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Canada Stage

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I am still catching my breath after my 14 students from the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Italy left Vancouver on Saturday. I helped organise and plan their visit to British Columbia. They spent 12 days exploring BC foodways and thinking about important topics such as First Nations’ cuisine; cultural identity and food in Canada; food security and access; sustainable food systems; and the intersections between the unique BC environment, food production and cuisine. We visited all sorts of food producers and culinary professionals from the UBC Farm to Aurora Bistro. We traveled from Vancouver to the Island and over to Salt Spring and met some lovely people who are working hard to change the way eat and think about food in Canada. Thank you to everyone who participated and to all of those who volunteered their time.