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Edible Histories, Cultural Politics: Towards a Canadian Food History

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Just as the Canada's rich past resists any singular narrative, there is no such thing as a singular Canadian food tradition. This new book explores Canada's diverse food cultures and the varied relationships that Canadians have had historically with food practices in the context of community, region, nation and beyond.

Based on findings from menus, cookbooks, government
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Paperback, 456 pages
Published November 7th 2012 by University of Toronto Press (first published September 15th 2012)
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Darren
Nov 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
Certainly an eclectic mix of small reports, that is for sure. That would be the best way of describing this book that seeks to look at the rich and diverse underlying cultures that contribute towards Canada’s food tradition.
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