Speaking in Cod Tongues

A Canadian Culinary Journey

About the Book

"What is Canadian cuisine? Lenore Newman distils much of the current thinking into the erudite and elegantly readable Speaking in Cod Tongues. Her odyssey across the country provides a wealth of culinary detail, giving us a vivid contemporary portrait of Canada's complex and ever-evolving foodways." -- James Chatto, National Culinary Advisor, Gold Medal Plates "A captivating work. Newman recognizes that our food is intrinsically linked to the land and the sea, where foraging and fishing sustained and comforted many generations." -- Barry C. Parsons, creator of "As someone deeply connected with regional expressions of food culture in Canada, I know this book will occupy a special place in my library. The idea of an overarching national cuisine for Canada is as complex as the country is diverse. What a wonderful gastronomical journey of discovery!" -- Jamie Kennedy, C.M., owner/chef Jamie Kennedy Kitchens

About the Author

Lenore Newman holds the Canada Research Chair in Food Security at the University of the Fraser Valley, where she is an Associate Professor of Geography. Lenore is a member of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada. She researches regional cuisine, agricultural land use, and urban food systems. Her love affair with food began on her family's fishing boats, where she gained an early introduction into the world of direct marketing of local products, and she is a strong advocate for fresh, local food. Lenore lives in Vancouver with her partner, Katherine, and spends her spare time tending her family's orchard.

2018 Book Awards

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