Taste Canada– The Food Writing Awards annually recognize writing and publishing throughout Canada’s culinary world, both English and French.

The Food Writing Awards 2013 announced the winners from 64 submissions this year in Toronto.

Culinary Narratives: 
French Kids Eat Everything (And Yours Can Too). Le Billon, Karen. Harper Collins Publishers.

General Cookbooks:  
Canada’s Favourite Recipes.  Murray, Rose and Baird, Elizabeth. Whitecap Books.
Toqué! Les artisans d’une gastronomie québécoise.  Laprise, Normand.

Regional/Cultural Cookbooks: 
Burma: Rivers of Flavor. Naomi Duguid. Random House of Canada.

Single-Subject Cookbooks:

The Book of Kale: The Easy-to-Grow Superfood by Sharon Hanna.

Taste Canada – CBC People’s Choice Award, a contest at cbc.ca/books for three weeks, and offered the public a chance to vote for their favourite book on the Taste Canada shortlist. Thousands of entries:

 The Vegetarian’s Complete Quinoa Cookbook by Mairlyn Smith.

The Ontario Home Economics Association was this year’s winner by Gill Deacon of CBC Radio’s Here and Now.

Taste Canada Hall Of Fame winner was: Elizabeth Baird.
Her distinguished career include

  • Classic Canadian Cooking, published in 1974.  
  • Food editor of Canadian Living Magazine for 20 years.
  • Canadian Living Cooks on the Food Network.  
  • The Complete Canadian Living Cookbook author 
  • Appointed Member of the Order of Canada. 

 
Posthumous Inductees  Mère Emilie Caron – 1808-1888

Mère Emélie Caron a prominent example of the many 19th-century women in religious orders who devoted themselves to feeding the poor with nutritious and tasty foods. She is officially attached to Directions diverses, a cookbook originally prepared for use at the sisters’ Mother House and became a standard kitchen reference at many of Québec’s Catholic institutions. Its recipes reflect the culinary tastes of the time, with the inclusion of English and American and traditional Québecois foods

Helen Gougeon – 1924-2000, cookbook author, food journalist, and radio and television personality, known as an early advocate of ethnic cuisine in Canada and promoter of regional Canadian cooking. Columns on cooking appeared in Canadian Living, the Montreal Gazette, the Montreal Standard, the Ottawa Journal and Weekend Magazine. Broadcasting credits included the CBC television series “Bon Appetit”.