FOOD DAY CANADA 2013 may be over but we can bask in the afterglow of an utterly tremendous job, so very well done!
From the moment the chefs of St. John’s unfolded their pop up deli, chefs and home cooks celebrated Canadian cuisine which, by the way, is no longer an oxymoron. Menus were posted; ingredients discussed and lots of great wine was quaffed…along with a few frosty beverages. This indeed was Food Day – Canada!
Food Day Canada with its familiar hashtags #FCD2013 #FoodDayCanada, began to trend on Twitter on Thursday in Toronto, Guelph and Saskatoon. It continued till Saturday when most major urban centres had established that people were talking and tweeting about Food Day Canada.
The Bank of Montreal published its annual Local Food Survey while farmers markets across Canada were sharing their stories. In Nova Scotia, FDC 2013 kicked off a week of foodie celebrations while in Sherbrooke, Quebec the downtown core was filled with that city’s chefs and producers in their first annual, Bouffe ton centro. Saskatoon’s Farmers Market had FDC promotions beginning on Wednesday and by Saturday, it was was glorious, foodie mayhem.
On Saturday morning the Kelowna Farmers Market teamed up with the Okanagan Chefs Association to provide tastings for the estimated 10K visitors who streamed through in the sunny valley heat.
Then later, at the opulent Mission Hill Family Estate Winery….
… a tribute was unveiled, organized by Chef Michael Smith his team from PEI and co-conspirator Gretha Rose and shot all across the nation.
This is OUR Canada, strong, proud and absolutely delicious!
From all of us at Food Day Canada – Anna, Andrew, Andrea and Anita – we appreciate your all-Canadian enthusiasm, your massive creativity and your willingness to have a pan-national party! And stay tuned, this 10th anniversary year is not over till August 2nd 2014.