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Newman Cookbook Collection – University of the Fraser Valley

BCFN has been informed about a  recent cookbook collection added to the University of the Fraser Valley. The Newman Western Canadian Cookbook Collection was established in 2015 and is comprised of community and restaurant cookbooks published in, or about, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, B.C., the Yukon and Northwest territories. Details about the collection are available on […]

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Wok with Yan: How a Vancouver Restaurateur Made Wokking Accessible to All

Stephen Yan was a Vancouver-based chef who moved to Canada from Hong Kong in the 1960s and owned two Chinese restaurants in Vancouver. It is not clear how he became a television personality. Given his enthusiastic, dynamic personality, it wouldn’t be surprising if someone from the CBC had visited his restaurant and pitched the idea […]

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Community Cookbook Collection in Vernon Archives

There’s something new at the Vernon Museum – a Community Cookbook Collection. The Greater Vernon Museum and Archives has a very busy archive, well used by many researchers every day. The Archive recently received a huge collection of British Columbia community cookbooks mainly from the 1980s and 1990s. Many are fund raising projects by schools […]

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