Ontario Greenbelt last night participated in a fabulous foodie fundraiser for Haiti relief.
The event, which saw dozens of restaurants and wineries donate their delicious wares, was the brainchild of Joel Solish and Suresh Doss.Read more
Roy Thomson Hall will host an emergency relief fundraiser for Haiti on Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto. Doors open at 6:30p.m.
Eat, Drink and Give has teamed up with a number of Toronto restaurants and Ontario and international wineries, to plan an evening of food and wine, with all proceeds going to Médecins sans Frontieres/Doctors without Borders. Roy Thomson Hall generously donated the space for the fundraiser.
In a letter issued today, Dina Meghdadi of MSF Canada, stated that, “MSF is very grateful to the staff, volunteers and donors of Eat, Drink and Give for their generous support and hard work”.Read more
The Greenbelt’s autumn bounty of fresh meats, creamy diary, and hardy root vegetables and fall fruits where chopped, peeled and whisked to be served up by the next generation of culinary chefs vying for the attention of a panel of mentors.Environmental organization EcoSource, and the culinary arts program at Turner Fenton Secondary School, invited aspiring young chefs from culinary arts schools across Toronto to celebrate and cook withsustainable local foods. Six teams from three school districts participated, including Brampton’s Turner Fenton, Fletcher’s Meadow Secondary School, St. Joan of Arc Secondary School in Mississauga and Danforth Tech in Toronto.Read more
Toronto residents are invited to taste and delight in our very own Ontario-grown strawberries and other local fare during the First Fruits of Spring Festival, taking place from June 12 to June 29, 2008.
See below for a full list of participating farms and restaurants or visit Edible Toronto Magazine to get your eat on.
Ryerson University Department of Architectural Science is hosting an international symposium on 2-4 May 2008 in Toronto entitled: A Symposium: The Role of Food and Agriculture in the Design and Planning of Buildings and Cities It will feature a number of international as well as local speakers, and a chance for discussion and local visits. Below is a short abstract about the event. "This symposium will investigate the opportunities for creative cooperation between shapers of the built environment and actors in urban food and agriculture systems. It brings together, for the first time, individuals from the full range of professions of the built environment who have been recently tackling challenges of the urban food system. The interface between the physical aspects of urban food provision and distribution, urban design and architecture will be explored."Read more
Read about the world of fruit wines through this beautiful piece on the local choices. In this intriguing piece, which first appeared in Edible Toronto's Winter issue, writer Charmian Christie takes a look at what Ontario has to offer in terms of fruit wines.
*** Sipping Along: Fruit Wines Come of Age by Charmian Christie
Fruit wines are the Rodney Dangerfield of alcoholic beverages: they just don’t get no respect. Part of this comes from their less palatable predecessors, part from lack of exposure. The new generation of fruit wines ranges from sophisticated dry dinner wines to alluringly sweet liqueurs. The only problem now is getting them to your table.Read more
Andrew's Scenic Acres and Scotch Block Winery in the Greenbelt - Frozen fruit, frozen pies, jams, jellies, honey and maple syrup are readily available. This past week Andrew's Scenic Acres has been busy bottling 2007 Oak Aged Black Currant Wine, Framboise Raspberry Wine and Raspberry Truffle Wine (hint of chocolate—pure decadence).Read more
Attention all growers, chefs, processors, producers and culinary entrepreneurs! Farm to Table Cuisine Workshop located at Brock University – Pond Inlet Thursday, February 21, 2008 from 12 noon to 5 PM Michael Stadtlander, an award winning chef and owner of Eigensinn Farm, is ranked 9th best on the planet by “Restaurant” magazine. On his farm, Stadtlander grows, harvests, prepares and serves discerning guests spectacular dinners on-site. Don’t miss this outstanding opportunity hear Stadtlander speak of his success while attending Bridges to Better Business – Farm to Table Cuisine. Sessions include “Opportunities in Culinary Tourism” with speaker Susan Benson from the Ministry of Tourism, “How To Buy From A Grower” with Richard Fitussi of the Little Inn of Bayfield and “How To Sell To A Chef” with David Colemeyer of Cookstown Greens, all followed by a panel discussion on how to make this unbroken arch from garden to table Niagara’s newest agricultural and culinary strength. The Niagara Culinary Trail has partnered with the Ministry of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, the Enterprise Centres of St. Catharines and Niagara Falls and in association with the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers Conference. The Niagara Culinary Trail promotes networking opportunities and culinary collaborations between growers and chefs while focusing on the unbroken arc from garden to table, that includes growing, harvesting, preparing, presenting and eating foods from the local soils. The Farm to Table Cuisine Workshop is open to all chefs, growers, processors and culinary entrepreneurs in Ontario. The cost is $30+GST for lunch and the afternoon seminars. To register, call 905-688-5601 x 1767 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org . For more information email Magdalena Kaiser-Smit, Director of Marketing and Communications, Niagara Culinary Trail email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org or call 905-262-4941. The Niagara Culinary Trail is a mandate initiative of the Niagara Environmental Food Alliance; a not-for-profit organization funded by a grant from the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation and sponsored by Niagara Peninsula Community Resource Centre. -30-
Food is essential to our sense of place and our sense of self, but today—as fast food nation meets the slow food movement and eating locally collides with on-demand arugula—our food habits are shifting. The Alphabet City FOOD Festival just completed its run from September 29 to October 20, 2007. Those who were there enjoyed a celebration and exploration of our evolving relationship to the things we eat. But if you didn't quite get your fill, pick up a copy of FOOD, and carry on the feast. In this publication, writers and artists explore the cultural and emotional resonance of food, from the “everyday Dada” of mashed potatoes and Jell-O to the rocket science of food eaten by astronauts in space. Hot dogs at zero gravity. Delicious.
Be sure to come to this deliciously ripe festival toasting the wealth of fresh and nutritious local produce at theEvergreen Brick Works. Activities will start at 11am: Participate in hands-on cooking workshops for kids and adults, be entertained with outdoor theatrical performances, check out the chef cook-offs, pick up heritage legumes and herbs to grow in your garden. Oh yea, and you’ll get to enjoy plenty of delicious and nutritious treats. Saturday, August 25, 2007 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.