A heartfelt thank you to all who attended An Evening Of Food Stories on Nov 26 to share your food, stories, and well wishes (and to learn what a spezzatino is — tasty, isn’t it?)
Thanks to folks like you, who support us with your Spezzatino subscriptions and Healthy Food Bank donations, we were able to present The Stop with our first donation of $15,000.
Above: Spezzatino editor Krista Scott-Dixon, The Stop’s ED Nick Saul, and Spezzatino publisher Phil Caravaggio
If you want to know more about what The Stop does, please see: TheStop.org
It’s an amazing organization, and we’re thrilled to be able to support them.
Thank you again for helping us make that possible… and for enabling publisher Phil Caravaggio to live his dream of presenting someone with a giant novelty cheque.
At the event, we did a unusual kind of potluck — a potluck of meaning. We asked guests to bring a dish that was meaningful or significant to them, and to tell the story of that dish. We snapped each person’s photo, and immortalized their story with place cards.
Above: The “potluck of meaning”: participants brought a dish that was meaningful to them, and told their food stories
Above: Guests listen to speakers amidst overflowing tables of potlucky goodness
Other food was provided by The Stop’s chef, Chris Brown (who made us a spezzatino!) and the Afghan Women’s Catering Organization (whom we profiled in Vol 4). Mark Trealout from Kawartha Ecological Growers treated us to delicious, tender, fresh-picked greens.
Special thanks to the incredible generosity of J. Cipelli Wines and Spirits and Martin Jordan (whom we interviewed in Vol 2), which enabled us to have a fun, unusual wine bar in The Stop’s greenhouse (!); and to Ryan Smolkin of Smoke’s Poutinerie, whose mobile poutine unit brought much joy to the huddled masses.
“Hmmm… give me one of everything.”