Taste Canada Award Winners 2018

TASTE CANADA ANNOUNCES THE 2018 WINNERS OF CANADA’S
NATIONAL, BILINGUAL FOOD WRITING AWARDS

DISCOVER COOKBOOKS AND FOOD BLOGS FROM A CANADIAN PERSPECTIVE

#MoreThanRecipes

October 29, 2018, 9.P.M. EDT, Toronto, ON — Taste Canada Awards / Les Lauréats des Saveurs du Canada(tastecanada.org) has announced the winners of the country’s only national, bilingual food writing awards.  October is National Cookbook Month. The complete list of winners can be seen at tastecanada.org.

This year, 91 cookbooks and 50 food blogs entered the competition. A shortlist announced earlier in the year narrowed the competition to a maximum of 5 entries per category.

The 26 gold and silver award winners were revealed at the Taste Canada Awards Gala on October 29 at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto, co-hosted by Shahir Massoud and Claire Tansey. The Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, Her Honour Elizabeth Dowdeswell delivered the welcoming and opening remarks.

THE 2018 AWARD WINNERS

English-Language Books

Penguin Random House

Culinary Narratives
Gold
Vij, Vikram. Vij. Penguin Canada, Toronto

Silver
Phillips, Rod. 9000 Years of Wine. Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Markham

General Cookbooks
Gold
Crawford, Lynn. Farm to Chef. Penguin Canada, Toronto

Silver
Wimbush-Bourque, Aimée. The Simple Bites Kitchen. Penguin Canada, Toronto

 

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Regional/Cultural Cookbooks
Gold
Anderson, Lindsay and Dana VanVeller. Feast: Recipes and Stories from a Canadian Road Trip. Appetite by Random House, Vancouver

Silver
Butters, Rod. The Okanagan Table: The Art of Everyday Home Cooking. Figure 1, Vancouver

 

TouchWood Editions

Single-Subject Cookbooks
Gold
Kohlman, Renée. All the Sweet Things: Baked Goods and Stories from the Kitchen of Sweetsugarbean. TouchWood Editions, Victoria

Silver
Gardner, Kristy. Cooking with Cocktails.Countryman Press, New York

 

 

 


Health and Special Diet Cookbooks

Gold
Podleski, Greta. Yum & Yummer: Ridiculously Tasty Recipes That’ll Blow Your Mind, But Not Your Diet!Author/One Spoon Media Inc., Kitchener

Silver
Wright, Laura. The First Mess Cookbook. Penguin Canada, Toronto

 

English-Language Food Blogs

General Food Blogs
Gold
Rhubarb & Cod, Susan Keefe
www.rhubarbandcod.com

Silver
The Lemon Apron, Jennifer Emilson
www.thelemonapron.com

Health & Special Diet Blogs
Gold
Oh She Glows, Angela Liddon
www.ohsheglows.com

Silver
Joyous Health, Joy McCarthy
www.joyoushealth.com

Stephen Chu Photography

 

French-Language Books / Les livres langue française 

Culinary Narratives
Gold
Turcot, Simon-Philippe et Sophie Gagnon-Bergeron. Le Festin de Mathilde. La Peuplade, Chicoutimi

Silver
Baillargeon, Normand. À la table des philosophes. Flammarion Québec, Montréal

General Cookbooks
Gold
Gadbois, Stéphane. Histoires de bouffe. Les éditions AdA, Varennes

Silver
Perron, Sylvain et Collectif. Patrimoine culinaire du Canada. Klorofil, Chicoutimi

Regional/Cultural Cookbooks
Gold
Thúy, Kim. Le secret des Vietnamiennes. Trécarré – Groupe Librex, Montréal

Silver
St-Pierre, Marie-Fleur. La cuisine espagnole de Marie-Fleur. Les Éditions de l’Homme, Montréal

Single-Subject Cookbooks
Gold
Lesage, Sébastien et collectif. Le canard goulu : le découvrir et le cuisiner. Flammarion Québec, Montréal

Silver
Boucher, Marie-Joanne. Le livre des pique-niques. Parfum d’encre, Montréal

Health and Special Diet Cookbooks
Gold
DesGroseilliers, Julie. Protéines: Stratégies alimentaires et recettes pour bien les consommer tout au long de la journée. Les Éditions La Presse, Montréal

Silver
Champoux, Nathalie. Santé ! Le guide pour toute la famille. Fides, Anjou

French-language Food Blogs
Gold
Emilie murmure, Emilie Gaillet
www.emiliemurmure.com

Silver
Mes Petites Révolutions, Émilie Gauthier
www.mespetitesrevolutions.com

Stephen Chu Photography

The Hall of Fame Awards were presented to The Galloping Gourmet, Graham Kerr (living) and Constance Hart (posthumous), the first Jewish person in Canada to write a cookbook. This award, sponsored by the Culinary Historians of Canada, goes to authors of a stellar culinary book or body of work that has had a lasting impact on Canadian cuisine.

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

The evening started with a welcome reception by Summer Fresh, followed by the awards presentation, and then, aone-of-a-kind gastronomic celebration, presented by Good in Every Grain,featuring food by Fairmont Royal York Executive Chef j.W. Foster, as well as Ivana Raca (Ufficio), Matt Basile (Lisa Marie/Fidel Gastro’s), Ted Reader (Ted’s Famous BBQ), Trevor Lui and Hemant Bhagwani (Fat Rabbit), Charlotte Langley (Restaurants Canada), Brad Lomanto (Conestoga College), Brian McCourt and Benjamin Lillico (Ignite Restaurant Group), Daniel Stubbe (Cacao Barry), Dufflet Rosenberg (Dufflet),  Trevor Ritchie (Bocuse d’Or Team Canada), and Vanessa Yeung (Aphrodite Cooks). Wines were presented by the Niagara College Teaching Winery.

The winners of Cooks the Books, a cooking competition that invites Canadian culinary students from across the nation to compete for the title of Canada’s Best New Student Chefs, were also announced at the Gala. Cooks the Books – A Student Chef Battlewas held at Mildred’s Temple Kitchen in Toronto on October 28. This competitionis presented in partnership with the Alberta Canola Producers Commissionand sponsored by Summer Fresh, with Education Awareness Partner, ThinkBeef.ca.

In 2017, the total units sold in Canada for books in the “Cooking” subject category amounted to 1.4 million for a total value of $47.4 million, according to BookNet Canada’s national sales tracking service for the print English-language trade market, BNC SalesData.

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