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The Bentway Studio

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55 Fort York Blvd
Toronto, Ontario M5V 4B3 Canada
thebentway.ca

at Canoe Landing Community Recreation Centre

August 2022

COMMUNAL PICNIC: Tibetan Picnic | TC Momo

August 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Bentway Studio, 55 Fort York Blvd
Toronto, Ontario M5V 4B3 Canada
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Chef Candace — whose name is Nawatiin Kwe, meaning Calm Water Woman — is an Anishinaabe entrepreneur from Aundeck-Omni-Kaning on Mantoulin Island. Her passion for food started as a child, and continued to grow over the years as she helped prepare foods for lunches, events, and ceremonies in her community. An interest in wellness and nutrition, emerging from more than 10 years as a frontline worker, also informs her approach to sourcing and preparing healthy, local, seasonal foods. Chef Candace has prepared this meal to share with us, inspired by the traditional foods and connection to the land of her First Nation family.

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COMMUNAL PICNIC: Mexican Picnic | Erika Araujo

August 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Bentway Studio, 55 Fort York Blvd
Toronto, Ontario M5V 4B3 Canada
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Mexican culture has a profoundly long history, with settlements reaching back to 10,000 BCE, and a pre-Hispanic agricultural legacy contemporaneous with ancient Egyptians. This rich and ancient tradition, combined with centuries of Spanish colonial influence, has evolved into the full glory of contemporary Mexican cuisine. Tonight Chef Erika Araujo of Ixiim prepares a selection of classic Mexican dishes from, a colourful and flavourful picnic perfect for a warm summer night.

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COMMUNAL PICNIC: Palestinian Picnic | Mary Freij

August 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Bentway Studio, 55 Fort York Blvd
Toronto, Ontario M5V 4B3 Canada
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In so many of the world’s culinary tractions, delicious food and their warm memories are the domain of grandmothers. Chef Mary Freij’s newest project, Teta’s Kitchen is an homage to those recipes, connecting Mary to her Palestinian and Lebanese roots, and sharing the stories and flavours from her family’s kitchen.

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