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2018 Taste Canada Awards Shortlist

Now in its 21st year, Taste Canada Awards / Les Lauréats des Saveurs du Canada( has announced the shortlist of cookbooks and food blogs competing for a coveted culinary writing award. A champion of cookbook authors and food bloggers, Taste Canada inspires and encourages readers at home and abroad to discover delicious recipes and diverse food stories written from a Canadian perspective. Each year, Taste Canada presents awards to some of the best food and beverage writers in both official languages. The jury is comprised of volunteers from Canada’s culinary profession appointed by an independent selection committee. This year, 91 cookbooks and 50 food blogs entered the competition. The shortlist narrows the competition to a maximum of 5 entries per category. 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, a one-of-a-kind gastronomic celebration, brings together writers, publishers, chefs, farmers, industry, media and cookbook fans and promotes a vibrant national conversation about food and the art and culture of culinary writing.

by Kerry Clare · Tagged food writing, cookbooks, taste canada

Catharine Parr Traill's The Female Emigrant's Guide

Cooking with a Canadian Classic

edited by Nathalie Cooke & Fiona Lucas
by (author) Catherine Parr Traill

9000 Years of Wine

A World History

by (author) Rod Phillips


Flagship Wines from British Columbia's Best Wineries

by (author) John Schreiner
photographs by Christopher K. Stenberg


A Chef's One-Way Ticket to Canada with Indian Spices in His Suitcase

by (author) Vikram Vij

Apron Strings

Navigating Food and Family in France, Italy, and China

by (author) Jan Wong

Farm to Chef

Cooking Through the Seasons: A Cookbook

by (author) Lynn Crawford

It All Begins with Food

From Baby's First Foods to Wholesome Family Meals: Over 120 Delicious Recipes for Clean Eating and Healthy Living: A Cookbook

by (author) Leah Garrad-Cole

The School Year Survival Cookbook

Healthy Recipes and Sanity-Saving Strategies for Every Family and Every Meal (Even Snacks)

by (author) Laura Keogh & Ceri Marsh

The Simple Bites Kitchen

Nourishing Whole Food Recipes for Every Day: A Cookbook

by (author) Aimee Wimbush-Bourque


Recipes and Stories from a Canadian Road Trip: A Cookbook

by (author) Lindsay Anderson & Dana VanVeller

Okanagan Table

The Art of Everyday Home Cooking

by (author) Rod Butters & Kerry Gold

Pantry and Palate

Remembering and Rediscovering Acadian Food

by (author) Simon Thibault

Dutch Feast

by (author) Emily Wight

Cooking with Cocktails

by (author) Kristy Gardner

The Soup Sisters Family Cookbook

More than 100 Family-friendly Recipes to Make and Share with Kids of All Ages

edited by Sharon Hapton & Gwendolyn Richards

All the Sweet Things

Baked Goods and Stories from the Kitchen of Sweetsugarbean

by (author) Renée Kohlman

The Preservatory

Seasonally Inspired Recipes for Creating and Cooking with Artisanal Preserves: A Cookbook

by (author) Lee Murphy

Naturally Nourished

Healthy, Delicious Meals Made with Everyday Ingredients: A Cookbook

by (author) Sarah Britton

Honest to Goodness

Everyday Recipes for the Home Cook

by (author) Christine Tizzard

The First Mess Cookbook

Vibrant Plant-Based Recipes to Eat Well Through the Seasons

by (author) Laura Wright