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Awards: Taste Canada announces Food Writing Awards shortlists

CsQKx7tXYAA0njB.jpg_largeTaste Canada has revealed the finalists for its 19th annual food writing awards‚ recognizing cookbook authors in six English-language and six French-language categories. This year sees the addition of a secondary silver award in each category (with the exception of the Food Blog category)‚ as well as a new prize for titles focused on health and special diets.

This year Taste Canada received 150 submissions – a combination of 96 books and 54 food blogs. The winners will be honoured at a gala fundraiser and reception hosted by CBC Radio’s Mary Ito on Nov. 14 at Toronto’s Arcadian Court. The judges will also be revealed at that time.

Here are the English-language nominees:

Culinary Narratives

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

General Cookbooks

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

Regional/Cultural Cookbooks

  • Derek and Chris Johns‚ True North: Canadian Cooking from Coast to Coast (HarperCollins)
  • Craig Flinn, Out of New Nova Scotia Kitchens: Best-loved East Coast Dishes for Today (Formac Publishing)
  • Chris Knight, One World Kitchen: The Cookbook (Touchwood Editions)
  • Susan Musgrave, A Taste of Haida Gwaii: Food Gathering and Feasting at the Edge of the World (Whitecap)
  • Noorbanu Nimji and Karen Anderson‚ A Spicy Touch: Family Favourites from Noorbanu Nimji’s Kitchen (A Spicy Touch Publishing)

Single-Subject Cookbooks

  • Adam Hynam-Smith, Curbside: Modern Street Food From a Vagabond Chef (Whitecap Books)
  • Bill Jones, The Deerholme Vegetable Cookbook (Touchwood)
  • Signe Langford, Happy Hens & Fresh Eggs: Keeping Chickens in the Kitchen Garden, with 100 Recipes (D&M)
  • Jane Mundy, The Ocean Wise Cookbook 2: More Seafood Recipes That Are Good for the Planet (Whitecap)
  • Victoria Walsh and Scott McCallum, A Field Guide to Canadian Cocktails (Appetite)

Health and Special Diet Cookbooks

  • Mary Jo Eustace, Scared Wheatless: Delicious Gluten-Free Recipes That Won’t Make You Lose Your Mind (Whitecap)
  • Patricia Green, Sweet Goodness: Unbelievably Delicious Gluten-Free Baking Recipes (Penguin Canada)
  • Jennifer Houston and Ruth Tal‚ Super Fresh: Super Natural, Super Vibrant Vegan Recipes (Penguin Canada)
  • Jessica Nadel, 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)
  • Meghan Telpner, The UnDiet Cookbook: 130 Gluten-Free Recipes for a Healthy and Awesome Life (Appetite)

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