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Oxford Companion to Food

Oxford Companion to Food

By Alan Davidson

Published 2014

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Canada a huge country whose area exceeds that of the USA, although its population is not much more than a tenth as large, includes vast areas which are too chilly for all but trappers and other rugged people whose professions take them there; and in contrast, regions such as the Niagara peninsula and the Okanagan Valley (in British Columbia) where the climate is warm enough for growing fruits such as peaches. It is also remarkable that Canada is much wider, west to east, than the USA, thus giving scope for a wonderful six-day coast-to-coast train ride (still available in the early 2000s).