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!

Vinarterta

Vinarterta

Sydney Fuhrman Watch our Education Coordinator make this Icelandic-Canadian dessert: Welcome back for this special edition Edible Artefacts post.  Since...
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Caesars

Caesars

Sydney Fuhrman Watch our Education Coordinator make her version of this classic Canadian cocktail: In 2009 a poll was conducted...
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Pierogi

Pierogi

Sydney Fuhrman Watch our Education Coordinator attempt to make these Canadian favourites: In 1993, in the tiny town of Glendon,...
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Canadian Food Guides

Canadian Food Guides

Emma Minato As a child I recall learning about healthy eating through Canada’s Food Guide. We listened to the teacher,...
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Tourtière

Tourtière

Sydney Fuhrman It’s late at night and it’s freezing. Snow is coming down in huge fluffy flakes, but you’re fine...
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Food Radio

Food Radio

Emma Minato You may be familiar with TV shows such as The Great Canadian Baking Show, Chopped and MasterChef, but...
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Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Sydney Fuhrman Watch our Education Coordinator attempt to make this 1920s cake: Pineapple desserts exploded in popularity in the 1920s...
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Baked Apples

Baked Apples

Sydney Fuhrman The 1930s were a tough time for people around the world. Rising unemployment and the collapse of global...
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Nanaimo Bars

Nanaimo Bars

Sydney Fuhrman Watch our Education Coordinator attempt to make this classic West Coast dessert: As a Vancouver Island museum, we...
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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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