Take an assortment of writers and artists - and ask the questions, "How or when did you learn to cook?" Then suggest they write down any recipes that might come to mind...
This collection of original essays by BC writers and artists throws light on little-known aspects of their lives and creativity. In reflecting on how and when they learned to cook, the authors responded in a variety of styles, some comic, some moving, all illuminating. The book will be welcomed by proponents of 'slow food' - Apples Under the Bed also includes recipes remembered from earlier times and far-flung places, from Scotland to India, from northern BC to war-time England, from Armenia to the prairies, from Finland to eastern Canada and the US. Among the thirty contributors are Pat Martin Bates, Fred Wah, Shushan Egoyan, Bill Gaston, Pauline Holdstock, Catherine Jameson, Don McKay, P.K. Page, Briony Penn, Manish om Prakash, Carole Sabiston and Rachel Wyatt.
With full-colour illustrations from the artists, the book is a unique compendium of art, memoirs and cookery.