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Taste Canada reveals 2013 Food Writing Awards shortlist

Taste Canada has revealed the shortlist for the 2013 Food Writing Awards, which recognizes excellence in Canadian culinary writing and publishing in English and French. The shortlisted titles were chosen from 64 submissions.

The winners and the names of the jurors will be announced at a gala reception on Nov. 4 at the Arcadian Court in Toronto. Stefano Faita of CBC TV’s In the Kitchen will host.

Culinary Narratives

  • Canadian Whisky: The Portable Expert, Davin de Kergommeaux (McClelland and Stewart)
  • French Kids Eat Everything (And Yours Can Too), Karen Le Billon (HarperCollins)
  • Menu Confidential: Conquer the Calories, Sodium and Fat Hiding in the Foods You Love, Megan Ogilvie (HarperCollins)

General Cookbooks

  • Canada’s Favourite Recipes, Elizabeth Baird and Rose Murray (Whitecap Books)
  • Fast Flavours: 110 Simple Speedy Recipes, Michael Smith (Penguin Canada)
  • Soupsoupe à la maison, Caroline Dumas (Flammarion Québec)
  • À la bonne franquette, Lynne Faubert, ed. (Les Éditions Transcontinental)
  • Toqué! Les artisans d’une gastronomie québécoise, Normand Laprise (Les Éditions du passage)

Regional/Cultural Cookbooks

  • Modern Flavors of Arabia: Recipes and Memories from My Middle Eastern Kitchen, Suzanne Husseini (Appetite by Random House)
  • East Meets West: Traditional and Contemporary Asian Dishes from Acclaimed Vancouver Restaurants, Stephanie Yuen (Douglas & McIntyre)

Single Subject Cookbooks

  • The Book of Kale: The Easy-to-Grow Superfood; 80+ Recipes, Sharon Hanna (Harbour Publishing)
  • The Complete Preserving Book, Tina Anson Mine, ed. (Les Éditions Transcontinental)
  • The Vegetarian’s Complete Quinoa Cookbook, Mairlyn Smith, ed. (Whitecap Books)
  • Les desserts de Patrice, Patrice Demers (Les Éditions de l’Homme)
  • La mijoteuse: de la lasagne à la crème brulée, Ricardo Larrivée (Les Éditions La Presse)
  • Cabane à sucre Au pied de Cochon: Le sirop d’erable, Martin Picard (Restaurant Au pied de cochon)