This massive compilation of all things related to food in Canada is a celebration of centuries of culinary exploration:
– comprehensive A to Z listing of everything from the food preferences of the First Nations that influenced the dining habits of early fur traders and pioneer settlers, to the canned food revolution precipitated by World War I, to the decline of home-cooked meals and the rise of fast food and microwaveable dinners, to the return of artisanal foods and organic produce as people try to rediscover their culinary roots, to couch potatoes salivating over food shows on TV
– timeline of Canadian food history from ancient times to the present day featuring unique or unusual ingredients, techniques and local and regional names for foods
– historic and regional recipes throughout
– full colour and B & W photos and illustrations throughout