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July 9, 2018

Now in its 21st year, Taste Canada Awards / Les Lauréats des Saveurs du Canada (tastecanada.org) 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.

“Cookbooks and food blogs have the exceptional ability to make our mouths water, inspire us to be better cooks and uncover the stories of the people behind the food,” said Karen Baxter, Executive Director, Taste Canada. “The books and blogs entered into this year’s competition reveal who we are as a people: our culture, our diversity and our truly Canadian viewpoint on food.”

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.