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10th annual Mad for Marmalade, Crazy for Citrus!
Sat, February 18, 2017, Fort York National Historic Site, 250 Fort York Blvd (Toronto): The 10th and final edition of the sensationally popular marmalade event co-hosted by CHC at Fort York. Among the presenters were Joel MacCharles, author of Batch, and Camilla Wynne, founder of Preservation Society and author of Preservation Society Home Preserves: 100 Modern Recipes. Workshops, a marmalade competition, a marketplace and a citrus-themed lunch rounded out the day.
Great War Cooking Demonstrations
Tuesday, February 7, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Montgomery’s Inn, 4709 Dundas St W (Etobicoke, Ontario): Before the CHC embarks to France for the Vimy Centennial commemorations in April, we were testing and demonstrating dishes from the home front and field kitchens of the Great War in the Inn’s Historic Kitchen. Join us as we set up a small cooker (sterno) for a World War One Mess Tin to explore how soldiers cooked in the trenches. There may even be some samples to taste!
Admission: Free with regular admission to the Inn
Chinese New Year Dim Sum Dumpling Class
Sat, January 21, 2017, 1 to 3 p.m., Ralph Thornton Centre, 765 Queen St E (Toronto): Chef and instructor Vanessa Yeung of Aphrodite Cooks helped participants celebrate Chinese New Year with a hands-on dumpling making cooking class. They learned some of the traditional recipes with modern day-adapted flavours. The menu included Ginger Chicken Potstickers, Siu Mai (steamed pork and shrimp dumplings), Vegetarian Water Dumplings and Fried Sesame Balls. Admission: $45-$65.
Baking for the Victorian Christmas Table
Sun, December 11, 1 –4:30 p.m., Montgomery’s Inn, 4709 Dundas St W (Etobicoke): CHC and Montgomery’s Inn presented a hands-on early Victorian cooking class led by Sherry Murphy with Sarah Hood. Participants assisted in preparing three authentic historic recipes in the Inn’s 1840s-era kitchen using historic equipment and techniques beside the hearth fire. Samples to take home and a tour of the Inn, decked out for Christmas, were included. Admission: $45-$55