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Sir John's Table : The Culinary Life & Times of Canada's First Prime Minister, Goose Lane Editions

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Commemorating the two-hundredth anniversary of Sir John A. Macdonald's birth, Sir John's Table is a refreshing look at Canada's first prime minister.

Sir John's Table traverses the colourful life of Macdonald, from his passage as a young Scottish boy in the steerage compartment aboard theEarl of Buckinghamshire to his new home in Kingston, Upper Canada. It traces his boyhood years of stealing fish and scarfing down fairy cakes into his adult life as a lawyer, husband, father, and eventual leader of the newly founded dominion of Canada. It was a journey that began with hardtack and suspicious-looking, watered-down stew amidst appallingly unsanitary conditions and culminated in grand dinners held in Macdonald's honour.

In a breezy and engaging style, author Lindy Mechefske traces Macdonald's life through some of the common foods of the day, from mutton, quince, and gooseberries to hare, cow heel, and ox cheek. Along the way, she reveals how to concoct the fried oysters served at the Charlottetown Conference and how a roast duck dinner saved the dominion.

Number of Pages: 228
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Cooking + Food + Wine, History
Sub-Genre: History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Utp Distribution
Author: Lindy Mechefske
Language: English
Street Date: September 1, 2015
TCIN: 50312118
UPC: 9780864928818
Item Number (DPCI): 248-05-4175
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