I like to believe in the old adage that charity begins at home. Being a Canadian we already know how lucky we are to live in a first world country as diverse as ours. And while some of our “problems” pale in comparison to those in poorer parts of the world we still have issues with homelessness, poverty and sadly, hunger. That’s what makes Foodshare Toronto and it’s initiatives so important.
As a non profit organization they work with the community using a long term approach of education, empowerment and advocation to address hunger in the city. By starting with children, the future of our country, and teaching them the “farm to table” ideals a strong foundation can be built and powerful changes can be made. By educating youth not just on the importance of healthy nutritious meals but on the growing, packaging, storing and preparing of these dishes you create a generation that becomes voluntarily accountable for choosing a hunger free future. Any parent knows that if a child helps grow and prepare a certain food they are almost guaranteed to consume it. No summer for me is complete without strawberry picking and bowls and bowls of buttered yellow beans fresh from the garden and our future generations know these experiences.
To help promote and support these great programs Foodshare Toronto hosts Recipe for Change a fantastic night of food and revelry. An event featuring 30 outstanding chefs, wines and local beers all coming together for one great cause. Being held at St. Lawrence Market South Tent on Thursday February 25, 2016 6pm-9pm. Tickets are $125 all inclusive.
If the great cause isn’t enough for you let me introduce to my top five chefs cooking at this event.
2. Paolo Solorzano from Santo Pecado
Event Dish: Pork Pibil Salbutes; Corn patty topped with pork in annatto sauce, and garnished with pickled red onion.
5. Sanober Motiwala from Sweet Sammies
Chestnut Milk Chocolate Profiteroles: choux puff with chestnut ice cream, warm milk chocolate sauce, and candied chestnut Tiramisu Affogato.