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Salt Beef Buckets

A Love Story

by (author) Amanda Dorothy Jean Bulman

Breakwater Books Ltd.
Initial publish date
Nov 2021
Canadian, Seasonal, Essays
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    Publish Date
    Nov 2021
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    Nov 2021
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Recipes and essays exploring the stories and culinary traditions of Newfoundland.

Three facts: 1. The culinary history of Newfoundland is unique and diverse. 2. Anyone can cook anything and make it delicious, so long as they prioritize local and seasonal ingredients. 3. Food tastes better when it is connected to stories and memory. These are the core beliefs of Salt Beef Buckets: A Love Story, an affectionate tribute to the land, the people, and their meals.

About the author

Amanda Dorothy Jean Bulman is a chef, writer, stand-up comic, and librarian. She believes passionately in teaching farming, foraging, and food skills to young people. You can find her work online with CBC and in Harrowsmith magazine. Also, she makes the best biscuits in the world.


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Editorial Reviews

“Bulman’s casual, yet polished recipe-writing feels refreshing […] In addition to recipes, Bulman explores things like rug hooking, berry picking, hunting and fishing. You'll learn how to build a fire for a boil-up, grow seedlings for a garden, or blend herbs and flowers for tea. In fact, you could consider this book an introduction to living and eating well in Newfoundland and Labrador – downhome “hygge,” if you will.”

Eating an Island

"At the heart of Amanda Bulman’s debut cookbook is Newfoundland’s local, seasonal cuisine and stories behind the recipes that make food special. This cookbook is good for beginners and experts alike, centred around the belief that anyone can cook delicious food with local seasonal ingredients. Breakwater Books published Salt Beef Buckets: A Love Story with recycled materials, making it a good choice for environmentally conscious readers. Share this tasteful insight into Newfoundland’s culinary history, unique land and community."

Atlantic Books

"Throughout, Salt Beef Buckets walks a balance of deliciousness and readability."

The Telegram

"This cook book reads just like a love story. A love story of tradition, family, friends, culture and care. [...] Laid out in seasons, there is something to look forward to in spring, summer, fall and winter."

Atlantic Book Reviews