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2021 Taste Canada Shortlists

Each year, Taste Canada presents awards to some of the best cookbook authors in Canada. This year, when so many Canadians have been staying close to home (and baking sourdough bread!), food writing has never seemed so important. Missing from our list below are Matty Matheson: Home Style Cookery, by Matty Matheson; The Vegan Armenian Kitchen Cookbook: Recipes and Stories from Armenia and the Armenian Diaspora by Lena Tashjia. For all books, including French language nominees, visit

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

Flat Out Delicious

Your Definitive Guide to Saskatchewan’s Food Artisans

by (author) Jenn Sharp
by (photographer) Richard Marjan

Growing Under Cover

Techniques for a More Productive, Weather-Resistant, Pest-Free Vegetable Garden

by (author) Niki Jabbour

Peace by Chocolate

The Hadhad Family’s Remarkable Journey from Syria to Canada

by (author) Jon Tattrie

The Kitchen

A journey through time-and the homes of Julia Child, Georgia O'Keeffe, Elvis Presley and many others-in search of the perfect design

by (author) John Ota

The Taste of Longing

Ethel Mulvany and Her Starving Prisoners of War Cookbook

by (author) Suzanne Evans

Diala's Kitchen

Plant-Forward and Pescatarian Recipes Inspired by Home and Travel

by (author) Diala Canelo


A Rogue Guide to Making Everything Taste Better

by (author) Bob Blumer


The Cookbook

by (author) David Hawksworth, Jacob Richler & Stéphanie Nöel
foreword by Philip Howard

Mandy's Gourmet Salads

Recipes for Lettuce and Life

by (author) Mandy Wolfe, Rebecca Wolfe & Meredith Erickson

Bisous and Brioche

Classic French Recipes and Family Favorites from a Life in France

by (author) Laura Bradbury
by (photographer) Rebecca Wellman

Eating Out Loud

Bold Middle Eastern Flavors for All Day, Every Day

by (author) Eden Grinshpan


Recipes and Stories from Northern Thailand

by (author) Nuit Regular

The BC Wine Lover's Cookbook

Recipes & Stories from Wineries Across British Columbia

by (author) Jennifer Schell
foreword by John Schreiner

Baking Day with Anna Olson

Recipes to Bake Together: 120 Sweet and Savory Recipes to Bake with Family and Friends

by (author) Anna Olson

Cooking Meat

A Butcher's Guide to Choosing, Buying, Cutting, Cooking, and Eating Meat

by (author) Peter Sanagan

Jenna Rae Cakes and Sweet Treats

Over 100 Recipes for the Modern Baker

by (author) Ashley Kosowan & Jenna Hutchinson

The Hunter Chef Cookbook

Hunt, Fish, and Forage in Over 100 Recipes

by (author) Michael Hunter

You Wanna Piece of Me?

More than 100 Seriously Tasty Recipes for Sweet and Savory Pies

by (author) Jenell Parsons

Buck Naked Kitchen

Radiant and Nourishing Recipes to Fuel Your Health Journey

by (author) Kirsten Buck
foreword by Melissa Hartwig Urban

Eat Good Fat

Nourish Your Body with Over 100 Healthy, Fat-Fuelled Recipes

by (author) Lee Capatina

Oh She Glows for Dinner

Nourishing Plant-Based Meals to Keep You Glowing

by (author) Angela Liddon

The Bite Me Balance Cookbook

Wholesome Daily Eats & Delectable Occasional Treats

by (author) Julie Albert & Lisa Gnat

The Primal Gourmet Cookbook

120 Easy and Delicious Recipes for a Paleo Lifestyle

by (author) Ronny Joseph Lvovski
foreword by Melissa Hartwig Urban