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Janis Thiessen

Janis Thiessen is Professor of History at the University of Winnipeg, and the author of Snacks: A Canadian Food History (among other books). One of her favourite Manitoba foods is the cheese dog at VJ’s Drive-Inn.

mmm... Manitoba

The Stories Behind the Foods We Eat

Kimberley Moore (Author), Janis Thiessen (Author)

Mixing recipes, maps, archival records, biographies, and full-colour photographs with fascinating stories, mmm... Manitoba showcases the province’s diverse foodways and industries from on board the Manitoba Food History Truck.


A Canadian Food History

Janis Thiessen (Author)

Through extensive oral history and archival research, Thiessen uncovers the roots of our deep loyalties to different snack foods, what it means to be an independent snack food producer, and the often-quirky ways snacks have been created and marketed.