Welcome to Culinary Historians of Canada! We’re open to everyone who wants to know more about the history of cooks and cooking, foods and foodways in Canada.
Foodways & Fisticuffs, The Larger-than-Life Personalities Who Shaped Quebec Cuisine – SOLD OUT!
Wednesday, May 23 , 6 to 8 p.m.
University of Toronto, Bissell Bldg, Room 728 (140 St. George St., Toronto)
CHC, Culinaria Research Centre UTSC and U of T’s Faculty of Information present a talk by Julian Armstrong and Nathalie Cooke. From world-class restaurants to popular and affordable foodstuffs, food has been an iconic part of Quebec identity across and through cultural, religious and linguistic shifts.
Mixed Messages: Shaping Culinary Culture
Thursday, June 28, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library (120 St. George St., Toronto)
Co-curator and Special Collections Projects Librarian Elizabeth Ridolfo, will give CHC members a guided tour of this exciting new culinary exhibit at the Fisher. The Mixed Messages exhibit will display “a tasty arrangement of rare cookbooks, periodicals (magazines), manuscripts and culinary objects from the 1820s to the 1960s.” This exhibition will examine how the culinary culture of Toronto and surrounding areas was made and shaped by those who participated in or were excluded from the making and using of culinary materials.”
Admission: Free with preregistration at Eventbrite.
Adelaide Hoodless and Friends
Saturday, July 28, 2018, 9 a.m.to 6 p.m.
A day trip from Toronto via motor coach to explore the Canadian roots of the Women’s Institutes and the E.D. Smith jam company in the Stoney Creek area (near Hamilton, Ontario), with visits to the Erland Lee Museum (birthplace of the Women’s Institutes) and Battlefield House Museum and Park (site of the Georgian-era home of the Gage family). Admission: $85 before June 1; $95 afterwards, including tours, lunch, historic food tastings and a chance to tour and shop at the Ridge Road Estate Winery. Tickets are available on Eventbrite. Please note: Trip details are subject to alteration.
See our Upcoming Events page for more details.
Be sure to read the April issue of our free monthly e-newsletter, Digestible Bits & Bites! Don’t forget to join our discussions on our Facebook page and read these pages, where CHC members:
- share back copies of their newsletter and details of upcoming meetings and events
- publish historic recipes
- direct you to working historic kitchens in Canadian museums
- provide a wealth of other information for food-history buffs, including a bibliography of Canadian culinary history sources and links to key international food-history web sites.