Out of Old Manitoba Kitchens tells the story of the province's early inhabitants through the foods they prepared. Feast on dozens of photographs, more than 80 recipes and countless recollections. Discover how Indigenous pemmican was the perfect recipe for propelling the fur trade, how Scottish bannock became a staple for the First Nations, and why a Manitoba social always ends with kielbasa. Tuck into tales of Franco-Manitoban tourtière, Icelandic vinarterta, and Mennonite rollkuchen. From the campfires of the Métis buffalo hunt and the outdoor kitchens of the early settlers, to the bread ovens of the Ukrainian immigrant and the dining halls of the Winnipeg General Strike, Manitobans of all stripes have contributed to a rich culinary heritage. They bring to the table a delectable spread of culturally diverse dishes, adapted to the local landscape and influenced by a determination to survive, and then thrive, on food from the forest, rivers, lakes, and prairie soil. The tastes and aromas of those early kitchens come to life on pages filled with memories, hand-written recipes, and colourful images from bygone days. Savour the stories, pictures, and flavours from Out of Old Manitoba Kitchens.
"Hanlon shares stories and recipes that set me to drooling—and remembering my own grandmothers, a Hutterite and a Scot, and their differing approaches to baking. That remembrance is the finest gift a cookbook can give us." — dee Hobsbawn-Smith, award-winning author of Foodshed: An Edible Alberta Alphabet
"This fascinating book is packed with historical and culinary insights into the foodways of early Manitoba, brought to life in vivid and warm-hearted prose—a deliciously well-collated feast of real people and real recipes." — James Chatto, award-winning food writer and author of A Kitchen in Corfu and The Man Who Ate Toronto, Memoirs of a Restaurant Lover
"Manitoba author, Christine Hanlon, has issued an invitation to partake of a feast. This book is a great read for those who enjoy history, good food, and getting to know the great folk that call Manitoba and Canada home." — Teresa-Lee Cooke, poet and author of A Union of People and Song: A Tribute to Einar Nordstrom