Canada is more than baked beans, maple syrup and pea soup; our food experience is as diverse as our geography and our people. It is a celebration of native survival over the centuries colliding with Old World foods and traditions and mixing with New World ingredients. This book provides an A to Z guide to common and obscure, regional and nationwide, distinctly Canadian foods or, at the very least, foods with a Canadian connection: * California rolls, Hawaiian pizza and New England clam chowder may sound American, but all were invented right here in Canada * Canadian hero Laura Secord was virtually forgotten until a Toronto resident began making chocolates and putting her story on every box * Ontario-born J.L. Kraft's patented cheese process morphs into a food-processing empire * And more. Includes a timeline of Canadian food history!
About the author
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.
Other titles by Alan Jackson
Square Metre Gardening for Canada
Weird, Wild and Wonderful
Weird Facts about Toronto
Beginner Gardening for Canada
1001 Weird Facts For Canadian Gardeners
Weird Ontario Weather
Catastrophes, Ice Storms, Floods, Tornadoes and Hurricanes
Weird Canadian Weather
Catastrophes, Ice Storms, Floods, Tornadoes, Hurricanes and Tsunamis