Bringing millennia of culinary history to life in the 21st century

By Tom Nightingale In the heart of Saskatchewan, three kilometres north of Saskatoon, sitting above Opimihaw Creek and not far off the Saskatchewan River, is a place that typifies Canada’s rich cultural history: Wanuskewin Heritage Park. Wanuskewin’s archeological resources represent 6,400 years of the Northern Plains peoples – twice the age of Egypt’s Pyramids of […]

Indigenous Tourism Ontario launches food tourism initiative

Indigenous Tourism Ontario has launched a first-of-its-kind food tourism initiative aimed at establishing Indigenous foods and foodways as integral parts of Ontario’s identity.  FEAST: Growing Indigenous Food Tourism in Ontario launched on August 10 as a five-year plan intended to strategically advance the Indigenous food tourism sector. Over a two-year period, Indigenous Tourism Ontario worked with […]

Seven Generations Later: How one chef is hitting reset on the Indigenous palate

By Club House for Chefs | Photos by Kyla Zanardi and Ryan Mah Born in Northwest Territories and raised in Six Nations, Ontario, Chef Rich Francis has never left home without his Indigenous roots in mind and heart. From traditional foods in his school lunches to his first ever signature dish, a salmon cured with […]