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Newman Cookbook Collection – University of the Fraser Valley

BCFN has been informed about a  recent cookbook collection added to the University of the Fraser Valley. The Newman Western Canadian Cookbook Collection was established in 2015 and is comprised of community and restaurant cookbooks published in, or about, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, B.C., the Yukon and Northwest territories. Details about the collection are available on […]

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Iconic BC foods

Iconic BC Foods Once in awhile the BC Food History Network gets asked what is an iconic BC Food or what to serve if you were having a BC meal or celebrating BC day, like this one received from readers in Ontario: “We are doing a BC day at work. We would like to do […]

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Restaurant Menus

Restaurant menus provide a glimpse at the kinds of foods served in another time and place.  They are a condensed view of what’s available to eat and how it’s popularly served and eaten. The prices charged for meals are also fascinating. Have you collected or saved old menus? The Vancouver Museum currently has an exhibit titled […]

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Support your local museum – soil and sea at White Rock BC

Almost every local museum has some food-related material in their collection: from tractors and farm implements, to kitchen utensils and equipment, to plant and animal specimens, to traditional table textiles, to cookbooks and historic photographs, to fish nets or tools used by indigenous cultures, to household items from archaeological contexts. British Columbia is rich in […]

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Update on Blackberries

In addition to this post from 2016, take note of a new post by Christopher Cheung in the Tyee about how blackberries took over  BC.   Blackberries – delicious or dastardly? Many people love to pick this free fruit that grows in abundance from Vancouver Island to the Okanagan to Haida Gwaii. Blackberries are also […]

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