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]).
Everyone has heard the news and it’s inspired the same bookish panic in all of us. A strike is brewing in the hearts, minds and on contract negotiation tables of Canadian postal workers. Although it hasn’t been confirmed, the town criers have been using words like ‘looming,’ which has us a little worried. But we’re forging on the only way we know how – a massive ebook sale! For the month of July, all of our ebooks will be 25% off.
We're excited to announce that Emily M. Keeler will assume the role of series editor for the Exploded Views nonfiction series. Keeler, who takes over the series editor role originated by Jason McBride, is the founding editor of Little Brother, an award-winning literary magazine, and is formerly the books editor of Canada's National Post.
Reviewing Christian Bök's The Xenotext: Book 1 for American Scientist, Michael Leong calls the book 'at once rigorously scientific and rigorously literary.' He goes on to write that 'Bök's work is an important bridge not only between conservative formalists and cutting-edge conceptualists but between poetic and scientific communities.
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