Sir John’s Table: The Culi­nary Life & Times of Canada’s First Prime Min­is­ter

Canada's History - - BOOKS -

by Lindy Mechefske Goose Lane Edi­tions, 232 pages, $19.95

Mechefske’s archival re­search re­vealed an abun­dance of fas­ci­nat­ing nine­teenth-cen­tury food sto­ries, which she used for Sir John’s Table.

Fol­low­ing chap­ters with amus­ing ti­tles such as “Pas­sage to Up­per Canada: Bring Your Own Bis­cuits” and “A Roast Duck Din­ner Saves the Do­min­ion” are her­itage recipes copied from pop­u­lar Cana­dian cook­books of the nine­teenth cen­tury, in­clud­ing the oddly ti­tled The Cook Not Mad; Or Ra­tio­nal Cook­ery, by “Anony­mous.” From this vol­ume we are

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