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.

Coming Up:

How Sweet It Is! – A Private Tour of the Redpath Sugar Museum

Redpath Sugar Museum (95 Queens Quay East, Toronto)

Foodways & Fisticuffs, The Larger-than-Life Personalities Who Shaped Quebec Cuisine

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.

Adelaide Hoodless and Friends

Saturday, July 28, 2018, 9 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 WineryTickets 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 March 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.

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