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Recipe Roots at Harbourfront Centre
Exploring recipes with great stories passed down through generations

TORONTO, ON (July 2, 2013) – Dust off your favourite cookbook, pull out your video camera and record the preparation of your families most prized recipes for Harbourfront Centre’s latest culinary project.

Recipe Roots, a new initiative created by Harbourfront Centre in partnership with FoodShare Toronto, celebrates the history and diversity of recipes that make up Canada’s culinary landscape. All summer long, the public are invited to submit videos of their favourite recipes (and the story behind them) to Harbourfront Centre’s Recipe Roots Facebook page

A handful of entries will be selected by a secret panel of judges for an invitation to demonstrate their recipe at the 16th Annual Hot & Spicy Food Festival Sept. 2-5, 2013. Entries are due Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013.

Recipe Roots explores Harbourfront Centre’s curatorial theme of terrain and encourages the sharing of recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation. Inter-generational passing down of recipes on video are encouraged and entries in other artistic expressions such as visual art, stories and poems are welcomed.

For additional information and complete event listings, the public may visit They can also call the information hotline at 416-973-4000. Harbourfront Centre is located at 235 Queens Quay West in the heart of downtown Toronto’s waterfront. For information about getting here during the Queens Quay revitalization, visit

Harbourfront Centre is a Canadian charity operating the 10 prime acres of Toronto's central waterfront as a free and open public site. We celebrate the multiplicities of cultures that comprise Canada and enliven the city through the creative imaginations of artists from across the country and around the globe. Harbourfront Centre attracts more than 17 million visits to its site each year to experience 4,000 diverse public events and activities. Harbourfront Centre receives operational support from the Government of Canada and the City of Toronto and program funding from all levels of government, the private sector and individual donors.

FoodShare Toronto ( is an innovative non-profit community food organization whose programs include direct fresh produce access, school food, student nutrition, Food Literacy, community cooking, community growing and urban agriculture. FoodShare reaches over 155,000 children and adults every month across the City of Toronto, bringing healthy food and food skills to millions every year.


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Bonnie Chiapponi
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