Bakers Journal

Taste Canada Awards shortlist announced

July 11, 2018
By Bakers Journal

Image courtesy of Taste Canada Awards

Now in its 21st year, Taste Canada Awards / Les Lauréats des Saveurs du Canada has announced the shortlist of cookbooks and food blogs competing for one of seven coveted culinary writing award categories.

Each year, Taste Canada presents awards to some of the best food and beverage writers in both official languages. The jury is comprised of volunteers from Canada’s culinary profession appointed by an independent selection committee.

This year, 91 cookbooks and 50 food blogs entered the competition. The shortlist narrows the competition to a maximum of 5 entries per category. This year’s Taste Canada Awards categories and English language short list contenders are:

General Cookbooks

•    Crawford, Lynn. Farm to Chef. Penguin Canada, Toronto
•    Garrad-Cole, Leah. It All Begins with Food: From Baby’s First Foods to Wholesome Family Meals: Over 120 Delicious Recipes for Clean Eating and Healthy Living. Appetite by Random House, Vancouver
•    Keogh, Laura and Ceri Marsh. The School Year Survival Cookbook: Healthy
Recipes and Sanity-Saving Strategies for Every Family and Every Meal (Even
Snacks.) Appetite by Random House, Vancouver
•    Prescott, Dennis. Eat Delicious. HarperCollins, Toronto
Wimbush-Bourque, Aimee. The Simple Bites Kitchen. Penguin Canada, Toronto



•    Anderson, Lindsay and Dana VanVeller. Feast: Recipes and Stories from a
Canadian Road Trip. Appetite by Random House, Vancouver
•    Butters, Rod. The Okanagan Table: The Art of Everyday Home Cooking. Figure 1,Vancouver  
•    Thibault, Simon. Pantry and Palate: Remembering and Rediscovering Acadian
Food. Nimbus, Halifax
•    Wight, Emily. Dutch Feast. Arsenal Pulp Press, Vancouver
•    Wolfman, David and Marlene Finn. Cooking with the Wolfman. Douglas &
McIntyre, Madeira Park

Culinary Narratives / Narrations Culinaires

•    Cooke, Nathalie and Fiona Lucas. Catharine Parr Traill’s The Female Emigrant’s
Guide: Cooking with a Canadian Classic. McGill-Queen’s University Press,
•    Phillips, Rod. 9000 Years of Wine. Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Markham
Schreiner, John. Icon: Flagship Wines from British Columbia’s Best Wineries.
TouchWood Editions, Victoria
•    Vij, Vikram. Vij. Penguin Canada, Toronto
Wong, Jan. Apron Strings: Navigating Food and Family in France, Italy, and
China. Goose Lane Editions, Fredericton

Health and Special Diet Cookbooks

•    Britton, Sarah. Naturally Nourished: Healthy, Delicious Meals Made with Everyday Ingredients. Appetite by Random House, Vancouver
•    Cerqueira, Elisabeth and Marise Charron. Superfoods Memory. Modus Vivendi,
•    Podleski, Greta. Yum & Yummer: Ridiculously Tasty Recipes That’ll Blow Your
Mind, But Not Your Diet! Author/One Spoon Media Inc., Kitchener
•    Tizzard, Christine. Honest to Goodness. Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Markham
•    Wright, Laura. The First Mess Cookbook. Penguin Canada, Toronto

Food Blogs: General

Food Blogs: Heath and Special Diet

•    How to Eat
•    Joyous Health
•    Kitchen Frau
•    Oh She Glows
•    The First Mess

The 26 gold and silver award winners will be revealed at the Taste Canada Awards Gala on October 29 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto.

The Gala brings together writers, publishers, chefs, farmers, industry, media and cookbook fans and promotes a vibrant national conversation about food and the art and culture of culinary writing.

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