If you are what you eat, then what is Toronto? From her popular food tours and local museum exhibits, culinary historian, Dr. Laura Carlson, will explore how Canada’s largest city became a global culinary capital. From the mouthwatering specialties of Toronto’s immigrant neighbourhoods to the classic dishes served up at historic markets and diners to the cutting-edge cuisine of the hottest celebrity chefs, this will be a lively celebration of the city’s savoury stories. Bring your appetite, and your stretchy pants, for a virtual taste of past and present Toronto.
Dr. Laura Carlson holds a doctorate in Medieval History from Oxford University and has taught history, classics, and food studies at Queen’s University and Centennial College.
She is the executive producer and host of the award-winning podcast, “The Feast”, an exploration of the great meals that made history. Dr. Carlson has worked as a curator, consultant, and researcher for Heritage Toronto and has also developed and led culinary tours and adventures through Toronto and southern Ontario with Heritage Toronto and The Foodies Group. As part of her work in public programming, she was curator of Heritage Toronto’s music history digital exhibit, Sounds Like Toronto, and oversaw the agency’s digital and in-person tour program. She has also written articles on great moments in food and cocktail history.
So, grab a cuppa, pull up a chair and join us. Please keep an eye on your in-box for information on this program.