Spring Food Trends in Canada

Refresh your culinary style with these hot new food trends for epicurious Canadians!

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Pepperoni Pizza Dip

Prep Time: 10min

Cook Time: 8min

Serves: 6-8

Pepperoni Pizza Dip

Cheezy, flavourful and simple, this is the pizza innovation we’ve all been waiting for! Perfect for gatherings or game nights, this is pizza you can literally dip into! This creamy dip is packed with the flavour of a classic pizza with a gooey texture that lends itself perfectly to crunchy crackers, tortillas, thick potato chips or even sliced baguette.

Double Cheese & Caramelized Onion Sheetpan Sandwiches

Prep Time: 20min

Cook Time: 35min

Serves: 4

Double Cheese & Caramelized Onion Sheetpan Sandwiches

These make-ahead sheetpan sandwiches are a fast and easy way to feed a crowd. Set them aside and pop them in the oven whenever you’re ready to get the party started. Level them up with a dense Belgian or artisan loaf for a wonderful crust and crunch or try with a rye or sourdough bread for great flavour.

Pancetta Farmhouse Risotto

Prep Time: 15min

Cook Time: 25min

Serves: 4-6

Pancetta Farmhouse Risotto

Hard cheeses offer up big flavour and are a perfect addition to this easy risotto that’s destined to become a family favourite.

Asparagus Mascarpone Tartlets

Prep Time: 15min

Cook Time: 20min

Yields: 12 tarts

Asparagus Mascarpone Tartlets

Rich blue cheese and asparagus offer a perfect pairing, and the mascarpone adds a special creaminess that makes this a special appetizer or first course.

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SIAL Canada
100 Princes' Blvd.
Toronto, ON M6K 3C3

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Inspired To Taste Canada: Celebrated Cookbook Authors Present Local Recipes

On May 2nd, Taste Canada and Dairy Farmers of Ontario will bring a selection of five of Canada’s finest cookbook authors and chefs to the SIAL Canada stage for a unique culinary pairing series. Each author will present a custom dish in collaboration with local Ontario cheesemakers and dairy processors who represent a sampling of the world-class agri-food quality and innovation Ontario is known for.

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Terroir Symposium
444 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M5B 2H4

7:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.

The TERROIR SYMPOSIUM is one of Canada’s hottest forums focused on the future of food. This year, the event will explore the choices we make and how they affect the growth, change and collective identity of the food, hospitality and tourism industry.

Marianne Edwards, a young and enterprising farmer and marketing professional will be delivering a Terroir Talk on her choice to take the long route home to the family dairy farm. Dairy Farmers of Ontario will be onsite serving up incredible smoothies, milkshakes and Vodkow-infused ice cream.

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