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.
Canada 150 Blog Challenge 2017
CHC invites food bloggers to participate in our Canada 150 Blog Challenge. We’ll be naming a topic for every month and publicizing entries throughout Canada’s sesquicentennial year. At the end of 2017, we’ll choose our favourite participating blogs and sponsor them for entry into Taste Canada’s blog category.
Royal Agricultural Winter Fair
Friday, Nov. 10 from 11 a.m. to noon & Saturday, Nov. 11 from noon to 1 p.m.
Remembrance Day presentations at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, held on the Burnbrae Farms Food & Lifestyle Stage in the Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto on the theme of WWI and WWII cooking on the front lines and homefront in honour of the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Also, the CHC sponsors two Heritage categories in the Fair’s Jams, Jellies and Pickling Competition.
Baking for the Victorian Christmas Table
Saturday, November 25, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Montgomery’s Inn, 4709 Dundas St W (at Islington Ave), Etobicoke
CHC and Montgomery’s Inn presented a hands-on early Victorian cooking class led by Sherry Murphy. Participants assisted in preparing authentic historic recipes in the Inn’s 1840s-era kitchen using historic equipment and techniques beside the hearth fire. Samples to take home, tea, snacks and a tour of the Inn, decked out for Christmas, are included. Admission: $65 ($55 for CHC members, students & seniors). Tickets are available on Eventbrite.
See our Upcoming Events page for more details.
Be sure to read the November 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.