On Saturday, August 4, 2012, get together with the nation to celebrate Canadian food culture. It’s… For over 20 years Anita Stewart , culinary activist and member of the Order of Canada, has travelled the country searching out and writing about Canada as a regionally diverse food nation. As a cookbook author, and contributor to countless publications, it’s Anita’s goal to bring Canada together in food. In 2003 – along with her son and chef supporters across the country – she launched The World’s Longest BBQ. The giant success of this event organically morphed into Food Day Canada. An annual celebration – always held on the Saturday of the August long weekend – focusing on the rich culinary heritage of our fine country. Coast to coast to coast, chefs and restaurants jump on board creating special menus for the day (or week) that highlight the agriculture, produce and cuisine of their region. Picnics, BBQs and other cookouts are held in communities and at homes across the country. So, get out there and join in the Food Day fun. Here are a few delicious ways to celebrate: •Book a dinner at one of the participating Food Day Canada restaurants. •Plan a Food Day Canada BBQ with friends and family •Enjoy a Canadian-themed picnic at the lake, beach or cottage. •Try one of the inspired recipes from the Food Day Canada feature in the August 2012 issue •Check out the great Canadian food map: An interactive infographic for Canadian food inspiration and tons of information. For more information about the event, lists of participating restaurants, other ways to celebrate and much more, check out the Food Day Canada website, here. You might also like:Jamie Oliver hopes Justin Trudeau will ensure... What’s more Canadian than a poutine wedding... 5 funny ideas for April Fool’s Day pranks What do you do when you lose your luggage - a... Best leftover turkey sandwich ever!