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NPC - Tunes and Wooden Spoons: Recipes form a Cape Breton Kitchen

SKU: 9781772761672

Love Without Measure

Mary Janet is back, but this time she takes you inside other grandmothers’ kitchens, grandmothers who were not only the backbone of their families but also contributed in untold and often unsung ways to their communities. Love without measure.

Come meet a Dutch immigrant grandmother who landed in Cape Breton with her family with not a dime in their pocket, or a Mi'kmaq grandmother who faced down discrimination and knew the way to change the heart was often through the stomach, or an Italian grandmother who saw her husband and sons go to work seven miles underground digging for coal. Meet these women and many more in their own kitchens and celebrate with us lives well lived.

Tunes and Wooden Spoons: Love Without Measure is a tribute to these strong Cape Breton women. More than that, it is a tribute to strong women everywhere. And you know if Mary Janet is in the kitchen, there will always be music and laughter.


About the Author:

Mary Janet MacDonald

Mary Janet MacDonald is the most unusual of celebrities. She took Facebook by storm just as much for her warmth and kindness as for her prowess in the kitchen. Her cooking and baking skills were learned at her mother's apron strings as were mothers before her. She conveys those recipes with a deftness and a recognition of the importance they have played in her life as a mother and grandmother. And to top it off, Mary Janet seems to know or be related to every musician and step dancer in Cape Breton.