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 […]
https://thetyee.ca/Solutions/2018/08/22/Last-BC-Cannery-Standing/ St. Jean’s Cannery near Nanaimo is owned by five of the 14 Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations. In the article by Frances Backhouse, it is described as the last of 80 canneries to be operating and thriving in BC.
Canadian Stew and War Cake What makes stew “Canadian”? Why was the name of War Cake in the First World War changed to Eggless Spice Cake in the Second World War? An extensive collection of military rations and cooking in Baird and Wranich’s book Recipes for Victory features almost 150 pages of recipes drawn from […]
Hazelnuts – also known as filberts… a local Fraser Valley food that’s making a comeback. https://www.cbc.ca › hazelnut-farming-rebirth-fraser-valley-bc-1.5344557
Recipes for Victory Every November our thoughts turn to Remembrance Day and the role food has played during wartime over the years. In 2018, Elizabeth Baird and Bridget Wranich released Recipes for Victory, a collection of recipes and research papers that were part of a 2014 Great War Food Symposium organized at the Fort York […]
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/wild-mushroom-poisonous-bc-1.5338174?fbclid=IwAR2P0VxziI1MH5UK8DZ9CiUKl7CTSWQo3UeUaMUyyY27Xr2Kn3wAwloPvSo The amanita is a deadly invasive species transported to Vancouver and Victoria via the roots of the hornbeam in the 1960s and 70s.. CBC reports that over 200 calls have been reported to the BC Poison Control Centre, mainly concerning children under five who have eaten them. The mushroom is also deadly to dogs.
Food safety’s in the news again. See these links about very recent recalls and admonishments to food safety leaders not to take food safety for granted. (thanks KB for the first two links) Drawing the line in food safety: https://www.foodsafetynews.com/2019/10/letter-from-the-editor-when-to-draw-the-line/ Whole Foods E-coli recall: https://www.foodsafetynews.com/2019/10/more-beef-recalled-for-e-coli-risk-this-time-its-whole-foods-market/ And here is a story from Atlas Obscura about The […]
Mona Brun and James Barber inducted into Taste Canada Awards Hall of Fame The Culinary Landmarks Hall of Fame / Le Temple de la Renomée du Livre Culinaire Canadien award was created by Taste Canada[i] in 2009 to honour the publication of Culinary Landmarks: A Bibliography of Canadian Cookbooks 1825–1949 by Elizabeth Driver who became its first recipient. It […]
BC Cookbooks and Cookbook Authors Making History in TASTE Canada Cookbook Awards TASTE Canada is a national not-for-profit that aims to inspire readers to discover delicious recipes and diverse food stories written from a Canadian perspective.[i] Each year they host the Canada’s Cookbook Awards: A champion of Canadian cookbook authors. Awards are given in the […]
School food programs and reconciliation are both mentioned in this 2018 article about Scott Hall, who started a successful school food program for Indigenous students at Maskwacis, south of Edmonton. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/universal-food-program-maskwacis-school-student-ermineskin-1.4880982