Posts Tagged ‘slow food’

Heritage Chicken Tasting in Toronto

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

I heard on CBC the other day that there will be a Heritage Chicken Tasting event at Hôtel Le Germain, hosted by Slow Food Toronto.  What are heritage chickens you ask? They are the breeds of chickens from long ago that actually taste like chickens. In chicken farms nowadays, there are basically two types of chickens: one for their big oversized breasts and one for their year round egg-laying.  Not too much varieties. At this tasting, you’ll be able to try the Jersey Giant, Buff Orpington, Barred Plymouth Rock, and Americauna chickens. Apparently, the Jersey Giant was bred to be large like a turkey.

Here are the details:

Date: January 24, 2010

Time: 2pm

Location: Hôtel Le Germain, 30 Mercer Street

Price: $35 Slow Food members/$45 nonmembers

You can buy tickets from  U of T tix website.


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Local Eating on CBC

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

This morning Tanny heard a story on CBC (Metro Morning, Toronto) about local eating. The host interviewed Jamie Kennedy. Link to the audio file is here. Let us know if it expires. UPDATE: The link has expired - thanks Laurel!

From Tanny:

Here’s the gist of it:  

Jane and Jamie discussed the local eating movement in the Toronto area, focussed mainly on the restaurant owner’s perspective. Jamie partnered with Thermador and worked with local growers to film vignettes showing his take on local eating and how you prepare a winter feast using locally grown produce.   Jamie is currently working with local growers to set up a chefs’ wholesale market at Evergreen Brickworks to make local produce more accessible to restaurants.  He hopes that by allowing the growers connect directly with the end users, the prices of local produce would become affordable for more people.  There’s a new winter farmers market in Toronto - Green Barn Farmer’s Market at Wychwood Heights.