The Taste Canada Awards has announced the shortlist of cookbooks and food blogs competing for the titles of Taste Canada’s culinary writing award.
Taste Canada inspires and encourages readers and cooks at home to discover delicious recipes and diverse food stories written from across Canada.
"Cookbooks and food blogs have the exceptional ability to make our mouths water, inspire us to be better cooks and uncover the stories of the people behind the food," said Karen Baxter, executive director of Taste Canada. "The books and blogs entered into this year's competition reveal who we are as a people: our culture, our diversity and our truly Canadian viewpoint on food."
Each year, Taste Canada presents awards to some of the best food and beverage writers in both official languages. The judging panel is comprised of volunteers from Canada's culinary profession. This year, 91 cookbooks and 50 food blogs entered the competition. The shortlist narrows the competition to a maximum of five entries per category in both French and English.The categories are Culinary Narratives; General Cookbooks, Regional / Cultural Cookbooks; Single-Subject Cookbooks; Health and Special Diet Cookbooks; Food Blogs: General; Food Blogs: Health and Special Diet.
Some of the shortlisted nominated authors include: Renee Kohlman, Aimee Wimbush-Bourque and Lindsay Anderson, and Dana VanVeller.
The 26 gold and silver award winners will be revealed at the Taste Canada Awards Gala on October 29 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto. The Gala brings together writers, publishers, chefs, farmers, industry, media and cookbook fans from all across Canada and further encourages the art of culinary writing.