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Lessons in Fusion – Primrose Madayag Knazan

Lessons In Fusion is the first novel from Winnipeg playwright, food writer, and Winnipeg food promoter, Primrose Madayag Knazan. I’ve met Ms. Knazan at a couple of food events over the years, including sharing a table with her at one of the Raw:Almond brunches. Lessons in Fusion tells the story of Sarah, a teenaged food blogger, who enters into an online cooking contest during the Covid pandemic. Sarah, pronounced SAH-rah, is of Jewish and Filipino descent, but has been raised exclusively Jewish.…Continue readingLessons in Fusion – Primrose Madayag Knazan

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Community Food

Joe Average Buys Groceries

The New Year is upon us, and I am starting it off with a post inspired by activity in the Manitoba Food Bloggers group at the very end of last year. Group moderator and organizer and generally all-round terrific person Shel Zolkewich, posted a poll which stated that according to Stats Canada, the average Manitoba family spent $241.00 per person per month on food. I’m pretty much a Joe Average kind of guy, so this should work for me.Now, I…Continue readingJoe Average Buys Groceries

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Landrigan: The Vegetarian’s Guide to Eating Meat

In a previous post, I mentioned that I had picked up the book while browsing through the “New and Noted” section at the Winnipeg Public Library. While I was browsing, I also picked up Marissa Landrigan’s book, The Vegetarian’s Guide to Eating Meat. Landrigan is an assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown, where she teaches creative, digital, and professional writing. The Vegetarian’s Guide to Eating Meat, subtitled, A Young Woman’s Search for Ethical Food, chronicles the author’s journey from a…Continue readingLandrigan: The Vegetarian’s Guide to Eating Meat

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Endearing Pain:Colleen Peters

This post for Endearing Pain is off the general path for Dining With Donald. However, I knew Colleen years ago when I attended Church of the Way, and I think her story is worth a read. Check out her book launch on May 2, more info at the bottom of post.“Pain is Universal.” That is the first quote on the back cover of  Endearing Pain: Life Lessons from MS Afflictions,” Written by Winnipeg author and former teacher, Colleen Peters. Just over a decade…Continue readingEndearing Pain:Colleen Peters

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Homemade Life-Review

Often my book buying decisions are made by the bargains being offered for Amazon Kindle. A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from my Kitchen Table, by Molly Wizenberg. I’ve said before that I’m not a fan of cookbooks, but do like food books that contain the odd recipe. A Homemade Life falls into the latter category. While A Homemade Life serves as a coming of age tale for the author, it also serves as a love letter to her father. It was in his…Continue readingHomemade Life-Review