Saturday August 5th is Canada’s annual Food Day, dedicated to eating, drinking, and honouring the people who produce our food – what better way to throw a Canada 150 celebration!
First initiated 14 years ago by celebrated Canadian culinary author, Anita Stewart, Food Day Canada means much to Canadian beef farmers and ranchers. It was during our darkest hour, when BSE was reported in this country, that Anita took it upon herself to offer support. She created The World’s Longest Barbecue event to encourage all Canadians to demonstrate their solidarity for Canadian beef. The challenge was to simply gather at the grill and barbecue beef! For that act of generosity and grace, we are forever grateful Anita!
The Barbecue evolved to a celebration of all the best that Canada has to offer. Check out the details all here:
Join the Food Day Canada 150 Twitter Party, Wednesday August 2 at 8:00 to 9:00 EDT for some culinary conversation and $1000 in prizing. #canadaisfood CLICK HERE for more details.
And on August 5th, get out the tongs and get grilling – or shop your local market or do some act to honour those who make our food.
Whether you’re shopping at a farmers’ market, grilling in your back yard, cooking for hungry diners in your restaurant, camping or paddling in our great outdoors, just add the hashtag #FoodDayCanada or #CanadaIsFood to your posts on Twitter & Instagram.
We want to see burgers and bergy bits; clams from the seashore and seaweed in salads; steaks on the Q and corn in the pot. We’d love to see the farmers and fishers; vendors and home gardeners who make this land so very, very rich.
Join the fun and take the poll vote for BEEF as the quintessential Canadian food in the Toronto Star article on Food Day Canada as covered by Owen Roberts. Just click to vote now.