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Details are still sketchy, but apparently Canadian food activist and icon Anita Stewart passed away yesterday. She was the driving force behind Food Day Canada, a national celebration of our food traditions.

 

I'll post links once I've found some. A tribute from our local celebrity chef Jesse Vergen just showed up on my timeline, and her Wikipedia page has been updated to show her passing away, but I've yet to find any news stories. I expect some will turn up in the course of the day.

 

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“Who loves a garden, loves a greenhouse too.” - William Cowper, The Task, Book Three

 

"Not knowing the scope of your own ignorance is part of the human condition...The first rule of the Dunning-Kruger club is you don’t know you’re a member of the Dunning-Kruger club.” - psychologist David Dunning

 

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Well this is embarrassing to admit but as Canadian living within a stone’s throw of Elora, I can’t say as I have ever heard of Anita Stewart. Nor have I ever heard of Food Day Canada. I am not sure what this speaks to – – my failure to show some loyalty to my national cuisine or somebody else’s failure to market Anita Stewart and Food Day Canada adequately. 
Rest in peace, Anita. I might’ve been a better person for having been aware of you and your efforts on behalf of our national cuisine.  I hang my head in shame. 

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From her local news:

 

https://www.guelphtoday.com/local-news/elora-resident-and-canadian-culinary-giant-anita-stewart-dead-at-73-2837553

 

I own a copy of one of her books, Anita Stewart's Canada, and consider it worth having.

“Who loves a garden, loves a greenhouse too.” - William Cowper, The Task, Book Three

 

"Not knowing the scope of your own ignorance is part of the human condition...The first rule of the Dunning-Kruger club is you don’t know you’re a member of the Dunning-Kruger club.” - psychologist David Dunning

 

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