Recent CHC Events

Recent Events

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Sunday, January 22, 2023. 1 p.m. EST (virtual)

Fool’s Gold: A History of British Saffron

Food history writer Sam Bilton, who regaled us with gingerbread lore a year ago, explores the history of saffron in England—and how it came to Canada, as well! Her talk is based on her new book..


Sundays, December 4 & 11, 2022 (virtual)

Hearth Warming Holiday Traditions

John Ota reprises his entertaining and enlightening series of interviews of Canadians across Canada talking about their winter holiday memories and foods.  Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

Episode 1 (Sunday, December 4):

  • Sheilah (Roberts) Lukins, author of For Maids who Brew and Bake and Rain, Drizzle, and Fog, Newfoundland.
  • Multifaceted theatre theorist, director, essayist and Cree cultural leader Floyd Favel, curator of the Chief Poundmaker Museum, Saskatchewan.
  • Tim Charles, executive chef at the astonishing Fogo Island Inn, Newfoundland.

Episode 2, (Sunday, December 11):

  • Grace Cameron, editor of JamaicanEats magazine, Toronto.
  • Don Genova, author of the highly regarded Food Artisans of Vancouver and the Gulf Islands, Victoria, British Columbia.
  • Beloved food writer Bonnie Stern and her daughter Anna Rupert, who just co-authored the book Don’t Worry, Just Cook, Toronto.
  • Renowned chef and TV host Michael Smith of The Inn at Bay Fortune, Prince Edward Island.