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Food Security in 1860s British Columbia

Food Security in 1860s British Columbia Lately I have been reading the Cariboo Sentinel newspaper from the late 1860s (https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/bcnewspapers/xcariboosen)[i] searching for information on a few historic characters I am researching. At the same time I have been drawn to articles about food of the time. From the mid 1860s up to 1871 was an […]

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What’s Making Food History – April 24, 2020

“Sweet Spot – The Doukhobor Jam-Making Enterprise” is the first article in a five part historical series by Jonathan Kalmakoff,  in the West Kootenay Advertiser, a supplement to the Nelson Star, Castlegar News, Trail Times, Rossland News, and Grand Forks Gazette and Arrow Lakes News. https://issuu.com/blackpress/docs/i20200423040004465/2?ff&pageLayout=singlePage&fbclid=IwAR2HhCBp6G9PMOzTJuk6_gJpHRGK32i9ibPGK-VJ90hzNHDhafbyd4NEgk0  

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Plum puddings and Proust

Plum puddings and Proust Marcel Proust  ate a madeleine – and a flood of memories resulted in a deep philosophical text about making memory conscious through one’s senses.  In fact the madeleine has become a symbol of memories that arise unintentionally.  The practicalities of  baking give another dimension to  memories, requiring skill, equipment and for […]

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