Toward the end of November, The Food Connection got together for a Holiday Feast; the final gathering for the group in 2015. It was nice to see a good turnout of people at this busy time of the year. With twenty-three people in attendance, we had a smorgasbord of interesting dishes and stories to share. As usual, we began by introducing ourselves and the meal we had brought, with some of us explaining how our dish fit into our own traditions for the holidays season. For some
Slow-cooked comfort food: right on time for the winter rains! Despite the rainy evening we had on Wednesday, some 15 of us showed up at the Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House for another one of the monthly potluck, cooking, and all-things-food-related sessions run by The Food Connection. The theme for this month’s event was slow cookers—very timely, now that the winter seems to have finally decided to show up. The selling point of this workshop? It promised an easy way to pro
For our second event of the year, Sachiko shared her knowledge of the fabulous cuisine of Japan. Living in Vancouver surrounded by sushi restaurants, this workshop enlightened us on other aspects of Japanese home cooking, such as dashi, miso and onigri. Firstly, everyone had a chance to introduce themselves at their table, meet their neighbours andshare their own experience of Japanese cuisine. It was especially fascinating to hear stories from those who have travelled in Jap
What an amazing time we had at the Harvest Feast!! This summer as we brainstormed for September's potluck & workshop we thought, 'let's celebrate the harvest season like we did for last year's pizza party, but take it a step further!' So we devised a crazy promotion storm through posters, media outlets & social media and invited as many people as we could to bring local seasonal ingredients and make an entire meal together. Go big or go home! More than 60 people from the comm
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