Together: Our Community Cookbook

“The power of food is more than just the meal itself; there’s the story behind it. When you get to know the story and the recipe, you get to know the person behind it. That’s what we’re talking about in terms of coming together, to really engage and talk and be able to celebrate what connects us, rather than what divides us. That, I believe, is the ethos of Together.” – Duchess of Sussex

I love cookbooks, coffee table books and hearing people’s stories. I love how food connects us and is part of our family history. I absolutely adore this project and how it brings hope and community after the horrific fire at Grenfell Tower in London. Together: Our Community Cookbook brings together things I love – food, people, photography, a sense of community and giving back. The book is absolutely beautiful and will help the Hubb Community Kitchen to grow and thrive. A beautiful project to support. I highly recommend purchasing a copy of Together and helping the women at the Hubb Kitchen.

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Remembering June 21, 1983

“Nothing brings me more happiness than trying to help the most vulnerable people in society. It is a goal and an essential part of my life – a kind of destiny.” – Princess Diana

It is hard to believe 35 years ago today, I was so very lucky to see Princess Diana and Prince Charles on a school trip to Ottawa that just happened to coincide with their first visit to Canada. While a few decades have passed, I still remember that day. It was very hot and humid and I remember being dressed in pink top and skirt. Forever a girly girl. I remember the waiting and the moment when a few school friends and I finally saw Princess Diana in her limousine en route to Rideau Hall. Sadly the photograph wasn’t the best quality but my memory of that day remains alive and well.

Princess Diana – you are forever missed.

Meet our JLT Chef’s Showcase Chefs

Introducing the amazing ten Chefs who will be part of our first Junior League of Toronto Chef’s Showcase with Host Christine Cushing on Thursday May 3rd.

Meet Chef John Cirillo

Meet Chef Glenn Kitchen

Meet Chef Forrest Liu

Meet Chef Robert Rainford

Meet Chef Selwyn Richards

Meet Chef Tawfik Shehata

Meet Chef James Smith

Meet Chef Marnie Solomon

Meet Chef Rob Toppan

Meet the Chefs of Yorkshire Pudding

The JLT Chef’s Showcase is an evening culinary event held at George Brown College, in partnership with the College.

The price of admission ($90) allows guests to have an interactive experience by getting up close and personal with chefs as you taste the results of their culinary skills. It is a cocktail format from 6 to 9 pm with wine pairings by Noble Estates Wine and Spirits and features a silent auction of unique food themed items.

The event will also introduce and fund the JLT Culinary Scholarship*, in partnership with the George Brown Foundation, as well as fund other JLT programs and initiatives.

Tickets are available via the Junior League of Toronto.

We hope you will join us!

Wise Words from Barbara Bush

Incredibly sad news about the loss of Former First Lady and fellow Junior League member Barbara Bush. A strong and classy lady who leaves behind a wonderful legacy including giving back to literacy and the community.

“At the end of your life you will never regret not having passed one more test, not wining one more verdict, or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child or a parent.” – Barbara Bush

I am absolutely positive Mrs. Bush had no regrets.

RIP.

Meet Murphy

Happiness is finally meeting Murphy – Wellness Partner and Therapy Dog in Training at North York General Hospital. Spending ten minutes with Murphy brought joy to my entire day. Follow Murphy on his journey on Instagram at @murphy_pawsforyourhealth. I can’t wait to visit him again!

Meet our Junior League of Toronto’s Chef’s Showcase Host – Chef Christine Cushing

Meet the Host of our first Junior League of Toronto Chef’s Showcase – Chef Christine Cushing!

Christine graduated with honours from George Brown College before going on to finish at the top of her class at the famed Paris École de Cuisine La Varenne. In Toronto Christine worked at renowned kitchens such as The Four Seasons Hotel and Scaramouche then went on to the ground-breaking Food Network flagship series, Christine Cushing Live. Christine has since continued to share her love and knowledge of food on TV with Fearless in the Kitchen, the Marilyn Denis Show, and her documentary series, Confucius was a Foodie now playing in over 90 countries! Christine has been teaching viewers how to cook for 20 years and was recently nominated for ‘Best Host in a Program of Series’ at the 2018 Canadian Screen Awards. The busy and accomplished George Brown alumni has also created her own artisan food line: Christine’s Cushing’s olive oil and sauces and her own youtube channel; ‘My Favourite Foods’ with over 10,000 subscribers!

Please join us for a fabulous evening of food created by George Brown Alumni Chefs, wine pairings by Noble Estates, a Silent Auction and opportunity to help the Toronto community. Tickets are $90 and available via the Junior League of Toronto.