Sir John’s Table: The Culinary Life and Times of Canada’s First Prime Minister




Sir John’s Table: The Culinary Life and Times of Canada’s First Prime Minister

Mechefske, Lindy

Goose Lane Editions

2016, Culinary Narratives, Gold

Sir John’s Table traverses the colourful life of Canada’s first prime minister, from his passage as a young Scottish boy in the steerage compartment aboard the Earl of Buckinghamshire to his new home in Kingston, Upper Canada. It traces his boyhood years of stealing fish and scarfing down fairy cakes into his adult life as a lawyer, husband, father, and eventual leader of the newly founded dominion of Canada. In Mechefske’s breezy and engaging style, we follow Macdonald’s life through some of the common foods of the day, from mutton, quince, and gooseberries to hare, cow heel, and ox cheek. Along the way, she reveals how to concoct the fried oysters served at the Charlottetown Conference and how a roast duck dinner saved the dominion.

Overview: 3 Chefs




3 Chefs: The Kitchen Men
Written by Michael Bonacini, Massimo Capra, and Jason Parsons
Published by Whitecap Books, North Vancouver

Whether they’re in the kitchen, at the table, or on TV Michael Bonacini, Massimo Capra, and Jason Parsons are known for the excitement they bring to the art of cooking. Now, these three top chefs have come together to produce a cookbook that accurately reflects the sense of fun and adventure that makes them such a great team. In Three Chefs: The Kitchen Men Michael, Massimo and Jason have combined their best recipes to create a cornucopia of tasty meals. Complimented with anecdotes and stories of growing up and learning to cook, this personal collection of recipes will delight and entertain.

Won GOLD in 2011, General Cookbooks

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