Canada 150 Food Blog Challenge 2017


CHC Canada 150 Food Blog Challenge 2017

In honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary, CHC invited food bloggers to participate in our Canada 150 Food Blog Challenge. We named a topic for every month, and over the course of the sesquicentennial year, 27 bloggers posted just shy of 100 pieces exploring our country’s culinary history.

The CHC is pleased to announce our top choices:

  1. UrbnSpice: A Taste of Heart and Home by Denise Paré-Watson. Read Celebrating Food Preservation Yesterday and Today or My Mom’s French Canadian Tourtière to see how Denise combines a strong understanding of Canadian culinary history with excellent recipes illustrated by outstanding photography,
  2. Signe’s Kitchen by Signe Langford. Read A Tart Tart! to see how Signe weaves personal and cultural history with intriguing recipes.
  3. Canadian Literary Fare by Shelley Boyd, Licia Canton, Nathalie Cooke and Alexia Moyer. Read Granville Island Public Market to see how much this blog’s authors have learned about Canada and its food from their fiction and nonfiction reading.

The top three were chosen by CHC board members Carolyn Crawford, Sarah Hood and Sylvia Lovegren on the basis of the blogs’ Canadian focus, their historical content, the quality of writing and practical culinary information. They will receive honoraria of $100, $75 and $50.

Thanks to everyone who participated in CHC’s Canada 150 Food Blog Challenge; there were so many worthy entrants!

December 2017: Winter Holidays

November 2017: Remembrance

October 2017: Autumn Celebrations

September 2017: School Food

August 2017: Preserving

July 2017: Confederation Picnic (1867 & 1967)

  • Denise Paré-Watson of the blog UrbnSpice contributed a post titled A Canadian Family Picnic circa 1867 Featuring Old-Fashioned Raspberry Cordial.
  • CHC members Carolyn Crawford and Sherry Murphy animated Montgomery’s Inn in Etobicoke, Ontario, on Canada Day with an 1867 picnic that included pickled eggs, lettuce salad with cooked salad dressing, biscuits, ham, pickles, tea and apple cider.
  • CHC member Mackenzie Bodnar shared scenes from an 1867 picnic organized by members of Pickering Museum Village’s Vintage Victuals and Nimble Thimbles groups on Sunday, July 2. They enjoyed Queen Victoria Cake, Queen Cakes, Onion and Potato Pie (from a Hannah Glasse recipe), a cold chicken dish, lemonade and Raspberry Shrub, among other dishes.

June 2017: To Market!

May 2017: Food from Mother

April 2017: First Fresh Foods of Spring

March 2017: Maple

February 2017: Doing Without

January 2017: Fish and Seafood

Participating Blogs

  1. Accenti, The magazine with an Italian accent (various authors)
  2. Backyard Farms (Heather Kilner)
  3. Canadian Literary Fare (Nathalie Cooke, Alexia Moyer, Licia Canton and Shelley Boyd)
  4. Carmy: Run Eat Travel (Cammy Do)
  5. Conifères et Feuillus (Annika Patel)
  6. The Convivial Kitchen (Allison Fisher)
  7. Cooking with Jilly (Colleen Stewart Haynes)
  8. Crosby’s (Bridget Oland)
  9. Dining Out with History (Janet Feduck)
  10. The Dip Diva Dishes (Selena Bruni-Aprile)
  11. Dish ‘n’ the Kitchen (Bernice Hill)
  12. Dufferin County Museum and Archives (Laura Camilleri)
  13. Earth Food and Fire  (Markus Mueller)
  14. Eat Locally, Blog Globally (Sarah B. Hood – CHC board member, not eligible for prizes)
  15. Farm Girl City Chef  (Joanne Ochej)
  16. Food Meanderings (Terri Gilson)
  17. Heather’s Eats (Heather Mitchell)
  18. Just Another Day on the Farm (Valerie Johnstone)
  19. Maple and Marigold (Puneeta Chhitwal-Varma)
  20. Nutmeg Disrupted (Redawna Kalynchuk)
  21. The Primal Desire (Raj Charles)
  22. Schipano Fine Foods (Luciano Schipano)
  23. Signe’s Kitchen (Signe Langford)
  24. Smita Chandra (Smita Chandra)
  25. Teahen Tales (Kelley Teahen)
  26. Two Kooks in the Kitchen (Jenna & Cheryl)
  27. UrbnSpice: A Taste of Heart and Home (Denise Paré-Watson)