The Delicious Food Show, while only in their second year, looks like it has always been part of the Toronto food scene. Owned and operated by Informa Canada, and with stellar partners including the Home Depot, Pillers, Hudson’s Bay and Food Network, DFS aims to get Torontonians immersed in everything food, from the local restaurant scene (hello El Catrin) to swish gear and products like Sodastream and the PC Black label goods.
With celebrity chefs, cooking demos, food and cocktail samples, there’s something for everyone this weekend including media maven Martha Stewart who flew in specifically to launch the show. Giving the media crowd some special treatment before the show officially opened to the public, Martha rewarded everyone for coming out with a copy of her latest book, Cakes, which features, wait for it…cakes cakes and more cakes. While I’m diabetic and will likely shuffle my copy off to my bestie, it was a lovely gesture to start the q&a.
Introduced by the charming Judy Merry, VP of Informa Canada, the crowd was whipped up into a frenzy when dear Martha arrived on stage. While she quickly rebuffed the escalating drama surrounding her comments against food bloggers last week, she seemed her usual self, and was excited to be in Toronto- well, for the 24 odd hours or so that she’s actually here
I’m most excited about attending the show tomorrow though, where the fine people at Gastropost have given me access to an amazing cooking demo with Three Farmers Camelina Oil, which hits the GE Cafe Appliance stage at 12 noon.
Make sure to come hungry, your favourite food trucks are parked at DFS, with a portion of proceeds going to Mount Sinai hospital.
Other delicious highlights included the tasty Australian meat pies from Kanga, a nifty pop up from Me.n.u and free chips and guac from the hombres at the El Catrin booth.
See you there!