With the Toronto Board of Health having just formally adopted a new city-wide food strategy, the timing is perfect for a truly cross-disciplinary discussion that explores the past, present, and future of food and the city. What’s more, as a multi-cultural, Green Belt-surrounded, food-processing hub, Toronto is particularly rich in infrastructural opportunities and challenges, as well as creative individuals-- the perfect place to bring people together for a fresh look at the city, through the lens of food.
As part of Hamilton's GritLit Literary Festival, authors James E. Elliott (Strange Fatality), Adrienne Shadd (The Journey from Tollgate to Parkway) and Coach House's own Glenn McArthur (A Progressive Traditionalist) will discuss how built history, the history of peoples and the history that doesn't show up in history books make a city. Graham Crawford from HIStory & HERitage will moderate.
The Sustainability Network made an audio recording of The Edible City food panel that took place on December 2, 2009. Moderator Nicola Ross (Alternatives Journal) spoke with contributors Lorraine Johnson, Shawn Micallef and Wayne Roberts about the issues surrounding food in the city.
You can listen to a slightly edited recording of the discussion, available on the Sustainability Network's site.
On November 15th, 2009, we launched The Edible City: Toronto's Food from Farm to Fork with a panel discussion and cookie-decorating contest in the Gladstone Hotel Ballroom. Herewith, a recording of that panel, moderated by CityBites editor Dick Snyder, and featuring Edible City contributors Sasha Chapman, Joshna Maharaj, Lorraine Johnson, Steven Biggs and Sarah B. Hood.
The Sustainability Network presents an after-work panel discussion for The Edible City: Toronto's Food from Farm to Fork. Witness a lively conversation among three of the book's key contributors: Wayne Roberts (NOW Magazine, Toronto Food Policy Council), Lorraine Johnson (author of over 10 environmental and gardening books) and Shawn Micallef (Spacing, Eye Weekly, [murmur]).
No matter what you celebrate – Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwaanza, Raven-Symoné's birthday – or whether you celebrate nothing at all, everybody loves a good deal. And this December, Coach House has a great holiday deal for you. All our books (print, electronic, old and new) are 25% off the usual retail price, and we'll waive any shipping fees. That's right! It's like we're like Amazon but we pay taxes! So if you know of someone who'd love the gift of a Coach House book, now's your chance to win brownie points while saving money, with our Ludi-crèche Holiday Sale!
Want to purchase some Coach House gifts for the holidays, but need to browse? This December, in addition to the many fine booksellers that stock our titles, Torontonians can visit the ToronTOpia Pop-up Store for their Coach House needs.
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