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News Release

November 08, 2004

Culinary activist to visit U of G

An award-winning cookbook author, culinary activist and gastronomer will speak on the power of culinary tourism and its potential for agriculture Nov. 17 at 5:30 p.m. in Room 102 of Rozanski Hall. This lecture is free and open to the public.

Anita Stewart, an advocate for Canada’s culinary heritage, will discuss “Differentiate, Differentiate, Differentiate: The Power of Culinary Tourism and Its Potential for Agriculture.”

Dubbed the “patron saint of Canadian cuisine,” she is the founder of Cuisine Canada and creator of the World’s Longest Barbecue, a cross-country celebration to support the agricultural community. Her book, The Flavours of Canada: A Celebration of the Finest Regional Foods, won a gold medal at the 2001 Culinary Cookbook Awards.

Stewart holds a master of arts (gastronomy) from the University of Adelaide in South Australia and recently received an honorary P.Ag. from the Ontario Institute of Agrologists for her contributions to Ontario agriculture.

The lecture is being jointly sponsored by the dean’s office of the Ontario Agricultural College and the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

For information, contact Tanya Maclaurin, (519) 824-4120, Ext. 56309.

For media questions, contact Communications and Public Affairs: Lori Bona Hunt (519) 824-4120, Ext. 53338, or Rachelle Cooper, Ext. 56982.

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