Author Barbara Sheen examines the historical and cultural forces behind Canada's diverse culinary tradition, including contributions from Canada's First Nations, French, and British background. Key ingredients include fish and seafood, meat, bread, hearty soups and chowders. Canada produces 85 percent of the world's maple syrup; how the syrup is gathered from maple trees and prepared in sugar shacks is explored. Feasts for Canadian Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations are explained. Sidebars feature engaging country information as well as a number of recipes with easy-to-follow directions.
Feature & Benefits
- One of the best ways to learn about other nations and other cultures is through their food. Each book in the A Taste of Culture series explores the foods, cooking traditions, customs, eating habits, and food sources of a different country -- all presented through a delectable blend of geography, daily life, culture, and history.
- All volumes discuss ingredients that form the staples of cooking in a given country, the favorite dishes, the snacks and sweets, the traditional holiday meals, and the preparations and traditions associated with these foods.
- Full-color photographs, easy-to-follow recipes, fascinating facts, maps, a glossary, bibliography, and index enhance each book.