Canada Agriculture and Food Museum Champion, Chef Lynn Crawford

Chef Lynn Crawford

Chef Lynn Crawford talks about why she is proud to be a champion of the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.

 

I’m Chef Lynn Crawford and I’m proud to be a champion for the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.  
Together, we’ll be cooking up delicious ideas to promote food literacy in Canada.  
I’m a champion of the Museum because I want to empower kids to love food as much as I do – to enjoy and know where their food comes from and most of all, to cook with lots of heart.

“I’m Chef Lynn Crawford and I am THRILLED to be a champion of the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum in Ottawa. For those of you that have not visited yet, this is not your ordinary museum. This is a demonstration farm with herds of cows, sheep, goats, pigs and a bunch of other farm animals – AND it offers daily kitchen activities, hands on demonstrations in a soil lab, exhibition tours and fresh air fun for the whole family.

I am a champion for the Museum because I believe that it is important to empower Canadian kids with the food skills and knowledge they need to make healthy choices and delicious meals. Understanding nutrition and safe food skills will help them today and set them up for a bright future in communities across the country.

Together with the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, we will be cooking up delicious ideas to promote food literacy with Canadians from coast to coast to coast! Through interactive cooking demonstrations, food-themed summer camps and educational programs the Museum and I are hard at work growing the next generation of Canadian chefs!”

About Lynn Crawford

Food Network celebrity chef and celebrated award-nominated cookbook author Lynn Crawford has over 25 years of culinary experience, and stars in Food Network Canada’s popular show Pitchin’ In. The show — among one of the highest rated cooking shows — follows Lynn as she visits farmers, growers, and fishermen across North America in search of the freshest and best ingredients. Lynn’s cooking philosophy is that the creation of a delicious meal requires passion, and quality ingredients.

Past events with Lynn

Maple Workshop (past event) with Celebrity Chef, Lynn Crawford

Maple Workshop with Celebrity Chef Lynn Crawford

Past event: March 9, 2017

 

Baconpalooza (past event)

Baconpalooza

Past events: September, 2016 and August, 2017

Videos with Lynn

 

A sizzling bacon festival with something for everyone!

Hey everyone it’s Chef Lynn Crawford and I’m at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, which is going to be hosting the 2nd Annual Baconpalooza September 9th to 11th.  I’m going to be there, there’s lots of great chefs, cooking demos, wonderful food, BACON, craft beer, live music and it’s going to be tons of fun!

Chef Lynn Crawford visits the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum and spends some time cooking with future chefs and visiting the animals.

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Hey everybody! It’s Chef Lynn Crawford and I’m at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.

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I love to cook. You know what, I like to make people happy.

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Do you want to pass around any butter right here? It’s so good, we just made it.

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And you cut slowly until you get really good at it like a chef and then you cut like, you, know, a mile a minute.

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Look at this. Who is this? Let’s give him a name.

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I love how the … What is … Whoa, that’s crazy!

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We’ll be making, uh…we’ll be making butter maybe in a couple of hours.

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Look at the colour of that!

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Cheers! Cheers!  
 

Do you know how to tell what colour eggs a chicken will lay? Chef Lynn Crawford, official ambassador for the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum does! You can come to the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum to learn about chickens and barnyard demos.

M: Hi, I’m Madeleine, and I’m here with Chef Lynn Crawford.

L: We’re in the chicken coop.

M: At the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.

L: This awesome. This is amazing. So if you come to the museum you can learn everything about chickens.

M: That is correct. Including things about this beautiful Rhode Island Red to make which colour of eggs, Lynn?

L: Brown

M: And how do you know that?

L: I know that because you can tell by the colour of the chickens, the feathers, or their ears.

M: Correct.

L: So if a brown chicken, guess what? Brown eggs. You get a white chicken, you get white eggs. So there you go, I know something.

M: Excellent! You are so smart. All right, so you can come anytime to the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum to learn about chickens and barnyard demos.

L: This is a beautiful, beautiful animal.

What do you have to do to harvest honey? Learn about bees and honey with Chef Lynn Crawford, official ambassador for the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum. There is so much to learn here!

M: Hi, my name is Madeleine and this is Chef Lynn Crawford and we are in the bee exhibit of the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum. Are you excited?

L: I am so excited. I’m learning everything about bees and honey. How to harvest the honey.

M: Excellent. So on the note of harvesting, we’re going to harvest this honey. You are ready?

L: No, hang on for one second. I’m ready.

M: Excellent.

L: I’m ready.

M: So, we have already done the smoking of the bees to quiet them down. And we’re going to use this brush to brush the bees back into their house because they are going to be stuck to this honeycomb. Are you ready?

L: I’m ready.

M: All right, we’re brushing the little bees back into the frame.

L: Fantastic! There is so much to learn.

M: There is so much to learn here at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum. In the bee exhibit is where we are today.
 

Do you know how to tell the difference between goats and sheep? Chef Lynn Crawford, official ambassador for the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum does! You can come visit the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum for barnyard demos.

L: Madeleine, this place is action packed out here.

M: It is. It is. We are in the sheep field at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.

L: It’s feeding time. We’re giving them a little snack this sunny afternoon. But look, we’ve got goats, and sheep, and the little baby lamb over there. Oh my goodness. I want to take this little guy home.

M: They are adorable.

Lynn: Look, they are very excited. Oh, hi. How are you? They are very excited. And I just think it’s so wonderful that you can come and meet them. You can interact with the sheep and the goats. And look at the difference. So everybody knows.

M: That’s right.

L: The goats: tails up. 

M: Correct.

L: Sheep: tails down.

M: That is one of the many ways you can tell goats and sheep apart. So you can come to the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum in the May long weekend to see Sheep Shearing, or anytime of the year to learn more during our demonstrations.

L: Come on over here, buddy. Okay. I’ll go over there.

There are curious calves in the dairy barn. You can get right up and say hello, just like Chef Lynn Crawford, official ambassador for the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum. You can also talk to Museum staff, ask a lot of questions and give us a hand during our calf grooming demonstration.

Lynn: I’m so excited. I’m hanging out with Madeleine and here we are at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum. And this is a special part of the museum because this is where the baby calves are hanging out. And look at this one. This is Kiwi. Kiwi is checking things out.

Madeleine: Kiwi is kind of curious about what is going on.

L: But you know, it’s this time of year where, you know, the little calves are born and they’re all so gorgeous and so sweet.

You can get right up and say hello.

Feed them snacks and talk to all of you and ask a lot of questions.

But wow, what a treat.

Madeleine: You can come anytime to say hello to our calves. They’re usually very friendly. And you can do grooming a calf during our calf grooming demonstration. This is exactly what we’re getting ready to do.

L: Oh my god. She’s beautiful.

Is it exciting to drive a tractor? We're gonna go for a test drive with Chef Lynn Crawford, official ambassador for the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.

Hey everybody. I am so excited about this exhibit at Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.

It’s the Tractor exhibit and I’m gonna go for a test drive. Excuse me. Excuse me.