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Book Review – Chop Suey Nation

Book Review: Chop Suey Nation: The Legion Café and Other Stories From Canada’s Chinese Restaurants, by Ann Hui,   Douglas and McIntyre, 2019. Ann Hui is a food reporter for the Globe and Mail. She writes about her fascination with Chinese Canadian cuisine,  sometimes called “chop suey” cuisine or in her family, “fake” Chinese food. […]

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On Strike for “Fair” Chocolate

On Strike for “fair” Chocolate In the previous blog, I highlighted the irony that Carol Off considered in her book Bitter Chocolate[i] and the vast distance she described between the hand that picks the cocoa and the hand that picks the chocolate bar from the store shelf in our community.  In both cases the hands […]

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Cuban Lunch

Cuban Lunch* The Cuban Lunch is a true Western Canadian chocolate bar and hasn’t been made for almost thirty years. Thanks to a Camrose woman and her mother’s love of this chocolate-peanut candy, it’s available once again. Winnipeg claims to be the original source (this is hardly fair, they get Winnie the Pooh AND the […]

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Best loved cookbooks

                    Best-loved cookbooks, the ones with food stains all over the pages and split bindings are very far philosophically from coffee-table cookbooks with beautiful photographs and exotic ingredients. They’ve become popular ideas these days for contests.  The Old Grist Mill at Keremeos featured a “dirtiest cookbook” […]

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Quantity cookery

Quantity cookery, or cooking for large groups of people, is an underrated skill and one that needs to be retrieved. Considering that $31billion worth of food is wasted each year in Canada, amounting to 40% of all food produced, food waste is both an economic and a social problem.  Of the 40% of food currently […]

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