Upcoming CHC Events

Hungry for Comfort 2020

Sunday, February 9, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Fort York National Historic Site, Toronto

Join fellow food enthusiasts at the 2020 edition of Hungry for Comfort: Celebrating Our Food History to explore how different peoples survived and thrived during Canada’s bitter winter. This year, the spotlight is on the culinary stories of the Jewish community. There will be speakers, demonstrations and workshops as well as tastings and a catered lunch featuring Jewish recipes.

Workshops include Hamantashen with professional baker Joel Levy; Cooking from The Jewish Cookery Book (1871) by Esther Levy, offered by the Fort York Volunteer Historic Cooks; Challah with Chef Doris Fin; Ruggelach with Chef Joanne Yolles; Kreplach with Chef Adell Shneer; and Chrime Fish with Harissa and Green Zhoug, led by Chef Carolyn Cohen.

Part of this Winterlicious event is the Baking and Preserving Competition, which will be co-organized by CHC. The categories this year are Seville Orange Marmalade, Citrus Marmalade, Apple Chutney and Challah Bread.

The deadline for submissions is 9 a.m. on Sunday, February 9. Participants are welcome to enter as many categories as they like for a fee of $5 per entry, and they don’t even have to attend the program to enter!

Admission: $75 + HST. Pre-registration is required. For more information about the competition, download the entry form with full regulations or contact the coordinators by email at melissa.beynon@toronto.ca.


Family Winter Fun Day at Fort York

Monday, February 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fort York National Historic Site, Toronto

CHC will be setting up a display at Family Winter Fun Day on the theme of “Cookbooks: The Family Connection.” We will be sampling cookies made from the 3rd edition (1954) of The Wimodausis Club Cook Book (so named because the members of this Toronto-based women’s club were WIves, MOthers, DAUghters and SISters.) We will also show various traditional and vintage ways in which families have passed down their recipes. We invite visitors to bring their own family favourites.

Admission: Free. Various items available for purchase.


John Ota Book Launch

Thursday, March 5, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Campbell House Museum, Toronto

CHC and Campbell House Museum welcome CHC member, architectural writer and historian John Ota as he launches his new book and takes us on tour of the kitchens of Julia Child,Georgia O’Keeffe, Elvis Presley and more.

Admission: $15. Tickets are available on Eventbrite (NEW TICKETS ADDED!)

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