Saturday, November 12, 2016

Taste Canada Awards - Canada's best Cookbook Authors -Food Bloggers


Taste Canada Awards 2016 Shortlist
The winners of Canada’s only culinary writing awards will be announced at the Taste Canada Awards Gala in Toronto on November 14, hosted by Mary Ito, former host of CBC’s Fresh Air

Taste Canada Awards - 2016 Shortlist featuring 55 world-class culinary writers in both official languages.
This year, Taste Canada Awards received 150 submissions (96 books and 54 food blogs) for a coveted award, which has been honouring culinary writers for 19 years.  

At the Taste Canada Awards Gala on November 14th, Taste Canada Awards will present 22 winners with a Gold or Silver Award. CBC radio personality and former host of the top-rated show, Fresh Air, Mary Ito, will serve as host of this year’s Gala at the Arcadian Court in Toronto. The Gala is a one-of-a-kind gastronomic event with more than a dozen chef-led food stations presented by Toronto’s most celebrated chefs, and a Red Carpet walked by some of Canada’s most celebrated writers and culinary personalities.  At the Gala, Taste Canada Awards will also name this year’s Hall of Fame Award inductees (living and posthumous) sponsored by The Culinary Historians of Canada.

What’s New in 2016
·       New Category: Health and Special Diet Cookbooks
·       This year, Taste Canada Awards will present two prizes for each book category, a Gold and Silver (previously just Gold was awarded).  In the Food Blog category, presented by Canadian Lentils, a Gold award will be given.

Taste Canada Awards: Categories
·       General Cookbooks / Livres de Cuisine Générale
·       Single-Subject Cookbooks / Livres de Cuisine Sujet Unique
·       Regional/Cultural Cookbooks / Livres de Cuisine Régionale et Culturelle
·       Culinary Narratives / Les Narrations Culinaires
·       Health and Special Diet Cookbooks/Santé et diète particulière (NEW CATEGORY)
·       Food Blog / Blog Culinaire

Taste Canada Cooks the Books
Taste Canada Cooks the Books is a cooking competition that invites Canadian culinary students from across the nation to compete for the title of Canada’s Best New Student Chefs. Taste Canada Cooks the Books showcases the talent of Canada’s next generation of chefs, honours the authors and brings some of this year’s outstanding submitted cookbooks to life. Cooks the Books is presented by Taste Canada Awards and by the Alberta Canola Producers, sponsored by The Egg Farmers of Canada, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair and Ricardo Cuisine.

The teams are paired with a culinary author and given the challenge to recreate a recipe from the author’s cookbook, along with their own signature garnish. This year, the students will compete in front of food lovers, industry professionals and peers at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair on November 12th and 13th. A mentoring author who will offer guidance and motivation will join the teams on stage. A panel of notable culinary experts will judge the competition. The winners will be announced at the Taste Canada Awards Gala on November 14th where they will be presented with prizes, a letter of recommendation and a trophy to display at their school.

About Taste Canada
Our Canadian story, as told through the art of culinary writing
Taste Canada Awards celebrates 19 years as the only organization in Canada that recognizes this nation’s abundance of outstanding culinary writers. The mission of Taste Canada Awards is to be the authoritative culinary writing award in Canada by showcasing and recognizing the best. Our vision is to promote Canadian-authored culinary writing so it is recognized as world class. Drawn from Canadian academic, publishing, creative and institutional fields, the independent panel of judges reviews submissions across six categories.  In 2015, the total units sold in Canada for books in the “Cooking” subject category amounted to 1.3 million for a total value of $38.7 million, according to BookNet Canada.



Culinary Narratives
Alford, Jeffrey. Chicken in the Mango Tree: Food and Life in a Thai-Khmer Village. Douglas & McIntyre, Madeira Park
Gaylard, Linda. The Tea Book. DK, Toronto
Hamilton, Alissa. Got Milked? What You Don’t Know About Dairy, The Truth About Calcium, And Why You’ll Thrive Without Milk. HarperCollins, Toronto
McClusky, Peter. Ontario Garlic: The Story from Farm to Festival. Arcadia Publishing and The History Press, Mt. Pleasant, S.C.
Mechefske, Lindy. Sir John’s Table: The Culinary Life and Times of Canada’s First Prime Minister. Goose Lane Editions, Fredericton

General Cookbooks
Canadian Living Test Kitchen and Irene Fong. The Ultimate Cookbook. Les Éditions de l’Homme, Montréal
Neal, Peter and Chris Neal. Goodness: Recipes and Stories. Blakeman Books, Richmond Hill
O’ Brady, Tara. Seven Spoons: My Favorite Recipes for Any and Every Day. Appetite by Random House, Vancouver
Smith, Mairlyn. Homegrown: Celebrating the Canadian Foods We Grow, Raise and Produce. Whitecap Books, Vancouver
Wimbush-Bourque, Aimée. Brown Eggs and Jam Jars: Family Recipes from the Kitchen of Simple Bites. Penguin Canada Books, Toronto

Regional/Cultural Cookbooks
Dammann, Derek and Chris Johns. True North: Canadian Cooking from Coast to Coast. HarperCollins, Toronto
Flinn, Craig. Out of New Nova Scotia Kitchens: Best-loved East Coast Dishes for Today. Formac Publishing, Halifax
Knight, Chris. One World Kitchen: The Cookbook. TouchWood Editions, Victoria
Musgrave, Susan. A Taste of Haida Gwaii: Food Gathering and Feasting at the Edge of the World. Whitecap Books, Vancouver
Nimji, Noorbanu and Karen Anderson. A Spicy Touch: Family Favourites from Noorbanu Nimji’s Kitchen. A Spicy Touch Publishing (Canada) Inc., Calgary

Single-Subject Cookbooks
Hynam-Smith, Adam. Curbside: Modern Street Food From a Vagabond Chef. Whitecap Books, Vancouver
Jones, Bill. The Deerholme Vegetable Cookbook. TouchWood Editions, Victoria
Langford, Signe. Happy Hens & Fresh Eggs: Keeping Chickens in the Kitchen Garden, with 100 Recipes. Douglas & McIntyre, Madeira Park
Mundy, Jane. The Ocean Wise Cookbook 2: More Seafood Recipes That Are Good for the Planet. Whitecap Books, Vancouver
Walsh, Victoria and Scott McCallum. A Field Guide to Canadian Cocktails. Appetite by Random House, Vancouver
Health and Special Diet Cookbooks
Eustace, Mary Jo. Scared Wheatless: Delicious Gluten-Free Recipes That Won’t Make You Lose Your Mind. Whitecap Books, Vancouver
Green, Patricia. Sweet Goodness: Unbelievably Delicious Gluten-Free Baking Recipes. Penguin Canada Books, Toronto
Houston, Jennifer and Ruth Tal. Super Fresh: Super Natural, Super Vibrant Vegan Recipes. Penguin Canada Books, Toronto
Nadel, Jessica. Superfoods 24/7: More Than 100 Easy and Inspired Recipes to Enjoy the World’s Most Nutritious Foods at Every Meal, Every Day. The Experiment (Thomas Allen & Son), Markham
Telpner, Meghan. The UnDiet Cookbook: 130 Gluten-Free Recipes for a Healthy and Awesome Life. Appetite by Random House, Vancouver

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Les Narrations Culinaires
Chartier, François. L’essential de Chartier. Les Éditions de Presse, Montréal
Dô, Sylvie. L’Épicerie : Le plaisir de faire les bons choix. Les Éditions Caractère, Montréal
Francoeur, Jean-Marie. Encyclopédie de la cuisine Nouvelle-France : Histoires, produits et recettes de notre patrimoine culinaire. Fides, Anjou
Lavallée, Bernard. Sauver la planète, une bouchée à la fois: Trucs et conseils. Les Éditions La Presse, Montréal

Livres de Cuisine Générale
Coup de Pouce, St-Germain, Claudine. Cuisiner pour une semaine, un mois, un an. Les Éditions de l’Homme, Montréal
O’Gleman, Geneviève et Alexandra Diaz. Famille futée 2 : 175 recettes santé à moins de 5$ par portion. Éditions La Semaine, Montréal
Risler, Clémence et Emilie Villeneuve. Chefs de famille : Portrait et recettes. Les Éditions Cardinal, Montréal
Robitaille, Josée. C’est l’hiver! Les éditions de la Carotte blanche, Montréal
Siri, Florence-Léa. L’Art de cuisiner sans gaspiller ni se ruiner : Trucs et astuces d’économie familliale. Plus d 250 canevas de recettes. Les Éditions Caractère, Montréal

Livres de Cuisine régionale et culturelle
Alary, Christophe et Frédéric Smith. Saveurs de saison : Une cuisine inspirée du domaine Cataraqui. Les Éditions Sylvain Harvey, en collaboration avec la Commission de la capitale nationale du Québec, Québec
Bérubé, Caty, Richard Houde, Miléna Babin, Benoît Boudreau, Annie Lavoie et Raphaëlle St-Laurent Pelletier. Les plaisirs gourmands de Caty – Cuisine québécoise : les secrets de nos grands-mamans. Éditions Pratico-Pratiques, Québec
Di Domenico, Maria. Fine cuisine italienne des Abruzzes. Les Éditions Glénat Québec, Montréal
Loureiro, Helena. La cuisine d’Helena : 80 recettes portugaises pour ensoleiller votre table. Les Éditions de l’Homme, Montréal

Livres de Cuisine Sujet Unique
Gauthier, Emilie. Révolution sandwichs. Les Éditions du Trécarré, Montréal
Gosselin, Virginie et Marie-Pier Gosselin. Au Gré des Champs : Une histoire de famille, d’agriculture et de cuisine. les éditions du passage, Montréal
Lavoie, Maxime. BBQ au Max : 100 recettes débiles par le nouveau guru québécois du BBQ. Guy Saint-Jean Éditeur, Laval
Ricardo. Mon premier livre de recettes. Les Éditions La Presse, Montréal
Vézina, Daniel. La cuisine réfléchie : Bien manger sans gaspiller. Les Éditions La Presse, Montréal

Santé et diète particulière
Cormier, Hubert. Ma table festive : Yogourt. Éditions La Semaine, Montréal
Côté, Stéphanie et Philippe Grand. Nutrition Sportive : 21 jours de menus. Modus Vivendi, Montréal
Michaud, Eliane. Naturellement sucré : 100 desserts à base de sucres naturels. Guy Saint-Jean Éditeur, Laval
René, Jacynthe. Délices détox : Mon guide gourmand et vivifiant. Les Éditions Cardinal, Montréal
St-Pierre, Véronique. Les pâtisseries de Rose Madeleine : 50 recettes véganes. Les Éditions de l’Homme, Montréal

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