As migration occurs from place to place and generation to generation, food becomes an heirloom. Led by Suresh Doss, the food correspondent for CBC’s Metro Morning, Heirloom is a Bloor Hot Docs series about home cooking and the rich international food cultures that flourish in the Greater Toronto Area.
Drawing on his knowledge of the city’s food scene, Doss will take you inside the kitchens of the best family restaurants and home cooks across the GTA. You will meet master cooks of an older generation, and the younger family members who must preserve their legacy as they discuss dishes that have traversed decades and continents.
The series starts Jan. 26 with Local is Global. Suresh presents highlights from recent culinary tours of Israel, Scandinavia and Asia that reveal the path that global food culture is taking as our parents and grandparents age.
The mother-daughter team behind B.B. Cafe in North York is profiled in A Taste of Persia on Feb. 9. B.B Cafe is renowned for its elegant, mouthwatering Persian pastries, including saffron ice cream and rose-water scented desserts.
Yueh Tung Restaurant’s Hakka Chinese Chicken is presented Feb. 23 to show you how the subtle and delicate cooking of China mixes with the fire and heat of India. Suresh sits down with the Liu family, proprietors of the Elizabeth Street eatery, to explore how its younger members are preserving the Hakka food traditions passed down from their parents.
Upcoming courses to be revealed soon at www.hotdocs.ca