This week I attended the Taste Canada Awards to witness a parade of Canadian talent in the world of cookbook writing (with a category for best food blog as well now!)
If you love cookbooks and want to support Canadians, make sure to check some of these books out and buy your favourites. It's difficult, in a small market like Canada, to get a cookbook off the ground so those that do manage this amazing feat, deserve our support. As a blogger and a recipe developer who is very dependant on the internet, I will tell you that nothing can ever replace an actual, physical cookbook. I love the weight of them, the beautiful photos, the fingerprints that stain on my favourite pages and I will never not want to curl up on the couch with a big glass of wine and crack open my latest book.
After the awards ceremony, everyone retired to the upper level for drinks and some delicious edible treats. Desserts, savouries, cheese and wine - all of the things that make life worth living.
Winners, from the 150 submissions, were chosen in categories that spanned both English and French, including special diet cookbooks, general, culinary narratives, regional cookbooks and food blog.
GOLD WINNERS ARE:
Mechefske, Lindy. Sir John’s Table: The Culinary Life and Times of Canada’s First Prime Minister. Goose Lane Editions, Fredericton
Canadian Living Test Kitchen. Canadian Living: The Ultimate Cookbook. Les Éditions de l’Homme, Montréal
Musgrave, Susan. A Taste of Haida Gwaii: Food Gathering and Feasting at the Edge of the World. Whitecap Books, Vancouver
Mundy, Jane. The Ocean Wise Cookbook 2: More Seafood Recipes That Are Good for the Planet. Whitecap Books, Vancouver
Health and Special Diet Cookbooks
Telpner, Meghan. The UnDiet Cookbook: 130 Gluten-Free Recipes for a Healthy and Awesome Life. Appetite by Random House, Vancouver