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Book review – Freshly Picked

Book review – Freshly Picked by Jane Reid In Freshly Picked,  Jane Reid’s goal is to help us better understand the food crops grown in BC – where food grows, when it’s available fresh, and ways of preparing and enjoying it. The book is organized according to Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter and each section […]

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Snacks

Snacks by Janis Thiessen Janis Thiessen will make you re-think snacks and the class snobbery that blames them for an array of health problems and obesity. She begins by admitting that she loves potato chips and grew up in a family that regularly purchased pop and a variety of candy and processed snack foods. Thiessen […]

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A Fruitful Century – Book Review

Dendy, David & Kyle, Kathleen (1990). A fruitful century, The British Columbia Fruit Growers’ Association 1889 – 1989. Kelowna, BC: British Columbia Fruit Growers’ Association.  This book was written to celebrate 100 years of the British Columbia Fruit Growers’ Association and their role in promoting orchards and fruit production in BC along with representing the […]

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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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Water and Wood – BC Food History Network

Water and Wood is a cook book by Megan Cole that combines information on the history and natural resources of the Powell River area, published by the Powell River Public Library. The title of the book and the titles of its four sections (Ocean, Lakes & Rivers, Farms & Gardens, Forest & Mountains)  immediately caught my […]

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Good food tells a story: Favourite recipes from the University of the Fraser Valley

University of the Fraser Valley Library (2015). Good food tells a story, favourite recipes from the University of the Fraser Valley. Abbotsford, BC: Author. This is a recipe book assembled by faculty and staff at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) as a fundraiser for the Newman Western Canadian Cookbook Collection, part of their […]

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Where People Feast

Where people feast, an indigenous people’s cookbook continues the theme of building up a core reference library for educators who want to include First Nations foods in their curriculum.  It is also a good introduction to Northwest BC food traditions and of interest to anyone wishing to include more indigenous foods or wild game in […]

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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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Modern Native Feasts

Andrew George, author of Modern native feasts, healthy, innovative, sustainable cuisine is from Wet’suwet’en First Nation in northwest British Columbia. He was head chef at the Four Host First Nations pavilion of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. He is a chef educator with a particular interest in encouraging healthy, local eating among First Nation youth […]

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