Richard Wood and Joshua Nhan were awarded a Research & Planning grant from EHC’s Heritage Community Investment Program (HCIP) in 2021 to embark on the Edmonton Culinary Heritage Project. The purpose of the study was to understand the role of ethnic grocery stores in Edmonton’s immigration settlement experience and how they contribute to the intergenerational transmission of cultural knowledge in Canada. The first stage of the project is centered on the Peruvian-Edmontonian community as a case study. The Peruvian community in Edmonton is small, but proud of their culture and food history.
Edmonton Culinary Heritage Episode 1- Raquel’s Story (Supported by HCIP Funding) was made to showcase the food history of a community. Read more and watch the video here.