Canadians can vote for favourite culinary book in new Taste Canada-CBC award

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TORONTO - Canadians can now vote for their favourite culinary book from a short list of nominees for the annual food writing awards handed out by Taste Canada.

Taste Canada has partnered with CBC for a new award, the Taste Canada/CBC People's Choice Award.

Until Oct. 28, the public can vote for their favourite book on the Taste Canada short list and win cookbooks and kitchen equipment.

The awards, formerly known as the Canadian Culinary Book Awards, will be handed out Nov. 4 in Toronto at a gala hosted by Stefano Faita of CBC-TV's "In the Kitchen."

For more information and to vote, visit

Here are the books being considered:

Culinary Narratives:

— "Canadian Whisky: The Portable Expert" by Davin de Kergommeaux (McClelland & Stewart).

— "French Kids Eat Everything (And Yours Can Too)" by Karen Le Billon (HarperCollins Publishers).

— "Menu Confidential: Conquer the Calories, Sodium and Fat Hiding in the Foods You Love" by Megan Ogilvie (HarperCollins Publishers).

General Cookbooks:

— "Lynn Crawford's Pitchin' In: More Than 100 Great Recipes from Simple Ingredients" by Lynn Crawford (Penguin).

— "Canada's Favourite Recipes" by Rose Murray and Elizabeth Baird (Whitecap Books).

— "Fast Flavours: 110 Simple Speedy Recipes" by Michael Smith (Penguin).

— "Soupesoup a la maison" by Caroline Dumas (Flammarion Quebec).

— "A la bonne franquette" edited by Lynne Faubert (Les Editions Transcontinental).

— "Toque! Les artisans d'une gastronomie quebecoise" by Normand Laprise (Les Editions du passage).

Regional/Cultural Cookbooks:

— "Burma: Rivers of Flavor" by Naomi Duguid (Random House of Canada).

— "Modern Flavors of Arabia: Recipes and Memories from My Middle Eastern Kitchen" by Suzanne Husseini (Appetite by Random House).

— "East Meets West: Traditional and Contemporary Asian Dishes from Acclaimed Vancouver Restaurants" by Stephanie Yuen (Douglas & McIntyre).

Single-Subject Cookbooks:

— "The Book of Kale: The Easy-to-Grow Superfood, 80+ Recipes" by Sharon Hanna (Harbour Publishing).

— "The Complete Preserving Book" edited by Tina Anson Mine. The Canadian Living Test Kitchen. (Les Editions Transcontinental).

— "The Vegetarian's Complete Quinoa Cookbook" edited by Mairlyn Smith with contributions from the Ontario Home Economics Association (Whitecap Books).

— "Les desserts de Patrice" by Patrice Demers (Les Editions de l'Homme).

— "La mijoteuse: de la lasagne a la creme brulee" by Ricardo Larrivee (Les Éditions La Presse).

— "Cabane a sucre Au pied de Cochon: Le sirop d'erable" by Martin Picard (Restaurant Au Pied de Cochon).

Organizations: Taste Canada, CBC, HarperCollins Publishers Taste Canada/CBC People The Complete

Geographic location: Canada, TORONTO, Arabia Eastern Kitchen Vancouver Ontario

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