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Royal Agricultural Winter Fair: November 1 to 10
Exhibition Place (Toronto)
The CHC sponsors the Heritage Jam and Pickle categories in the annual preserving competition
Baking for the Victorian Christmas Table: Saturday, November 16, 1 to 4 p.m.
Montgomery’s Inn (Etobicoke, Ontario)
25th anniversary Annual General Meeting: Saturday, October 5, 2019, 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Kingsbury Room, Runnymede United Church, 432 Runnymede Road (Toronto)
Schmecks Appeal, the Culinary Legacy of Edna Staebler: Saturday, October 19
Rose Murray, CHC Lifetime Member and Edna’s friend, will reflect on the life and food writing of this illustrious Canadian culinary icon, with lunch cooked from Staebler’s books, such as Food That Really Schmecks. See details in upcoming events section above. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.
Taste Canada Awards Gala: Sunday, October 27
Fairmont Royal York, Toronto
CHC is a sponsor of Taste Canada, Canada’s only national, bilingual food writing awards. Tickets will be available starting in May 2019 when the shortlist is announced.
Victorian Cake Decorating: Saturday, September 21, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Montgomery’s Inn, Etobicoke, Ontario
CHC members Monika Paradi and Sherry Murphy present a workshop for just 15 people.
Queen Victoria’s 200th Birthday Tea: Saturday, May 18, 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Montgomery’s Inn, Etobicoke, Ontario
CHC celebrates a royal bicentennial with a festive event, including a full tea highlighting appropriate historical recipes. Fiona Lucas (co-editor of the recently published Catherine Parr Traill’s The Female Emigrant’s Guide) discussed Victorian teatime traditions, and professional Royals-watcher Patricia Treble of Write Royalty discussed our fascination with Queen Victoria and her descendants then and now. Fascinators de rigeur!
Food Waste—Past and Present: Wednesday, April 10, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
George Brown College Hospitality & Tourism Campus, Room 252, 300 Adelaide Street East, Toronto
Canada is among the worst countries globally in wasting food. How did we deal with food waste in the past? How can we individually make a difference? How can the food-supply chain reduce its footprint? The presenter, Magdaline Dontsos, is a former faculty member in the Food and Nutrition Management program at Centennial College, as well as a member of the Ontario Society of Nutrition Management and the Canadian Society of Nutrition Management. Admission: $15.
Parkwood, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme: Saturday, March 23: (Toronto)
A bus trip leaving from Toronto at 9 a.m. and returning at 6 p.m. to explore the history and use of herbs at Richter’s Herbs in Goodwood, Ontario and the Parkwood Estate in Oshawa, Tickets are available on Eventbrite.
2nd annual Hungry for Comfort: A Celebration of Food History: Saturday, February 23
Fort York National Historic Site (250 Fort York Blvd., Toronto)
The spotlight is on African-Canadian culinary stories.
An 18th-century Maritime French Feast: Saturday, January 26
A hands-on historic cooking workshop at Ralph Thornton Community Centre in Toronto led by chef and historic cook Chantal Véchambre Admission: $65 (general). $60 (CHC members).