3 Things We Learned About Street Food

Highlights & Takeaways from our Street Food event with Chef Adam Hynam-Smith

On a perfectly sunny Friday afternoon in late August, we hosted an #EatWellCanolaOil workshop in the beautiful setting of the Niagara region in Ontario at Oast House Brewers. The theme: street food. We were fortunate to have gourmet food-truck pioneer Chef Adam Hynam-Smith of El Gastonomo Vagabundo to teach us a thing or three about preparing, serving and, of course, tasting the most amazing street food we had ever had.

Here’s what we now know about street food, thanks to Chef Adam:

1. People travel for good street food

The fact that we convinced a crew of strangers (now, new friends) to hop on a bus with us and drive an hour and a half from Toronto just for the food, says it all.

On our way to #NOTL for an #eatwellcanolaoil event! Join us on Twitter!

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In our simultaneous online chat we discovered that there’s so much interesting street food to try in the world. Our followers are well-travelled!

2. Chefs and farmers share the same passion

We brought along one of our dear farmer friends from Manitoba, who is in the middle of a busy harvest season (see point #1), so that he could share with our guests his strong passion for food and the care he puts into growing his crops.

Speaking of feeding people and passion, this food truck radiates passion!

 

3. Good things come on paper plates & in take-out containers

At the heart of every dish prepared by chef Adam was canola oil. Who knew such tasty food and beautiful presentation could come from a truck?

Confit Peppers & Peaches @elgastronomo #eatwellcanolaoil #notl #BeerPairing

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Have you tried any gourmet street food this summer? Let us know in the comments below!

See more photos from the event on our Facebook page.

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