How We Cook, Eat and Drink: The Canada Letter

This week’s Canada Letter asks if there is such a thing as Canadian cooking and previews a special New York Times report on Canadian food and drink.

For the coming week, much of The New York Times’s coverage of Canada will be about how and what we eat. That includes live events in Montreal and Toronto that should be terrific.You’ll find more about all that below. But first, I spoke with Daniel Bender, a cultural historian who is the director of the University of Toronto’s Culinaria Research Center, which studies all things food related. Here’s a condensed and edited version of our talk:Q. Is there such as thing as Canadian cooking?A. I ge...