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Arepas, Fufu, and Gado Gado: How future immigration might impact Canada's culinary landscape

de Jong, Janice (2016) Arepas, Fufu, and Gado Gado: How future immigration might impact Canada's culinary landscape. [MRP]

Item Type: MRP
Creators: de Jong, Janice
Abstract:

Canada’s food culture is strongly shaped by its immigrant populations. While numerous studies have explored the future of food, and others have projected the future of global migration, few, if any have combined these insights to determine how future immigration will affect the future of food. Using horizon scanning and branch analysis of emerging global and policy issues, three scenarios were generated to explore where Canada’s immigrants may come from in the next five years. These scenarios were then enriched with a horizon scan of emerging food trends to envision how these new cuisines might be adopted by Canadians in fifteen years. This research concludes with a selection of “recipes from the future” which envision a possible evolution of cuisine in Canada in an experiential manner. By anticipating these potential cuisines, this research aims to establish a shared understanding between Canadians and these future immigrant communities, helping these communities feel at home in Canada, and helping Canadians be more open to new cultures coming to the country.

Date: December 2016
Uncontrolled Keywords: Futures, Foresight, Cuisines, Foodways, Food, Immigration, Migration, Branch Analysis, Experiential Futures
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Strategic Foresight and Innovation
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2017 17:18
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2017 17:18
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/1361

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