Barber, James

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Barber, James Gender: M
born on 23 March 1923 at 08:55 (= 08:55 AM )
Place Dover, England, 51n08, 1e19
Timezone GMT h0w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: McKay-Clements
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 01°43' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 05°13 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 17°31'


British-Canadian cookbook author and host of Urban Peasant, a CBC cooking show. Barber worked as an engineer before becoming a food critic for the Vancouver Sun. His lifelong interest in food and writing and his increased knowledge in these areas naturally led him to become a cookbook author. Following his retirement, he spent his remaining years on his farm in British Columbia's Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island. An energetic and passionate man with a large personality, Barber strove to empower others to do things for themselves.

Barber was married twice and fathered five children; 3 sons and 2 daughters. Perhaps fittingly, Barber died peacefully at his farm of natural causes while sitting at the dining room table reading a cookbook with a pot of chicken soup simmering on the stove. He is survived by his wife and five children. (Source: Wikipedia)

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

John McKay-Clements quotes a letter from him 1996, given in The Canadian Astrology Collection


  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV host/ Personality (Syndicated TV cooking show)
  • Vocation : Food and Beverage : Chef/ Cook (Syndicated TV show, vegetarian influence)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (Move to Canada)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs