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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.

Lenore Newman

Lenore Newman

The Why of Butter Chicken Pizza: Change as a Constant in Canadian Cuisine

Fri, May 26, 2017, 7 to 9 p.m.
George Brown College Chef School, 300 Adelaide St. W., Room 253, Toronto
A talk about the search for a true Canadian cuisine by Lenore Newman, author of the newly released book Speaking in Cod Tongues: A Canadian Culinary Journey.

Cooking with a Canadian Classic: A Talk on a New Edition of Catharine Parr Traill’s 1855 The Female Emigrant’s Guide

by Nathalie Cooke and Fiona Lucas
Saturday, June 3, 2:00-3:15 p.m.
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, 120 St. George St., Toronto

See our Upcoming Events page for more details.


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  • 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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