CANADIANS + FOOD

We explored specialty olive oils and balsamic vinegars a few weeks ago – check it out at https://canadiancookbooks.ca/the-olive-oil-vinegar-lovers-cookbook-2/ Then while visiting in Cobourg, ON I came across a tucked away shop with this cookbook front and centre of the store display. Now for all of you that have asked where you can purchase the specialty …

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Author Abby Langer wants you to understand one thing right from the beginning of this book: all food is good and all diets are bad…how’s that for a novel concept? With the diet and wellness (disguised, but really diet) industry raking in trillions of dollars, they don’t like this statement. Abby’s goal in this book …

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We reviewed Ann Hui’s book, Chop Suey Nation last year as she took us on a Canadian journey of small-town Chinese restaurants with similar menus peppered with a little local flare. https://canadiancookbooks.ca/chop-suey-nation/ Now author and film director/host Cheuk Kwan expands on that theme to take us around the world where Chinese people have adopted new …

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What makes a start-up company in a pandemic successful? Why, four saucy guys that determined to prove the statistics wrong and put their money and tastebuds behind their dream. Within two years of their launch, Four Fathers condiments can now be found in over 200 stores across Canada. Take that, pandemic doomers! Dino, John, Dave …

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Cover design credit: Terri Nimmo/Cover photograph credit: Justin Hall I have three favourite Canadian comedians: Ron James, Jonny Harris and Rick Mercer. I’ve watched all their television shows and been to their live performances. Although Rick is not on the small screen every week, he is still making us laugh on CBC’s Comedy Night with …

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A compilation of essays on food topics compiled and edited by Colin Anderson, Jennifer Brady and Charles Levkoe. This is a tool used in university food studies but we can all learn interesting insights from the contributing authors. Topics explored include the “BYOB” trend that started in Montreal and moved throughout the country, the more …

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Looking for some historical insights into the Canadian snack world? Author Janis Thiessen, associate professor of History and Associate Director of the Oral History Centre at the University of Winnipeg, has you covered in this book packed with historical and well researched insights into the companies and influences of post-world war snack production. https://janisthiessen.ca/ When …

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The foodie buzzword for the past decade is “fusion”. So why not Japan inspired food brand in North America.? That’s what Abokichi did – which means “fortunate avocado” – bringing you products that are unique, flavourful and made with the best ingredients. Who are the faces behind the product? Jess was inspired by the Japanese …

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I love learning the inspiration that gets a chef’s engine running and why they put the gruelling effort into a career that has long hours, workplace challenges and has taken a huge hit in the past few years. Instead, ask yourself the same question chef Suzanne Barr did…why do you cook? Because it makes you …

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Our relationship with family is intrinsically wrapped up in food and interchanges in the kitchen and around the dinner table. Canadian singer-songwriter, Jann Arden, brings us into that relationship with her mother as they journey through the hills and valleys of Alzheimer’s. This book hit home as I watched my father battle through the disease …

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