Plenary Session: Rose Murray - Today's Food Grows From Historic Roots

Friday November 4th, 3:15 to 4:15p.m.


Rose Murray
Rose Murray speaks to delegates about Ontario's culinary past, present and future.
Susan Burke
Susan Burke of the Joseph Schneider Haus thanks Rose Murray after her plenary session.
Rose Murray signs copies
Rose Murray signs copies of her book, A Taste of Canada for delegates.

An internationally published food writer, cookbook author, broadcaster and teacher on the Canadian food scene for over 3 decades, Rose Murray has consulted for a number of food companies and government bodies, has written for countless national newspapers and magazines such as The Globe & Mail and Canadian Living and has appeared on radio and television stations across the country including the CBC and CTV. She has been resident cook on the CTV Kitchener Noon News for many years. One time owner of a cooking school in Kitchener, Rose has taught baking at Conestoga College and a food and culture course at Wilfred Laurier University.

She has authored a prolific ten cookbooks. Her most recent book, A Taste of Canada: A Culinary Journey, received an honorary mention at the 2009 National Culinary Book Awards, and her ninth book Hungry for Comfort, received both a bronze award for culture and the gold award for best cokbook.

Among her other awards are the Toronto Culinary Guild's Silver Ladle for her unique contribution to Ontario's food industry, the Bernice Adams Memorial Award (Cambridge) for Communications/Literary Arts, a gold medal in the category of Media/Publishing from the Ontraio Hostelry Institute and in 2010, a Cambridge YWCA Woman of Distinction Award for Culture.

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