CANADIANS + FOOD

Peter Fehr is a culinary innovator, entrepreneur, and the creator of Gourmet Inspirations. https://gourmetinspirations.ca/ I’m always curious to know how chefs become interested in the culinary world and what inspires them to launch products from that experience. With Peter, his young self would spruce his mother’s bland (to his taste anyway) German dishes she had …

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Winner of a marketing and brand communication Ovation award! https://peacebychocolate.ca/  Jon Tattrie, author of this insightful look into a Syrian family’s journey to Canada, provides some background information on the history of chocolate, the historical significance of embracing all people by the citizens of Antigonish, Nova Scotia and the political will around the immigration policy …

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The Gorgeous Spice Company makes wildly original spice blends for the kitchen adventurer and culinary free spirit in us all. If you think every great meal should start with fun in the kitchen and end with amazement at the table, life just got a little more Gorgeous! The Gorgeous Spice Club – a fresh flavour …

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What recipe doesn’t need salt…I love the many salt options that have sprung up and Newfoundland Salt Company provides so many variations.In 2011, Peter Burt felt the call of home that many Newfoundlanders feel after time away. He gained culinary experience in some of the finest restaurants across Canada as well as kitchens in Australia, …

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Catherine Gildiner is another favourite author of mine who has written a biographical trilogy of growing up in Buffalo (and other great fictions) and has made Canada her home. Here are her thoughts on growing up in the Niagara area and her love for one of the regional foods in the Buffalo area. http://www.gildiner.com/ From …

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Celebrating Canadian authors, my first go-to author is Anthony Bidulka who has two series and one stand-alone. His next book comes out in 2022, “Going to Beautiful” so I’m here to whet your appetite to discover this Saskatchewan author. See for yourself at https://anthonybidulka.com/ Bidulka’s books have been nominated for Crime Writers of Canada Arthur …

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Whisky, you say? Canadians are renowned for producing some of the world’s best whisky variations yet many don’t know that other spirits are being distilled in Canada with amazing results. Stephen Beaumont and Christine Sismondo provides us with insights into the historical progression of distilleries in Canada – from Indigenous manipulation of local plants, to …

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This week, we go off the rails a tad… I’m a huge bookworm and especially enjoy discovering Canadian authors. The two sites I use to keep track of my reading… www.bookcrossing.com (nada50)www.goodreads.com (Nada Loughead) This site is all about Canadiana and I thought it would be fun to ask some Canadian authors to provide a …

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