Upcoming CHC Events

Melon: A Global History

Monday, July 11, 7 to 9 p.m.

Abdullah Khan Uzbek II slicing melons Museum Morsels Heritage Culinary Club at Parkwood Estate (270 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa) and the CHC present Sylvia Lovegren, author of Melon, A Global History (Reaktion Books, 2016, part of the University of Chicago Press Edible series) in the Parkwood Carriage House.

Besides serving on the CHC board, Sylvia is a freelance writer, a cookbook collector and the author of Fashionable Food: Seven Decades of Food Fads (2005). She has contributed numerous articles to The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America.

“Sweet, succulent, cooling, and often with a beguiling floral fragrance, a ripe melon can be one of the most delicious things you sink your teeth into. As Sylvia Lovegren shows in this book, the melon’s complex flavor profile is matched by an equally complex history.”

melon a global history

  • Admission: $10.
  • Autographed copies of Melon: A Global History will be available for $25 ($20 for CHC members).
  • Advance registration is required. Call 905-433-4311 for tickets.


Lost Breweries of Toronto

Tuesday, August 9, 7 to 9 p.m.

lost breweries

Jordan St.John, the leading expert on the history of brewing in Ontario and author of the books Ontario Beer and Lost Breweries of Toronto, will present a talk about Toronto’s brewing history in the auditorium at the Ralph Thornton Centre at 765 Queen Street East (just east of Broadview Avenue) in Toronto.

ontario craft beer guide

Jordan’s latest book, The Ontario Craft Beer Guide (co-authored with Robin LeBlanc), will be available for sale. Expect some beer sampling, too!

    • Admission: $25 (general). $20 (members). $18 (students & seniors). Because liquor will be served, must be 19 or over to to attend.


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