At last, Northern Cookbook has arrived on my doorstep. Written by Eleanor Ellis in 1967, this cookbook – or at least my copy of it – is currently sunning it considerably south of 60 in Marseille, whose inhabitants keep lemon, fig, and palm trees on their balconies. There is something slightly boastful about owning a lemon tree that STAYS OUTSIDE in the “winter” but I will not belabour the subject. It smacks of sour grapes.
Suffice it to say that the many country food recipes in this book – Seal on a Bun, Jellied Moose Nose – cannot easily be made in my current kitchen. I do have ready access to citrus. I therefore chose two recipes more suited to a southern clime: Carrots with Orange Sauce and Prairie Chicken in Cream.
Ottawa always attracts attention. The city and its government business present opportunities for socializing, celebrating, and politicking over a meal.
Here are two famous Canadian writers (outsiders to the city) reflecting on capital fare both real and imagined. Can you guess their identities? Tweet us @canlitfare. or post your answers below! Continue reading →
Introducing our new series of blog posts on Capital Meals. The first post in the series is called Entrées through Ottawa, and is set to come out on January 26, 2015. Follow our RSS Feed, or add us on Twitter @canlitfare, Like Us on Facebook, or Google+ to keep up to date with the Capital Meals: Sampling Canada Project.