May 2, 2019

Inspired to Taste Canada at SIAL

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

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

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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. These signature recipes showcase the author’s cookbooks and feature some of Ontario’s finest local cheeses, butters, and farm-fresh dairy products alongside high-quality, local and sustainably produced Canadian agri-foods that combine our respect for local agriculture with the unique qualities of our regional terroir and diverse culinary traditions.

Abbey Sharp: The Mindful Glow Cookbook
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Abbey Sharp is a registered dietitian and the creator of the popular food blog, Abbey’s Kitchen. Abbey’s core philosophy is that a pleasurable relationship with food, your body, and yourself is the fundamental secret to good health.

Brad Long, Brad Long on Butter
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
A renowned Canadian chef and award-winning author with a career spanning over 30 years, Brad Long is a pioneer in advocating ethical, local, organic, and sustainable practices from dirt to dish and a strong, vocal leader in the national food scene. Brad is currently chef and owner of Café Belong and Belong Catering.

Emily Richards: Best of Bridge Weekday Suppers
1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Emily is a professional home economist, chef, and media spokesperson who enjoys culinary instruction to home cooks who want to learn more and have fun in the kitchen. She is the author and co-author of six cookbooks which include topics from Italian cuisine and glycemic index diets.

Jeff Crump & Bettina Schormann: Earth To Table Every Day
2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
A Canadian Slow Food pioneer, Jeff Crump is co-author of Earth To Table Every Day and has worked at a number of the world’s top restaurants, including Lumière, Chez Panisse and The Fat Duck. He is an executive of Pearle Hospitality and co-owner of Earth to Table: Bread Bar restaurants.

Bettina Schormann is co-author of the bestseller Earth to Table and co-owner of the Earth to Table: Bread Bar restaurants. She has been baking professionally for over a decade and was the recipient of the 2006 OHI Pastry Chef of the Year.

Tonia Wilson: Beer at My Table
3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Tonia is a chef, recipe developer, food stylist, Prud'homme beer sommelier, certified wine sommelier, and owner of BRÜ Mustard, a line of mustards inspired by beer.

About Taste Canada
A champion of Canadian cookbooks, Taste Canada inspires and encourages readers at home and abroad to discover delicious recipes and diverse food stories written from a Canadian perspective. Taste Canada brings together Canadian food and beverage writers, publishers, chefs, restaurateurs, farmers, industry, post-secondary culinary colleges, media and cookbook fans, recognizing that food connects us all.

Since 1998, Taste Canada has presented awards to the best Canadian cookbook writers. Awards are presented each year at a Gala in Toronto. For more information, visit

About Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO)
DFO is the marketing group for the largest sector of Ontario agriculture and is proudly owned and operated by Ontario’s dairy farming families. DFO is committed to supporting local dairy farmers and processors, promoting the safety and quality of Canadian milk and dairy products, and elevating consumer awareness of Canadian agriculture, foodcraft, and cuisine.

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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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