ICYMI:Canada ranks poorly in UN food waste report, New York Times’ odd Nanaimo


The founder of Toronto’s Tap Phong kitchen supply store recently passed away at the age 100. A heartfelt Toronto Star article reflects upon his life; from leaving his home country of Vietnam with his family in 1979 to opening up a ceramics store, evolving to what it is today.

In a somewhat similar vein, food writer Pay Chen had the opportunity via the same news outlet to share her thoughts on being raised as an immigrant restaurant kid in Halifax. Chen writes about her memories of her parents and their food stall in a farmer’s market.

A United Nations report suggests that Canada is one of the countries that has a high percentage of food waste per household. The United Nations Environment Programme released a report, in which humans waste approximately 17 percent of the foods produced annually.

From food waste to food misrepresentation, hot off the heels of last week’s saga of failed Canadian dishes (a la The Bachelor), the New York Times Cooking section’s recipe and photo for the iconic Nanaimo bar has caused much dismay.

Get caught up on these top stories and more in our latest Canadian food news roundup.



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