Food Chat: Muffin Mania
Posted by Julia Prange on April 22, 2014. 0 Comments
More than three decades ago, sisters Cathy Prange and Joan Pauli were known among family and friends for their muffin recipes — homemade treats made with easy ingredients that warmed a kitchen with the smells of sweets and spices. The pair published 60 of their favourite recipes in Muffin Mania, which was a hit across Canada (even Mila Mulroney had a copy) in the 1980s.
Long out of print, Martha Prange decided to rescue the book her grandmother and great aunt lovingly created before she was even born — the updated version Martha recently published became a hot seller at the Toronto Cookbook Store and is now being discovered by a new generation. From morning glory muffins to orange date muffins to seafood muffins, Muffin Mania has recipes to suit all tastes. Martha Prange will be with us this week to discuss her grandmother’s baking legacy and share some of her family’s all-time favourite recipes.
Joining Martha on our regular panel: Liane Faulder writes about food for the Edmonton Journal and maintains an award-winning blog, Eat My Words, Peter Hum is the food editor of the Ottawa Citizen, Susan Schwartz is a feature writer and columnist who writes about food for the Montreal Gazette, Randy Shore is a former restaurant cook and avid food gardener who writes about food issues for the Vancouver Sun, Gwendolyn Richards is the food writer for the Calgary Herald and the blogger behind PatentandthePantry.com, and Laura Brehaut writes about food for canada.com and Postmedia Network. Be a part of the discussion, Thursday at 1 p.m. ET.