Archive | Heritage foods and recipes

Kootenay Fruit Growing and Falkland Community Cookbook

Kootenay Fruit Growing and the Falkland Community Cookbook are the topics of the latest book reviews.  For more book reviews, go to: http://www.bcfoodhistory.ca/food-history-resources/book-reviews/ Lost orchards, vanishing fruit farms of the West Kootenays began as a thesis by Joan Lang in the History Department at The University of Victoria in 1996.  It documents the development and decline […]

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Homemade Recipe Books

Homemade recipe books have a special place in my cookbook collection.  Older ones are handwritten or typed on mimeograph machines or spirit duplicators and put together by hand.  The covers are manila-tag, or  in more sophisticated efforts, wallpaper samples or  oilcloth trimmed with pinking shears.  They have been replaced by photocopied cookbooks and print-on-demand with […]

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Margaret Henderson and the Province Modern Kitchen

Margaret Henderson was one of several BC newspaper food writers who influenced the daily lives of thousands of women. During Henderson’s tenure as Director of the Vancouver Province Modern Kitchen from about 1935 to the late 1950s[i], the home economics division of The Province tested recipes and produced regular cooking columns, seasonal supplements and weekly […]

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Dutch Feast

In her new cookbook Dutch Feast Emily Wight is on a mission to inform us about and have us gain an appreciation for Dutch foods. She claims a couple of things have led to our under-appreciation of Dutch cuisine. First many tourists don’t experience foods beyond Amsterdam and thus miss out on some of the best […]

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More Book Reviews

I’ve been busy reading lately and here are three more book review recommendations for all ages.  For additional book reviews, go to the Book Review tab on this website.   Langley Meals on Wheels Society (2011). Reminiscences, recipes & remedies, Langley seniors reminisce about their food heritage. Langley, BC: Author.  ISBN: 978-0-9878398-0-0 In 2010, with funding […]

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