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David Wolfman, Simon Thibault, and Lynn Crawford among Taste Canada Award nominees

Pantry and Palate

Taste Canada has announced the shortlists for its annual food writing awards.

This year, volunteer juries selected 46 French- and English-language cookbooks from 91 submitted titles. Thirteen food blogs were also nominated.

Simon Thibault’s debut, Pantry and Palate: Remembering and Rediscovering Acadian Food (Nimbus Publishing) – which was named one of Q&Q’s top titles of 2017 – is up against four other titles in the regional/cultural category, including David Wolfman and Marlene Finn’s Cooking with the Wolfman: Indigenous Fusion (Douglas & McIntyre). Nominees in other categories include Lynn Crawford for Farm to Chef (Penguin Canada), Nathalie Cooke and Fiona Lucas for Catharine Parr Traill’s The Female Emigrant’s Guide: Cooking with a Canadian Classic (McGill-Queen’s University Press), and Jan Wong for Apron Strings: Navigating Food and Family in France, Italy, and China (Goose Lane Editions).

All the shortlisted titles are available here. The winners will be announced at a gala on Oct. 29 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel.