Hi everyone...we'll be starting our food chat, as promised, at the top of the hour. Until then, please feel free to submit comments or questions for our panel. They'd be happy to hear about your favourite recipes, too!
by Ruth Dunley 10/10/2013 4:52:53 PM
And panel, please let us know when you're online and ready to chat.
by Ruth Dunley 10/10/2013 4:53:06 PM
I'm online and ready to go. Thanks for inviting me.
by Chef George (Andrew George... 10/10/2013 4:53:54 PM
Welcome, Chef George! So glad you could join us today.
by Ruth Dunley 10/10/2013 4:54:08 PM
I'll just wait for the rest of our panel to arrive and we'll get started soon.
by Ruth Dunley 10/10/2013 4:54:21 PM
by lfaulder 10/10/2013 4:56:00 PM
by gwendolyn 10/10/2013 4:56:43 PM
Hi Liane...welcome back! Especially glad you can join the conversation with us today as I know you have interviewed Chef George.
by Ruth Dunley 10/10/2013 4:56:52 PM
Hi Gwendolyn...welcome to the chat.
by Ruth Dunley 10/10/2013 4:57:00 PM
Hi all - Laura here in Toronto
by Laura Brehaut 10/10/2013 4:57:38 PM
by Ruth Dunley 10/10/2013 4:57:58 PM
OK, let's get started, I'm sure the others will be with us shortly. I'm Ruth Dunley with Postmedia Digital and I'm chatting today with Liane Faulder, Randy Shore, Gwendolyn Richards, Laura Brehaut and Susan Schwartz.
by Ruth Dunley 10/10/2013 5:00:14 PM
And today we're welcoming a very special guest: Chef Andrew George is a chef and cooking instructor who was also the head chef for Aboriginal foods at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Chef George is going to take us on a culinary tour of First Nations food and tell us about his new cookbook, Modern Native Feasts: Healthy, Innovative, Sustainable Cuisine. Welcome again, everyone.
by Ruth Dunley 10/10/2013 5:00:16 PM
Hello everyone, it's a pleasure to be chatting with you. That you for that lovely introduction, Ruth,
by Chef George (Andrew George... 10/10/2013 5:01:07 PM
Chef George, we're so pleased you could join us this week to tell us about your new book and offer some tips, too. You write in your book that “the landscape of Aboriginal cuisine” has really changed, even in the last decade or so. What are some of the changes that you’ve noticed and that you’ve incorporated into your cooking/recipes?
by Ruth Dunley 10/10/2013 5:01:24 PM
Welcome, Randy. We're just getting started.
by Ruth Dunley 10/10/2013 5:02:43 PM
susan schwartz here – and looking forward to "listening" to Chef George!
by sschwartz 10/10/2013 5:03:47 PM
Hi Susan...glad you made it so we can have our Montreal voice with us!
by Ruth Dunley 10/10/2013 5:04:15 PM