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What's to Eat?

Entrées in Canadian Food History

by (author) Nathalie Cooke

Publisher
McGill-Queen's University Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2009
Category
General
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780773535701
    Publish Date
    Sep 2009
    List Price
    $110.00
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780773535718
    Publish Date
    Sep 2009
    List Price
    $32.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9780773577176
    Publish Date
    Sep 2009
    List Price
    $29.95

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How we as Canadians procure, produce, cook, consume, and think about food creates our cuisine, and our nation of immigrant traditions has produced a distinctive and evolving repertoire that is neither hodgepodge nor smorgasbord. Contributors, who come from the diverse worlds of universities, museums, the media, and gastronomy, look at Canada's distinctive foodways from the shared perspective of the current moment. Individual chapters explore food items and choices, from those made by Canada's First Nations and early settlers to those made today. Other contributions describe the ways in which foods enjoyed by early Canadians have found their way back onto Canadian tables in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Authors emphasize the expressive potential of food practices and food texts; cookbooks are more than books to be read and used in the kitchen, they are also documents that convey valuable social and historical information.

About the author

Nathalie Cooke is associate dean of the McGill Library, professor of English at McGill University, and the editor of What’s to Eat?: Entrées in Canadian Food History.

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