The Great Ontario Cook-Off: Exploring Ontario Cuisine

In the era of fast food, take out, and microwavable meals we don’t often stop to think about where our food is coming from. If you take a moment to slow down you might discover that your meals are not only jam-packed with nutrients, but also lessons about the history, culture, and skills that come with creating and preserving age-old dishes. Looking for your next culinary adventure? Here are some great recipes to start with.

Canadian cuisine has lots more to offer than just BeaverTails and poutine (although they are very yummy). Parks Canada has put together over 60 recipes for you to try, from Campfire Bancock in the morning to Lafayette Cake before bed.

Woodside National Historic Site-King’s Family Fruit Cake

This year we might not get to visit some of our favorite regional summer fairs, but that doesn’t mean we need to miss out on those tasty midway treats. Canada’s Wonderland has released their famous funnel cake recipe for you to try out at home.

Are you a hungry historian looking for your next snack? Well, you have come to the right place. The Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum is taking you on a virtual field trip through their museum, and showing you what life was like before microwaves and food delivery apps.

Summer is in full swing! If you don’t have a garden don’t sweat it. There are lots of Pick Your Own farms with produce popping up throughout the season. No better time than now to try out some of Ontario’s freshest produce straight from the farm to your table.

Destination Indigenous is making Indigenous cuisine a staple in your everyday life. Get inspired by top Indigenous chefs, follow their recipes, and experience some of the abundant flavors available across Turtle Island.

Bill Alexander, Executive Chef at Little Chief Restaurant, Grey Eagle Resort & Casino.- Smoked Bison Carpaccio

Did you know that Clarkson Village in Mississauga was once known as the strawberry capital of Ontario?  In honor of their Blooms & Berries celebration, Mississauga Culture has put together a recipe book full of delicious strawberry treats. Trust us, they are berry good.

 

Feature Image by Joseph Shawana