When was the last time you cooked for yourself, called your loved ones over for a delicious meal, or simply tried making something new?
At the Arrell Food Institute we try to connect research and expertise across interdisciplinary fields of study at the University of Guelph, and with our partners around the globe; we take pride in this work, but also want to take the time to really enjoy food. At the University of Guelph our scientists spend hours looking at food through a microscope, examining it from farm to fork, but we often forget how thankful we are to be a part of a university with such rich roots in the culinary industry. The university has always been connected to Canadian cuisine! To celebrate that relationship, we’re inviting you to Food Day Canada: Canada’s local food day!
The University’s Hospitality team are well known for providing campus with delicious food that incorporates local ingredients. We want you to have a chance to try these mouth-watering recipes at home. Mix up a batch of All-Butter Oatmeal Cookies to share with friends. Food Day Canada is not just about celebrating local Canadian ingredients; it’s also about creating community, and as Anita Stewart, founder of Food Day Canada and University of Guelph’s Food Laureate, says: “It’s about pride and tenacity, it’s about the pure pleasure of tasting the richness of Canada, on every level, from physical and intellectual”.
Don’t hesitate to share and post your Food Day Canada meals with the hashtag #fooddaycanada on any social media platforms!