This is a wonderful book that is written by Steve Stacey about how the food industry made Stratford what it is today. There are many events every year to savour our beautiful and wonderful small town. And there are world-class tastes here too of so many different foods and flavours. What a treasure-throve of great flavours and tasty food!
In addition to the theatre and the Avon River, Stratford has been built on food as well. First Nations people came for the abundance of game, and then European settlers transformed Stratford into a regional market centre — the first town hall was actually in the market building.
Since these early gustatory beginnings, city development has incorporated food step by step. Today, local farmers produce everything from water buffalo to heirloom carrots. Local operations like Church Hill Farm raise English Black Pigs, while August’s Harvest produces organic garlic and more.
The Stratford Shakespeare Festival, the Stratford Chef’s School and the popular Savour Stratford Food Festival have enabled this small city to support dozens of world-class restaurants. Join the Local Community Food Centre’s executive director, Steve Stacey, on a delectable tour of Stratford in this wonderful book.
Rating: 5 Stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth