What does cooking all-Canadian mean to you?

Canadian Beef
That’s the question Canada’s beef farmers are hoping you’ll answer by way of eating and enjoying an all-Canadian meal on July 31st in celebration of Food Day Canada.

All of Canada’s 83,000 beef farmers will be joining in the fun for the 8th annual Food Day and they are hoping all Canadians do to! Why? To celebrate Canada’s culinary bounty and those who work hard to bring it to our tables. “Plus, it’s FUN!” says Anita Stewart, the founder of Food Day. “We want all Canadians, whether they are cooking at home or visiting a participating Food Day restaurant, to celebrate the culinary bounty that is Canada.”

Why put Canadian Beef on your Food Day menu? Canadian beef is local beef. With beef produced from coast to coast, eating local beef is as easy as ensuring it’s Canadian. By choosing Canadian Beef, you are supporting your neighbours and Canada’s economy. Canadian Beef is the single largest source of farm cash receipts, totaling $5.8 billion in 2009. Canadian Beef, as part of the Canadian cattle industry, contributes approximately $23 billion annually to the Canadian economy.

Plus, Canadian Beef just tastes so darn good. And all that taste comes in a nutrient-rich package containing no less than 14 essential nutrients. To find out about each of these tasty nutrients and the benefits of eating lean beef as part of healthy balanced diet, listen to the Beef Radio podcasts.

So come on Canada, join the Food Day fun! Register your event; share your menu and your stories, to find recipes and see who else is cooking from coast to coast at foodday.ca.

More about Food Day:

Food Day was founded in 2003 as The World’s Longest BBQ in response to the sanction of Canada’s beef exports by our largest trading partner and the dramatic hardship it imposed on our agricultural community. The BBQ was a huge success and has evolved into Food Day, an annual mid-summer celebration when we share Canada‚s rich culinary heritage, our delicious northern bounty and the best managed food system on the planet. Food Day is the time and place for Canadians to share their food and their stories with each other while leading other nations in cultural diversity, food ethics, magnificent flavours … and fun!

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