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...

Shop Like A Canadian!

150  Canadian Ingredients & Products A Shopping List to help Set the 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,...

ANNOUNCING! The Good Food Innovation Awards 2016

Want to eat ‘Canadian’?  Get ready to salivate! As we look forward to 2017, the summery menus of this year’s Food Day Canada chefs remind us of our immense Northern Bounty.  Canada IS food and the world is, and will be, richer for it.   With the greatest number of Innovation...

For Gold Award Winning Chefs – the Biggest Black Box Ever….

When Gold Award winning chefs arrive on campus for the annual celebration, few realize how deep and rich the culinary story is that they are about to experience. From poking around the largest Canadian cookbook collection on earth and handling the fragile manuscripts to a lecture on growing plants...

The Good Food Innovation Awards Jury 2016

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, including recent Order of Canada recipient and beloved food writer, Elizabeth...

North Stars….there are many!

All across Canada, Canadian chefs are creating a cuisine that is the most exciting on the planet. What they chronicle on their menus is simply community on a plate – an authentic glimpse into the here and now we recognize as Canada…multi-layered, multi-ethnic, innovative The privilege of...

Doing Canada Proud!

An Insiders Glimpse at the James Beard House Dinner Thursday, May 27th, 2016 ~~~~ The chefs gathered ingredients, prepped for several days but had time to participate in Fleet Week when Canada’s Navy was in port. The result was an extraordinary showcasing of our culinary, agricultural,...

There IS hope!

Human kind is a resilient species.  The extraordinary Michael Pollan narrates this hope-filled video on how soil can, and is, contributing to the solution to climate change and the earth’s over-heating. This is one of the most hope-filled videos we’ve seen.  Plant a garden, cover a...

The 2015 Winners Circle

The University of Guelph / Food Day Canada Good Food Innovation Awards were created to honour chefs and restaurants that, no matter where they are located, go the extra mile when preparing their Food Day Canada menus. The menus from 2015 produced the richest and most diverse group of honourees in...

Save the Date – July 30th, 2016!

SAVE THE DATE!!! Saturday, July 3oth, 2016   Twitter #FDC2016 or #CanadaISfood     “Canada is Food and the World is Richer for it.”    ...