"For years I've cajoled and coached people to Cook Like a Canadian, now it's time toShop Like a Canadian," said. "This list is a start to knowing where your food comes from and how to find it so you can celebrate every last tasty morsel grown in . After all, Canada IS food and the world is richer for it!"
"Because the United Nations declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses, the list has an array of pulse crops from beans and lentils to chickpeas and peas. They're extremely healthy, good for the planet, and guess what…Canada's the largest producer of lentils and peas on earth." She quips, "Eating them is culinary nationalism at its best."
"Our Food Day Canada chefs understand that local ingredients are fundamental to our dynamic food culture. They arereal brand advocates. On , they will be creating their own hyper-local menus, with ingredients often so specific to their region that they cannot be replicated even a few dozen miles away," said Stewart.
"The harvest is in and the abundance of the Canadian culinary landscape is evident everywhere," added Stewart.