Ottawa Cooks – thrilling news!

Taste Canada, marking 20 years of celebrating and championing Canadian cookbooks and culinary writers, has seen fit to shortlist Ottawa Cooks for a Taste Canada Award in the category of Regional/Cultural Cookbooks (English Language).

I’m delighted for the entire Ottawa Cooks team of chefs and restaurants who contributed so magnificently to its pages: to Wilf & Ada’s, The Whalesbone, The Wellington Gastropub, The Village House, Union Local 613, town, Thyme & Again, Suzy Q Doughnuts, Supply & Demand, Soif, Social, The Soca, Sidedoor, The Piggy Market, Ottawa Streat Gourmet, North & Navy, NeXT, Nat’s Bread Company, MeNa, Mariposa Farm, Fraser Cafe, Les Fougeres, Fauna, Erling’s Variety, The Elmdale Oyster House & Tavern, El Camino, e18hteen, Edgar, DiVino, Coconut Lagoon, Clover, the National Arts Centre, Bridgehead, Benny’s Bistro, Beckta, Beau’s All Natural, Atelier, Allium, The Albion Rooms, Ace Mercado and Absinthe Café.

I’m delighted as well for the terrific team at Figure 1 Publishing, for the fabulous photographer Christian Lalonde, and food stylists Noah Witenoff and Irene Garavelli.

Thank you all, for this honour! And what delicious company we are in.





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