Canada’s Busiest Woman

Dear Kate, I have a confession to make, despite your long and prolific career; farmer, cook, baker, administrator at the CNE, radio talk-show host, writer, and cook book author, I had never heard of you until last week. How have our paths not crossed? I am a cook myself, and a collector of Canadian cookbooks.…

When Gelatin Was a Status Symbol

Originally posted on Longreads:
Gelatin dishes as we know them date all the way back to medieval Europe. From that period up until the mid-nineteenth century, jellied dishes were foods of the elite, served as elaborate molded centerpieces on the tables of nobility. The reason was simple: the process of rendering collagen from animal bones…

Blueberry Buttermilk Loaf-Elizabeth Baird

Other then the dry lemon raspberry loaf slices at Starbucks, does anyone  eat quick breads anymore?  I think that we don’t eat them, because nobody makes them, too much work? I know, not as convenient as individual narcissistic* muffins or cupcakes, and it is a work out uses a bread knife to hack off a…