Rhymes with ‘Truck’

“Rhymes with ‘Truck’: The Manitoba Food History Project” has been published in Oral History Review. This article provides an overview of the Manitoba Food History Project, outlining its incorporation of students into the research and publication process and its use of a food truck as a mobile cooking and recording studio. It offers an examination of why other oral historians might—or might not—want their own food history truck.

For those without a subscription to Oral History Review, there are 50 free online copies available via this eprint link from the publisher: https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/7FBSGX9MHBCV9Q87TX6E/full?target=10.1080/00940798.2023.2173616

Three people (Kimberley Moore, Kent Davies, and Janis Thiessen) wearing white aprons with the Manitoba Food History Project logo give each other a high five while standing in front of a red and white food truck on a warm summer day on the University of Winnipeg campus.

Manitoba Food History Project

My latest SSHRC-funded research project is the Manitoba Food History Project. I’m honoured that the Oral History Centre‘s Kimberley Moore and Kent Davies are collaborators on this research. The project’s two key research questions are:

How has food been produced, sold, and consumed in Manitoba?


How has this changed over time?

Interested in learning more? Check out the project’s website, manitobafoodhistory.ca, where you’ll find the Food History Truck, upcoming events, and The Pantry (which holds Story Maps and the project’s podcast series, Preserves).

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The Manitoba Food History Truck. (Photo by Kimberley Moore)