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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Fortune Cooking food festival coming to Harbourfront Centre

An exciting assortment of Pan-Asian flavours Aug. 9-11

TORONTO, ON (July 10, 2013) – Explore the array of Pan-Asian cuisine, culture and artistic expression that Fortune Cooking has to offer at Harbourfront Centre. From August 9 through 11, this festival delves into the progression of trends and flavours originating in Asia.

In keeping with Harbourfront Centre’s curatorial theme, “terrain,” Fortune Cooking taps into the uniqueness of foods grown in specific soils and climates, and on a broader term, the geographical impact terrain has on food culture.

Explorations of tea pairings from various cities, the process of fermentation to highlight flavours and development of chopsticks from different regions are some of the areas that are examined.

Fortune Cooking also explores the impact that the urban setting of Toronto and its cross-pollination of cultures has on Asian cuisine and how it changes over time.

Fortune Cooking highlights include:
  • Ramen Runoff, a cooking competition where the public vote on their favourite take on ramen prepared by local chefs (sampler plate $10);
  • Tea!Chai!Thé!, a celebration of the ancient drink and all its incarnations including talks by world-renowned author James Norwood Pratt, tea pairings, workshops on tea-blending and tea-dyeing, discussions and tastings with members of the Tea Guild of Canada and more;
  • Musical performances by Japanese Taiko drummers Nagata Shachu, Autorickshaw and China’s White Jade;
  • All You Can Laugh Buffet with local Pan-Asian comics including Sabrina Jalees, Ben Mathai, Lilly Singh a.k.a. “Superwoman” and Ernie Vincente;
  • Plus much more!
Complete festival event listings: http://media.harbourfrontcentre.com/mediaDisplay.php?id=1199
For additional information and complete event listings, the public may visit harbourfrontcentre.com or call the Information Hotline at 416-973-4000. Harbourfront Centre is located at 235 Queens Quay West in the heart of downtown Toronto’s waterfront. For information about getting here during the Queens Quay revitalization, visit harbourfrontcentre.com/gettinghere

ABOUT HARBOURFRONT CENTRE SUMMER SEASON
Harbourfront Centre is a Canadian charity operating the 10 prime acres of Toronto's central waterfront as a free and open public site. We celebrate the multiplicities of cultures that comprise Canada and enliven the city through the creative imaginations of artists from across the country and around the globe. Harbourfront Centre attracts more than 17 million visits to its site each year to experience 4,000 diverse public events and activities. Harbourfront Centre receives operational support from the Government of Canada and the City of Toronto and program funding from all levels of government, the private sector and individual donors.

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