Feasting and Fasting - Dundurn

Feasting and Fasting

Canada's Heritage Celebrations

Published October 2010

Description

Feasting and Fasting is an introduction to the foods and beverages that were a central part of how our ancestors celebrated important events.

Long before the arrival of newcomers, the First Nations were celebrating the passages of life, the changing seasons, and the gifts of the Great Spirit with feasting. As settlers from around the world arrived on Canadas shores, they brought with them the memories and traditions from home. Diverse and unique culinary histories began to develop as the newcomers were unable to find some of their traditional ingredients and were forced to compromise. Wild game, fruit, plants, grains, vegetables, and maple sugar were often transformed from survival foods to the foods of celebration.

Food brought families and communities together to pay tribute, to honour, to celebrate, to mourn, and to be comforted. This is a sampling of their events and what was on their tables at births, weddings, funerals, religious holidays, garden parties, and more!

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Contributors

Dorothy Duncan

Dorothy Duncan has worked with organizations across Canada and around the world to ensure that Canada's culinary history is recognized, researched, and recorded. In 2007 her book Canadians at Table won the Cuisine Canada and University of Guelph Culinary Book Gold Award. She lives in Orillia, Ontario.

Book Details

Hardcover
October 2010
5.25x7.25 in
256 pp
9781554887576
ePub
October 2010
-
256 pp
9781459721593