Tonight I had the great fortune to attend one of my favourite (of many) food events of the year, the 2015 Recipe For Change. It encompasses so many of the things that I love in life: real food, kind chefs and other great people who appreciate both of those things. It’s all in support of FoodShare, and their programs that try to excite “the next generation of healthy eaters, growers and sharers” (they have got me!).
Here’s how it works once you are inside the North Building at the St. Lawrence Market:
1. You receive a reusable cloth napkin, real cutlery and a wine glass.
2. You calmly and strategically visit a chef presenting their own creative vision on a small plate, along with a complementing selection from their beverage partner (for those old enough, a lot of the beverages are beer and wine but also teas and water).
3. You find a table to stand at, or sit down, meet neat people, enjoy the dish.
4. Repeat with as many of the 30 chefs you choose.
5. Smile and be grateful and happy – and full!
Many of my highlights are below, and my top 3 dishes were definitely Chef Bashir Munye’s Plantain Dumpling, Chef Rocco Agostino’s 2 creations and Good Food for Good’s Oaxaca Arbol Mexican Sliders (all shown below in pictures), but SO much of what I ate was great. I wish I had taken my reusable container to pack myself lunch for school for tomorrow!
I suggest strongly that you visit these chefs’ restaurants and check out their work, since they care about real food, supporting FoodShare and farmers, which means that we should support and enjoy them! It’s one big delicious circle.