilcotin, home of the Xeni Gwet’in First Nation, one of six Tsilhqot’in communities[i].  I was hired by Preserve Safe™ [ii] to do a workshop on up-to-date safe food preservation methods. While […]

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Cookbook Research

Cookbook Research Provides a Window to BC Food History – The Navy League Chapter of the Imperial Order of Daughters of the Empire Victory Cook Book (1941)   Cookbooks are increasingly being recognized as primary sources for historical research as they offer original, uninterpreted information often reflecting tastes and cooking practices of the home cooks. […]

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