In 1947 children protested in the streets across Canada about raising the price of a chocolate bar from 5 cents to 8. It was known as the War of the Nickel Bar (thanks, KB) https://www.canadashistory.ca/explore/business-industry/the-war-of-the-nickel-bar
More than Nanaimo bars: Canadian contributions to food history https://www.canadashistory.ca/explore/arts-culture-society/made-in-canada-we-are-what-we-eat
We have noted that some historical cookbooks require cautions according to modern food safety practices. It looks like the same could apply to today’s cookbooks in a University of Guelph study about causes of Canada’s 4 million cases of foodborne illnesses yearly.
Ooligan or eulachon have been a staple food of BC First Nations peoples. See the following link for current initiatives regarding this small smelt-like fish. See also Gale Smith’s article on ooligan on the BC Food History site. https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/kwantlen-first-nation-eulachon-conservation-1.5139569
Search out the website Potatoes, Rhubarb and Ox; Experiments in Food History. A recent post includes a heritage recipe noteworthy for both its simplicity and as an example of how to research old recipes. Another Wartime Chocolate Cake
Country foods cookbook: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/niqilurniq-inuit-cookbook-igloolik-1.5126404
Did you know olives grow in Canada? Thanks to KB for the link. https://www.westjetmagazine.com/story/article/the-olive-farm-salt-spring-island-bc
Renowned chef Shane Chartrand is interviewed by Daphne Bramham in the following Vancouver Sun article that explores the question, “What is Indigenous Canadian Food?” Daphne Bramham: What is Indigenous Canadian food? The answer might lead to more than good cooking
The Nanaimo Bar has made it onto a Canadian stamp. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/sweet-nanaimo-bar-goes-postal-with-announcement-of-new-stamp-1.5094596
Celery juice is the latest food fad to hit the news. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/celery-price-cost-juice-health-trend-1.5076439?fbclid=IwAR3Urs3XtQfzJH-E_Q91RURZsR2UlER62pLPUBZftkmXtdvhOiioe8FC4vE A BC Food History post on celery describes its past growing history, and also its known allergen qualities. Armstrong BC – Celery City No More All food fads need to be examined critically.