This massive compilation of all things related to food in Canada is a celebration of centuries of culinary exploration: - comprehensive A to Z listing of everything from the food preferences of the First Nations that influenced the dining habits of early fur traders and pioneer settlers, to the canned food revolution precipitated by World War I, to the decline of home-cooked meals and the rise of fast food and microwaveable dinners, to the return of artisanal foods and organic produce as people try to rediscover their culinary roots, to couch potatoes salivating over food shows on TV - timeline of Canadian food history from ancient times to the present day featuring unique or unusual ingredients, techniques and local and regional names for foods - historic and regional recipes throughout - full colour and B & W photos and illustrations throughout
Born in Simcoe, Ontario, to a family of food processors, A. H. JACKSON has always been fascinated by the skies above our heads. He flew his first plane at 14 and left home at 17 to continue his atmospheric exploration. Jackson believes that, in the twine of life, there are two special genes unique to humankind—hope and humour—and thinks we should all turn to the funny side of life in the face of adversity. He must have quite the sense of humour, then, since he’s been struck by lightning five times! Alan has co-authored a mystery—Pretty Maids all in a Row—and has several adventure books for young adults in the wings. James Darcy is a dedicated food folklorist who has a lifetime of international food and travel experience to draw upon in contributing to the recipes in this book.