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On Strike for “Fair” Chocolate

On Strike for “fair” Chocolate In the previous blog, I highlighted the irony that Carol Off considered in her book Bitter Chocolate[i] and the vast distance she described between the hand that picks the cocoa and the hand that picks the chocolate bar from the store shelf in our community.  In both cases the hands […]

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Make Toast Your Breakfast Food

Make Toast Your Breakfast Food Do you eat toast for breakfast?  I do!   A recent survey found that one out of four Canadians made toast their breakfast food between  2002 to 2012[i]. In British Columbia this practice may be partly attributed to marketing campaigns by BC Electric Railway (later BC Electric, now BC Hydro). […]

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Penny Wise – BC Food Writer

Penny Wise – BC Food Writer “Penny Wise” (Vancouver Sun) joins “Edith Adams” (Vancouver Province)  and “Cousin Rosemary” (Country Life in BC)  as one of several newspaper writers who wrote about food and everyday life. Evelyn A. Caldwell used the name “Penny Wise”, a twist on the old saying, penny-wise and pound-foolish to help BC […]

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