Global News chats with author and "food nerd" Lindsay Wickstrom about her new book the documents the donair. In Book of Donair, Wickstrom explores the history of the donair, and the people who shaped this Halifax-born kebab into the iconic Canadian street food it has become.
Stand Up Comedian Joel Jeffrey speaks with CTV News Saskatoon about his new book Great Saskatchewan Joke Book. Click here to watch the interview on Edmonton.ctvnews.ca
CBC News · Posted: Sep 26
An old, abandoned home with a noticeable lean can be seen on the front cover of Joe Chowaniec's newest book.
To some, it's just a house that's soon to collapse. But in this picture, Chowaniec sees a beautiful home that was somebody's dream.
Chowaniec's new book, Abandoned Alberta, captures areas and buildings like this in 140 photos from around the province. The book stems from a Facebook page called Abandoned Alberta that Chowaniec has run since 2016 showing similar photos of abandoned buildings from across the province.
Author of the article: Chad Huculak, Edmonton Journal Publishing date: Sep 25, 2020
Sam (Wajdi) Chehimi of Swiss Donair, 8304 144 Ave., one of Edmonton's favourite donair shops. PHOTO BY ED KAISER /Postmedia
"Why are donairs popular in Edmonton?
Good question, but first we need to go back to the history of donairs in Canada. As detailed in Halifax food blogger Lindsay Wickstrom's Book of Donair, donairs arrived in Canada via Greek immigrant Peter Gamoulakos, who first attempted to sell gyros at his Nova Scotia pizza shop in the early 1970s."
GLOBAL NEWS AT 5 EDMONTON September 9 2020
Where some people may only see decaying and broken down buildings, Edmonton photographer Joe Chowaniec sees beauty. His book showcasing Alberta's rich pioneer history will be out this month, so Gord Steinke sat down with the creator of "Abandoned Alberta" to talk about the stunning images.
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