Moira Sanders & Lori Elstone

Moira Sanders and Lori Elstone, along with Beth Goslin Maloney, are co-authors of The Harrow Fair Cookbook, which was shortlisted in the English Cookbook Category.

Moira Sanders is a fifth-generation native of Harrow, Ontario. After graduating from culinary school, she worked in restaurants across Canada from Meinhardt in Vancouver to Senses in Toronto. Moira now lives in Mount Albert, Ontario with her husband and their two children. She keeps a recipe blog at

Lori Elstone received her bachelor of science degree from Brock University, as well as graduating from culinary school. She regularly writes food and wine articles for local publications. She lives in St.Catharines, Ontario with her husband and two young children, and is an avid gardener.

What was the biggest challenge you faced in writing/publishing The Harrow Fair Cookbook?
Depends on which one of us you ask! All three of us have young children so trying to make the cookbook a priority was a constant challenge.

What aspect of the book are you most proud?
The recipes. We have had so many wonderful compliments from people telling us that they actually USE the cookbook!

What do you wish you knew before starting the project?
If we would have known how rewarding having our book published was going to be, we would have done it a long time ago.

What advice would you give aspiring culinary authors?
Have a clear vision of who your target consumers are for your book and really stick to it. Writing the book is the first step – then you have to sell it!

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