What is FEAST?
FEAST: An Edible Road Trip is the result of months of strategic planning, hundreds of cups of tea, and wild visionary indulgence. It is a project dedicated to exploring Canada, highlighting incredible regional food, and meeting and featuring interesting characters and organizations. Inspiration for this project arose when, in casually asking friends what they consider to be typically Canadian foods, few answers were given beyond Kraft Dinner, poutine, Nanaimo Bars, and butter tarts. While fully enamoured with the latter three, we knew there was so much more to it, and were intrigued that Canadian cuisine seemed so lacking in identity. We decided to combine our passions for writing, travelling, and eating into a unique adventure, one that will take us across the country in search of stories about Canadian food, with an aim of showing its unique character and proving just how much we have to celebrate.
From coast to coast, we’ll share the FEAST road trip through writing, interviews, recipes, photography, and video. FEAST will tell stories of everyday Canadians, particularly those who make and find our food: farmers, fishers, chefs, hunters, foragers, home cooks, camp cooks, chefs, wine-makers, cheese-makers, beer-makers, roadside café owners, bakers, beekeepers, food bloggers, coffee roasters, and more. From north to south, rural to metropolitan, we’ll show off Canadian food, this country’s diverse culture, and its ever-changing landscape.
What are the Features of This Site?
The following features will be posted to our site's homepage, and will also have individual pages for your particular perusal preferences. Keep checking back - as we continue to generate content, we'll be adding more features to FEAST!
FEAST on This
We don’t want you to miss out on a single morsel of Canadian food culture, so we’ve dedicated a section of the website to sharing spontaneous proclamations of edible love. Feast on This is a way to share remarkable food that might not otherwise be specifically featured in a post; go out and eat these FEAST On’s at your earliest convenience.
*inspired by Scout Magazine, one of our favourite online reads!
Since we’ll be camping for much of the trip, we’ll often be feeding ourselves. We'll use as many locally grown/produced ingredients as possible, and will share our adventures in outdoor cooking through Road Kitchen. We’ll post our recipes and photos, and probably more than one cooking mishap.
As part of an ongoing FEAST Soundtrack, we'll regularly share Canadian songs/albums pertinent to what we’re eating or where we are. This is our way of incorporating homegrown music, yet another beloved aspect of Canadian culture and road tripping, into the project.
Canadian 'Good Food Job' Interviews
Poking around the site, you may have found our Sponsorship page and seen that one of our sponsors is 'Good Food Jobs', a job search website dedicated to helping people find meaningful work in the food world. As a part of our partnership with them, we will be posting inspiring interviews with Canadians working in their own good food jobs.
Where Are We Going?
The map below should give you a general idea of the stops we will be making as we go. It is not comprehensive and is subject to our ever evolving itinerary. Just a few of the great folks who've agreed to join in on the FEAST include: West Coast Expeditions , Joy Road Catering, The Boreal Gourmet, Sidewalk Citizen Bakery, Calgary Food Tours, Bushwakker Brewpub, The Gouda Life, Island Forest Foods, Nunavut Food Security Coalition, and Food Bloggers of Canada.
British Columbia (June 27th – July 17th)
- Vancouver, Cowichan Bay, Spring Island, Victoria, Whistler, Pemberton, Penticton, Kelowna, Prince George, Prince Rupert, Haida Gwaii, Dease Lake
Yukon (July 18th – July 22nd)
- Whitehorse, Dawson City
Northwest Territories (July 23rd – July 28th)
- Hay River
Alberta (July 29th – August 4th)
- Edmonton, Ponoka, Okotoks, High River, Calgary
Saskatchewan (August 5th – August 16th)
- Regina, Moosejaw, Saskatoon, Osler
Manitoba (August 17th – August 23rd)
- Riding Mountain National Park, Kelwood, Winnipeg, Churchill (November 2013)
Ontario (August 23th – September 11th)
- Kenora, Thunder Bay, Midland, Sarnia, Norfolk County, Toronto, Prince Edward County, Ottawa
Quebec (September 11th – September 21th)
- Montreal, Quebec City, Charlevoix
New Brunswick (September 21th – September 30th)
- Woodstock, St. Stephen, St. Andrews, Saint John, Carters Point, Kouchibouguac National Park, Shediac, Moncton
Prince Edward Island (October 6th – October 11th)
- Charlottetown, Tignish, Brookvale, Montague
Nova Scotia (September 30th - October 5th, October 11th – October 21st)
- River Hebert, Pugwash, Cape Breton Island, Halifax, St. Margaret's Bay, Wolfville, Lunenburg, Mahone Bay
Newfoundland (October 21st – October 31st)
- Port Aux Basques, Corner Brook, Gros Morne National Park, Twillingate, Gander, Eastport, Bonavista Peninsula, St. John’s
Nunavut (November 2013)
- Rankin Inlet