A slice of the good life from the Florida Keys
Key lime pie is to the
what pasta is to Tuscany – it's an intrinsic part of the culture. No visit to the sunshine state is complete without noshing down on this lip-smacking, tart-meets-sweet goodie. In Key West, Florida, the tasty dessert (which I've witnessed being consumed at breakfast!) is popular enough to have its own event:
The Key Lime Festival
, complete with pie championships, Miss Key Lime competition and a contest for the world's largest key lime pie, attracts thousands of Canadians each year. If you're one of the tens of thousands of Canadians planning a repeat visit to Florida during the winter holiday, chances are you're more than familiar with key lime pie. But if you're eager to sample a taste and live in the southern Ontario region, the savvy tourism team at Florida Keys and Key West are sending the
Key Lime Food Truck
to Hamilton and Toronto – and all for a good cause. For each complimentary slice of pie, Canadians will be invited to make a donation to the
Toronto-based Second Harvest food rescue program
Citrus-y sweet, lip-smacking delicious key lime pie. (Courtesy: Florida Keys News Bureau)
All you have to do is enjoy a free slice from the neon-bright Key Lime Pie truck – which is impossible to miss – and perhaps make a donation to a worthy cause.
Look for the Key Lime Pie van Nov. 24 to 28 at special locations in Hamilton and Toronto, Ontario. Click here for locations and times.
And once you've had your fill of key lime piece, come back and sample our Canadian Living Test Kitchen recipe for Key Lime Mousse.