Peter McClusky is an Ontario garlic farmer and the driving force behind the Toronto Garlic Festival. His book, “Ontario Garlic: The Story from Farm to Festival” (History Press 2015) is a social, scientific and cultural history of garlic in Ontario. It weaves archival research with stories and anecdotes from farmers, gardeners, chefs and scientists.
Peter will be discussing some of the topic covered in his book such as: garlic’s origin in central Asia 10,000 years ago and how geography and adaptability to diverse growing conditions facilitated its adoption into cooking pots around the world. He will also talk a bit about garlic and the mechanics of human taste – how our mechanisms for tasting food plays a part in the real and perceived taste of garlic.
Signed copies of Peter’s book will be available for purchase.
Dinner by Len Senater
Roasted garlic and white bean soup, with crispy garlic.
“40 Cloves” roasted chicken -or- “40 Cloves” layered roasted vegetable tian,
with sweet potato & celeriac mash, and steamed green beans with roasted almonds with fresh garlic vinaigrette.
Bruised kale salad with Japanese pickled garlic.
Dark chocolate cake with black garlic ganache.
#vegan & #GF options available
Doors open at 6pm, talk starts at 7pm
includes dinner, soup or salad, and coffee or tea.
Peter McClusky is an Ontario garlic farmer and the driving force behind the Toronto Garlic Festival.
Len Senater is the founder and proprietor of The Depanneur, who happily cooks for his friends and neighbours.
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.