Canada’s only national bilingual food writing awards returned to an in-person format last night at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto. Back in June, 45 culinary books were shortlisted by Taste Canada, and after last night’s ceremony, 17 found themselves with either gold or silver awards.
Some of the English gold winners include Bread and Water by dee Hobsbawn-Smith, Well Seasoned by Mary Berg, Eat, Habibi, Eat! by Shahir Massoud, and Jam Bake by Camilla Wynne. On the French side of things, L'érable et la perdrix by Michel Lambert, K pour Katrine by Katrine Paradis and Margaux Verdier, and En Feu! by Manon Lapierre were among those selected as gold award-winners.
As for silver winners, some of the English-written selections include The Zero-Waste Chef by Anne-Marie Bonneau, Macedonia by Katarina Nitsou, and Food to Grow On by Sarah Remmer and Cara Rosenbloom, while some of the French-written selections include Tout sur les gins du Québec by Patrice Plante, Boire le Québec by Rose Simard, and Bien manger, c’et tout simple! by Marie-Ève Caplette.
The full list of Taste Canada Award-winners along with Hall of Fame inductees and culinary student honours can be found online. Submissions for next year's awards will open on January 19, 2023 and close on February 22, 2023.