Celebrating Canada's 150th Birthday
with heartwarming stories about our family of suppliers who chose to make Canada home.
Discover the joys and hardships of building great businesses around food and memories of home, in a foreign land. And how the kids are now taking over...
Serving gelato to long line-ups at Edmonton's summer festivals is about as good as jobs get. And a far cry from the hunger endured by the Fantasia family's first arrivals to Canada, more than sixty years ago.
Sal, 87, still works 2 days a week helping son Tom expand the gelateria he opened in Edmonton 4 decades ago. Pinocchio, no lie, is a family labour of love.
Rani sacrificed a university education to come to Canada from India. Today she & her husband grow fruits & peppers for the Italian Centre Shop in their market garden in B.C
Jan Schalkwijk's comes from a lineage of Dutch cheesemakers. When it was tough to make a go of it back home, moving to Alberta brought great rewards as well as awards for Gouda made the old way.
Behind some of the Italian Centre Shop's favourite ingredients are three family-owned Italian-Canadian businesses. Each has its own personality, its own specialties and its own beloved brands.
For Evangelina Lopez love usually comes wrapped in a Tortilla. Her family came to Edmonton for adventure & stayed to build a factory making Mexican tacos, totopos and everything else in between.
Where else in the world will you see an East Indian selling pasta his family makes? Telling the tales of three families who make a good living by making great ravioli. By Rita Feutl.