by Malcolm Jolley

Anita Stewart receives an honourary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Guelph for her work studying Canadian Cuisine, Spring 2011

Anita Stewart’s Food Day Canada will envelope the nation on Saturday, July 30th. While hundreds of restaurants that are registered because of their commitment to local ingredients will be serving delicious dominion dishes and vying for bragging rights to Food Day Canada’s ‘Innovation Award’ (won by St. John’s Bacalao on 2010), regular folks are equally encouraged to get out there on the long weekend and cook something Canadian and share their menu with the country at, there’s even an award for the “wildest one”. After a Food Day worthy lunch in her backyard, featuring a salad with flowers from her garden and salmon sandwiches made from a fish her son Mark caught and canned, my friend Anita sat down for this video, wherein she explains the day in greater detail including special prizes for food journalism, lobster and pulses.

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This video is made possible through the kind support of Fortessa Canada/Schott Zwiesel: casual elegance for everyday living. Malcolm Jolley is a founding editor of Good Food Revolution and Executive Director ofGood Food Media, the non-profit organization that publishes GFR. Follow him at Photo: John Gundy.