Recipe for Change

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Recipe for Change is a celebration of food with a purpose that supports FoodShare’s innovative work in schools. Last week’s fifth annual event featured a cornucopia of scents, tastes, and aromas.

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Foodshare is a non-profit community organization with a vision of Good Healthy Food for All. For nearly 30 years, Foodshare has been Toronto’s go-to group for addressing hunger and food issues in communities. With a “field to table,” focus, their work considers the entire system that puts food on our tables: from the growing, processing and distribution of food to its purchasing, cooking and consumption. Foodshare’s programs reach over 159,000 children and adults per month in Toronto.

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Foodshare’s annual fundraiser is a foodie’s dream. This year’s event was held at the St. Lawrence Market North Building, and featured 30 chefs, 20 VQA wines and 6 local beers. Tasting plates (much larger than sample size) enabled guests to try a little bit of everything. It was truly a feast for the senses, consisting of: a fresh oyster shucking bar; lamb curry served with basmati rice; Moroccan-inspired cauliflower soup with crispy chick peas; pickled vegetable micro salad & tahini drizzle; Haitian goat griot and banana pezé; mixed ceviche; arroz cal do; a tofu-avocado gratin and sweet potato mille-feuille; Mexican chicken chilaquiles; and hot chocolate spiced with ginger, madagascar vanilla, orange peel, chili and spices from SOMA Chocolatemaker. Plus, lovely wines and beers from around the province.

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