New Book Details Ontario Garlic's Delicious History

TORONTO, Aug. 25, 2015 /CNW/ - Garlic has a rich history. First brought to Canada by Vikings, the ancient bulb dates back 10,000 years to central Asia. Considered medicine, immigration hurt its food appeal in Anglo-Ontario. Newcomers were welcomed but not their garlic, with school kids suspended for its smell. But pioneering chefs, farmers and new cultural diversity made the celebrated taste mainstream. It's now Ontario's go-to spice. Toronto Garlic Festival founder Peter McClusky dug through archives and interviewed 150 farmers, chefs, historians, and scientists to preserve a slice of Ontario history. Hilarious stories share space with gardening tips and 40 recipes from chefs like Jamie Kennedy. Ontario Garlic: The Story from Farm to Festival tells you everything you need to know about our favourite spice.

Book launch: Sept 8th, 6-8pm, at
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Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: The History Press (July 13, 2015)
ISBN-10: 1626199205

SOURCE Garlic Growers Association of Ontario

For further information: For review copies and author interviews: contact Dundurn Press, Email:, Tel: (416) 214-5544 x222


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