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The great bannock bake-off

On National Indigenous Day—the first to be a statutory holiday in the Yukon—there was a bannock bake-off in a tent behind the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre. 32 more words


Bannock on the Grill

Bannock is awesome. I grew up eating bannock, (as well as many other unsavoury and very unawesome things that we won’t mention here – can you say, ‘sitting at the dinner table until well after your bedtime because you just. 336 more words


Bannock – Toronto (Canada)

Bannock is one of the unique and innovative restaurants in the Oliver & Bonacini portfolio, renowned in Canada and especially Ontario. The creation of Peter Oliver and Michael Bonacini, Bannock is a Canadian comfort food restaurant and café enviably located in Hudson’s Bay flagship store in downtown Toronto. 586 more words


Byline update: Canadian Encyclopedia

I wrote about Bannock for Canadian Encylopedia. I tried to untangle the complex web of its history and role in Canada, from the first European colonialists to modern adaptations in today’s First Nations cultures. 11 more words

The Black Douglas...

So, it’s Easter, you expect a recipe for Hot Cross Buns/Chocolate eggs/a cake with cute chicks strewn over it? Jog on!!! Well, okay, it might have started out as something like that, but once I’d gotten the ingredients out, I looked at them and the word ‘bannock’ just appeared in my brain. 455 more words


A morsel of Bannock, anyone?

Can Bannock represent Canadian national food? Perhaps. It originally came from Europe, specifically Scotland (Gaelic bannach, means morsel)1,  and became adopted by most Indigenous nations of Canada.2 The reason why this style of bread was not common in this part of the world is  because indigenous ingredients for bread did not include wheat flour and bannock does.3 European settlers brought the wheat seeds with them,as well a the word for this type of bread, and ‘recipe’.4  However, with time, Colonial Canada established Reserves and Residential schools, which prohibited Indigenous people to share their traditional knowledge and food, so the bannock sort of stuck around and recipes were adapted depending on the region.5… 873 more words

Traditional Food

Roasting bannock over an outdoor fire

One of the great pleasures of the Maple Syrup Festivals that happen across our region at this time of year is the chance to experience pioneer customs and food.   73 more words