Join ChocoSol and Slow Food Toronto on Terra Madre Day to celebrate and taste-test the simple, elegant, yet important tortilla and nacho! Terra Madre Day is a time to envision a global alternative food model that is rooted in local economies and is imbued with a respect for the environment and traditional knowledge.
When: December 10th, 6 – 10 PM
Where: ChocoSol, 1131 Saint Clair Avenue West (Near Dufferin and St Clair, beside the Ontario School of Ballet)
What exactly?: Sample local and non-local tortillas from around Toronto, and join the convivial conversation about maize culture in Ontario and the world. Be a part of the research! Participants will taste-test a range of tortilla and nacho products available from the Toronto area and you will be the judge of the best taste and flavour.
The first round will be a blind test-taste, as participants use their senses to assess the quality of each product. In the second phase of the taste-test, participants will learn about the the story of the product and its ingredients. ChocoSol believes that food tastes best when it comes from our region.
Following the tasting there will be two presentations: first, Slow Food Toronto will discuss their philosophy of ‘good, clean, fair’ food in relation to the tortilla and Terra Madre Day; second, ChocoSol’s founder Michael Sacco will reveal the simple elegance of the local and organic tortilla, and the work of ChocoSol’s Tortilla Project. There will also be time to meet local maize farmers and producers, and share ideas for a more equitable and just food system.
Tickets available HERE. Tickets are $10 for the general public, and by donation for Slow Food Toronto members.