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2016 Taste Canada Awards Shortlists

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The 2016 Taste Canada Awards shortlists, celebrating the best in Canadian food writing, have been announced. The winners will be awarded in November. Congratulations to all the nominees.
Chicken in the Mango Tree

Chicken in the Mango Tree

Food and Life in a Thai-Khmer Village
edition:Paperback
tagged : thai

In the small village of Kravan in rural Thailand, the food is like no other in the world. The diet is finely attuned to the land, taking advantage of what is local and plentiful. Made primarily of fresh, foraged vegetables infused with the dominant Khmer flavours of bird chiles, garlic, shallots and fish sauce, the cuisine is completely distinct from the dishes typically associated with Thailand.

Bestselling food writer and photographer Jeffrey Alford has been completely immersed in this unique c …

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Got Milked?

Got Milked?

What you don’t know about dairy, the truth about calcium, and why you’ll thrive without milk
edition:eBook
also available: Hardcover Paperback
tagged : diets, nutrition

For more than a generation, we’ve been taught that milk does a body good, but in Got Milked? Alissa Hamilton dispels common misconceptions about milk and looks behind the marketing, examining the enormous influence the milk industry has over our diets. Separating science from advertising, Hamilton uncovers the inside story behind how milk became a dietary staple, stripping away years of conventional assumptions about diet to reveal the ways in which milk interferes with everyday health.

But mor …

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Ontario Garlic

Ontario Garlic

The Story from Farm to Festival
edition:Paperback

The taste of Ontario garlic is as rich and varied as its history. Used mainly for medicinal purposes in the nineteenth century, people turned up their noses at the aromatic bulb as it became associated with new immigrants. The once acceptable ingredient became undesirable in church and school--kids who smelled of garlic were sent home. Pioneering chefs, farmers and a wave of cultural diversity have brought the zesty allium into the mainstream, making it a gourmands go-to spice, celebrated at nin …

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Sir John's Table

Sir John's Table

The Culinary Life and Times of Canada's First Prime Minister
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

Winner, Taste Canada Gold Medal for Culinary Narrative

Commemorating the two-hundredth anniversary of Sir John A. Macdonald's birth, Sir John's Table is a refreshing look at Canada's first prime minister.

Sir John's Table traverses the colourful life of Macdonald, from his passage as a young Scottish boy in the steerage compartment aboard the Earl of Buckinghamshire to his new home in Kingston, Upper Canada. It traces his boyhood years of stealing fish and scarfing down fairy cakes into his adult …

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Homegrown

Homegrown

Celebrating the Canadian Foods We Grow, Raise and Produce
edition:Paperback

From the Pacific coastline to the cool shores of PEI, Canada's sprawling geography provides terrain for some of the world's most diverse agriculture. In Homegrown, Professional Home Economist Mairlyn Smith proves that Canada can be the key ingredient in any meal, whether you're making a hearty stew from Saskatchewan-farmed lentils, a BC blueberry pie, Nova Scotia scallops or a simple pancake breakfast made from Albertan barley flour (and smothered in Quebec maple syrup, of course).

With over 175 …

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Brown Eggs and Jam Jars

Brown Eggs and Jam Jars

Family Recipes from the Kitchen of Simple Bites
edition:Paperback

Aimée’s rural homestead upbringing,  years working as a professional chef and everyday life as  a busy mom led to the creation of the hugely popular blog  Simple Bites . Raising three young children with husband  Danny, Aimée traded her tongs and chef whites for a  laptop and camera, married her two passions—mothering  and cooking—and has since been creating recipes with  an emphasis on whole foods for the family table, sharing  stories and tips and inspiring readers to make the family …

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True North

True North

edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook
tagged :

A captivating look at modern Canadian cuisine--from coast to coast to coast--with one of Canada’s superstar chefs

With a foreword by Jamie Oliver

Derek Dammann is one of Canada’s most extraordinary culinary artists. The creative genius behind DNA and Maison Publique restaurants in Montreal, Derek has grown steadily in stature and influence in Canadian cuisine. True North is a culinary coming-of-age story, of both a chef and a country. Thirty years ago Canada was a culinary backwater. Today it …

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Out of New Nova Scotia Kitchens

Out of New Nova Scotia Kitchens

Best-loved East Coast dishes for today
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback
tagged : canadian, seafood

There are many great classics of down-home Maritime cooking, handed down for generations. Based on fresh, local, plentiful produce, these are dishes that Maritimers and visitors alike love.

As a champion of Nova Scotia cooking and the local food movement, Craig Flinn has enjoyed these dishes all his life. In his new cookbook, he offers great new ways for the cook at home to make these classics taste even better. Included in the collection: The Halifax Donair, The Ultimate Seafood Chowder, Lobster …

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