Canada’s Largest City Proclaims August 1st as Food Day Canada

The Mayor of Toronto, John Tory, has once again proclaimed Food Day Canada as August 1st and we are most grateful. Food Day Canada

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A Ministerial Greeting!
Jul29

A Ministerial Greeting!

Happy Food Day Canada! This year, more than ever, food is helping us to stay connected in many ways, whether it is by having a virtual dinner with friends and relatives, starting a garden patch with family or neighbours, or adding local delicacies to our menus. Food Day Canada is a celebration of world-class Canadian foods and beverages. It is also a great moment to express our gratitude towards farmers, food processors, grocers, food...

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Share the Love of Canadian Food and Win!
Jul27

Share the Love of Canadian Food and Win!

ENTER for a chance to win one (1) of ten (10) fabulous Stand Mixers  from KitchenAid Canada. Are you proud of Canadian food? On August 1st we want to hear about it! 1. Share your love of Canadian ingredients on Twitter, Instagram or the Food Day Canada Facebook page with the hashtag #FoodDayCanada 2. Make it a photo or photos, a poem, a video, or your media of choice to sing the praises of Canadian-grown produce, meats, drinks and...

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Canada’s Original Cooking Vessel
Jun21

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 various sizes, they also were used for storage and even, at times, for burial. In northwest culture, the red cedar was a revered tree, often...

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Bannock and Canada’s First Peoples
Jun20

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 search for information about Scottish bannock is somewhat fruitless, a plethora of information is available on the bannock which is...

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