Food Day Canada is a chance for all Canadians to celebrate our farmers, fishers, chefs, researchers and home cooks
Guess what GLV readers? I am the Food Day Canada Ambassador for Vancouver and am helping with a twitter party – on July 26th from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. PDT, join the FoodDayCanada Twitter Party at TIMBER on 1300 Robson Street. Join us for drink specials and Canadian food specials and tell us what Canadian–grown foods you love. Follow @FoodDayCanada and @goodlifevan using the official Hashtags #FoodDayCanada #CanadaISfood. I’ll be tweeting from @VanFoodTour @GoodLifeVan and @PassionForPork to help celebrate Canadian Food! Food Day Canada will be asking questions and when you answer you’ll be entered to win some amazing prizes such as a Kitchen Aid Mixer! Pictures below are from Locals in The Comox Valley, one of the Food Day Canada Participants.
Q3 Using the #FDC149 list, what’s the most Canadian dish that you could possibly cook/bake/ serve to show that #CanadaISfood? #ShopLikeACdn #FoodDayCanada
Q6 Our dairy farmers work hard to earn their Blue Cow logo. What are YOUR fave Blue Cow (100% Canadian milk) products/brands? #CanadaISfood #FDC149 #ShopLikeACdn #FoodDayCanada
Q8 Caring for our lakes, rivers, oceans = sustainable fishing. What fish/shellfish will grace your #FoodDayCanada table? #CanadaISfood #FDC149 #ShopLikeACdn
Q10 It’s not #FoodDayCanada without … (fill in the blank) #CanadaISfood #FDC149 #ShopLikeACdn #FoodDayCanada
Food Day Canada will be celebrated on July 30, 2016. This special day is a chance for Canadians from coast to coast to celebrate our farmers, fishers, chefs, researchers and home cooks.
Restaurants in Vancouver include Burdock, Campagnolo, Bishops, The Fish Counter, West, L’Abattoir, Forage, Royal Dinette Timber, Cafe Median, Juniper, Boulevard and more.
And this year, in celebration of Canada’s 149th Year, Food Day Canada is launching “Shop Like a Canadian”: a free online grocery list with 149 ingredients that we produce in Canada.
Well-known foods like flour (of all sorts) and tons of dairy products made the list, but there are also dozens of local contributions such as Montreal-made couscous, Taber-refined sugar, and cider vinegar produced in the owners’ orchards. There’s also VQA wine and craft beers from coast to coast and award-winning cheeses from small fromageries all across Canada, according to a Food Day Canada press release.
Food Day Canada has partnered with more than 250 Canadian restaurants. “Our Food Day Canada chefs understand that local ingredients are fundamental to our dynamic food culture. They are Canada’s real brand advocates. On Saturday, July 30, they will be creating their own hyper-local menus, with ingredients often so specific to their region that they cannot be replicated even a few dozen miles away,” says Stewart.
And on July 30, Food Day Canada is also inviting everyone to share their food stories on social media. Food Day Canada has created a special page on its website, FoodDayCanada.ca, and Canadians are encouraged to share their food images on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #FoodDayCanada or #CanadaISfood and it will appear on the FDC website.
Food Day Canada partners include the University of Guelph, Pulse Canada, All-Clad Canada, Dairy Farmers of Canada, KitchenAid Canada, Taste and Travel Magazine, and, the chef community of Canada.