Apples to Oysters

Apples to Oysters

A Food Lover's Tour of Canadian Farms

Book - 2008
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On this passionate, cross-Canada odyssey, Margaret Webb introduces readers to 12 great farmers or, as she calls them, chefs of the soil and the sea, tractor-seat philosophers, poet biologists, thingamajig inventors, and zealous educators. Her stories of the challenges they face growing good food are inspiring, touching, gritty. They will make you hungry. They will make you laugh. They will make you run to your nearest farmers' market to hug a farmer. Arranged into sections titled Starters,Mains, and To Finish, these stories are of the passionate, driven people who farm and produce food in our country.
Publisher: Toronto : Viking Canada, 2008
ISBN: 9780670066247
Branch Call Number: 630.971 WEB
Characteristics: 272 p. ; 24 cm


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Feb 27, 2014

An informative, interesting read; but THE RECIPES !! Duncan's Scallop Ceviche and Bev and Keith's Witches' Brew--oh I'd better make them again.

Scout_WPL Jun 23, 2011

Are you a foodie traveller? Experience Canada through reading of interesting food experiences from the gate to the plate. The author Margaret Webb willingly engages producers by visiting their "crops" and exploring the markets.

Cdnbookworm Apr 16, 2011

This informative, entertaining and often humorous look at Canadian food farming is a gem. Webb, inspired by a carrot, travelled across the country looking at farmers who are being inspired to put taste and nutrition into their crops, rather than submitting to the quantity is king mindset. Webb chooses a food from each of the ten provinces and one of the territories as her focus and finds a farmer to represent that food.
Her book includes not only interesting information about the food and how it is grown and harvested, but also information about the farmers and their struggles and their relationship with consumers, other farmers and the food industry. Each chapter includes recipes for the food focussed on. I found myself inspired to find more foods that were sourced from sustainable farms like these that recognize that taste and nutrition are so important to the foods we eat. (More so, since the last batch of carrots I bought, at the farmers' market no less, were tasteless lumps!)

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