can take the opportunity to observe and learn from celebrity
chefs as they fire up the grill and spice up the dessert
tray! The highly popular food demos
take place Saturday, Sunday and Monday
in Lakeside Terrace (ICE)
and the Brigantine Tent (FIRE) and include an array of spicy
cold drinks (wines and cesars) spiced
desserts, grilled Bajan, Mexican,
Pakistani and Greek foods.. And a
definite hit last year – the Iron Chef
Competition returns! This year, the Iron
Chef Competition moves outdoors to the
throughout the festival cooks up an eclectic brew of sounds when
musical legends The Last Poets (NYC), Dwele,
internationally acclaimed singer Lizz Fields (
Spoken Word and Dub Poetry takes a front seat at this year’s Hot &
with Dub Poets’ Collective and Women of
artists including Chet
Singh, d’bi.young, Klyde Broox,
Clifton Joseph, and
digitizer diva Alexis Ohara, poet mystic Lillian Allen, dub chanter ritualist, Afua Cooper, spirit healer Andrea Thompson, word magic weaver Pam Mordecai, and ‘Blow it all to smithereens’, d’bi.Young. Canadian Urban Music Award-winning spoken word impresario Dwayne Morgan launches his latest book Erotic, an Up
From The Roots anthology in the Brigantine Room Sunday, July 31st.
FOOD FEATURES: Prepare to heat up and cool down on this fantastic food voyage! FIRE (in the Brigantine Tent all weekend) grills through global BBQ traditions including Pakistani kebobs, El Jacolito Mexican sausage and Greek souvlaki, Southern USA (Joe Mamas) and
(featuring internationally acclaimed Chef Peter Edey). Cooking demos won’t be Barbados
the only opportunity to burn your tongue; the Red Hot Market will be returning as a place for the public to sample and purchase an eclectic variety of spices, sauces, marinades and dips - all with that hot and spicy flair. Lakeside Terrace offers three demonstrations of cool, spicy drinks featuring wine, beer and spicy Ceasars on Saturday.
The public can take in ICE in the Lakeside Terrace - which showcases savory spices including food demos by Chef Megan Malowany, The Restaurant at Sasi-Gourmet Thai, and Carole's Cheesecake Company Ltd. Last but not least, the Hot and Spicy Iron Chef Competition – Round Two will pit two proven chefs head to head as our panel of food experts provide play by play commentary and judge who will be crowned as Hot and Spicy Iron Chef 2005.
FILMS: A feature highlight of Hot & Spicy is Saturday night’s Toronto
International Film Festival’s free, 9 p.m., outdoor screening
of Bend It Like
Beckham at the CIBC Stage. This
free outdoor movie screening
serves as thank you to the City of
the Studio Theatre: Additional festival
films beginning at 3 & 6 p.m.
in The Studio Theatre include:
DANCE: The Carnival
Dance Jam (commissioned for the festival in partnership with the
festival) will explore the history of carnivals of the world through
costume and narrative. Choreographed and created by DanzArte Artistic
Pedro Salazar. Drunkin Monks Break Dance Workshop, Latin Dance Theatre
Caribbean Folk Performers take the stage outside throughout the weekend. KIDS CRAFTS: Marionettes
KIDS CRAFTS: Marionettes
July 30 - August 1, 1-6 pm
Celebrate the carnival weekend with make and
marionettes with artist Karen Bell.
Karen Bell, an arts administrator, professional visual artist and
be on hand to work with the kids. Through her company, 'kebcap studio'
designs, implements and teaches cutting-edge, multi-disciplinary art
for children and youth across
VISUAL ARTS: The Empty Bowls Fulfilled exhibition (in partnership with the Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art an extension of the Empty Bowls annual fundraiser by the
Gardiner Museum) unites some of 's best and most generous chefs with the region's best and most generous ceramic artists thorugh a photographic exhibit and display of ceramic works. Photography by Jennifer Givogue. World Café: Harbourfront Centre is proud to bring serves diverse and delicious cuisine from across the globe! We've tasted and tested hundreds of dishes so that you can get the best international treats. Every weekend, visitors have a chance to try food from different regions - examples include Africa, East Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Mediterranean, the Middle East, South Asia, the Toronto West Indies, as well fusion cusine. Hot & Spicy festival World Café vendors include: Curry Curry; Jamaican Jerk; Mr. Chicken; Mutya ng Pilipinas; Thai Bangkok; Viv's Catering; Sabor Dominicano; Canadian CaribbeanCatering; Amadou's African Cuisine.
Media can access summer festival information through the Harbourfront Centre website
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