Sixteen home cooks of different cultural backgrounds gathered to offer a taste of their favourite recipes at the fourth annual Joy of Feeding event at the UBC Farm on September 19, 2015.
“Joy of Feeding is an international food celebration of the importance of carrying on the cooking traditions of all cultures,” says Meeru Dhalwala, Cookbook Author & Chef/Co-owner, Vij’s and Rangoli Restaurants and Chair, Joy of Feeding. “Cooking is the gateway to caring about where our food comes from, taking care of our families, and taking care of our health.”
More than 500 people attended the outdoor, family-friendly event, which featured children’s activities, multi-cultural beats and dishes from countries such as Peru, Iran, Greece, Hong Kong, Ukraine, Rwanda and more. The funds raised from ticket proceeds will support the learning, research, and community programs at UBC Farm.
“Joy of Feeding celebrates people coming together and connecting around food,” says Hannah Wittman, Academic Director, Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm. “That’s what UBC Farm is all about. At UBC Farm, we inspire people to become food citizens who come together to tackle the big and challenging questions of how we live and eat sustainably. The proceeds from Joy of Feeding help make it possible for us to educate the next generation of food citizens.”