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.
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