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...

Food Security ~ A Canadian Discussion Part III

The final part in a three part series discussing the many issues around Canada’s critical role in global and national food security.   Sustainability, Environment, and the Strategic Farmer ~ Speakers: Diane Knight and Jeff Schoenau, University of Saskatchewan. The current discourse on...

Food Security ~ A Canadian Discussion Part II

This is the second part in a series of discussions held at the Food Security Forum at the University of Saskatchewan in 2013. Food Traceability, Inspection, and Health ~ Speakers: Art Hill, University of Guelph and Darren Korber, University of Saskatchewan. The topic of food safety has little...

Good Food Innovation Awards 2013 Announced

In the same spirit of innovation that permeates its faculties all across the various campuses, The University of Guelph created the Good Food Innovation Award to honour food professionals from across the country who strive to provide innovative menu solutions based on Canadian ingredients. There...

Guelph’s Good Food Innovation Award 2012

The University of Guelph created the Good Food Innovation Award to honour food professionals from across the country who strive to provide innovative menu solutions based on Canadian ingredients. There are chefs and restaurants that are the virtual homesteaders of Canadian cuisine.  In their...

From Canada’s Minister of Agriculture (2012)

A Message from the Minister for Food Day Canada Canada’s farmers and food processors create some of the tastiest, safest and freshest food products found on dinner plates around the world. On Saturday, August 4, I invite Canadians to make a point of having a Canadian meal, at home or in one of the...

Star Chefs for Japan

Nobuyo named it “Gambare “Japan which loosely translated means “Let’s Go!”   She called today, exhausted but oh so happy.  The first event raised a whopping $42,000 and the money is still being counted from the April 4th feast at Forte Bistro.  She’s estimating...

Seriously now…Canada’s Chardonnays are Totally Cool!

The chardonnays of Canada are seriously cool. At least that’s what Bill Redelmeier of Southbrook Vineyards believes and he’s out to prove it to the world.  In 2010 he and his team created an event dubbed Seriously Cool Chardonnay that they test drove in London, England and now...

Maple Syrup Season!

Scratch the surface of any eastern Canadian and you’ll get a maple story. Early March was the time in which my grandfather, Albert Ovens, would have what he would call his annual “feed”, a fruit nappie filled with first run syrup. It was pure gold and he spooned it onto thick...

In Praise of Winter Carrots

I adore carrots…in every incarnation…from muffins to soup or simply steamed with butter ‘n salt.  However, they are such an “everyday” vegetable I realized how little I knew about them. After all these years of food writing, it really was time to figure them out.  I hitched a ride on Via Rail down...

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