Joy of Feeding at UBC Farm on September 19

Sixteen home cooks of different cultural backgrounds – from Peru to Iran to Rwanda – will offer a taste of their favourite recipes at the fourth annual Joy of Feeding event on September 19, 2015. This celebration of whole foods, culture and cooking will take place from 5pm-8pm at the UBC Farm.

“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.”

Joy of Feeding is an opportunity to enjoy delicious food and to have fun at UBC Farm while discovering where our food comes from. The outdoor, family-friendly event features children’s activities, multi-cultural beats and dishes from countries such as Peru, Iran, Greece, Hong Kong, Ukraine, Rwanda and more. Tickets are $50 and include a recipe book with each cook’s story and family recipe. Children 12 and under are free with their parent or guardian’s ticket purchase. Event proceeds 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.”

Tickets and more information are available at joyoffeeding.com. Beer and wine will also be available for purchase.