Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Taste Canada Book Awards 2014

2014 Taste Canada Winners
On October 20, 2014, Taste Canada–The Food Writing Awards announced the winning entries in its four categories for both English and French language books.

The winners were announced at the Award Ceremony and Gala Reception on October 20th, 2014 at Oliver & Bonacini’s Arcadian Court in Toronto, hosted by Ricardo Larrivée, cook, author, television star and lifestyle entrepreneur.


Culinary Narratives/Narrations Culinaires
The Stop: How the Fight for Good Food Transformed a Community and Inspired a Movement
 Saul, Nick and Andrea Curtis
 Random House Canada
Les saveurs gastronomiques de la bière
Lévesque Gendron, David et Martin Thibault
 Éditions Druide 
General Cookbooks/ Livres de Cuisine Générale
The Flavour Principle: Enticing Your Senses with Food and Drink
Waverman, Lucy and Beppi Crosariol
 HarperCollins Publishers
Dans la cuisine de Danny St-Pierre
 St Pierre, Danny 
Les Éditions La Presse
Regional/Cultural Cookbooks
Toronto Star Cookbook: More Than 150 Diverse and Delicious Recipes Celebrating Ontario
 Bain, Jennifer

Appetite by Random House
Single-Subject Cookbooks/Livres de Cuisine Sujet Unique
Gastro Grilling: Fired-up Recipes to Grill Great Everyday Meals
Reader, Ted 
Penguin Canada Book 
Les Règles d’or des épices 
De Vienne, Philippe et Ethné
 Éditions du Trécarré
2014 Hall of Fame Inductees
Taste Canada’s Hall of Fame Award for 2014 was conferred upon Michel Lambert, author of the multi-volume tome: L’Histoire de la cuisine familiale du Québec.
The Hall of Fame Posthumous Award went to Mona Brun (1920-2013), the British Columbia-born cookbook author and television personality.
Taste Canada acknowledged the great contribution to the culinary community of Toronto’s Cookbook Store, which closed its doors this past winter after 31 years in business. 

New National Chair

Taste Canada also announced the appointment of a new National Chair, Donna Dooher, a chef, cookbook author, restaurateur and industry champion who will be assuming her new duties immediately stepping in for Karen Gelbart, who is departing the role of National Chair after serving for the last three years.  

Taste Canada also announced the creation of a new award, The Food Blog Award, to be presented and administered in partnership with Food Bloggers of Canada for 2015.

There was a lovely reception with some great food provided by:
Chef Joshua Dyer (EPIC, Fairmont Royal York Hotel)
Chef Matt Dean Pettit (Rock Lobster)
Chef Brad Lomanto (Cambridge Mill Restaurant, Landmark Group)
Chef Michael Robertson & Chef Jamie Meireles (Oliver & Bonacini)
Chef Ted Reader (Ted’s World Famous BBQ)
Chef Vanessa Yeung (Aphrodite Cooks)
Chef Tawfik Shehata (The Toronto International Centre)
Chef Andrew Richmond (La Carnita)
Chef Dufflet Rosenberg (Dufflet Pastries)
Cheeses by The Cheese Boutique, breads by Fred’s Bread, wines by Niagara College Teaching Winery and beers by Samuel Adams.


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