Recipe for Change

Recipe For Change 2014

This past week I was fortunate enough to be invited to attend the Recipe for Change food event at St. Lawrence Markets North Building where I met up with new friend and fellow food blogger Carole from The Yum Yum Factor.  I wrote an earlier post about the amazing initiatives Foodshare Toronto has promoted throughout the community of empowerment and education of our next generations teaching them the importance of food nutrition,  production and ending hunger in our cities.  I was incredibly excited to be at one of their biggest fundraising events and I will honestly admit  I had pre-event tunnel vision about all the amazing eats and drinks I was almost guaranteed  to be enjoying from an incredible list  of chefs and beverage purveyors.

Recipe For Change 2014

Honey Mead from Rosewood

I have been to my share of mass food tasting events in the past so I expected waiting in line for cacophony of dishes and glutton of gourmet treats.  What I didn’t expect and discovered quite surprising was how obviously important this cause is to the chefs that participated.  It wasn’t so much what they said; it was how they said it.  Using innovative ingredients and intricate flavor combinations you were left feeling like you had eaten something memorable.  Each chef took the time to make connections with the people coming to try their dishes and I left with the feeling that it was perfectly orchestrated to maximum the exposure to the cause.  To associate quality and care with a cause to educate and empower youth on the the importance of quality and care.

Lines were miraculously short, attendees were incredibly kind and forthcoming, and the sense of fun and comradery was palpable.  And let’s not forget the food.  Its was phenominal. Check out my photos below and most importantly check out Foodshare Toronto and see all the amazing things they are doing.

 

Recipe For Change 2014

Reuben Caraway Rye Gnocchi, Pastrami Lamb’s Tongue, Dill Pickled Mushrooms with Red Cabbage and Apple Mostarda, FResh Tarragon and Gruyere Snow From the Beverley Hotel

Recipe For Change 2014

Tacos de Pescado en Salsa Verde with House Soured cream, Coriander and Onion from Frida Restaurant and Bar

Recipe For Change 2014

Vegetarian Paella from Carmen

Recipe For Change 2014

Lamb Curry with Basmati Rice from Pukka

Recipe For Change 2014

Crispy Frog Legs from Palais Royale

Recipe For Change 2014

Moroccan Inspired Cauliflower Soup with Crispy Chick Peas, Pickled Vegetable Micro Salad and Tahini Drizzle from Good Eart Fodd & Wine Co.

Recipe For Change 2014

Tofu-Avocado Gratin and Sweet Potato Mille-Feuille

Recipe For Change 2014

Goat Griot &Banane Peze from Urban Acorn/ The Depanneur

Recipe For Change 2014

Accra & Banane Peze from Urban Acorn/The Depanneur

Recipe For Change 2014

Argentinean Lamb Meatball from Lisa Marie/Fidal Gastro

Recipe For Change 2014

Pulled Buschback Braises Lamb Slider with Spicy Mustard Glaze, Crunch Slaw, Sesame Tooney from Annona at the Park Hyatt.

Recipe For Change 2014

Cucumber Cup filled with Zucchini Hummus and topped with Raw Pumpkin Seed Falafel from Belmonte Raw

Recipe For Change 2014

Grilled Tofu and Edamame Salad, Pipian Sauce, Coriander sprouts in Palm Leaf Boat from FRANK

Recipe For Change 2014

Ham Hock Terrine with homamde Brantston Pickle and Quail’s Egg from Table 17/Ascari Enoteca

Recipe For Change 2014

Mixed Ceviche from TO Ceviche Bar

Recipe For Change 2014

Quinoa Salad with Dried Cranberries and Pumpkin Seeds from Fair Trade Canada

Recipe For Change 2014

Forbe’s Wild Mushroom Bao with Garlic Parsley Pistou Sauce from My Little Dumplings

Recipe For Change 2014

Chicken Arroz Calda from Lamesa Filipino Kitchen

Recipe For Change 2014

Vegetarian Arroz Calda from Lamesa Filipino Kitchen

Recipe For Change 2014

Toppings for the Arroz Calda from Lamesa Filipino Kitchen

Recipe For Change 2014

Walter’s Caesar

Recipe For Change 2014

Walter’s Caesar

Duck Tamales from Valdez

Duck Tamales from Valdez

Recipe For Change 2014

Ricotta Gnudi with Mushroom Broth from Pizzeria Libretto

Recipe For Change 2014

Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Wild Boar Ragu

Recipe For Change

Chicken Chiiaquiles from Santo Pecado

Recipe For Change 2014

Free-range Buffalo Chili on a Pan de bono, Sweet Roasted Corn and Herbs, Chipotle in Adobo Salsa, traditional Mole and White Mother Sauce from Foodshare Toronto

Recipe For Change 2014

Foggy Sunburst Morning Earl Grey Mocktail with infusions of Bergamot and Citrus from The Love of Tea

Recipe For Change 2014

Mead from Rosewood Estates

Recipe For Change 2014

Hot Chocolate Spiced with Ginger, Madagascar Vanilla, Orange Peel, Chili and SOMA Blend of spices from SOMA

Recipe For Change 2014

Citrus Financier, Chestnut Mousse and Coffee Nougatine from The Tempered Chef and Chocolates From Soma