3 Ways To Make Memories With Food & Family This Holiday Season

St. Lawrence market
From decorating cookies with siblings to celebrating with food, drinks, family and friends — the sights, scents and stories of the holiday season always seem to embody the perfect narrative of food and family.

These two prevalent holiday themes are also central to Toronto’s world-renowned food market — the St. Lawrence Market. This much-loved market, is home-for-the-holidays to over 120 family businesses, and is the place that these merchants and their customers have shared many unforgettable moments.

In the holiday spirit, we’ve asked St. Lawrence Market merchants to share the top 3 special foods that make their holiday season unique, and can make yours extra special this year.

1. A PARTRIDGE IN A PEAR TREE Leila Batten, Whitehouse Meats
Widely known as Toronto’s top game meat butcher, Leila’s holiday meals have often been made memorable with non-traditional elements like quail, Cornish hen, guinea fowl or partridge — turkey alternatives that she carries in store.

2. COFFEE ROASTING ON AN OPEN FIRE Sarah & Nick Spector
Everyday Gourmet The scent that Sarah and Nick look forward to most on Christmas morning is the familiar aroma of fresh roasted coffee. This mother and son duo import specialty green coffee beans from around the world and roast daily at their store.

3. ALL OF THE TRIMMINGS Aida Koduzi, Rube’s Rice
Stuffing is often regarded as the most important component of a holiday meal. For a delicious and Canadian stuffing recipe Aida recommends rice stuffing, made with Saskatchewan wild rice — one of the over 50 rice varieties carries at Rube’s Rice.

Visit your local market to discover new ways to celebrate this season.

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