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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:

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.


 Cooking with a Canadian Classic

Saturday, June 3, 2:00-3:15 p.m.
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, 120 St. George St., Toronto

A talk on a new edition of Catharine Parr Traill’s 1855 The Female Emigrant’s Guide by authors Nathalie Cooke and Fiona Lucas.


1867 Historical Dinner in Honour of Canada 150

Saturday, June 3, 2017, 6 p.m.
Falstaff Family Centre (Stratford, Ontario)

A lavish 1867-themed dinner of historic dishes to celebrate Canada 150, the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation in 1867, with recipes historically sourced and prepared using fresh local ingredients by Chef Liz Mountain.


A Taste of the Life of Lucy Maud Montgomery

Saturday, August 12, 2017, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Bus trip out of Toronto to Norval and Glen Williams, Ontario
A special trip to discover more about Lucy Maud Montgomery, beloved author of Anne of Green Gables, through her recipes and cooking.


See our Upcoming Events page for more details.

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Be sure to read the June 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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