B.C. artists reflect on how and when they learned to cook
Recollections and recipes from B.C. writers and artists
This book is a mixed bag of people, ideas and recipes. It takes an assortment of writers—poets, novelists and other artists, and asks them the question “How or when did you learn to cook?” The result is Apples Under the Bed, Recollections and Recipes from B.C. Writers and Artists.
The 31 B.C. writers and artists came originally from very different backgrounds and far-flung places. Invited to reflect on how and when they learned to cook, the authors responded in a variety of styles, some comic, some moving, all illuminating. The well-loved recipes of their childhoods explain how to make Irish colcannon and barm brack, Finnish nisua bread and Caribbean bol jul, as well as the more familiar English Christmas pudding and cake. Nine artists, including Pat Martin Bates, Carole Sabiston and Phyllis Serota, have contributed full-colour illustrations.