Darcy will be talking about the challenges and rewards of bringing food to the people — how making fresh food more accessible can benefit all Torontonians. This is something he has learned a lot about over the past five years though the efforts of his advocacy group FoodForward, and the initiatives of his new consultancy, Building Roots. This will be a fascinating and insightful conversation for anyone interested in participating in effective food advocacy, influencing food policy and playing a part in improving our food system.
Tourtière Montréalaise by Len Senater
Tourtière is a classic French Canadian meat pie that is a traditional part of the Christmas and New Year’s Eve réveillon meal. I’ll be making mine Montreal-style, with pork and beef mix and a hint of cinnamon and cloves. Served with roasted potatoes, minted peas, and chunky tomato chili chutney.
A #vegan Tourtière with mushrooms, bulgur & chestnuts will also be available.
Doors open at 6pm, talk starts at 7pm
includes dinner + soup or salad, and coffee or tea.
Darcy Higgins is a food, community and sustainability advocate and consultant in Toronto. He founded FoodForward in 2010 to connect and support Toronto food work and advocate for policy change, and is presently a partner and consultant at Building Roots. He has brought together thousands of Torontonians in dozens of successful events and projects. Darcy has advised politicians and officials on policy at institutional, municipal, provincial and federal levels, and enjoys writing, gardening and community engagement.
Every month The Depanneur invites a local food personality to talk about something that interests them while Dep founder Len Senater cooks dinner for everyone.