Sixteen home cooks of different ethnic backgrounds offered a taste of their family comfort foods at the annual Joy of Feeding event on Sunday, June 30 at the UBC Farm. The event raised $25,000 and will support the Farm’s interdisciplinary learning, research, and community programs.
“Joy of Feeding is an international food fair that celebrates the importance of carrying on the cooking traditions of all cultures,” said Meeru Dhalwala, founder of Joy of Feeding and co-owner of Vancouver’s Vij’s and Rangoli’s restaurants. “We hope to encourage people of all backgrounds to cook foods from all over.”
The outdoor, family-friendly event featured children’s activities, multi-cultural beats and delicious dishes from countries such as Mexico, Malaysia, Russia, Serbia, Spain, and Scotland.
“Joy of Feeding celebrates people coming together and connecting around food,” said Amy Frye, Director, Centre of Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm. “That’s what the UBC Farm is all about. We’re in the process of creating an innovative new Farm Centre facility that will become a place where people can come together to tackle the big and challenging questions of how we live and eat sustainably.”