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.”    ...

Want to know why #CanadaISfood? Canadians spoke, loud and clear!

It just seemed right that the hashtag for our first Twitter Party is #CanadaISfood.  Nowhere on earth is a nation overflowing with such a wealth of edible treasures.   As we prepared to celebrate our 13th Food Day Canada, we reflected on the ways we, as Canadians, harvest, prepare and feast on our...

They Ate, Voted and Won – the Fundamentals of FunDeLentil

Canada is the world’s largest producer and exporter of lentils, planting 3.1 million acres of lentils last year and harvesting 1.85 million tonnes. This is all serious business so Canadian Lentils, the brand of the Saskatchewan Pulse Growers, decided to put some fun into the marketplace.  And...

Serving forth the Flavours of Canada at The James Beard House, NYC

A pan-Canadian team of award-winning Food Day Canada® chefs cooked at the legendary James Beard House in Manhattan on Thursday, May 21st showcasing some of this country’s most interesting ingredients from sea cucumber, goeduck, parasol mushrooms and heart nuts to nodding onions, oxeye daisies and...

Learning How To Shout ~ by Jurgen Gothe

This article was first printed in Good Cheer/ Bon temps Volume 1 Number 1 Summer 1995. It was in the tabloid of Cuisine Canada named and edited by Jo Marie Powers. Jurgen wrote it just as the organization, the first of its kind, was being launched.  It seems appropriate as we look back at the...

The Value of Farmland

As the 2015 edition of Food Day Canada gets ready to roll, the value of farmland is something we should ponder.  Dr. Rene Van Acker, the Associate Dean of Agriculture at OAC/U of Guelph, shared these thoughts with the Food and Water First group that met on April 5th, 2014.  With a full 18% of...