by Savour Stratford, a ‘Certified Good Food Fighter’

Savour Stratford welcomes Anita Stewart, champion of Canadian cuisine and its culinary heritage, to Stratford on June 2. Ms. Stewart will first host a Heritage Canadian lunch inspired by our Perth County roots followed by a culinary debate, What is Canadian Cuisine?

Join Anita Stewart for an intimate Heritage Canadian Cuisine lunch on Saturday, June 2 at 12 noon at The Prune. Ms. Stewart will introduce our three-course local and seasonal menu inspired by our culinary roots and prepared by Chef Bryan Steele with references to her book, Anita Stewart’s CANADA, the Food, the Recipes, the Stories.

Tickets are $60 per person (+HST) and are available on-line at or at Stratford Tourism Alliance, 519-271-5140.

Anita Stewart will join panellists Jeff Crump, Executive Chef Ancaster Mill and author of Earth to Table cookbook and Paul Finkelstein, Chef and Culinary Arts Teacher, Screaming Avocado Café, both Stratford Chefs School graduates as well as Monforte Dairy cheese maker, Daniel Szoller to debate What is Canadian Cuisine? Moderated by Malcolm Jolley, Executive Director of Good Food Media and the Managing Editor of Good Food Revolution, the debate discusses our culinary past from seeds to heritage breeds, terroir and cooking techniques, where we came from and how cuisine is defined today. Screaming Avocado Café culinary students will servedishes based on heritage ingredients and recipes.

The debate takes place at City Hall Auditorium beginning at 2:00 pm on Saturday, June 2. Admission is $25 per person, students $20 (+HST). Purchase tickets on line at at Stratford Tourism Alliance or at the door.

Called “The Wonder Woman of Canadian Cuisine” by the National Post, Anita Stewart’s profile is exemplary. Author of 14 cookbooks, most recently award-winning Anita Stewart’s CANADA, the Food, the Recipes, the Stories, she has spoken, written, lobbied and organized across Canada and internationally proclaiming Canada’s food as exotic and delicious as any on earth; our agricultural and culinary talent can hold their own with any as demonstrated by Perth County producers and at the Stratford Chefs School. Anita Stewart has been appointed as a member of the Order of Canada for her contributions as a journalist, author and culinary activist and for her promotion of the food industry in Canada.

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