Canadian Food History Symposium 2015

UPDATE: Audio recordings of the five presentations at this event are available online: Andrea Guimond on poverty and diet; Daniel Pastuck on miso and soy; Madison Connolly on wine and Canadian identity; Emily Nikkel on hog farming in Manitoba; and Aisha Entz on the decline of First Nations peoples since European contact. You’re invited toContinue reading “Canadian Food History Symposium 2015”

Manufacturing Mennonites: public lectures and reviews

Manufacturing Mennonites: Work and Religion in Post-War Manitoba has received its first review! Historian James Naylor (Brandon University) reviewed the book for Oral History Forum d’histoire orale, the journal of the Canadian Oral History Association. You can read his review here. I’ll be discussing the book at public lectures in Winnipeg on the following dates:Continue reading “Manufacturing Mennonites: public lectures and reviews”

Book launch

Celebrating the publication of my first book! The book launch will take place at Winnipeg’s McNally Robinson on Saturday, 27 April 2013 at 2 pm. The book is a history of 3 workplaces – Friesens, Palliser, and Loewen – and discusses the transformation of Mennonite identity in the second half of the 20th century.

Old Dutch “Kids’ Bids”: searching for past contestants

UPDATE: This research is now completed, and I am no longer conducting interviews. Thanks to all for sharing your stories! My book, Snacks: A Canadian Food History, is now available from University of Manitoba Press.