host picture

D is for Dinner: A historical fish dish, fit for Sir John A MacDonald

Sir_John_cover.jpgCanada's first prime minister was well-known for his heavy drinking. His eating habits have not been as well documented - until Lindy Mechefske set out to discover them. Lindy's a food writer and blogger in Kingston, and her interest in Sir John A Macdonald began when she moved into a limestone townhouse in that city -- a townhouse she's convinced Sir John A must have visited.

 

She's now channeled her love of food and history into a unique biography called Sir John's Table: The Culinary Life and Times of Canada's First Prime Minister. It's filled with stories and recipes, though she left out the instructions for scalloped frogs and calves head hash. She joined us with a recipe for baked fish, which you can check out here.

 

 

Download Flash Player to view this content.

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.

Submission Policy

Note: The CBC does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comments, you acknowledge that CBC has the right to reproduce, broadcast and publicize those comments or any part thereof in any manner whatsoever. Please note that comments are moderated and published according to our submission guidelines.