Coming up on Rewind- all about food. Fondue, pizza pie and whipped cream in a can were all new to Canadians not all that long ago- and CBC was right there to introduce them. That and conversations with Julia Child, a fisherman who makes cod head stew and a Caesar salad made by a premier all make for a delicious hour.
The program starts with a piece from the program Food Facts and Food Fashions. It was a weekly ten-minute survey of current food markets that was designed to help women plan their weekend shopping. And it kept an eye on new trends. In this segment- from January 1950- the program introduced Canadians to a new dish.
Next up on our culinary delights- pizza pie. It was from May 1957 and it featured a woman identified only as Mrs. Brady, who was doing an audition for the Homemaker's Club. In nearly all the auditions, contestants made casseroles. One woman put together a salmon casserole with a tin of salmon, rice, hard-boiled eggs, green peppers, butter, flour, milk and mayonnaise.
After that, a piece from May 1967 that featured the prolific writer and broadcaster Pierre Berton. Three of Berton's great passions in life - Canada, food, and his wife, Janet - came together in their book The Centennial Food Guide. It was a tribute to a century of good eating in Canada.
And then from the program Assignment in August 1968, a trip to Newfoundland with a recipe for Cod's Head Stew.
Up next, making Caesar salad next on Peter Gzowski's Morningside in April 1990. At the time, Joe Ghiz was premier of Prince Edward Island, and had earned a reputation as a fighter for the Island. He was also famous for his Caesar salad. So that morning, Gzowski invited him into the CBC studio in Charlottetown to share his recipe. Meanwhile, Peter was in his own Toronto studio with his own Caesar salad ingredients.
The final piece is from Michael Enright's program This Morning- the Sunday Edition in November 1999. It was an interview with the late great chef Julia Child.