Toronto, Ontario

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Harbourfront Centre | 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Since 1990, The Word On The Street has proudly hosted some of the finest talent in Canadian literature. Our 27th festival is shaping up to be one of our best yet. Check out all of the authors, performers, and storytellers below!

Naomi Duguid

Photo Credit: Laura Berman

Naomi Duguid is a writer, photographer, teacher, cook, and world traveler. Her most recent cookbook, Burma, won the 2013 IACP Cookbook Award for Culinary Travel and the Taste Canada Food Writing Award. She is also the co-author (with Jeffrey Alford) of several award-winning titles, including Flatbreads & Flavors, Hot Sour Salty Sweet, Mangoes & Curry Leaves, and Beyond the Great Wall. Her articles and photographs appear regularly in Lucky Peach, Food & Wine, and other publications. She is the host of TIFF’s “Food on Film” series. When not on the road, she lives in Toronto.

Taste of Persia: A Cook’s Travels Through Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, and Kurdistan

Persia. The very name evokes magic and mystery. And the food – extraordinary flavours and ingredients, from ripe red pomegranates and breads, pilafs, and crisp vegetables, bowls of chopped aromatic herbs, and exotic sweets like rose water pudding and date-nut halvah. Who better to serve as our ambassador to this enchanting region than the incomparable Naomi Duguid, who for more than 20 years has been bringing us exceptional recipes and mesmerizing tales from regions seemingly beyond our reach? Taste of Persia is an adventure of discovery – rich with history and variety, and a wealth of culinary traditions and innovations.