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Families face-off for Indigenous cooking competition

Calgary Community

Celebrate Indigenous recipes in this friendly chef competition between Indigenous families to showcase their best traditional and cultural food.

A unique food competition between Indigenous families to showcase their best traditional and cultural food.
A unique food competition between Indigenous families to showcase their best traditional and cultural food. (Urban Society of Aboriginal Youth)

Join a cultural food adventure with four families competing to be the best Indigenous cooks in Calgary. It’s all part of the Urban Society of Aboriginal Youth’s New Tribe: Roots to Recipes Cook-off.

On Saturday, March 2, Indigenous chefs will put their culinary skills to the test as they go head-to-head in a show down to showcase their family’s take on traditional cuisine. Come learn about the cultural significance of Indigenous ingredients during this free live in-person event at the Blue Flame Kitchen Cafe.

Claim your free tickets here.

The Family Team

Competing in this special cook-off are four families from Southern Alberta hoping to win the coveted title of Roots to Recipes champion.

Fox Family:

Fry/Kimber Family:

Baker/Morin Family:

USAY celebrates its 2023 Indigenous Changemakers

The Urban Society of Aboriginal Youth (USAY) inducted 10 people from the Indigenous community into their Changemakers ranks

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Transition To Clean Cooking Is A ‘Low-Hanging Fruit’ In Climate Action

Helping vulnerable populations get access to energy options that reduce air pollution during cooking is an easy way to cut carbon emissions while also improving health and gender equity

Improving access to clean cooking will not only help the world get closer to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, but it will not be possible to reach the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) without doing so, said experts speaking on the sidelines of COP28 .

“We don’t want people to be breathing polluted air as a result of the fact that they are preparing food,” said Maria Neira, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Director of Environment, Climate Change and Health.

Globally around 2.3 billion people rely on polluting traditional fuels like wood and biomass for cooking, according to the latest report by WHO. It estimates that the cooking sector contributes 3% to the annual global carbon emissions.

It also causes tremendous indoor air pollution. In 2022 alone, indoor air pollution was estimated to be responsible for 3.2 million deathsaccording to WHO.

Women and children are particularly vulnerable as in many cultures they are responsible for cooking and related chores such as gathering firewood. Air pollution is also linked to a