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Short-List Overview: Chef Michael Smith’s Kitchen

Sep 21, 2012 | Comments Off on Short-List Overview: Chef Michael Smith’s Kitchen

Title: Chef Michael Smith’s Kitchen: 100 of My Favorite Easy Recipes Author: Smith, Michael Publisher: Penguin Canada, Toronto Description “Chef Michael Smith’s Kitchen is a fabulous new collection of Michael’s all-time favourite recipes that he regularly cooks at home. Simple, easy to make and packed with tips, all you have to do is follow the […]

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Short-List Overview: Odd Bits

Sep 7, 2012 | Comments Off on Short-List Overview: Odd Bits

Title: Odd Bits: How to Cook the Rest of the Animal Author: Jennifer McLagan Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers, Toronto Description  “What are the “odd bits”? They are cuts of meat that North Americans used to know very well indeed: cheaper, tougher, longer cooking, utterly delicious things like shank, cheek, brisket, chuck, kidney and ribs. Jennifer McLagan […]

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Short-List Overview: Whitewater Cooks with Friends

Aug 31, 2012 | Comments Off on Short-List Overview: Whitewater Cooks with Friends

Title: Whitewater Cooks with Friends Author: Shelley Adams Publisher: Alicon Holdings Ltd., Nelson, BC Description: A collection of recipes from the friends of Shelley Adams, former chef of the Fresh Tracks Café at the Whitewater Ski Resort. “These recipes can be prepared with ingredients most of us stock in our fridges and cupboards and can […]

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Short-List Overview: Unquenchable

Aug 24, 2012 | Comments Off on Short-List Overview: Unquenchable

Title: Unquenchable: A Tipsy Quest for the World’s Best Bargain Wines Author: Natalie MacLean Publisher: Doubleday Canada, Toronto Category: Culinary Narrative From the author of the bestselling Red, White and Drunk All Over, this book will amuse and enthrall with its character sketches of obsessive personalities, travel to lovely settings, mouth-watering descriptions, of food and […]

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Short-List Overview: The Boreal Herbal

Aug 17, 2012 | Comments Off on Short-List Overview: The Boreal Herbal

Title: The Boreal Herbal: Wild Food and Medicine Plants of the North Author: Beverly Gray Publisher: Aroma Borealis Press, Whitehorse Category: Culinary Narrative Whether you’re hiking in remote areas or gardening in your backyard, this easy-to-use handbook will help you recognize and use fifty-five common wild plants that have extraordinary healing properties. Also included are […]

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Short-List Overview: Leslie Beck’s Longevity Diet

Aug 10, 2012 | Comments Off on Short-List Overview: Leslie Beck’s Longevity Diet

Title: Leslie Beck’s Longevity Diet: The Power of Food to Slow Aging and Maintain Optimal Health and Energy Author: Leslie Beck Publisher: Penguin Canada, Toronto Category: Culinary Narratives Celebrity nutritionist Leslie Beck unlocks the secrets to achieving good health and maintaining an active and energetic lifestyle in Leslie Beck’s Longevity Diet. Complete with food plans, […]

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Short List Announced

Aug 1, 2012 | Comments Off on Short List Announced

 Taste Canada―The Food Writing Awards drew 73 submissions this year, a brilliant snapshot of the vibrancy and diversity of Canadian culinary publishing. The short list was announced at 2:00 PM today. The winners will be announced, together with the names of the jurors, at the Award Ceremony and Gala Reception on Monday, 5 November, at the […]

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Balancing Change and History

May 15, 2012 | Comments Off on Balancing Change and History

In keeping with its mandate to respect the past and celebrate the future, Taste Canada—The Food Writing Awards is proud to announce a new venue for its November events. On Monday, 5th November, the Award Ceremony and Gala Reception will be held at the new Arcadian Court.  The use of this extraordinary and historic space […]

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Taste Canada’s Newsletter Going Live Soon

Mar 8, 2012 | Comments Off on Taste Canada’s Newsletter Going Live Soon

Want to keep up to date on all the Taste Canada news? We’ve created a newsletter than will come straight to your inbox. We’ll let you know about calls for submissions, nominees, author interviews and more. The newsletter will also contain content not found on our website — such as offers from sponsors and recipe […]

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Canada Cooks the Books Winners

Feb 17, 2012 | Comments Off on Canada Cooks the Books Winners

When Canada Cooks the Books issued the challenge to culinary schools across the country, we had no idea the team from furthest away would be taking home the trophy. But after three days and 13 heats, Matthew Warren and Michael Clarke from Holland College Prince Edward Island earned the title of Canada’s Best New Student Chef […]

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