C o n f e de r at i o n d i s c u s s i o n s i n c l u de d l a v i s h me a l s
This is Canada’s year, the 150th anniversary of confederation and celebrations of various forms are taking place through the provinces and territories. One wonders what meals were being enjoyed in the days leading up to the agreement that would join regions into one country, that country being Canada. Research shows that the Fathers of Confederation dined lavishly and drank the best spirits available as part of the serious business of forming a nation. A menu from one of the early dinners indicates boiled mutton and roasted rabbit were among the meats and fowl offered for the enjoyment of the negotiators. Of a plainer fare was an apple pudding, one that might have been made in an early home during the time of confederation. With variations and new cooking methods, the mutton, rabbit and apple pudding are likely still enjoyed today throughout the country.