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By Helen Humphreys. 2017
Delving deep into the storied past of the apple in North America, Humphreys explores the intricate link between agriculture, settlement,… and human relationships. She brings light to such varied topics as how the apple first came across the Atlantic Ocean with a relatively unknown Quaker woman long before the more famed “Johnny Appleseed”; how bountiful Indigenous orchards were targeted to be taken over or eradicated by white settlers and their armies; how the once-17,000 varietals of apple cultivated were catalogued by watercolour artists from the United States’ Department of Pomology; how apples wove into the life and poetry of Robert Frost; and how Humphreys’ own curiosity was piqued by the Winter Pear Pearmain, believed to be the world’s best tasting apple, which she found growing beside an abandoned cottage not far from her home. 2017.
By Bill Bridges. 1981
By J. L Granatstein. 1993
Granatstein's study of life at the top during the Second World War centres on the most senior ranks in the… Canadian Army. Men like Andrew McNaughton, Harold Crerar, Thomas Burns and Guy Simonds had not only to win military campaigns, but also command the sympathies of bureaucrats and powerful politicians. None, however, forgot they were fighting a war, and that their decisions directly affected the lives of Canadian soldiers. 1993.
By M. F. K Fisher. 1988
A collection of the 35 prefaces that the author has written for her own books, as well as other books,… about food and drink. It gathers in one place the author's perceptions, insights, and autobiographical fragments. 1988.
Dessert university: more than 300 spectacular recipes and essential lessons from White House pastry chef Roland Mesnier
By Roland Mesnier, Lauren Chattman. 2004
White House Pastry Chef Mesnier provides information and recipes, beginning with fruit desserts, then moving on to mousses and Bavarian… creams, frozen desserts, crepes, puddings and chocolate. He makes use of newly available tropical fruits, and offers explanations of the different types and various uses of meringues. Mesnier also works with traditional desserts, and he has plenty of recipes for the basic cookies, cakes, and pies that are still in great demand. 2004.
By Bob Greene. 2000
Based on interviews with his father's hero--the B-29 pilot who dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, in August 1945--a… syndicated columnist delivers a tribute to a passing generation. Explores the values of World War II veterans and their commitment to patriotism, courage, and a sense of duty. Bestseller. 2000.
By Chris Patten. 1998
Chris Patten reflects on his experiences as the governor of Hong Kong, why he adopted the stance he did, and… how he fought his battles. Why has the Far East more generally prospered so spectacularly over recent decades, and how seriously should its recent crises be taken? What is the possibility of such conditions for prosperity being reproduced elsewhere? What are the connections between political freedom and the rule of law, and economic freedom and advance? What is China's role in the world to be? Patten discusses the answers to these and other questions. 1998.
By Jeff Crump, Bettina Schormann. 2009
Sometimes the healthiest and most delicious food often comes from farmers and artisans just down the road. Chefs Jeff Crump… and Bettina Schormann remind us of the relationship between local eating and taste, and demonstrate how you can reduce your carbon footprint without diminishing your enjoyment of food. Includes how-to sections and recipes that will leave anyone wondering why they ever considered eating a tomato in February. 2009.
By Madhur Jaffrey. 1983
Although Madhur Jaffrey now lives in America, she grew up in India where the majority of the population are vegetarian.… This book contains recipes from India and other countries which she has explored over the years, including Bali, Korea, Israel and Hong Kong. 1983.
By Delia Smith. 1995
From beef in designer beer and venison steaks with cranberry Cumberland sauce, to chocolate bread and butter pudding and mascarpone… nutmeg ice cream, this book contains old favourites and new ideas to try out during the cold winter months. 1995.
By Paul Fussell. 1996
Memoirs of a literary scholar describing his experience as a young soldier in World War II. Fussell expounds on the… everlasting impact the war had on his psyche and delivers excoriating commentary on many subjects. Some violence and some strong language. 1996.
By Hans Blix. 2004
Blix reluctantly came out of retirement in 2000 to lead the U.N. weapons inspections team in Iraq because he was… the only man everyone could agree on for the job. Three years later, those clamouring for military intervention grumbled at his inability (or, as they saw it, refusal) to present evidence of weapons of mass destruction, but he reminds readers that his assignment was to assess and report on the available evidence. A play-by-play account of the months of diplomacy and inspection efforts leading up to the Iraq war. Some descriptions of violence. 2004.
By Frances Moore Lappé. 1991
How we eat affects not only ourselves but also our world, here Lappé offers a new philosophy on the social… significance of a new way of eating. Includes simple rules for a healthy diet, food combinations that make protein-rich meals without meat, kitchen guide and recipes. 1991.
Devil at my heels: a heroic Olympian's astonishing story of survival as a Japanese POW in World War II
By David Rensin, Louis Zamperini. 2011
A youthful troublemaker, a world-class NCAA miler, a 1936 Olympian, a WWII bombardier: Louis Zamperini had a fuller life than… most. But on May 27, 1943, it all changed when his B-24 crashed into the Pacific Ocean, leaving Louis and two other survivors drifting on a raft for forty-seven days and two thousand miles, waiting in vain to be rescued. When they finally reached land, they were captured by the Japanese. Louis spent the next two years as a prisoner of war--tortured and humiliated, routinely beaten, starved and forced into slave labour--while the Army Air Corps declared him dead and sent official condolences to his family. On his return home, memories of the war haunted him and nearly destroyed his marriage, until a spiritual rebirth transformed him. 2011.
By Elisabeth Hasselbeck. 2012
From the co-host of ABC’s The View comes a vital book about wholesome and satisfying gluten-free food - with easy-to-follow… recipes and healthy tips - for families managing celiac disease, as well as anyone who is concerned about their intake of wheat and other grains. 2012.
By Delia Smith. 2008
Delia has sourced a range of pre-prepared foods to help you short circuit cooking times and techniques. Readily available from… supermarkets, delis, online food shops and farmers markets these recipes using instant time savers will allow you to create fabulous food without the fuss. This book is for people who don't want to cook, who think they can't cook, or simply don't have the time to cook. 2008.
By Chloe Coscarelli. 2012
Chef Chloe reinterprets 125 of America’s favorite foods with great-tasting ingredients and clever techniques. She begins with helpful advice on… how to set up your own kitchen for stress-free, healthful eating, and also explains how to get all your nutrition from a plant-based diet and why it’s so healthy. Includes recipes for vegan macaroni and cheese, creamy Fettuccine Alfredo, sliders and fries, and adaptations of the most popular Chinese, Indian, and Mexican dishes. c2012.
Tibor "Max" Eisen was born in Moldava, Czechoslovakia into an Orthodox Jewish family. In the spring of 1944, gendarmes forcibly… removed Eisen and his family from their home. They were brought to a brickyard and eventually loaded onto crowded cattle cars bound for Auschwitz-Birkenau. Winner of Canada Reads 2019. Bestseller. 2016.
By Sarah Elton. 2013
The author visits four continents, investigating not only the potential threats to our food supply, but also telling the stories… of those who are working hard to preserve our future. From Bogotá to Beijing, Delhi to Rome, Nairobi to Toronto, people from all walks of life are creating an alternative to the industrial food we have grown accustomed to piling into our shopping carts, and in the process giving us hope of avoiding a daunting future. 2013.
By Kim Aubrey. 2011
An anthology of poems, essays, and fiction inspired by the subject of food and drink. Features established and emerging writers… from Canada and around the world. Freud said food is love, and for these authors it is also everything else that is human, light and dark – memory, pleasure, desire, childhood, amusement. Includes strong language. 2011.