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"Savory and Sentimental"

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Lindy Mechefske joins CTV News Ottawa's Leanne Cusak to talk about Ontario's fascinating history of food and cooking. 

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They also take a look at some of the historical snippets and recipes inside Lindy's book, Out of Old Ontario Kitchens.

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Lindy Mechefske brings Out of Old Ontario Kitchen's to Rogers TV

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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.

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Nova Scotia author Vernon Oickle leaves little to be lost in translation

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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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