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.



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 Secret History of the McIntosh Apple

September 21, 2017, 7 p.m.
Campbell House, 60 Queen Street West, Toronto
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.

Admission: $15 (general). $12 (CHC members). Tickets are available on Eventbrite.


Annual General Meeting

Saturday, October 21, 2017
Location TBA

CHC President Luisa Giacometti demonstrates WWI cooking

CHC President Luisa Giacometti demonstrates WWI cooking. Photo by Carolyn Crawford

Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

Friday & Saturday, November 10 & 11, times TBA
Remembrance Day presentations at the Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto on the theme of WWI and WWII cooking on the front lines and homefront in honour of the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Also, the CHC will sponsor two Heritage categories in the Fair’s Jams, Jellies and Pickling Competition.


Baking for the Victorian Christmas Table

Saturday, November 25, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Montgomery’s Inn, 4709 Dundas St W (at Islington Ave), Etobicoke
CHC and Montgomery’s Inn presented a hands-on early Victorian cooking class led by Sherry Murphy. 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 are included. Admission: TBC

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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