Snack foods have been marketed in Canada for almost a century. Ad campaigns have included “Buy Canadian! Support the war effort! Support local sports!” But what about Old Dutch potato chips? How have they advertised their products? And what did they have to do with the TV show Kids Bids?
Bannock is viewed by many Manitobans as an Indigenous food, though its ingredients derive from European contact. But what would Indigenous food look like today if its development hadn’t been disrupted by colonialism? Chef Steven Watson, from Winnipeg’s Commonwealth College, talks about the historical, imaginative, and spiritual work of creating an Indigenous cuisine for the 21st century.