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Cooking Canadian

Out of Old Saskatchewan Kitchens (pb)

by (author) Amy Ehman

MacIntyre Purcell Publishing Inc.
Initial publish date
Feb 2015
Canadian, General
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2015
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Out of Old Saskatchewan Kitchens is the story of people and the food they prepared. With more than 50 photos, it is a window into life as it was then. If you want to know what life was really like in early Saskatchewan, come to the table with us.

This is an amazing glimpse into the food we ate and the people who prepared it.
Gordon Barnhart, historian, and former Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan


This blending of characters, recipes, and stories serves up a menu of home. In the tradition of iconic Canadian food writers Anita Stewart, Marie Nightingale, and Edna Staebler, Amy Jo Ehman has penned a culinary classic.
dee Hobsbawn-Smith, chef and award-winning author of Foodshed: An Edible Alberta Alphabet


Amy Jo Ehman describes traditional ethnic foods and relates these to the incredible diversity of  Saskatchewan, and in the process provides us with time-worn recipes for many of these dishes.
Alan Anderson, author of Settling Saskatchewan

About the author

Amy Jo Ehman is an award winning food writer with the prairie blood running through her veins. From her earliest memories on the family farm, she has been captivated by the flavours and stories of her home province. A food columnist in the Saskatoon Star Phoenix, her first book Prairie Feast: A Writer's Journey Home for Dinner won the Saskatchewan Best First Book Award and was shortlisted for Cuisine Canada and High Plains Book Awards. She lives and cooks in Saskatoon.

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Editorial Reviews

FASCINATING 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 <i>A Kitchen in Corfu</i> and <i>The Man Who Ate Toronto, Memoirs of a Restaurant Lover</i>

A GIFT 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 <i>Foodshed: An Edible Alberta Alphabet</i>

FEAST 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 <i>A Union of People and Song: A Tribute to Einar Nordstrom</i>

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