Feb 7-13, 2014
Oshawa! Four special,
veg-friendly restaurants near Simcoe and King are making hearty
soups from locally grown vegetables with Afro-Caribbean recipes from
February 7th to February 13th, from 11:30a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
... Berry Hill
... Spicy Affairs
... The Table
... and at City Hall too!
HotRoots is sponsored by
DurhamVeg, the Toronto Vegetarian Association and the City of
Oshawa. HotRoots was launched at an evening performance at The Table
Restaurant on Thursday, Feb 6th at 6:30p.m. Photos were taken by the
BIA photographer, Angela Mittoni.
Desiadenyo Culture Group (Aku Dunyo, left).
Johanson, President of MCOD speaking (left).
Bob Chapman, welcoming everyone to HotRoots.
Bob Chapman (left), Vermont Cleghorne, Board Member of MCOD
performer with Desiadenyo.
(From left to
right) Larry Johanson, President of the Multiculutral Council of
Oshawa-Durham, Carol of The Table, Councillor Bob Chapman, Sally
of DurhamVeg and Councillor Doug Sanders.
setup by Spicy Affairs, photo by DurhamVeg volunteer, Nara.
Soups photographer will be dropping-in on the various locations to
taste soup and capture reactions.
More to come!
can win a prize!
If you try any of the soups during the festival, you can submit a
postcard with your name and contact information and you may win a prize!
Welcome our farmers
We acquired locally grown
pumpkin for this event since pumpkin is a major ingredient in
Why Hot Roots?
mean many things:
root can also mean "the beginning" or the essential
element, the origin or the main component of meaning in a word.
root can be part of a hair or tooth, or a nerve.
can mean your family tree, "your roots" or ancestry.
languages, a root signifies the main part or original meaning in a
music, a root is a note from which a chord is built.
mathematics, a root has special numeric qualities.
root, can mean to dig or rummage for something, as in getting to the
root of the problem.
vegetables, as shown here, look a lot like humans, don't they? They
come in many shapes and sizes and colours. They can be straight and
narrow, chubby and twisted, round and sometimes babyish. Like
humans, they have a long history during which some varieties have
been repressed almost to extinction.
root vegetables also remind us of our climate and what it takes to