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Čamus : west coast cooking Nuu-chah-nulth style – BC Food History Network

Čamus is a Nuu-chah-nulth word that means “Very satisfying when you’ve been well-fed” and the cookbook of the same name is featured in this book review. The book is published by Uu-a-thluk,  an aquatic management organization interested in the economic development of ocean resources in Nuu-chah-nulth territories. They state that the purpose of the book is […]

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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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Okanagan Bitterroot

Okanagan Bitterroot This week as part of RespectFEST[i] in Vernon BC, I listened to Mollie Bono, an Okanagan elder, speak on the History of the First People: Pre-Contact. She spoke about the traditions of everyday life among the Okanagans, especially from a woman’s perspective and their relation to the land and their food sources. She […]

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Cariboo Sunflowers

Cariboo sunflowers are a beautiful marker of spring and in the not-too-distant past they were also an important food crop for the First Nations peoples of the BC interior. This plant, also known as arrowleaf balsamroot (Balsamorhiza sagittata), is a member of the aster family. Nowadays it grows plentifully on hillsides and grasslands.        […]

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