https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/wild-mushroom-poisonous-bc-1.5338174?fbclid=IwAR2P0VxziI1MH5UK8DZ9CiUKl7CTSWQo3UeUaMUyyY27Xr2Kn3wAwloPvSo The amanita is a deadly invasive species transported to Vancouver and Victoria via the roots of the hornbeam in the 1960s and 70s.. CBC reports that over 200 calls have been reported to the BC Poison Control Centre, mainly concerning children under five who have eaten them. The mushroom is also deadly to dogs.
Author Archive | Mary Leah de Zwart
Food safety’s in the news again. See these links about very recent recalls and admonishments to food safety leaders not to take food safety for granted. (thanks KB for the first two links) Drawing the line in food safety: https://www.foodsafetynews.com/2019/10/letter-from-the-editor-when-to-draw-the-line/ Whole Foods E-coli recall: https://www.foodsafetynews.com/2019/10/more-beef-recalled-for-e-coli-risk-this-time-its-whole-foods-market/ And here is a story from Atlas Obscura about The […]
School food programs and reconciliation are both mentioned in this 2018 article about Scott Hall, who started a successful school food program for Indigenous students at Maskwacis, south of Edmonton. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/universal-food-program-maskwacis-school-student-ermineskin-1.4880982
Cookie recipes are set in stone – or are they? One way to preserve a favourite recipe is to have it carved in stone on your tombstone. Atlas Obscura[i] is an online magazine and travel company seeks out unusual items around the world. It recently featured a recipe on a granite tombstone in Brooklyn, New […]
Wedding Cake Recipe Search Few food historians can resist the urge to help someone find a recipe. When the BC Food History Network received a request for a wedding cake recipe, we all tried to help. Here’s the request: Hi there, I had a lady make my wedding cake in 1989 in Victoria BC. The […]
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/fungi-mushrooms-prince-george-2019-1.5280111?fbclid=IwAR1vfU-IXhDdqv-rTaeHDZ-Twq3Tu7y26M9OXgIOIy32jk-uio9zTt2iC14 See also BCFHN mushroom blog and remember not to let anyone try mushrooms unless an expert says they’re not poisonous.
Garlic Harvest Update A 2016 garlic blog post on the BCFH blog came to my mind today when I heard about Northlands Urban Farm‘s garlic harvest night on Wed. August 14, one of a series of urban farm events this summer. (Don’t be jealous, rest of Canada. It’s a calming oasis of greenery right in […]