How can we put ourselves into recipes to connect with the people who made the ingredients possible?
What is the Source?
What is the Story? (Podcast)

Join Xaiver Campbell as he shows the sticky history of molasses. Xaiver uses molasses as a way to explore empire, enslavement, colonialism, and capitalism through the creation, transportation, and consumption of the sweetener. We explore ways for students to put themselves into recipes to connect to the past and how we can use our historical imagination to connect to people who were not able to leave their own records behind.

This conversation brings recipes and ingredients as the source into the history classroom to spark conversations around colonialism and capitalism in Canada.

The story of molasses is it's stickiness, and how it binds you to the history of a person you never met. - Xaiver Campbell

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