Upcoming CHC Events

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.

Bloggers need not contribute every month to be considered. To enter, simply publish a blog entry on the given month’s topic and post it on the CHC Facebook page.


Catharine Parr Traill

Catharine Parr Traill

Cooking with a Canadian Classic: A Talk on a New Edition of Catharine Parr Traill’s 1855 The Female Emigrant’s Guideby Nathalie Cooke and Fiona Lucas

Sat, June 3, 2017, 2:00-3:15 p.m.
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, 120 St. George St. (Toronto)
CHC member Nathalie M. Cooke of McGill University (founding editor of CuiZine: the Journal of Canadian Food Cultures) and Past President Fiona Lucas will speak about their new book Catharine Parr Traill’s Female Emigrant’s Guide, Cooking with a Canadian Classic, with a chance to examine some of the library’s holdings that relate to pioneer Catharine Parr Traill, her family and her domestic writing. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.


Canada 150

1867 Historical Dinner in Honour of Canada 150

Saturday, June 3, 2017, 6 p.m.
Falstaff Family Centre (Stratford, Ontario)

A lavish 1867-themed dinner of historic dishes to celebrate Canada 150, the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation in 1867, with recipes historically sourced and prepared using fresh local ingredients by Chef Liz Mountain. The menu consists of:

  • Asparagus Salad
  • Duck Terrine with Blackcurrant Sauce
  • Baked Quail on Canadian Baked Beans (or Succotash)
  • “Indian” Pudding with Fresh Strawberries

Chef Liz Mountain has been cooking since childhood. As everything revolves around eating, Liz has enjoyed the science and history behind our daily bread. Her goal is to keep scratch-cooking a viable art, and she currently does so with adults and youth at The Local Community Food Centre and the Slow Food Youth Booth.

Admission: $55 (general). $45 (CHC members.) Admission: $48 (General Public). $40 (CHC Members). Buy tickets on Eventbrite.


Canada 150

Cross-Canada Confederation Picnic

Saturday, July 1, 2017 (Canada Day!)
Across Canada
CHC invites members and friends across Canada to host a Confederation-theme picnic to celebrate Canada 150 and share their photos and videos via a website created for the purpose.


L.M. Montgomery home in Norval, Ontario

L.M. Montgomery home in Norval, Ontario

A Taste of the Life of Lucy Maud Montgomery

Saturday, August 12, 2017, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Bus trip out of Toronto to Norval and Glen Williams, Ontario
A special trip to discover more about Lucy Maud Montgomery, beloved author of Anne of Green Gables, through her recipes and cooking. It includes:

  • A visit to the Presbyterian manse in Norval, Ontario, where she lived from 1926 to 1935
  • A tour of the new Lucy Maud Montgomery Children’s Garden of the Senses
  • A talk by Elaine Laird Crawford, a descendant of L.M. Montgomery
  • A lunch based on Aunt Maud’s Recipe Book: From the Kitchen of L.M. Montgomery, a cookbook adapted from L.M. Montgomery’s own handwritten recipe book by Elaine Crawford and her daughter Kelly
  • A side trip to the Williams Mill Visual Arts Centre at Glen Williams, Ontario, to view and shop for artwork and crafts in the galleries and artists’ studios
  • Bus transport to and from Toronto

Admission: $85 before July 1; $95 afterwards. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

Image: The Leakside Manse in Norval, Ontario


McIntosh apple

The McIntosh Apple

September 2017
Exact date and location TBA
Esteemed food writer Marion Kane will talk about the McIntosh apple, which appeared as a chance sport on a farm near Dundela, Ontario, and has become one of the world’s  most cultivated fruits. Image (above) by Sue Clark on Flickr: plate xlvii, CC BY-SA 2.0.


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Annual General Meeting

Saturday, October 21, 2017
Location TBA


Hungry for Comfort: Surviving a Canadian Winter

Saturday, February 24, 2018
The first edition of an annual celebration:an all-day exploration of Canadian winter comfort foods. The first year will focus on First Nations foodways.


 Canada’s Table: Our Celebration of Cookbooks

Saturday, October 13, 2018
The first edition of an annual celebration

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