Jennifer Schell Puts the Okanagan on the Culinary World Map

First there was one award, then another, another, and yet another, bringing the trophy count now to an impressive five for Okanagan-based writer Jennifer Schell. Schell grew up in the sunny Okanagan, a farm girl at heart, who’s equally comfortable dressing to the nines to check out the latest hot spot in dining. She’s traveled…

2014 James Beard Award Awards

The list is long this year, but we plan on getting through at least part of this reading and eating list. GLV The 2014 James Beard Awards will be held in New York City in May. The Book, Broadcast, and Journalism Awards ceremony will take place at Gotham Hall on Friday, May 2, with the James…

The Butcher, The Baker, The Wine and Cheese Maker Wins Best International Gourmand Cookbook Award for Best Local Cuisine Book in Canada

Awesome news for Jennifer Schell! Still time to buy for XMAS presents. GLV Jennifer Schell, author of The Butcher, The Baker, The Wine and Cheese Maker – An Okanagan Cookbook has been honoured with the award for “Best Local Cuisine cookbook in Canada” at the Gourmand World Cookbooks Awards.  The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards are often compared by journalists to…

Taste Canada – Food Writing Awards 2013

Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 Awards.  Good to see our pal and Quinoa master Marilyn Smith in there.  All great books worth of a place on your shelf. GLV Taste Canada the food writing awards drew 64 submissions this year, a brilliant snapshot of the vibrancy and diversity of Canadian culinary publishing.  The winners…

Decades of Decadence

While the Best of Bridge has always been my go to for old-school recipes, I now have another cookbook on the shelf which is a treat to both read and cook from.  Rebecca Klemke has managed to pen a memoir to her grandmother and a recipe book all in one.  Take more than a few…

Canadian Chefs Create Lager-Inspired Cookbook

THE “PILSNER URQUELL PERFECT PAIRINGS COOKBOOK” MERGES CANADIAN FLAVOURS WITH THE ORIGINAL PILSNER Thirty-eight celebrated chefs from across Canada have contributed their favourite Pilsner Urquell-inspired recipes to a limited edition cookbook designed for the chef-at-home.  From Braised Alberta Spring Creek Beef Short Ribs to Haute Poutine with Duck Confit and Quebec Cheese Curds, the PILSNER…

The Soup Sisters Cookbook now available across North America

With 100 recipes arranged by season, The Soup Sisters Cookbook is a truly unique way to enjoy heartwarming soups throughout the year. The Soup Sisters Cookbook showcases scrumptious recipes from the “souper volunteers” of the Soup Sisters and recipes from many of Canada’s top celebrity chefs–including Michael Stadtlander, Bonnie Stern, Lucy Waverman, Massimo Capra, Anna Olson, Michael Bonacini and…

Taste Canada―The Food Writing Awards 2012 Announcement of Short Lists

Taste Canada―The Food Writing Awards drew 73 submissions this year, a brilliant snapshot of the vibrancy and diversity of Canadian culinary publishing.  The winners will be announced, together with the names of the jurors, at the Award Ceremony and Gala Reception on Monday, 5 November, at the newArcadian Court inToronto.   CULINARY NARRATIVES:   Leslie…

Vancouver Cooks2 Cookbook Signing

MAKE A VERY SPECIAL COOKBOOK EVEN MORE SPECIAL THIS HOLIDAY SEASON Give yourself the gift of year round recipes or give a unique gift for the foodie on your list and support food based charities in your area Thursday, December 15th join some of Vancouver’s top chefs for an exclusive book signing of Vancouver Cooks2, with…