TORONTO — The Taste Canada Awards is set to celebrate its 20th anniversary and announce 2017 winners at an awards gala later this month.
In the past 20 years, Taste Canada Awards has honoured 208 Canadian-authored books and blogs that have covered an array of topics related to food in both official languages.
“Canadian culinary writing is about so much more than just recipe books. These award-winning books reveal the very essence of Canada — our culture, our land, our farms, our crops, our chefs, our languages, our families, our travels and our global perspective — through the art of writing,” says Donna Dooher, national chair, Taste Canada Awards. “For 20 years, Taste Canada Awards has shined a spotlight on Canadian culinary writers and the Canadian publishing industry and we are honoured to play a central role in the celebration of Canada’s food culture.”
The Gala, which will take place in Toronto on Oct. 30, will be a gastronomic celebration with more than a dozen chef-led food stations and a Red Carpet. At the gala, Taste Canada Awards will also name this year’s Hall of Fame Award inductees (living and posthumous) and the winner of Cooks the Books.
Cooks the Books is a cooking competition that invites Canadian culinary students from across the nation to compete for the title of Canada’s Best New Student Chefs. Taste Canada Cooks the Books will be held at Mildred’s Temple Kitchen in Toronto on Oct. 29.
The 2017 Taste Canada Awards shortlist is available at tastecanada.org.