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Buy Local – Buy BC

Buy Local – “Buy BC”, “Buy Canadian” In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are reminded by our provincial government to support local restaurants, farmers, and food producers,  arguing that Buy BC is important for the economic and social well being of individuals and the country.[i] Additionally, the federal government, worried about consumers becoming […]

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What’s making food history 3/29/19 – Celery Fad

Celery juice is the latest food fad to hit the news. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/celery-price-cost-juice-health-trend-1.5076439?fbclid=IwAR3Urs3XtQfzJH-E_Q91RURZsR2UlER62pLPUBZftkmXtdvhOiioe8FC4vE A BC Food History post on celery describes its past growing history, and also its known allergen qualities. Armstrong BC – Celery City No More All food fads need to be examined critically.  

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Tilly Rolston and Coloured Margarine

 Tilly Rolston and Coloured Margarine I noticed the comment “Mrs. Tilly J. Rolston, “The Champion of Coloured Margarine” on the back of an archived pamphlet describing BC Social Credit election candidates from the early 1950’s and I was immediately intrigued[i].  Who was this woman?  For International Women’s Day, I decided to see what I could […]

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