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TORONTO July 26, 2007— Harbourfront Centre World Routes, presented by RBC, sizzles with the 10th Anniversary of our renowned Hot & Spicy Food Festival, August 10-12. A GTA festival fave, this eclectic culinary arts festival returns with a stellar combination of unique and exotic foods, a variety of sauces and recipes, rare musical concerts with The Bad Plus and the Canadian premiere of Brazil’s AfroReggae presented by Fido, comedy, dance, Limbo, Hot & Spicy Yoga and world’s hottest Line dance. Ten Hot Years Improv with The Second City (Ed Co) is a special offering as is Late Night NOWpresented by Heineken serving up a Hot & Spicy Cabaret with Tiki Mercury-Clarke, Mi Kelly and Rudi “Quammie” Williams!

It’s a chance for food and culture lovers to experience this “extreme”ly fulfilling food and arts festival with prized contests, food demos, saucy giveaways and great recipes and food samplings. FREE ADMISSION.

Festival-goers observe and learn from Ten Hot Chefs (demos) as some of the best chefs from Hot & Spicy’s 10 years present demo showcases! The highly popular foods demos take place Saturday and Sunday in Lakeside Terrace and the Brigantine Tent. And the annual festival hit –the 4th Annual Iron Chef Competition presented by Tilley Endurables will fire up on Saturday, with finals Sunday. Red Hot Grandmothers share recipes, traditions and stories on Sunday. See schedule attached. For artist bios, images, web links, recipes and further details go to www.harbourfrontcentre.com/wr/media .


FOOD FEATURES:
Ten top Hot & Spicy chef demos.

Ten Hot Recipes

Saturday and Sunday presents food demos, competitions, contests and sampling events featuring delicious dishes, special sauce preparations, kids’tasting and crafts.

World Cafι features foods representing Latin America, India, Asia and the Caribbean.

Tutored Tasting for Kids with Extreme Bugs by Sugar Mountain in The Loft and Kids’ Cooking Class in the newly designated Miss Lou’s Room!

Red Hot Market and International Market Place in the Sculpture Court and Lakeside Tent featuring peppers, sauces and vendors with mini-demos and tastings by spicy vendors.

MUSIC FEATURES:
12 musical concerts take place throughout the weekend with Torontonians Ohbijou kicking things off Friday with their lush vocal harmonies followed by The Bad Plus, ranked among the leaders of Nu Jazz. LAL take over the Brigantine Room for NOW Late Nightpresented by Heineken. Highlights include, Los Milongueros supported by the Argentinean Cultural Organization, followed by the sensational collective AfroReggae, born out of the Culture Community Centre in the Vigario Geral favela (a slum area) in Rio de Janeiro. A hit of this year’s Toronto Jazz Festival, Kellylee Evans presented by Pepsi takes the stage in style on Sunday afternoon.

Throughout the weekend, the Toronto Star Stage features the music of Waleed Kush, Panatics Steelband, Rukanas Band and The Hummingbird Tassa Group.

World Cafι Vendors: Harbourfront Centre is proud to bring 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. World Cafι vendors include: Aqui Colombia restaurant, Canadian Caribbean Catering, Jan’s Catering, Rani’s Kitchen, King’s Cafι and Viv’s Restaurant.

FILMS: Featured film highlight of Hot & Spicy include: In the Studio Theatre: beginning at 3 -5 p.m. in The Studio Theatre include: Saturday:Street Food: A Taste of a City followed by panel discussion with Multistory Complex on this hot Toronto topic and at 5:30-8:30 is a revolutionary documentary – Favela Risingfeaturing musicians from AfroReggae. And on Sunday, in Partnership with ACT FOR EARTH, Food for Thought: a film and panel series features Local Food in the Industrial Age - film and panel discussion. www.actforearth.org . Another film highlight includes, He Died with a Falafel in his Hand, a winner of the New York Independent Film and Video Festival.


Media can access summer festival information and downloadable jpeg images through the Harbourfront Centre website www.harbourfrontcentre.com/wr/media/

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Media Contacts:
Bill Bobek; 416-973-4428; wbobek@harbourfrontcentre.com



SCHEDULE FOR WEEKEND


Friday August 10, 2007
Food:
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Ten Hot Years of Hot and Spicy with renowned Mexican chef Sergio Remolina (Mexican Consulate) (Lakeside Terrace)

Music:
6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. – Umurisho Burundi Drumming (Toronto Star Stage)
8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Obijou (Concert Stage)
9:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. – Gypsy Rebels (Toronto Star Stage)
9:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. – The Bad Plus (Concert Stage)

Late Night NOW:
11:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. – LAL presented by Heineken (Brigantine Room)

Shop & Dine
6:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. – Red Hot Market and the International Market (Sculpture Court and Lakeside Terrace)

Saturday August 11, 2007
Food:
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Ten Hot Years - Chef Antonio Romera of El Jacal Mexican Food & Catering (Lakeside Terrace)
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – 4th Annual Hot & Spicy Iron Chef Competition presented by Tilly Endurables – Chef Vicky Cheung vs. Phil the Rhyming Chef (Brigantine Room)
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Our Vendors Demo “How They Do It” – Ayurvedic Shashi’s Indian Cooking (Brigantine Tent)
2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. – Ten Hot Years – Chef Andrew Yap-Chung from RYC Distributors (Lakeside Terrace)
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – 4th Annual Hot & Spicy Iron Chef Competition presented by Tilly Endurables - Chef Federico Lσpez (Mexican Consulate) vs. Executive Chef, Westin Harbour Castle (Brigantine Room)
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Tutored Tasting – Ismat Jivani (The Loft)
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Ten Hot Years – Chef Genevieve Peng (Lakeside Terrace)
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Our Vendors Demo “How They Do It” – Nature Spice (Brigantine Tent)
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Our Vendors Demo “How They Do It” – Volcanic Ass Hot Sauce (Brigantine Tent)
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Tutored Tasting - Jihye Kim (The Loft)
6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. – Ten Hot Years– Chef Dwight Boswell from Chalice Catering (Lakeside Terrace)
7:30p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Our Vendors Demo “How They Do It” – Sauce with an Accent (Brigantine Tent)
8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Ten Hot Years - Chef Sergio Remolina (Mexican Consulate) (Lakeside Terrace)

Music:
3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. – Waleed Kush (Toronto Star Stage)
7:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Panatics Steelband (Toronto Star Stage)
8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Los Milongueros - The Argentinean Cultural Association (Concert Stage)
9:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. – Afro-Reggae presented by Fido (Concert Stage)

Late Night NOW:
11:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. – Hot & Spicy Cabaret presented by Heineken – Hosted by Charly Chiarelli featuring Tiki Mercury-Clarke (Brigantine Room)

Dance / Movement:
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. – Hot & Spicy Yoga (Toronto Star Stage)
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Mi Young Kim Dance Company (Toronto Star Stage)
5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Saucy Moves with Tamla Matthews (Toronto Star Stage)
6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Hot Sauce Limbo with Caribbean Folk Performers (Ann Tindal Park)
9:00 p.m. – 9:20 p.m. – Goodness Gracious Fire Dancers (Toronto Star Stage)

Comedy:
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Ten Hot Years Improv – The Second City presented by Heineken (Concert Stage)

Family Activities:
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Special 10th Anniversary Craft (Natrel KidsZone)
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Kids Cooking Class (Miss Lou’s Room)
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Tutored Tasting for Kids – Extreme Bugs by Sugar Mountain (The Loft)

Films / Discusions:
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Food for Thought: Film and Panel Series – Street Food: Taste of a City, with Multistory Complex (Studio Theatre)
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Favela Rising – Q&A after screening (Studio Theatre)

Shop and Dine:
12:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. - Red Hot Market and the International Market (Sculpture Court and Lakeside Terrace)

Sunday August 12, 2007
Food:
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Ten Hot Years – Chef Sasi from Mengrai by Sasi (Lakeside Terrace)
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Our Vendors Demo “How They Do It” – Himalayan Gourmet (Brigantine Tent)
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Red Hot Grandmas – Maria Angelica Enriquez – hosted by storyteller Dr. Rita Cox (Marilyn Brewer Community Space)
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Ten Hot Years – Chef Les Allen from Joe Mamas (Lakeside Terrace)
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Our Vendors Demo “How They Do It” – Peppermaster (Brigantine Tent)
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Red Hot Grandmas - Geraldine Cameron making Corn Soup with Bannock – hosted by storyteller Dr. Rita Cox (Marilyn Brewer Community Space)
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – 4th Annual Hot & Spicy Iron Chef Competition presented by Tilly Endurables FINALE – Hosted by Christian Pritchard (Brigantine Room)
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Ten Hot Years – Chef Michael Mortensen from Woodbine Racetrack (Lakeside Terrace)
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Tutored Tasting – Chef Sasi (The Loft)
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Red Hot Grandmas – hosted by storyteller Dr. Rita Cox (Marilyn Brewer Community Space)
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Ten Hot Years – Chef Manny Rajaram of King’s Cafι (Lakeside Terrace)
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Tutored Tasting by Chef Veronica Mal (The Loft)

Music:
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Rukanas Band (Toronto Star Stage)
2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – The Hummingbird Tassa Group (Toronto Star Stage)
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. - Kellylee Evans presented by Pepsi (Concert Stage)

Dance/ Movement:
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – World’s Hottest Line Dance with Martin Samuels (Toronto Star Stage)
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Aya Dance Collective featuring Master Drummer Mohamed Diaby (Toronto Star Stage)
6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Saucy Moves with Tamla Matthews (Toronto Star Stage)
6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Hot Sauce Limbo with Caribbean Folk Performers (Ann Tindal Park)

Family Activities:
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Special 10th Anniversary Craft (Natrel KidsZone)
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Kids Cooking Class (Miss Lou’s Room)
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Tutored Tasting for Kids - Extreme Bugs by Sugar Mountain (The Loft)

Films / Discussions
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Food for Thought: Film and Panel Series - Local Food in the Industrial Age Film and Panel, with Act for the Earth (Studio Theatre)
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – He Died with a Falafel in His Hand (Studio Theatre)

Shop and Dine
12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. - Red Hot Market and the International Market (Sculpture Court and Lakeside Terrace)

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