Just A Bite: Summer Food Memories from Ontario Seniors

CHC’s newest project is Just a Bite: Summer Food Memories from Ontario Seniors, sponsored by a grant from the New Horizons for Seniors Program.

Just a Bite is a collection of food memories from summers long past, a project to preserve and share youthful memories from the season between the summer and fall equinoxes. The collection will ultimately serve as a repository of historical memories for future researchers.

The core committee has created a booklet of questions to elicit these summer food memories. There are two downloadable PDF versions of the booklet that are available to all, to be circulated throughout Ontario:

Over the summer of 2021, the booklets are being shared widely among seniors’ groups, cultural groups, clubs, institutions, associations and service organizations. We look forward to Just a Bite becoming a legacy project for CHC with your help. Please feel free to share the booklets with members, colleagues, friends and family. All memories are welcome!

The grant’s deadline for completion is February 28, 2022. We anticipate needing volunteer readers, transcribers and fact checkers for the submissions, and copy editors, layout editors and social media experts for the final products. If you are interested, contact us at justabite@culinaryhistorians.ca.