Roaming the Big Land
Roaming the Big Land
FLAVOURS OF CANADA
Roaming the Big Land: Flavours of Canada wins Gourmand World Cookbook Award
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Roaming the Big Land is a celebration of Canada from coast to coast to coast. In this entertaining and thoughtful collection of stories inspired by journeys to every province and territory, T.A. Keenleyside wrestles with the
enduring issue of our national identity, and in the process captures in a personal way the extraordinarily diverse and beguiling character
of the country. These are touching, amusing, and insightful tales that evoke our past and present cultures as well as our promising yet uncertain future. For added enjoyment, each chapter concludes with an original Canadian recipe.
From panning for gold in the Yukon to floating on an iceberg in Nunavut, from "Portage Pasta" canoe-tripping in Ontario to Jiggs' Dinner in an isolated outport in Newfoundland, Roaming the Big Land exposes the reader to distant corners and distinct cuisines of Canada, and whets the appetite to know the country better.
T.A. Keenleyside's Roaming the Big Land has been announced winner for English Canada of the 2011 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in the category of culinary travel.
Roaming the Big Land is now entered in the Best in the World competition with the winner to be announced March 6, 2012 on the eve of the Paris Cookbook Fair.
Roaming the Big Land, published by Penumbra Press, takes readers on a vicarious journey to every province and territory in Canada, exposing them to distant corners and distinct cuisines. The book captures in a personal way the diverse and beguiling character of Canada and whets the appetite to know the country better.
This is the author's second Gourmand award. Missing the Bus, Making the Connection: Tales and Tastes of Travel (Penumbra Press, 2008) was the 2009 winner for English Canada in the categories of food literature and culinary travel.
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T.A. Keenleyside is a professor emeritus of political science at the University of Windsor and a former journalist and diplomat. He is the author of three award-winning books, including Missing the Bus, Making the Connection: Tales and Tastes of Travel and Roaming the Big Land: Flavours of Canada winners of Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in 2009 and 2011.