By Jamie Drummond
This year’s 2010 Brickworks Slow Food Picnic was a resounding success. Good Food Revolution sent Jamie Drummond to capture some of the action on his “Dadcam” and he swears that it was “the best Slow Food Picnic EVER!!!” Looking at his pictures it certainly appears that way…
Thank you to all of the farmers, chefs, producers, and suppliers who took part and special thanks to the Picnic committee for making it happen.
Brickworks Chef Brad Long looking a little pensive
What an amazing space!
Beautiful Women In Food: Laura McGonigal, Arlene Stein (Brickworks/Slow Food), and Rebecca LeHeup (Octa)
The boys from La Palette
Vicki Emlaw (Vicki's Veggies) and her responsible friend
Canoe's Amanda Ray tempts me...
Breanne O'Brien (Chef Upstairs) and Anne Popoff (CAPS) are ALL SMILES!
Ted Corrado (C5) and his cutey-pie wee one
Kristina Groeger (Enoteca Sociale), Afrim Pristine (The Cheese Boutique), Chris Brown (The Stop), and Stephen Alexander (Cumbrae's)
Dan Donovan (Ontario's Own), Norman Hardie, and Sharon Bergey (JK Kitchens)
Joshna Maharaj (Slow Food), Marc Breton (The Gladstone), Barry Martin (Hypenotic), and Andrea Toole (Uber Foodster)
Rebecca LeHeup (Octa) and Brad Long (Veritas/Brickworks)
Table 17's John Sinopoli looking happy
The irrepresible Ivy Knight and Mark Cutrara (Cowbell)
Krystina Roman (Rosewood Estates), Carlos Fuenmayor (Sabrosito), and THE ONE AND ONLY Paul Amos
And look who turned up... it's Joe Pantalone! Now where were all the other Mayoral candidates???
Kathleen Mackintosh from Culinarium ("Ontario's locavore store") is assisted by Lesley Stoyan from AppleTree Markets.
The St. John's Bakery/ChocoSol Crew
The Buddha Boys AKA The Andrews
The beautiful and talented Michelle Jobin
The big huggable Scott Vivian (Beast)
Two of my favourite Food Bloggers: Tonya (WontonFM) and Mojgan (Somethinglemon)
Chris Brown (The Stop) and David Chrystian (Victor) have a wee cuddle
Chris McDonald and Emily Materick (Cava)
Dennis "Dingo" Harrison (Dingo Farms) and Kristin Donovan (Dish Cooking Studio)
Adam "Oysterboy" Colquhoun is a man who knows how to have a good time
Paul de Campo (Foodshare/Slow Food), Tory Edwards (Didier), and Zoltan Szabo
Theodora Geach (Oceanwise) giving me some pointers
Another ginger, Donna Dooher (Mildred's Temple Kitchen) and a ginger-loving friend
The Drake Hotel's Bill Simpson queues for some cider... and he looks thirsty!
Zane Caplansky holding (smoked meat) court
Another regular GFR contributor, Chippy's John Lee
Enoteca Sociale's and Pfenning's Organics AMAZING Minestrone presented by Lauren Wilton and Jenn Pfenning
Laura McGonigal and Petra Cooper (Fifth Town Cheese)
It all gets too much for Buddha Dog's Andrew Hunter, who resorts to a quick-fix Snakebite
Edinburgh-born/Toronto-based Sommelier, consultant, writer, judge and educator Jamie Drummond is the Director of Programs/Editor of Good Food Revolution… and he thought that was the best Slow Food Picnic EVER!