Ontario Picnics

Lindy Mechefske

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ISBN: 9781772761443

Ontario Picnics

A Century of Dining Outdoors

  Author:   Lindy Mechefske    
  Publisher:  MacIntyre Purcell Publishing

The history of picnics in Ontario by Lindy Mechefske, two-time Taste Canada gold-award winning author, is a tour de force. With more than a hundred rare, old images, this book is a rich, visual feast as we look back at over a century of photographs and other treasures all celebrating Ontario picnics.

Packed full of charming and enticing surprises, this is a book that belongs on every single Ontarians’ bookshelf.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title: 9781772761443
Item MP0122
PublisherMacIntyre Purcell Publishing
PublisherMacIntyre Purcell Publishing
Published on April 14 2021
Language eng
Pages 128
Format Hardcover
Dimensions8.25(in) x 10.25(in)
Shipping weight602(g)
Lindy Mechefske is one of the most recognized names in food writing in Canada with a large media following, both in traditional media and social media. She is a two-time Gold Medal Winner in the Taste Canada Awards for Out of Old Ontario Kitchens and Sir John's Table, and the author of A Taste of Wintergreen. She is the food columnist for the Kingston Whig-Standard (Canada's oldest daily newspaper). Her work has appeared in various anthologies, literary journals and magazines including The New Quarterly, the Ottawa Citizen, Grapevine Magazine, and Kingston Life.

Quick Quotes

"Nostalgia is an ingredient best tempered as a seasoning, rather than a meal onto itself. With Out Of Old Ontario Kitchens, Lindy Mechefske brings equal portions of beauty, history, bitter strife, and an enviable repository of culinary stories to the table for all." — Simon Thibault is the award-winning author of Pantry and Palate: Remembering and Rediscovering Acadian Food.

"Lindy Mechefske's Out of Old Ontario Kitchens is sure to become a classic — for historians as well as for students of food history and women's history, along with cooks, and those who like to eat. Much more than a cookbook, this interesting volume provides a social history of Ontario including a record of what Ontarians ate. The recipes, however, allow us to take a bite of the past." — Prof. Beverly Soloway, Department of History, Lakehead University.

"Out of Old Ontario Kitchens is a refreshing take on the history of our food and culture, giving credit to the many communities that shaped Canadian cuisine. Lindy Mechefske's masterful weaving of history, story and recipes will ensure family heirloom status for this incredible archive of people and food." — Emily Wight is the award-winning author of Dutch Feast.