Food and Folklore of the 1,000 Islands: Savor the Flavor of the Islands


148 pages
Contains Illustrations, Bibliography
ISBN 1-896395-00-7
DDC 641.59713'7





Julie Rekai Rickerd is a Toronto-based broadcaster and public-relations


Pamela and Michael Sykes claim to know nothing about cooking and don’t
like to cook, but they love to eat and they love the Thousand Islands.
These two loves inspired them to gather recipes from the best
restaurants in the Thousand Islands and to combine these recipes with
vignettes of island history and folklore.

The recipes cover a wide range of foods, from Thousand Island Dressing
to Crкpes Suzette for Four and Rice Pudding. It is the history and the
folklore of the Islands, however, that adds the value to this unique
collection. Where else would a reader learn about “the Victorians’
hedonistic rites of winter practised at Kingston’s Fort Henry,” or
about “the 1877 formula for restoring victims of a lightning
strike,” or about “a grave-robbing doctor who turned really bad. ...
He entered politics.”

For those living in, visiting, or traveling through the Thousand
Islands, this amusing and educational cookbook is a veritable treasure.


Sykes, Pamela, and Michael Sykes., “Food and Folklore of the 1,000 Islands: Savor the Flavor of the Islands,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed July 23, 2024,