Mrs. Beeton , the original domestic goddess popularized jelly desserts in her best selling book Mrs. Beetons Book of Household Management . Yes, she is the one to blame, but still, when in moderation and fortified with alcohol, jellied desserts are light and refreshing. Chartreuse is an after dinner liqueur which dates back to the 17th century, a creation by 3 monks who each had one part, but not the entire recipe. It is available in green and yellow. While the green provides a nice color contrast to the peaches, it has more of a vegetable or herbal flavour, the yellow more honey. It is one of the handful of liquors that continues to age and improve in the bottle.
Ray Robertson is a contributing book reviewer to the Globe and Mail and the author of six novels and two books of essays, including Moody Food and Why Not? Fifteen Reasons to Live . Chris Doda is an award-winning critic, editor, and poet. He is the author of the collections of poetry Among Ruins and Aesthetics Lesson . His poems and reviews have appeared in journals and magazines across Canada and he was an editor at Exile: The Literary Quarterly for five years. He is currently the review editor for the online journal Studio. They both live in Toronto, Ontario.
Lunch Bucket Lives is not only an impressive condensation of the last half century of social history, but a deeply respectful examination of the complex lives of Hamiltonians as the city became Steeltown. Heron's unassailable command of both the primary and secondary literature permits a richly detailed discussion of working class lives on the job, at home, and in the community. In demonstrating how intersections of race, class, gender and ethnicity informed, nurtured, but also limited the responses of workers to the emergence of industrial capitalism, Lunch Bucket Lives attains an interpretive complexity that will challenge those familiar with its subject, period, and place. All in all, Lunch Bucket Lives is a study that equals the "Ambitious City" it seeks to document.