https://www.gcv.org/experiences/domestic-skills-symposium/ The Domestic Skills Symposium scheduled for the weekend of November 9 at Genesee County Museum, New York State, raises interesting questions about what is considered to be “domestic skills” in late 19th century North America.
Wild Game Cookery A recent CTV news item suggests government incentives to use more food from the land, or “country food”.[i] Presently chronic food insecurity and hunger is a miserable fact of life for many Inuit and other Indigenous peoples in Canada’s Far North. The supply of commercial foods is unreliable in cost, quality and […]
Food researchers interested in exploring food history in the newspapers can now access back issues of the Colonist from 1858 to 1970 online for free at http://britishcolonist.ca/
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 […]
My mother wasn’t such a bad cook. The younger generation remembers her salad-with-slugs and her gingersnap cookies with chili powder, but that was well after she lost her vision to macular degeneration. I remember when she used to bake like Emily Dickinson; for contemplative reasons, to escape the everyday world. Baking was not my mother’s tradition; she grew […]