Curtis Stone, Chuck Hughes, Gail Simmons at Toronto Food & Wine Festival

By on September 23, 2015


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TORONTO — Foodies visiting this weekend’s Toronto Food & Wine Festival can expect a lineup of demonstrations and talks featuring a who’s who of the culinary world.

On hand at the event, being held mainly at Evergreen Brick Works, will be Australian cookbook author and TV host Curtis Stone; Montreal restaurateur Chuck Hughes; “Top Chef” critic Gail Simmons; renowned French chef Daniel Boulud; and Michelin-starred pastry chef Johnny Iuzzini.

Also on tap will be chefs Connie DeSousa and John Jackson of Calgary’s Charcut, Vancouver’s David Hawksworth, Victor Barry of Toronto’s Splendido, Jason Bangerter of Langdon Hall in Cambridge, Ontario, and local sustainable food advocate Jamie Kennedy.

Terroir is holding three master classes with the theme “Knives, Soba & Sushi,” while wine experts Mark Oldman and “Wine Wise Guy” Anthony Giglio will lead tastings.

Cochon 555, which stages feasts across the U.S. to raise awareness of heritage pig farming, is throwing two events involving whole hog cooking.

There will also be more than 130 food vendors and a farmers’ market.