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.  He has a HUGE mandate!  He understands how important Food Day Canada is to the people of our amazing nation…and besides he lives...

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...

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 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...

The Good Food Innovation Winners 2017 !

Once again the bar has been raised with this year’s University of Guelph Good Food Innovation Awards.  The calibre of the 2017 menus was absolutely outstanding!  The depth and breath of our chefs’ commitment to the producers of Canada was the finest ever.  (We DID trend at #1 on...

The Good Food Innovation Awards Jury 2017

We welcome the Jurors for this year’s University of Guelph / Food Day Canada Innovation Awards.  Like the so many of the 2016 restaurants and chefs, ours is a stellar line up of experienced food professionals; Chef/Professor Michael Allemeier from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology...