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.
Lindy Mechefske recently appeared on Rogers TV Daytime with Dylan Black. She talks about her book Out of Old Ontario Kitchen's and brings along some dishes and drinks and some interesting, old school, cooking tools.
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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Lindy Mechefske at the Kingston WritersFest podium and with author patrons Judith Irwin and Richard Henriksen
Lindy Mechefske, the author of Out of Old Ontario Kitchens, was honoured to be part of the line-up at the recent Kingston WritersFest 2018 – widely regarded as one of the biggest and best literary festivals in Canada.
"It's fabulous to see food writing finally being taken seriously," says Lindy. "We've long paid homage to other literary genres while regarding food writing, like food preparation, as primarily 'women's work.' The truth is, food stories are the real stories of our lives and there is little more fundamental or important to the human race or the future of the planet than food."