Parks Canada has new food app

  • Aug. 8, 2011 7:00 p.m.

By Ayanna Rhindress–A new app is now available for your iPhone. Parks Canada has created a free gourmet food app, featuring over seventy recipes from historic sights across Canada. Not only are there delicious recipes, the app also includes a picture of the completed recipe, information about where the food comes from, a historic story to go with the dish, a photo of the historic site, and a link to the Parks Canada website.”We want to connect people to the past in a way everybody can relate to, and help people become more aware of Canada’s historic national sights,” said Parks Canada’s Tamara Tarasoff.Recipes from before the 18th century, all the way to the 20th century will be found on the app, including many from the West Coast. Parks Canada worked with a cooking school to make every dish, perfecting the recipes, before adding them to the app. Ms Tarasoff said two really delicious ones are molasses cookies from Fort Rodd Hill on Vancouver Island, and a smoked haddock soup called Finnan Haddie, from Fisgard lighthouse. So far there aren’t any recipes from Haida Gwaii, but Ms Tarasoff said they have a wonderful salmon recipe they’ve been working on. As soon as it’s ready, and updated, it will automatically be uploaded to the gourmet food app on your iPhone, along with every other new recipe.The app was developed as part of Parks’ 100th anniversary. It’s available from Apple’s app store for iPhone and iPod touch in French and English, and will soon be available for Android-based phones, and some Blackberries. Recipes will be available on the Parks website, with new recipes being updated as they’re made.

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