Canada’s Original Cooking Vessel
Jun21

Canada’s Original Cooking Vessel

Bentwood box cooking, as was found among the First Nations of coastal British Columbia, is Canada’s only indigenous cooking method.  From pre-history the boxes, skilfully made with planks of red cedar, were used for family meals or the most elaborate feasts.  Often ornately decorated and of many various sizes, they also were used for storage and even, at times, for burial. In northwest culture, the red cedar was a revered tree, often...

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Bannock and Canada’s First Peoples
Jun20

Bannock and Canada’s First Peoples

With interest growing in the foods of Canada’s First Nations, let author Alison Bell guide you through her indepth research on the topic. “The term bannock stems from the Old English bannuc, meaning a morsel, and in many dictionaries it is defined as ‘traditionally Scottish’.  While a search for information about Scottish bannock is somewhat fruitless, a plethora of information is available on the bannock which is...

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Shining a Light on Canadian Cuisine
Jan29

Shining a Light on Canadian Cuisine

Outside of August, this is the most exciting time of year for Food Day Canada.  It is just such fun! And once again, with the 2019 menus, the bar has been raised by the chefs of Canada in the annual University of Guelph Good Food Innovation Awards. The calibre of this year’s offerings was absolutely outstanding!  The depth and breath of our chefs’ commitment to the producers and processors of Canada was the finest ever. ...

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Setting Our Table Proudly!
Jun16

Setting Our Table Proudly!

Setting Our Table Proudly! So you want to Shop Like A Canadian. Me, too. For a whole lot of reasons. Local food is better for the planet and keeping our producers and processors in business and reviving the entire sector which, for a number of years, seemed to have been on life support. Besides, using local ingredients is actually a whole lot of fun.    It whets our culinary curiosity and defines who we are as Canadians. We are very...

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Culinary Tourism Alliance
Jul21

Culinary Tourism Alliance

The Culinary Tourism Alliance is leading efforts in research, education and product development to promote the growth of the industry across Canada. Their Feast On programme has been identifying restaurants that support locally-sourced Ontario food since before 2011.  Our Philosophy Food serves to connect us with the land, our heritage and the people around us. It is a diverse and dynamic channel for sharing stories, forming...

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