Healthy Eating for the Whole Family

This fall, à la carte, the Ottawa Public Library’s food literacy project, is teaming up with the Ottawa International Writers Festival to host three authors. The à la carte Fall Harvest series will feature food writers and chefs offering varied perspectives from the Canadian food landscape. Admission is free, but tickets are limited.

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Laura Keough

Thursday, September 28, 6:30 p.m.
à la carte: Healthy Eating for the Whole Family with Laura Keogh
Dominion Chalmers Church, 355 Cooper Street

Join Laura Keogh, co-author of The School Year Survival Cookbook for a fail-proof guide to the calendar-packed time that can break a parent’s spirit: the school year. For families, cooking from September to June is about way more than just packing lunch boxes. It is trying to shoehorn a healthy dinner into already tight schedules that go in multiple directions; it is getting everyone fed before the school bus arrives; it is fueling kids up for soccer practice, and figuring out dinner when you get home after the dance recital. Tickets to this free event are available on the Ottawa International Writers Festival’s website.

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Thursday, September 28 – 8:30 p.m.
à la carte: You Are What You Eat with Brent Preston and Nick Saul
Dominion Chalmers Church, 355 Cooper Street

Join the conversation with Brent Preston, author of The New Farm; and Nick Saul, former executive director of The Stop Community Food Centre in Toronto and co-author of bestseller The Stop: How the Fight for Good Food Transformed a Community and Inspired a Movement , about our relationship with the food on our plate. Looking at factors from access to affordability to family farming, this is an opportunity to examine the food chain and the barriers we can overcome to ensure that our food is nutritious and sustainable. Tickets to this free event are available on the Ottawa International Writers Festival’s website.

Friday, October 13 – 7 p.m.
à la carte: Indigenous Fusion with Chef David Wolfman
Wabano Centre, 299 Montreal Road

Chef Wolfman will discuss Indigenous cuisine through the eyes of an “urban Indian chef.” As a classically trained chef of First Nations heritage, David Wolfman has a passion for bringing these traditional food sources together with European cooking techniques. In Cooking with the Wolfman, he and his wife, Marlene, share recipes gathered from David’s career as a caterer, culinary professor and host of a popular cooking show, as well as a few family favourites, like an updated version of Marlene’s great-grandmother’s recipe for pemmican. Tickets to this free event are available on the Ottawa International Writers Festival’s website.

All events are free and tickets are available on the Ottawa International Writers Festival’s website. For more information on the Ottawa Public Library’s food literacy project, please visit the à la carte webpage.

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