Archive | Cookbooks

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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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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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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