Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Taste Canada Awards Hands out 22 Medals Honouring Culinary Writing

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Taste Canada Awards Hands out 22 Medals Honouring Culinary Writing

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Taste Canada Awards announces 2016 winners


TORONTO - Two books about gluten-free food won gold and silver medals Monday in a new category created by the Taste Canada Awards.

In the Health and Special Diet Cookbooks category in English, Meghan Telpner won gold for "The UnDiet Cookbook: 130 Gluten-Free Recipes for a Healthy and Awesome Life," while Mary Jo Eustace took the silver for "Scared Wheatless: Delicious Gluten-Free Recipes That Won't Make You Lose Your Mind."

Taste Canada presented awards in six categories in English and French and recognized two writers with Hall of Fame honours. Judges picked the winners from 150 submissions, 96 books and 54 food blogs.

Author Julian Armstrong, an author and award-winning food journalist at the Montreal Star and Montreal Gazette, was honoured as a Hall of Fame Award inductee. Her two cookbooks -- "A Taste of Quebec" (1990, updated in 2001) and "Made in Quebec: A Culinary Journey" (2014) -- explain and celebrate her adopted province's cuisine, which she has explored for more than 50 years.

James Barber, who died in 2007, was the other inductee. The Vancouver engineer, who started food writing in his late 40s, wrote 12 cookbooks and became best known as "The Urban Peasant," the name of his cooking show which ran on CBC from 1991 to 2002.

Taste Canada Awards have been honouring Canada's culinary writers for 19 years.


Here are this year's winners:



Gold -- "Sir John's Table: The Culinary Life and Times of Canada's First Prime Minister" by Lindy Mechefske (Goose Lane Editions)

Silver -- "Chicken in the Mango Tree: Food and Life in a Thai-Khmer Village" by Jeffrey Alford (Douglas & McIntyre)


Gold -- "Canadian Living: The Ultimate Cookbook" by Canadian Living Test Kitchen (Les Editions de l'Homme)

Silver -- "Seven Spoons: My Favorite Recipes for Any and Every Day" by Tara O'Brady (Appetite by Random House)


Gold -- "A Taste of Haida Gwaii: Food Gathering and Feasting at the Edge of the World" by Susan Musgrave (Whitecap Books)

Silver -- "A Spicy Touch: Family Favourites from Noorbanu Nimji's Kitchen" by Noorbanu Nimji and Karen Anderson (A Spicy Touch Publishing (Canada) Inc. …

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