What does Traditional Food Mean to You?

Screen Shot 2015-06-11 at 3.12.44 PM
Project: Traditional Food

We all know that food is intimately connected to culture. What does traditional food mean to you? That’ the questions we asked a number of youth from a North End cooking class over spring break.

In partnership with a number of North End community centres and youth programs, Food Matters Manitoba hosts a series of weekly cooking classes. We sat down with some kids from Wayfinders Manitoba and the aspiring film makers from Graffiti Art Program Inc. to find out, “What does traditional food mean to you?”

The video’s content and style was designed in part with the kid’s perspective and our filmmaker from GAP, Ryan Simmons. Throughout the week, youth took turns sharing different traditional recipes from home and got creative with fusion foods by mixing cultural foods with one another. The youth also got a chance to work the cameras and see what it would be like to host their own cooking show (videos from this experience coming soon!)

The making of this video was an empowering experience for the youth involved because they got the chance to share and learn about each other’s cultures, while enjoying some tasty traditional dishes. Check out the video and see a snapshot of the work we’re doing in the North End!

Interested in more videos about good food work across Manitoba? Check out Food Matters Manitoba’s YouTube channel.

Support-FMM-Badge-transperantBkgIf you think supporting communities to reclaim traditional food skills is important, consider joining us in our work and making a donation to Food Matters Manitoba.

Our work wouldn’t be possible without your generous gifts!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *