Saltscapes Traditional Holiday Fare: Recipes from Canada's East Coast


64 pages
Contains Photos, Index
ISBN 1-55109-512-2
DDC 641.5'68





Reviewed by Janet Arnett

Janet Arnett is the former campus manager of adult education at Ontario’s Georgian College. She is the author of Antiques and Collectibles: Starting Small, The Grange at Knock, and 673 Ways to Save Money.



If you understand chicken bones and barley toys, there can be no
question—your heart has been to the Maritimes and you will enjoy this

Regional culinary traditions of Atlantic Canada are captured in this
beautifully illustrated recipe collection. Whether it’s
snickerdoodles, mistletoe pie, crab grass, chowder, bread stuffing, or
brown sugar fudge that spells traditional Christmas fare for you,
Nightingale has included a recipe for it.

Although the book is small (just over 50 recipes), the collection
nonetheless manages to include dozens of down-east favourites, from
baked treats to veggies to beverages to the ultimate holiday bird.

Numerous great colour photographs, instructions for making a
traditional evergreen wreath and centrepiece, and a brief essay on
Maritime candy enhance the atmosphere generated by the book. As the
recipes are for once-a-year treats, the lack of nutritional information
can be forgiven.


Nightingale, Marie., “Saltscapes Traditional Holiday Fare: Recipes from Canada's East Coast,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed June 24, 2024,