From coast to coast, women with a deep and diverse set of skills are making their mark on the Canadian food world. Meet the chefs, activists, architects, organizers, instagrammers, community builders and problem solvers changing the way we eat today.
Three years ago, Lauren Toyota traded in her VJ gig at MuchMusic and took to YouTube with a simple proposition: Vegan food doesn’t have to be precious or pious—and it can taste really, really great. Since then, nearly 400,000 viewers have subscribed to her channel, Hot for Food, where she whips up seriously delicious vegan recipes. Read more about her accessible approach to vegan food (plus, get a great vegan cheesecake recipe here).
Watch: Lauren Toyota makes a vegan grilled cheese