Author Archives : Molly Pendergast

FOOD HISTORY CORNER


PEI Museum & Heritage Foundation Cake Breaker Although it looks somewhat like a large hair comb, this artifact is actually meant for serving dessert. In the mid-1900s, cake breakers were ideal for light and delicate desserts, like popular chiffon and angel food cakes. Instead of squishing the slice like a regular knife or cake cutter might do, the comb doesn’t…

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FOOD HISTORY CORNER


PEI Museum & Heritage Foundation – Davis and Fraser Davis and Fraser Pork Packers and Provision Merchants was a meat packing and processing plant in Charlottetown. It was first located on Kent Street, but later moved to Grafton Street. The original plant was in operation as early as 1895, although the business was only incorporated in 1905. It all began…

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PEI Museum & Heritage Foundation : J. H. Myrick and Co. For almost a century, the Myrick family played a large role in Tignish’s economy, offering jobs for community members and creating spaces for locals to purchase goods. J.H. Myrick (James Howe) was born in 1824 in Newcastle, Maine. He married his wife Mary Converse Merrill in 1854, and the…

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FORK, KNIFE, INGREDIENTS, AND A HISTORY BOOK


Acadie Authentique hopes to spark a conversation about Acadian culture around the dinner table When I walked into Marc Bastarache’s kitchen for our interview I could see his ‘tools of the trade’ laid out on the counter: pots, pans, pickles, potatoes, and a history book. The book, dog-eared and erupting with sticky notes, is historian John Mack Faragher’s A Great…

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FOOD HISTORY CORNER


PEI Museum & Heritage Foundation – H. Benoit Lunch Counter The temperance movement was a social and political campaign at the forefront of many Canadian minds during the 19th and early 20th century. Those in favour of temperance were advocates for the moderation of, or total abstention from, alcohol. During the late 1800’s, unlicensed rum sellers on Prince Edward Island…

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NO BALONEY, JUST PURE PASSION AND QUALITY


Founders’ Delicatessen aims to provide Islanders an authentic deli experience at Founders’ Food Hall and Market “PEI meats, PEI made.” It’s a simple, plain-spoken slogan, but it holds a lot of meaning to Island butchers Brad Doiron and Alan MacLean. The two are getting ready to launch Founders’ Delicatessen, a locally-sourced deli set to open in Charlottetown’s new Founders’ Food…

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