Upcoming CHC Events

Mixed Messages: Shaping Culinary Culture

Thursday, June 28, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library (120 St. George St., Toronto)
Co-curator and Special Collections Projects Librarian Elizabeth Ridolfo, will give CHC members a guided tour of this exciting new culinary exhibit at the Fisher. The Mixed Messages exhibit will display “a tasty arrangement of rare cookbooks, periodicals (magazines), manuscripts and culinary objects from the 1820s to the 1960s.” This exhibition will examine how the culinary culture of Toronto and surrounding areas was made and shaped by those who participated in or were excluded from the making and using of culinary materials.”

Admission: Free with pre-registration at Eventbrite.


Adelaide Hoodless and Friends

Saturday, July 28, 2018, 9 a.m.to 6 p.m.
A day trip from Toronto via motor coach to explore the Canadian roots of the Women’s Institutes and the E.D. Smith jam company in the Stoney Creek area (near Hamilton, Ontario), with visits to the Erland Lee Museum (birthplace of the Women’s Institutes) and Battlefield House Museum and Park (site of the Georgian-era home of the Gage family). Admission: $85 before June 1; $95 afterwards, including tours, lunch, historic food tastings and a chance to tour, taste, nibble and shop at the Ridge Road Estate Winery, which has connections to Erland Lee.

Ticket-holders will meet at 8:45 a.m. for 9 a.m. (sharp) departure from Islington TTC Main Lot in Etobicoke. (Note for out-of-Toronto attendees: a limited amount of parking is available for the day at Erland Lee Museum. Those wishing to join the bus group there by 10 a.m. will be returned to the site at 4:30 p.m. Arrangements must be made in advance via sarah@culinaryhistorians.ca.)

Tickets are available on Eventbrite. Please note: Trip details are subject to alteration.


Opa! GreekMezedes Workshop & Demonstration

Saturday, September 22, 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Ralph Thornton Centre (765 Queen St. E., Toronto)
Noted Greek cook Magdaline Dontsos will lead a workshop in which we learn how to make some surprisingly easy Greek mezedes (“little plates,” or “snacks”). Tickets will be available on Eventbrite.ca shortly.

Image by Saintfevrier on Wikimedia Commons


Annual General Meeting

Saturday, October 20, 2018
Location TBA

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