Penny Wise – BC Food Writer

Penny Wise – BC Food Writer “Penny Wise” (Vancouver Sun) joins “Edith Adams” (Vancouver Province)  and “Cousin Rosemary” (Country Life in BC)  as one of several newspaper writers who wrote about food and everyday life. Evelyn A. Caldwell used the name “Penny Wise”, a twist on the old saying, penny-wise and pound-foolish to help BC […]

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What’s Making Food History – 01/03/20

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/alberta-red-deer-puffed-wheat-candy-history-1.5028308?fbclid=IwAR0W4I-xcwYxF-GgGgqIrYZ7zBF6atYTkhwmALlW8Z9HzDSk4rnKkuZGzCo Puffed wheat squares – Red Deer’s claim to fame? BCFHN Facebook had a recipe for puffed wheat candy in 2014: Remember when we used to go to Alberta Beach with a four-foot tall bag of Prairie Maid puffed wheat? Some of it got made into puffed wheat candy – the Prairie equivalent to rice […]

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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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Food from home to the war front

Food From Home to the War Front Food was one way that Canadians at home could support their troops overseas, either by rationing or economizing or sending care packages. A previous post described War Cake, popular during both World Wars I and II and modified in peacetime. It stores and travels well, remaining moist and […]

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