Toronto History Museums Releases New Video Content for Hungry for Comfort Program Series


TORONTO, May 25, 2021 / CNW / – Today, Mr. Mayor John tory announced new online content for the Toronto History Museums’ Hungry for Comfort series of programs, an annual exploration of the culinary histories of diverse cultural groups across Toronto. This year, to coincide with Asian Heritage Month and Museum Month, Hungry for Comfort highlights that of Toronto Chinese communities and their significant contribution to the city’s rich and diverse food culture.

Hungry for Comfort: Chinese Food, Diversity & Delights is a video series that includes conversations with members of the Chinese community as well as culinary and historical stories from renowned speakers and chefs, and cooking demonstrations that delve into the heart of Chinese food. For more details, please visit

The series includes four themes:

From Chop Suey to Peking Duck: Chinese cuisine until the 1970s
Arlene Chan and Marjorie Chan dish about how the Chinese food scene, including little-known market gardens, developed until the early 1970s and the important role it played in forging cross-cultural ties in Toronto.

Joanna liu demonstrate how to prepare shrimp with lobster sauce, a popular recipe from his family’s restaurant, Yueh Tung Restaurant, in that of Toronto first Chinatown. Jeanne and her sister Jeanette Liu will also think about the management of the restaurant.

Culinary journey through that of Toronto Chinese district
Head teacher Leo Chan shares stories about the explosion and diversification of Chinese food from the 1970s to today, and the professor Daniel Bender discuss how Scarborough has acquired the reputation of a world food capital.

A cooking demonstration by Wilson chan, from Mandarin restaurants, offers a popular dish that has endured decades of love in Toronto and around the world – Cantonese chow mein.

Authenticity of Chinese cuisine
A hint of sweetness from at Ann Hui stories about small town Chinese restaurants and the families who run them and a pinch of salt from Sean Chen Qing dynasty food guide will be mixed to taste, as chef Wallace wong leads a discussion that explores authenticity.

Eric Chong crowns the conversation with a cooking demonstration by char siu bao, a recipe from his restaurant, R&D, in Chinatown West.

Global and local perspectives on Chinese cuisine
Take part in a round table with Tina Chiu, Lucie Huang and Roger mooking to savor their unique perspectives on Chinese cuisine and restaurants at Toronto, The panel will be moderated by Karon liu. Cheuk kwan will share a global perspective on Chinese food.

The Hungry for Comfort program series was created using the principles of anti-oppression, anti-colonialism, sustainability, advocacy and storytelling.

High resolution images available on Flickr at Toronto History Museums | Flickr. For more details on the Hungry for Comfort program, please visit


“As May marks Asian Heritage Month and Museum Month, I encourage residents to learn more and better understand the history of our city and the role Chinese Canadians have in it. play. This online content allows residents to discover the substantial contributions of Chinese communities. to the city’s rich and diverse food scene, culture and history through Hungry for Comfort. I encourage residents to participate in the month of May and take advantage of this online content that shares untold stories in our city.
– mayor John tory

“Toronto’s history museums are expanding their reach by creating programming that shares space and authority with community partners. Hungry for Comfort is an inspiring and nourishing series of community-led intergenerational conversations around Chinese community food and history in Toronto. ”
– Deputy mayor Michael thompson (Scarborough Center), chairman of the city’s economic and community development committee

“Hungry for Comfort is a unique and exciting opportunity to present Chinese cuisine in Toronto, past, present and future. We invite you to our communal table to feast on food stories and tantalizing cooking demonstrations from the Chinese community. ”
Leo Chan and Arlene Chan, Cultural Curators, Hungry For Comfort 2021 at the History Museums of Toronto

“Hungry for Comfort is an incredible celebration of how Torontonians’ culinary heritage has shaped and shaped Toronto. The opportunity for me to lead and moderate this year’s discussions on what Chinese cuisine is and in particular Canadian Chinese cuisine has really opened my mind and heart not only as a chef, but also as a proud first generation Chinese Canadian. I encourage everyone to bring their appetites and indulge in the amazing stories of Chinese food culture from Toronto / Canada ”.
Wallace wong, Six Pack Chef, Host and Moderator, Hungry for Comfort 2021 from Toronto History Museums

About Toronto History Museums
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