A Region That Really Schmecks

Carolina Miranda’s Moqueca and Rice

Carolina Miranda’s Moqueca and Rice (Brazilian fish stew and rice)

Food in my family has always been sacred When Carolina Miranda was about eight or nine, she announced that one day she would move to a country more than 9,000 kilometres from her Brazilian homeland – Canada. “I just remember a growing feeling. My parents always bought us magazines like National Geographic, so I think […] Read more…

Rahila David’s Tohogoshi Narin (Big Plate Chicken)

Rahila David’s Tohogoshi Narin (Big Plate Chicken)

  Unique Uighur Flavours In December 2004, Rahila David, her husband Shaoket, and their daughters, 11-year-old Shaida and 3-year-old Youli stepped off a plane and into a new life in Canada. Toronto was different from Tokyo. About half a day earlier, they were in a bustling and chic city—a capital of world capitals—and now they […] Read more…

Ena͞emaehkiw Kesīqnaeh’s  Northeast Pumpkin Soup

Ena͞emaehkiw Kesīqnaeh’s Northeast Pumpkin Soup

World of Food: Worth the Effort  Rowland Robinson grew up in a British West Indies home steeped in food culture, so it’s not surprising his culinary passion took root early. His parents were food and wine professionals — his Anglo-Bermudian father was in the wine industry and his Menominee mother had a long restaurant career. […] Read more…

In their words: Indi Madar’s Beef Suqaar

Indi Madar was about seven years old when she and her mum moved from Djibouti to Canada. Today, Indi is a graduate student at the University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Environment, working towards a master’s degree in Sustainability Management. She is actively involved in university affairs and is a communications officer for UW’s Graduate Student […] Read more…

In their words: Jennifer Roggemann’s Soo Jae Bi

Originally from Seoul, South Korea, Jennifer Roggemann was 16 years old when she and her family immigrated to Canada, on a cold, grey December day in 1987. She arrived with very little knowledge of her new home and with little English. Today, she is an immigration lawyer and draws upon her first-hand experience to help […] Read more…

Call for stories: A Region That Really Schmecks

In my last post, I launched A Region That Really Schmecks to celebrate Waterloo Region’s diverse cultures and foods. Your response to my Edna story and the series was great—thank you. Now, I need your help. I want to celebrate our multicultural table—from starters to sweets (and those midnight snacks). Of course, this includes dishes […] Read more…

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