The evolution of food and cuisine is an art that is constantly changing. In Jonah Campbell’s latest book, Eaten Back to Life, he explores our culture of eating and indulging, and the reasons behind our obsession with food. For this unique lunch, Church Hill Farm opens its grounds to the public for a literary lunch that includes a meal on their farm. Owners Max and Vicki Lass have a commitment to sustainability, harkening back to the farming practises of their forefathers, and one can see all animals outside, wandering in the pastures, with the freedom to come and go from the barns as they choose.
Join us for an open-air discussion of food, literature, cultural influences, and a new perspective on the way we see food. Arrive at 11 am to explore the farm and receive informal farm tours. The buffet lunch starts at noon with a discussion, reading, and Q&A with Jonah Campbell. The menu will be a ploughman’s style buffet comprised of:
A Selection of Farm-Raised Sausages: Pork, Beef, and Lamb
Church Hill Farm Seasonal Produce and Preserves
Farm-Raised Devilled Eggs
Farmstead Cheese from Neighbouring Mountainoak Cheese Ltd.
Cold Fresh-Pressed Organic Juice from Stratford’s Farm Juice Co.
Or a Glass of Beer from Stratford’s Black Swan Brewery
Baguettes from Downie Street Bakehouse
Jonah Campbell is a Canadian researcher and author. He spends time researching with the Social Studies of Medicine unit at McGill University, and managing the wine programs of Bar Alexandraplatz and Bar Barbara. Campbell also manages a blog called www.foodandtrembling.com. He’s made contributions to the National Post, VICE, Harper’s, and CULT Mtl. His latest book is entitled Eaten Back to Life.