Speaking in Cod Tongues

Speaking in Cod Tongues

A Canadian Culinary Journey

Book - 2016
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"Lenore Newman explores Canada's rich and evolving culinary landscape in Speaking in Cod Tongues. From oceans to prairie, from bakeapples to fiddleheads, from maple syrup to k'aaw, from the height of urban dining to picnics in parks, Newman describes a delicious and emerging mélange representing the multifaceted nature of Canada."--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Regina, Saskatchewan :, University of Regina Press,, 2016
ISBN: 9780889774599
0889774595
Branch Call Number: 394.120971 NEW NVD
Characteristics: xii, 275 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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mammothhawk229e
Mar 24, 2017

Short, but sweet book.
Red velvet cake created by Food coloring sponsor as promotion?
Learned a lot like Confederation politicians wined & dined on steamship, Vinegar Pie from WWI food ration, two public (& very profitable) market in Montreal demolished for progress, cod tongue used to be common leftover treat for Newfoundland until technology over-fishing to why high food prices for Northern Canadians.

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imagenel
Jan 22, 2017

Admirably academic (with 500+ citations) yet a bit lacking in actual tasting (author drove across Canada in a few months and admitted that book could have cover more). Did she have real fresh cod tongues? In page 230, she disclosed that cts are likely from Norway, processed in China and imported back (big carbon footprint). Frozen cts are like rubbery calamari and not worth the trouble (even before the cod fishery's collapse, fresh cod tongues were hit n' miss). Looked for cod tongue pic in the nice cover but there’s none. In chapter Canadian Creole, multicultural cuisine is discussed yet no mention of Afghan, Brazilian, Cajun, Cambodian, Indonesian, Jamaican, Korean, Persian (big hub in North Van), Philippino, Thai, Vietnamese (she had banh mi once in Toronto), etc. A couple of celebrity chefs in Vancouver bristled when their food is called fusion cuisine, perhaps adaptive is a better adjective for the diverse cuisines that we enjoy on the West Coast?

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