Canada is more than baked beans, maple syrup and pea soup; our food experience is as diverse as our geography and our people. It is a celebration of native survival over the centuries colliding with Old World foods and traditions and mixing with New World ingredients. This book provides an A to Z guide to common and obscure, regional and nationwide, distinctly Canadian foods or, at the very least, foods with a Canadian connection: * California rolls, Hawaiian pizza and New England clam chowder may sound American, but all were invented right here in Canada * Canadian hero Laura Secord was virtually forgotten until a Toronto resident began making chocolates and putting her story on every box * Ontario-born J.L. Kraft's patented cheese process morphs into a food-processing empire * And more. Includes a timeline of Canadian food history!