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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Shining a Light on Canadian Cuisine

Outside of August, this is the most exciting time of year for Food Day Canada.  It is just such fun! And once again, with the 2019 menus, the bar has been raised by the chefs of Canada in the annual University of Guelph Good Food Innovation Awards. The calibre of this year’s offerings was...

Best of CAMA 2019

In the words of Christina FitzGibbon, the Past President of Ontario’s CAMA (Canadian Agri-Marketing Association), the Gala Awards dinner was an “opportunity to applaud our industry and its shining professionals.”  For Food Day Canada, even being shortlisted in a field of over 300...

Setting Our Table Proudly! 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, seemed to have been on life support. Besides,...

Canada IS Food!

From the boreal forest to the tundra; from the Prairie grasslands to Ontario’s Carolinian woodlands, Canada is stunningly rich with flora and fauna. Bio-diversity is our most valuable heritage. With 71,000 species which have been scientifically described and another estimated 69,000 species yet to...

The Good Food Innovation Winners 2018 !

2018 was a banner year!  Once again the bar has been raised by the chefs of Canada in the annual University of Guelph Good Food Innovation Awards. The calibre of this year’s menus was absolutely outstanding!  The depth and breath of our chefs’ commitment to the producers of Canada was...