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A Poem in My Soup: A Newfoundland Sampler with Selected Poetry By Geraldine Chafe Rubia

A Poem in My Soup: A Newfoundland Sampler with Selected PoetryBy Geraldine Chafe Rubia

Genre: Cooking
Format: Paperback, 226 pages, b & w photos
Pub Date: May 2010
ISBN 10: 1-897317-68-9
ISBN 13: 978-1-897317-68-6

Price: CDN$16.95

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Book Description
The idea for A Poem in My Soup - a book of recipes and poems was conceived by Geraldine Chafe Rubia in 1969. Being enthusiastic about both cooking and poetry, she thought it only natural to combine the two in one book. This book also includes Newfoundland expressions and folklore; it is a co-operative work involving dozens of the author’s friends, relatives, and acquaintances from scattered parts of Newfoundland and Labrador. In the case of some St. John’s contributors, the author has listed their hometowns to indicate that they brought their recipes and folklore from other parts of the province. Also included are a few recipes that have been brought from other countries by people who have chosen to live in Newfoundland and Labrador. Accompanying the recipes and Newfoundland witticisms are original works of poetry by Geraldine Chafe Rubia.

About the Author
Geraldine Chafe Rubia is the eldest daughter of the late Arnold Chafe of Goulds and Mary Margaret “Molly” McDonald of Kilbride. She is a former president of the Newfoundland Writers’ Guild, and she continues to write poetry, plays, and prose. She has won awards in each category and is published in periodicals and anthologies. Her plays have been performed on stage and on CBC radio. With the Longside Club she has initiated performing arts opportunities for persons with disabilities. She is co-editor of From This Place and has published two books of poetry, A Poem in My Soup and Skating Among the Graves. In 2008 she co-edited the anthology A Charm Against the Pain. Geraldine Chafe Rubia resides in St. John’s.


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