Journalist Ann Hui is a special guest this week at Stratford Chefs School.
A demographics reporter at The Globe and Mail, Hui is also the Joseph Hoare Gastronomic Writer-In-Residence at the school.
Hui will host a discussion called 'Eating Words 2023', from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, at Brch and Wyn, 245 Downie St.
The writer-in-residence, named after Hoare, the former Toronto Life magazine Food Editor, hosts workshops about food writing, provides one-on-one consultations with students interested in food writing, and presents readings and discussions of their work to students and the public, according the school's website. The overall goal is to contribute to a well-rounded education for students, a primary objective of the school.
The writer-in residence advances food writing as an important source of knowledge about food culture, and helps engage students and the public in experiencing, enjoying and understanding gastronomy.
Hui's work includes a feature on the lives of small-town Chinese restaurant owners, which became the bestselling book Chop Suey Nation: The Legion Cafe and Other Stories from Canada's Chinese Restaurants. Chop Suey Nation was named one of the best books of 2019 by several media outlets.
Tickets are free, with a donation suggested, but must be booked in advance.
The Joseph Hoare Gastronomic Writer in Residence program at the chefs school is the only program of its kind in Canada, and now in its 16th year, per the school.
The event is sold out but there is a wait list: https://www.exploretock.com/.../eating-words-with-writer...