Slow Food Canadian Youth Terra Madre

slow-food-youth-movementThe Screaming Avocado Café and Slow Food Perth County are reaching out to encourage Canadian Slow Food convivia to recruit groups of youth participants from their communities to bring to the Slow Food Canadian Youth Terra Madre. This inaugural meeting of young food enthusiasts will be taking place on May 3rd and 4th, 2011 (please note the change of date: this event was originally proposed for later in May but has been changed due to schools’ field trip calendar policies). The event will take place at McCully’s Hill Farm (located between St. Mary’s and Stratford, Ontario), and will entail one evening of camping and two days of programming. The age range for participation is 15 to 17 years old.

Event programming includes cooking and gardening demonstrations, discussion forums, and taste education workshops. Participants can include school groups and/or community-based youth groups. Total youth participants will be capped at 200.

Youth will not be able to attend without being part of a chaperoned group.  Based on the age group of the attendees there will be a zero-tolerance policy in place for smoking, drinking or consumption of drugs.  Individuals wishing to attend must apply – the registration package will be made available to convivium leaders in the very near future.

The cost per participant is $50 for the two days, which includes camping fee, lunch and dinner on May 2nd and breakfast and lunch on May 3rd.  There will be a $20 discount for members of groups who are willing to supply food for the meals – more information on this will be provided in the registration package.

Each participant must bring:

  • Their own eating utensils, plate/bowl and water bottle
  • Snacks
  • Tent and sleeping bag
  • Waste disposal materials (all participants/groups are responsible for collecting and removing all of their own waste from the site)
  • Suitable clothing and footwear (the event is rain or shine)

Notes:

  • Washroom facilities will be available, but no showers
  • At this point, all groups are responsible for their own transportation to and from the site. However, if we are able to find a sponsor to support transportation the opportunity will be extended as appropriate.*

Download the Registration Form!

*Slow Food Toronto will provide transport to participants to any group that originates in the GTA. Please email Jennifer at [email protected] if you are interested in transportation from the GTA.

Terra Madre 2010

Terra Madre is Slow Food’s Bi-annual conference on sustainable world food economies held in Turin, Italy. Terra Madre brings together those players in the food chain who together support sustainable agriculture, fishing, and breeding with the goal of preserving taste and biodiversity.

Slow Food Toronto will be holding or participating in events to raise funds to send Slow Food Toronto delegates to the Terra Madre 2010. These events can be found below.

Fundraising Events

Wild Blueberry Festival – August 15, 2010
Harvest Wednesday at the Gladstone – August 18, 2010
Fresh: The Movie – August 26, 2010
Rock & Roll Chip Shop Vol. 5 – September 13, 2010
Jamie Kennedy from Gilead (Chef’s Series) – September 20, 2010
Brick Works Picnic – October 3, 2010
Peach Preserving Workshop – October 5, 6 & 7, 2010

Terra Madre Stories

The 2010 Slow Food Toronto delegation would like to share their stories and photos of their time in Turin, Italy, this past October with you. See individual posts for each person’s experience at Terra Madre Day. The following were individuals were part of the delegation:

Chrystal Porter
Danielle Trost
Gillian Flies
Hanna Jacobs
Jennifer McGibbon
John Croutch
Kelsie Parsons
Laura Boyd
Seana Trost
Theresa McDiarmid

 

Slow Food Toronto: An Evening with Jamie Oliver

jamie-oliver-slow-food-torontoWe’re still working out the details of our involvement, but one thing we know for certain is that members of Slow Food are eligible for a discounted entry fee to the event.

Join Bob Blumer (Host of Food Network’s Glutton for Punishment) & Jamie Oliver one of the most popular chefs in the world as he makes his long awaited return to Toronto for 1 night only of live and unedited action.

When: November 18, 2010 – 7:00p.m.
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Tickets: $79 (general); $149 (VIP)

Through this exclusive offer you and your guests can take advantage of our preferred pricing, saving $10 off the regular price of our General & VIP tickets by using promo code SLOW.

REGISTER NOW

PLUS – when you register 5 or more people you’ll save an additional $10 off each ticket!

Don’t miss out on your chance to be a part of this incredible event and join over 3,000 of Jamie’s closest foodies for a night of fun, learning and entertainment in his only Canadian date this year.

Slow Food Elora October Dinner

Editor
October 13, 2010

Slow Food Elora presents:

A four-course dinner in conjunction with the local Foodschool  – run by Chef and Slow Food member Chris Jess – to highlight the convivium’s focus on  educating and training our youth to be better foodies.

Be dazzled with this Slow Food-inspired meal with wine pairings from some of Ontario’s finest wineries.

Where: Cork Restaurant, 146 Metcalf Street, Elora
When: October 19th, 2010
Tickets:$50 / $75 with wine pairings

To access tickets, please email Chris Jess at [email protected]

Space is limited to 30, so secure yours today!

Jamie Kennedy from Gilead

Slow Food Toronto Chef’s Series

Jamie Kennedy at Gilead Cafe + Bistro

When: Monday September 20, 2010 – 6:30p.m. (reception); 7:00p.m. (dinner)
Where: Gilead Cafe – 4 Gilead Cafe, Toronto
Tickets: $80/pp* (includes Hors d’Oeuvres four-course Dinner) / flights of wine $30 – call (647) 288-0680 to reserve

Join Chef Jamie Kennedy and Slow Food Toronto as we enjoy the local bounty of the season. This special evening celebrates the upcoming international Slow Food conference, Terra Madre.

*Proceeds from the evening will help send our chefs to Terra Madre; Slow Food’s Bi-annual conference on sustainable world food economies in October 2010. Terra Madre brings together those players in the food chain who together support sustainable agriculture, fishing, and breeding with the goal of preserving taste and biodiversity.

Rock and Roll Chip Shop Vol. 5

A night of Rock and Roll revelry in support of The David Suzuki Foundation and Slow Food Toronto* hosted by Chippy’s Fish & Chips Inc.

Featuring:

The Boot Knives

*playing songs you forgot you loved*
&
Aja Sax aka DJ Saxxy

When: September 13, 2010 – Doors Open @ 8p.m.
Where: Lee’s Palace – 529 Bloor Street West / (416) 532-1598
Cost: $10 (minimum donation at door)

Come out to support these two great organizations by dancing, drinking and listening to classic rock hits along with the chance to win fabulous prizes and treats.

*proceeds donated to Slow Food Toronto will be used to send Slow Food Toronto delegates to Terra Madre 2010; Slow Food’s Bi-annual conference on sustainable world food economies in October 2010. Terra Madre brings together those players in the food chain who together support sustainable agriculture, fishing, and breeding with the goal of preserving taste and biodiversity.

Slow Food Chef’s Series Dinner

reds bistro presents: Slow Food Chef’s Series Dinner

When: Friday June 18, 2010 – 6:30p.m.
Where: Reds Bistro – 77 Adelaide Street West, Toronto
Tickets: $200* – www.eventbrite.com / or call reds @ (416) 862-2448 to reserve

Canapés
Michael Steh and David Chrystian

Amuse Bouche
Michael Steh and David Chrystian

1st Course
Chris McDonald and Mark Cutrara

2nd Course
Donna Dooher and Jeff Crump

3rd Course
Jonathan Gushue and Kevin McKenna

Main Course
Jamie Kennedy and Jason Innis

Selection of Local Artisan Cheese
Afrim Pristine of Cheese Boutique Representing Petra Cooper (Fifth Town Dairy), Lauren Arsenault (Upper Canada Cheese Company), and Margaret Morris (Glengarry dairy).

Dessert and Petit Fours
David Castellan, Bertrand Alépée, Leslie Steh

To conclude the evening, all participating chefs will join our guests for a late night reception with canapes, charcuterie and cash bar featuring local beers and wines.

Wineries for the evening include:
Huff Estates
Henry of Pelham
Cave Spring Cellars
Le Clos Jordanne
Malivore
Lailey Vineyard
Foreign Affair
Peninsula Ridge
Fielding Estate

*Proceeds from the evening will help send our chefs to Terra Madre, Slow Food’s Bi-annual conference on sustainable world food economies in October 2010. Terra Madre brings together those players in the food chain who together support sustainable agriculture, fishing, and breeding with the goal of preserving taste and biodiversity.

Ontario Game Dinner

This is the first for 2010 of Slow Food Toronto’s Chef’s Series Events.

When: February 2, 2010 – 6:00p.m.
Where: Wine Bar/Hank’s – 9 Church Street, Toronto
Tickets: $60 (members)/$70 (non-members)* – available on UofTTix.ca / (416) 978-8849
BYOB – no corkage (+ Hank’s has a fine selection of Ontario wines)

Slow Food Toronto Chefs joining us for this evening:

Joshna Maharaj (Food Studio~ Charcuterie
Bertrand Alepee (Amuse Bouche) &  Scott Vivian (Wine Bar/Hank’s) ~ Venison
Jason Bangerter (Auberge du Pommier) & Mike Steh (Red’s) ~ Rabbit
Chris Brown (The Stop) & Jason Inniss (Amuse Bouche) ~ Squab
Jeff Crump, Scott Baily & Bettina Schormann (Ancaster Old Mill) ~ Wild Boar
Rachelle Vivian (Wine Bar/Hank’s) ~ Desserts

*Proceeds from the evening will help send delegates to Terra Madre, Slow Food’s bi-annual conference on sustainable world food economies in October 2010. They’re going because delicious isn’t good enough. They want to play their role in creating a local sustainable food system.