Get Ready for a National Party!
On July 30th, Food Day Canada will follow the sun! It all starts at 5:37 am with a sunrise breakfast on Signal Hill – the chefs of St. John’s are so creative! Then the day flows across Canada, celebrating all the way, before toasting the sunset on a Vancouver Island beach.
Here is where you need to go: http://www.foodday.ca.
Food Day Canada is the largest locavore event in Canadian history. Period!
It’s free form! Chefs and home cooks are urged to celebrate in their own style. It will be a fabulous upscale menu from a restaurant like Les Fougeres in Chelsea QC, an energetic. student/chef collaboration at Benchmark in Niagara and a casual take out from a veteran fast food outlet like Ossie’s Lunch in St. Andrews, NB.
But it can also be a barbecue beside a lake, a picnic in one of our National Parks or a family reunion feast.
In all it’s incarnations, Food Day Canada is about our great northern bounty and it’s about us.
Check out the web site for the following details
The full list of restaurants involved – a list that is being added to constantly.
A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Food Day Canada 2011 for EVERYONE in the nation!
The Food Day Canada Awards
The 2011 roster of awards is growing and represents the diversity of Canadian agricultural production.
Best Brunch in Canada: Awards will be presented for three (3) menus that include imaginative dishes using fresh shell eggs and show off the talents of both the chef/cook and the farmers who supply Canadians with the best food on the planet. There are some serious bragging rights with this award but The Egg Farmers of Canada are also offering the first-place winner the opportunity to visit and tour a working egg farm.
The Healthy People, Healthy Planet Award will be given to three (3) chefs across Canada who create innovative pulse-based menus showcasing one of Canada’s most important crops, pulses. Canadian pulses include beans, lentils, chickpeas and peas. This award is presented in partnership with Pulse Canada.
Prizes include a Blackberry Playbook.
Check the web site for details about other awards, including the Wildest Menu Award presented in partnership with Beef Information; The Parks Canada Heritage Menu Award; The University of Guelph Good Food Innovation Award; the Canadian Tourism Commission’s Award for Culinary Journalism and the Taste of Nova Scotia Lobster Award.
More Awards! More Judges!
The Food Day Canada 2011 Judges’ Panel has expanded. There are great chefs, great food communicators and great academics who will oversee the distribution of the Food Day Canada Awards. Several are returning from last year (James Chatto, Chef Michael Smith, Dr. Sinclair Philip) and several are new (Chef Judson Simpson of the House of Commons and Board Chair of the CCFCC, veteran food writer Elizabeth Baird; and educators Chef Michael Allemeier, Alison Bell, Dr. Rene Van Acker and Dr. Tanya MacLaurin).
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Thanks for reading!