Normand Laprise’s Cookbook Wins at James Beard Foundation Awards


NEW YORK CITY — Chef Normand Laprise, of Montreal’s Toqué restaurant, took home honours for his cookbook, Toqué Creators of a New Quebec Gastronomy (Les Éditions du Passage) at the 2013 James Beard Foundation Book Awards, held in New York City Friday.

Accepting the award in the category, Cooking from a Professional Point of View, the grand chef Relais & Châteaux winner, thanked associate Christine Lamarche, chef Charles-Antoine Crête, his team at Toqué and the publisher, for their contributions.

Other winners included Maricel E. Presilla’s Gran Cocina Latina: The Food of Latin America (W.W. Norton & Company), in the Cookbook of the Year category; Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi’s Jerusalem: A Cookbook (Ten Speed Press), in the International category and Marcus Samuelsson’s Yes, Chef: A Memoir (Random House) in the Writing and Literature category. []

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