Aug. 4 is Food Canada Day
Canada – Canadian restaurants and their Canadian and visiting customers are encouraged to celebrate Food Canada Day, Aug. 4.
Restaurants Canada is calling on Canadians to join in this year’s celebration of Food Day Canada by promoting Canadian ingredients, recipes and restaurants.
“With all the uncertainty surrounding international trade relations, this harvest season is an especially important time for all of us to come together in support of Canadian food,” said Shanna Munro, president and CEO of Restaurants Canada, in a news release.
“We are extremely proud of our partnership with Food Day Canada. The work they are doing to promote Canadian terroir is not only putting Canada on menus here at home and around the world, but is also putting our country on the map as a destination for culinary tourism.”
Started 15 years ago by Anita Stewart, an educator and writer who has been advocating on behalf of Canadian cuisine for decades, Food Day Canada / Journée des terroirs is a mid-summer day of action that gives Canadians a platform to share their distinct and diverse culinary culture with each other and the world.
Canada is the world’s fifth largest exporter of agriculture products, which means Canadian farming communities largely depend on foreign markets for their livelihood. Food Day Canada challenges Canadians to help increase appetites for Canadian cuisine around the world by celebrating their local heroes and the unique food they produce.
The team has provided tools to help to promote Canadian food and restaurants:
• A patriotic shopping list of Canadian ingredients
• A collection of recipes showcasing Canadian ingredients
• Anyone enjoying a dish created with Canadian ingredients can post a photo and description on social media with the hashtag #FoodDayCanada
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