“Things will never be the same at the grocery store” – Dr. Sylvain Charlebois, the writer of the following article, is senior director of the agri-food analytics lab and a professor in food distribution and policy at Dalhousie University https://theorca.ca/VISITING-POD/THINGS-WILL-NEVER-BE-THE-SAME-AT-THE-GROCERY-STORE/
[The link should lead you directly to the article – my apologies if it doesn’t go right – in that case you could look up the CBC documentary about Indigenous and Cottager conflicts about seeding wild rice in Ontario] Ruckus over rice: CBC Documentary
Pioneer Pudding and The Delights of Community Cookbooks When I turn to my collection of community cookbooks, there are so many possibilities to write a blog about but today I was drawn to “Pioneer Pudding”, written by the Tumbler Ridge Alliance Church in the 1980s. Community cookbooks often give us some history of the community. […]
Historic mill picks up flour slack from empty grocery store shelves A 200-year old flour mill near London, Ontario, has ramped up flour production since the pandemic lockdown began. (The link should open without asking for a subscription! It’s a London Free Press article by Heather Rivers on April 17, 2020).
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/fungi-mushrooms-prince-george-2019-1.5280111?fbclid=IwAR1vfU-IXhDdqv-rTaeHDZ-Twq3Tu7y26M9OXgIOIy32jk-uio9zTt2iC14 See also BCFHN mushroom blog and remember not to let anyone try mushrooms unless an expert says they’re not poisonous.
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 […]