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September: Storytelling through Food

Image pour le thème Canada 150 de septembre: Raconter par l'alimentation

September is here and it’s time to bring in the harvest! We’re celebrating Storytelling Through Food this month with events that link community and food in a way that we promise will leave you satiated.

To begin with we invite you all to the à la carte Food Film Festival on September 19 at the Bytowne Cinema(325 Rideau). This free event will present three thought-provoking documentaries that will get you talking and thinking about food issues.

Once you’ve got food on your mind it’s time to dig out those recipes and send them to us. Together we are creating an Ottawa Community Cookbook of 150 recipes and we want yours! Recipes are a great way to share stories about the food we cook and eat, so tell us about that family favourite or share a few words about why this dish is special. You can email us your recipes at alacarte@BiblioOttawaLibrary or fill out the recipe form on our food literacy webpage.

Now feast your eyes on our Storytelling Through Food ebook collection on the Overdrive homepage. This delectable selection of food and growing related ebooks was curated by librarians who understand a healthy appetite for good books!

Interested in the more practical aspects of food? Then join us at the Orleans branch on Thursday, September 28 for a bilingual program on “Opening a Food Business in Ottawa”. In this 90 minute program you will learn about business license categories, home-based business regulations and permit and legislation requirements for all types of food premises. For more food-related business resources read our Business Newsletter.

If you’re still hungry for more, check out our latest digital story “Food for Thought” on our food literacy webpage. These stories highlight what is happening in our food culture and community, and raise awareness about local initiatives.


September: Storytelling through Food / Septembre : Raconter par l’alimentationby Collection_Development