We are living history. Pop-Eye’s favourite food may have changed from spinach to chicken: breakfast may no longer be an immutable symbol of good nutrition: Dr. Oz and Mark Wahlberg are battling it out. https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/entertainment/a30521950/dr-oz-cancel-breakfast-mark-wahlberg/ HAL’S KITCHEN: Survey says?!
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 […]
Food Grinders An image of a Home Food Grinder recently surfaced on the internet, with the caption, “Do you know what this is?” I have kept my mother’s Home Food Grinder in my cupboard for years, mostly for sentimental reasons. My mother would hook it up to the kitchen table and my brother and sister […]
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 […]
Putting the trash out is not easy these days. Householders who are committed to recycling non-biodegradable products such as plastics, metals, paper and cardboard must separate, wash, store and get these items to one or another location for recycling … maybe. In a shocking investigation, a […]
#707 Food extinction alert
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 […]
Feral Apples Have Heritage DNA at Their Core, U of G Researchers Find
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.