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 […]
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https://www.gcv.org/experiences/domestic-skills-symposium/ The Domestic Skills Symposium scheduled for the weekend of November 9 at Genesee County Museum, New York State, raises interesting questions about what is considered to be “domestic skills” in late 19th century North America.
In 1947 children protested in the streets across Canada about raising the price of a chocolate bar from 5 cents to 8. It was known as the War of the Nickel Bar (thanks, KB) https://www.canadashistory.ca/explore/business-industry/the-war-of-the-nickel-bar
More than Nanaimo bars: Canadian contributions to food history https://www.canadashistory.ca/explore/arts-culture-society/made-in-canada-we-are-what-we-eat
We have noted that some historical cookbooks require cautions according to modern food safety practices. It looks like the same could apply to today’s cookbooks in a University of Guelph study about causes of Canada’s 4 million cases of foodborne illnesses yearly.
Cookbook Research: Windermere Cookery Using Cookbooks to Document the Challenges and Solutions of Daily Home Life Cookbooks (and cookbook research) are sometimes not taken seriously. Ferguson (2012) suggests that cookbooks deserve respect as a form of minor literature: they are written in stripped-down functional English that can be easily recognized (like poetry): they are political […]
Search out the website Potatoes, Rhubarb and Ox; Experiments in Food History. A recent post includes a heritage recipe noteworthy for both its simplicity and as an example of how to research old recipes. Another Wartime Chocolate Cake
Pemmican Empire A recent article about Chef Shane Chartrand poses the question “How can one claim to be Canadian and never tasted pemmican?”[i] . Pemmican is included in Feast: Recipes and stories from a Canadian road trip (Anderson & VanVeller, 2017). The television show and blog “Wild Kitchen” gives recipes and instructions for what has […]