Welcome to Edible Artefacts

The Sidney Museum’s digital exhibit on food history.

Here we’ll be sharing recipes that showcase stories from Canadian history. While we may have a bit more of a West Coast focus (we are in Sidney BC after all), we will be sharing stories from across this massive country. But since culture, heritage, history and cuisine can change radically between provinces, communities and even neighbourhoods, we won’t be trying to tell the entire story of Canadian cuisine, merely sharing some of the chapters.

So get ready to dig in!

Butter Tarts

Butter Tarts

Emma Minato Watch our Education Coordinator try to make these tarts: When the days grow short and the holiday season...
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Ginger Beef

Ginger Beef

Sydney Fuhrman You’d be hard pressed to find a Chinese restaurant in Western Canada that did not feature ginger beef...
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Canada War Cake

Canada War Cake

Sydney Fuhrman Watch our Education Coordinator attempt to make this rationing recipe from World War II: It’s fun to look...
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Moose Milk

Moose Milk

Sydney Fuhrman Watch our Education Coordinator attempt to make this Canadian Cocktail: If you were to ask me a few...
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Maple Syrup

Maple Syrup

Emma Minato What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Canada? Some may think about...
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Poutine

Poutine

Sydney Fuhrman Watch our Education Coordinator try to make this dish for the first time: As far as classic “Canadian”...
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Sidney Slice

Sidney Slice

Sydney Fuhrman Watch our Education Coordinator attempt to make this local dessert: I love it when communities have some kind...
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Welcome!

Welcome!

Food and stories go together perfectly. From sitting and eating with your family as you answer that standard parent question:...
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