Foodie Underground, Extra Fresh Edition: Foodprint Toronto


Sometimes one Foodie Underground a week just isn’t enough. In fact, we couldn’t keep this one on ice until Monday, so we’re bringing you an Extra Fresh Edition to feature Foodprint.

The partnership between food and cities is a no-brainer; travel itineraries are often created around the food of a certain place. And Foodprint is an initiative that takes a look at just that concept. An “exploration of the ways food and cities give shape to one another,” Foodprint is the brainchild of two digitally savvy, foodie obsessed women who put these series of international conversation together to get people talking about urban foodscapes.

The inaugural Foodprint was held in New York in February, and this weekend marks the next one, being held in Canadian metropolis, Toronto.

If you’re in the area, this is shaping up to be a great event. Held on Saturday July 31 from 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., the schedule includes interesting topics like Culinary Cartography and Edible Archeology. For the full list of programming and speakers, go here.

Fortunately, because Foodprint is all about creating an international conversation, you don’t actually have to be in Toronto to take part; tune in here to watch the event live.

What’s interesting about Foodprint is that it’s diving much deeper into the issues of urbanity and food than most of us even dare venture. Think way above and beyond food carts; the potential for the conversations and conclusions that this initiative can create is exciting and we’re looking forward to see where it goes.

Editor’s note: This is the latest installment of Anna Brones’s column at EcoSalon, Foodie Underground. Each week, Anna will be taking a look at something new and different that’s taking place in the underground food movement, from supper clubs to mini markets to culinary avant garde.

Anna Brones

Anna Brones is a food + travel writer with a love for coffee and bikes. She is the author of The Culinary Cyclist and Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break. Catch her weekly column, Foodie Underground.