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TABLE TALK: Rosalin Krieger on The History of Kensington Market

February 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Many consider Kensington Market one of Toronto’s food treasures, a precious ethno-culinary hearth. Food educator and podcaster Rosalin Krieger will be talking about Kensington Market’s eclectic, evolving ethno-cultural mix, class history and political significance from 1815 to present.  Like many others, Rosalin is concerned about the market’s gentrification pushing out long-term food creators and residences. This talk aims to celebrate, discuss ways to maintain the market’s unstable foothold in Toronto’s evolving food landscape and heritage.

Dinner by Len Senater
This menu is a abbreviated history of Kensington Market in food form, starting with a Scotch Broth, a hearty vegetable and barley soup traditionally made with mutton stock, a nod to the Irish and Scottish founders of the market. To honor the Market’s Jewish heritage, there will be a slow-cooked braised beef brisket, given a Sephardic twist with pomegranate, cumin and cilantro, served with potato-celeriac purée, and red beet, cabbage & onion salad. To finish, and to acknowledge the diverse Asian community in the Market — and the fact that today is Chinese New Year — there will be a selection of traditional Chinese sweets such as Osmanthus Jelly (桂花糕 –guì huā gāo), Sesame balls (煎堆—jiān duī), Almond cookies (杏仁饼—xìng rén bǐng) and jasmine tea. All ingredients will come from Kensington Market, of course!
#GF #vegan options available

Doors open at 6pm, talk starts at 7pm
Includes dinner and coffee or tea. Dessert is available a la carte.
$35 (includes HST)


Rosalin Krieger, M.A., of Feast Toronto, is a blossoming home cook, visual artist, speaker, Ryerson Life Institute lecturer, local ethno-cultural food guide, and a budding podcaster. As a food educator, activist, and tour guide, Rosalin has worked to humanize and encourage anyone she meets to purchase from local food creators. Maintaining Kensington Market’s health, alongside farmer’s markets, have been central to these efforts.

This Table Talk is presented in collaboration with Artery
Every space is a stage. Artery lets anyone bring creative experiences to life, in places you may not expect.

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.
Find out more on Table Talks at The Depanneur



February 5, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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