Stay warm with warming recipes from Manitoba archives
CBC News · Posted: Feb 03, 2019
Above: An archival image of a New Year's feast at the home of John Monias from Christine Hanlon's book, Out of Old Manitoba Kitchens. (Out of Old Manitoba Kitchens)
Cold weather is a constant feature of Manitoba living. Fortunately, so is tasty, warming food to cheer yourself up as you soldier through it.
To honour that past and keep yourself busy, a dig through the archives yields a handful of recipes from yesteryear that will let you take a tour of the past without leaving the house to get to a museum.
Of course, The Bluenosers' Book of Slang by Vernon Oickle was the top seller in Nova Scotia for November. Why not give your friends and family the gift of a little Nova Scotia wisdom this Christmas.
Lindy Mechefske joins CTV News Ottawa's Leanne Cusak to talk about Ontario's fascinating history of food and cooking.
They also take a look at some of the historical snippets and recipes inside Lindy's book, Out of Old Ontario Kitchens.
Give a gander to Vernon Oickle's new book and you'll see it's pritnear all you need to understand Nova Scotia's vernacular and it ain't half bad.
In his book, Bluenoser's Book of Slang: How To Talk Nova Scotian, the Liverpool author informs his readers that rappie pie is a meat or chicken casserole that goes well with molasses, and that "can't get blood from a turnip" refers to getting money from someone who's flat-out broke.
These would be some of the book's... shall we say... less colourful expressions.
"I think it reflects how the culture evolved over time and when you have a place like Nova Scotia that is a melting pot of different cultures communicating together over the last 200 years, the way we speak is a reflection of that," said Oickle. "It reflects who we are, it captures our past."
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