Taste Canada announces the 2018 submissions to Canada’s only cookbook and food writing awards
The shortlist to be announced on July 9th
The winners to be revealed on October 29th at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto
Toronto, May 14, 2018, Now in its 21st year, Taste Canada Awards / Les Lauréats des Saveurs du Canada (tastecanada.org) has announced the titles of 91 cookbooks and 50 food blogs competing for a coveted culinary writing award (62 English books, 29 French books, 44 English food blogs, and 6 French food blogs). A champion of cookbooks and food writers, 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.
The shortlist will be announced on July 9. The 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 Canada’s food and beverage writers, publishers, chefs, restaurateurs, farmers, industry, culinary colleges, media and cookbook fans to promote a vibrant national conversation about food and the art and culture of culinary writing.
In 2017, the total units sold in Canada for books in the “Cooking” subject category amounted to 1.4 million for a total value of $47.4 million, according to BookNet Canada’s national sales tracking service for the print English-language trade market, BNC SalesData.
Taste Canada Awards: Categories
· General Cookbooks / Livres de Cuisine Générale
· Single-Subject Cookbooks / Livres de Cuisine Sujet Unique
· Regional/Cultural Cookbooks / Livres de Cuisine Régionale et Culturelle
· Culinary Narratives / Narrations Culinaires
· Health and Special Diet Cookbooks / Livres de Cuisine Santé et Diète Particulière
· Food Blogs: General
· Food Blogs: Heath and Special Diet
· Blogues culinaire