Media Advisory - The "World's Largest Multicultural Salad" - Local Food Meets Ethnic Cuisine



    TORONTO, June 28 /CNW/ -

    
    WHAT:   Press Conference on July 5th at 11:00am to introduce the media to
            the Scarborough Taste summer dining festival, and its Saturday,
            July 7th launch event: the "World's Largest Multicultural Salad"
            made from locally-grown produce.

            Expected to feed 15,000 people free-of-charge, the 200-foot salad
            will be longer than a hockey rink and divided into seven sections
            representing different ethnic groups of Scarborough. Each salad
            will be created by a noted Toronto chef under the direction of
            Andrew Zimbel of the Amazing Food Service. The salad event is
            part of the annual Taste of Lawrence, and will serve to launch a
            new three-week multicultural dining experience "Scarborough
            Taste."

    WHY:    Scarborough is one of Canada's most ethnically diverse urban
            areas. Ontario Greenbelt soils are ideally suited for growing
            much of the produce presently imported for varied cuisines. The
            World's Largest Multicultural Salad is a significant first step
            in demonstrating that it is possible for Scarborough residents
            from all regions of the world to have access to fresh local food
            no matter what their cuisine.

    WHEN:   Thursday, July 5, 2007, 11:00 AM

    WHERE:  Mezzanine level, South St. Lawrence Market, 95 Front Street East

    WHO:    Scarborough Taste and the World's Largest Multicultural Salad are
            chaired by Councillor Michael Thompson and sponsored by the
            Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation, an organization dedicated to
            promoting and sustaining Ontario's 1.8 million acre Greenbelt as
            a beneficial and valuable feature that enhances the quality of
            life of all residents of Ontario.

            Available for one-on-one interviews will be:
            --------------------------------------------
            Councillor Michael Thompson (Ward 37, Scarborough Centre), Chair
            of Scarborough Taste
            Burkhard Mausberg - President, Friends of the Greenbelt
            Foundation
            Ted Eng - Greenbelt farmer and grower of some 40 foods used in
            different cultural cuisines
            Marty Galin - Host/Executive Producer of Marty's Wacky Kitchen
            Andrew Zimbel - President of Amazing Food Service
            Michael Schreiner - Co-founder & Vice President of Local Flavour
            Plus
            Participating chefs and restaurant owners have been invited to
            participate

    FOOD:   Samples of multicultural salads and other delicacies will be
            available for tasting at the briefing.
    




For further information:

For further information: Ihor Wons, (416) 397-9274; Diana Crosbie,
Crosbie Communications, (416) 360-6625


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