Garlic Harvest Update A 2016 garlic blog post on the BCFH blog came to my mind today when I heard about Northlands Urban Farm‘s garlic harvest night on Wed. August 14, one of a series of urban farm events this summer. (Don’t be jealous, rest of Canada. It’s a calming oasis of greenery right in […]
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.
Cook Stoves for BC: Albion Iron Works of Victoria In the period between 1858 when the gold rush and early settlement began in British Columbia and 1887 when the first train reached Vancouver, most settlers were dependent on local manufacture for their heating and cooking stoves. In Victoria, Albion Iron Works began in 1862, founded […]
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
First Patent Granted to Woman Inventor for Cook Stove Our blogs usually focus on British Columbia food history but the fact that the first patent granted to a woman in Canada was for a cook stove is worthy of a blog post. The patent was granted pre-Canada, pre-Confederation in what was Upper Canada or Ontario […]
Cook Stove Revolution of the 1800s Recently I bought a new cook stove or “range” as they are now known, when I moved into my new apartment. It displays all the latest technological, in this case digital, innovations of the current day. When a surface element is turned on, a fan blows air forward and […]
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.