Ambition, failure, sex, and the service industry
A dark and comic novel, Congratulations On Everything tracks the struggles, frailties, and cruelly pyrrhic victories of the middle-aged owner of a bar-restaurant and a 30ish lunch-shift waitress.
Jeremy has bought into the teachings ... Read more
Winner, Taste Canada Gold Medal for Culinary Narrative
Commemorating the two-hundredth anniversary of Sir John A. Macdonald's birth, Sir John's Table is a refreshing look at Canada's first prime minister.
Sir John's Table traverses the colourful life of Macdonald, from his passage ... Read more
Rock Recipes 2: More Great Food From My Newfoundland Kitchen ignores the trends and fads to serve up real food perfected in a real home kitchen. With eyewidening main dishes, easy sides, and lip-smacking desserts, Parsons delivers great fare for any occasion. Featuring beautiful ... Read more
One of The Globe and Mail's Globe 100: Best Books of 2014
Every weekend, in cities around the world, bleary-eyed diners wait in line to be served overpriced, increasingly outrÃ? © food by hungover waitstaff. For some, the ritual we call brunch is a beloved pastime; for others, ... Read more
For A Taste of Acadie, Melvin Gallant and Marielle Cormier-Boudreau travelled all over Acadia, from the Gaspé Peninsula to Cape Breton, from the tip of Prince Edward Island to the Magdalen Islands, and around northern New Brunswick and southern Nova Scotia. They gathered the ... Read more
From RockRecipes. com creator Barry C. Parsons’ home kitchen to yours – Rock Recipes: The Best Food from my Newfoundland Kitchen gathers together some of the most popular dishes Parsons has ever posted – and includes a healthy serving of brand new fare as well! A self-described ... Read more
Pour yourself a glass of red wine and settle in for this collection of stories and recipes from author Vince Agro. Centred around his mother's kitchen table, "from where she steered the family as if the captain of a ship," we learn of his father's butcher shop, collecting dandelions, ... Read more
What hidden evasions and exclusions lie behind the subtle perfection of the BLT? What is the etymology of the croissant? Why did we drink all that Bud Lite Lime? What did you do to my face? This collection of writing by Jonah Campbell-metalhead, misanthrope, unrepentant good ... Read more
This heated confession of one man who embraced the chile lifestyle details his obsessive quest for pepper pain. A look into the capsicum subculture and its strange denizens, this book discusses hot sauce phenomena—the endorphin rush that kicks in when the sauce is consumed, ... Read more