Canada IS Food!

From the boreal forest to the tundra; from the Prairie grasslands to Ontario’s Carolinian woodlands, Canada is stunningly rich with flora and fauna. Bio-diversity is our most valuable heritage. With 71,000 species which have been scientifically described and another estimated 69,000 species yet to...

Shop Like A Canadian!

A Shopping List to help set this year’s Food Day Canada Table! 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,...

The Good Food Innovation Winners 2018 !

2018 was a banner year!  Once again 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 menus was absolutely outstanding!  The depth and breath of our chefs’ commitment to the producers...

THANK YOU CANADA!!!!

Well, you did it again!  Thousands of Canadians spread the word and partied in their backyards and farm fields while our super-talented, super-committed chefs created incredible Food Day Canada menus and hashtag’d them for the world to see.  Didn’t hurt to have the CN Tower blazing in...

A Ministerial Greeting!

When Canada’s Minister of Agriculture & AgriFood, Laurence Macaulay, takes the time to drop Food Day Canada a letter of support, we are totally jazzed.  Before he took on his current portfolio, his farmer-focused mandate was HUGE!  He understood how important Food Day Canada is to the...

Ontario’s Minister of Agriculture sends Greetings!

  Heading up the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Minister Ernie Hardeman is a veteran of the Province’s agricultural scene.  We’re honoured that he’d take the time to write!   Minister Hardeman's...

The Art & Science of Homemade Ice Cream

Summertime and Ice Cream together so we thought it’d be fun to let readers learn from the master ice cream maker himself.  But first a little background. Dairy Processing Education at the Ontario Agricultural College, University of Guelph, has been part of our mandate for nearly 140 years....

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...

Easter Cheese & Food Traditions

Spring is springing…thank goodness.  Snow’s beginning to retreat and the rivers are opening.   Although Easter is early on the calendar this year, it’s never too early for Easter cheese. It’s the quintessential springtime dessert in many Mennonite homes, easy to make and...

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...