Wild Blueberry Press Release
Chef Christine Tizzard at the Annual Wild Blueberry Celebration at Evergreen Brick Works
August 27, 2019
Wild blueberry season is upon us and in honour of of this delicious super berry is Toronto’s annual Wild Blueberry Celebration at Evergreen Brick Works on Sunday August 11. Showcasing a range of wild blueberry-inspired vendor dishes, activities and demos, the festival will highlight innovative ways to enjoy this fruit year-round, fresh or frozen, as well as Van Dyk’s 100% Pure Wild Blueberry Juice. Among the various food producers, preservers, bakers and chefs participating in this year’s festival is celebrity chef and TV personality, Christine Tizzard who will be leading a wild blueberry culinary demo with recipes and samples from her upcoming cookbook.
She is available for interviews and in-studio cooking demonstrations to share her knowledge of the tiny but potent fruit. Her new seasonal wild blueberry recipes include:
- Vegan wild blueberry curry dal (lentils)
- Wild blueberry risotto with wild mushrooms and market greens
- Wild blueberry grilled cheese sandwiches
- Wild blueberry turkey tacos
Christine Tizzard, The 3 Way Chef, is a Maritime-born chef, food stylist, recipe developer and a lifelong lover of Canadian wild blueberries. She is also the author of the critically-acclaimed cookbook Honest to Goodness: Recipes for the Everyday Home Cook. Short-listed last year for a Taste Canada Award for the Health and Special Diet Cookbooks category, it shares her commitment to healthy eating and love for all things delicious.
Wild blueberries have always been Christine’s personal favourite for their powerful antioxidant and disease-fighting properties. They put a burst of colour and natural sweetness into any diet.
With a mere 45 calories per 100 gram serving, wild blueberries are rich in manganese, high in fibre and contain double the antioxidant power of cultivated blueberries.
Join the wild blueberry conversation and stay up-to-date on all festival-related activities on Twitter: @WildBBerries #wildbluefest. Find inspiring recipes at www.wildblueberryassociation.ca or www.wildblueberries.com and on Instagram at @WildBlueberries or @Evergreen_Brick_Works
About the Wild Blueberry Association of North America
The Wild Blueberry Association of North America (WBANA) is an international trade association of growers and processors of wild blueberries from Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Maine, dedicated to bringing the wild blueberry health story and unique wild advantages to consumers and the trade worldwide. For news, recipes, and related health information about wild blueberries visit www.wildblueberries.com. For the latest updates, read our blog. Visit us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
For more information, recipes, visuals or to schedule an interview with Chef Christine Tizzard, please contact Ruth Colapinto or Susan Willemsen at The Siren Group Inc.Tel: 416-461-5270.