Essays

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Apron Strings

By Jan Wong

Shortlisted, 2018 Taste Canada Awards and 2018 Writers' Federation of New Brunswick Book Award for Non-Fiction
Longlisted, 2018 RBC Taylor Prize

Jan Wong knows food is better when shared, so when she set out to write a book about home cooking in France, Italy, and China, she ... Read more

Butter Cream

By Denise Roig

What happens when a 56-year-old fiction writer decides to ditch it all and attend professional pastry chef school for a year? In writing that brings to mind the work of journalist/chef Michael Ruhlman, Butter Cream: A Year in a Montreal Pastry School tells the story of eleven ... Read more

Curry

By Naben Ruthnum
Narrator Matthew Edison

Curry is a dish that doesn't quite exist, but, as this wildly funny and sharp essay points out, a dish that doesn't properly exist can have infinite, equally authentic variations. By grappling with novels, recipes, travelogues, pop culture, and his own upbringing, Naben Ruthnum ... Read more

Eaten Back to Life

By Jonah Campbell

A new essay collection by the Philip K. Dick of chips:
In this series of thoughtful essays and stink-eyed observations, Jonah Campbell explores food and drink in the modern world, from pig heads and whisky to fine wine and French gastronomy, Nigella Lawson to David Cronenberg, ... Read more

Food & Trembling

By Jonah Campbell

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 ... Read more

Food And Trembling

By Jonah Campbell

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

Freshly Picked

By Jane Reid

Take a delightful journey through BC's extraordinary bounty and explore the secrets of locally grown fruits and vegetables. In Jane Reid's new book, FRESHLY PICKED, foodies, locavores and gardeners will discover fascinating information about the plentiful harvests that BC farmers ... Read more

In Grace's Kitchen

By Vince Agro

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

Sustenance

Edited by Rachel Rose

Writers from BC and Beyond on the Subject of Food will bring to the table some of Canada's best contemporary writers, celebrating all that is unique about Vancouver's literary and culinary scene. Punctuated by beautiful local food photographs, interviews with and recipes from ... Read more

Take Back the Tray

By Joshna Maharaj

 

A beloved chef takes on institutional food and sparks a revolution

Good food generally doesn’t arrive on a tray: hospital food is famously ridiculed, chronic student hunger is deemed a rite of passage, and prison meals are considered part of the punishment. But Chef Joshna ... Read more