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Apples Under the Bed: Recollections and Recipes from B.C. Writers and Artists

by christine on April 2, 2012

This collection of original essays by B.C. writers and artists throws light on little-known aspects of their lives and creativity.

Invited to reflect on how and when they learnt to cook, the authors responded in a variety of styles, some comic, some moving, all illuminating.

The book will be welcomed by proponents of “slow food”: it includes recipes remembered from earlier times and far-flung places, from Scotland to India, from northern B.C. to war-time England, from Armenia to the prairies, from Finland to eastern Canada and the U.S.

Among the thirty contributors are Christine Smart, Pat Martin Bates, Shushan Egoyan, Bill Gaston, Pauline Holdstock, Catherine Jameson, Don McKay, P.K. Page, Briony Penn, Manish Om Prakash, Carole Sabiston, Phyllis Serota, Fred Wah and Rachel Wyatt. With full-colour illustrations from the artists, the book is a unique compendium of art, memoirs and cookery.

It is a fascinating foray–indeed a geographical tour–into the backgrounds of these artists and writers.”
Focus
“Top pick for cooks who like arts and literature. For some, cookbooks are not only something you cook from, but also something you sit down, read and enjoy nowhere near the kitchen.”

Victoria Times-Colonist

 

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