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Fat-Back & Molasses

By Ivan Jesperson

Fat-back & Molasses is a collection of favourite old recipes from Newfoundland & Labrador. In addition to the homespun recipes, this book contains sketches and stories that also give a deep insight into the culture and life of a people very much in communion with nature and ... Read more

Feasting and Fasting

By Dorothy Duncan

Feasting and Fasting is an introduction to the foods and beverages that were a central part of how our ancestors celebrated important events.

Long before the arrival of newcomers, the First Nations were celebrating the passages of life, the changing seasons, and the gifts of ... 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

Sir John's Table

By Lindy Mechefske

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

Taste of Acadie

By Marielle Cormier-Boudreau & Melvin Gallant
Illustrated by Michiel Oudemans

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

What We Talk About When We Talk About Dumplings

Edited by John Lorinc
Introduction by Karon Liu

Nearly every culture has a variation on the dumpling: histories, treatises, family legends, and recipes about the world’s favourite lump of carbs

​​​​If the world's cuisines share one common food, it might be the dumpling, a dish that can be found on every continent ... Read more

Work of Her Hands, The

By Plynn Gutman

The Work of Her Hands is Plynn Gutman's effort to capture the stories of her grandmother's life and to recreate a way of life that has all but vanished from our memories. Marie Anne Lacaille would have said she was an ordinary woman, but to her granddaughter and her family, she ... Read more