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Araxi Wins Best Chef Book at Gourmand Cookbook Awards

Araxi Wins Best Chef Book at Gourmand Cookbook Awards

December 2009

Douglas & McIntyre is thrilled to announce that two of their recently published cookbooks have won “Best in Canada” titles in the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards.

Araxi: Seasonal Recipes from the Celebrated Whistler Restaurant by James Walt, takes home the title of Best Chef Book in Canada, and culinary team Frank Pabst and Yoshihiro Tabo take home the title of Best Fish & Seafood Book in Canada for their cookbook, Blue Water Cafe Seafood Cookbook.

Both cookbooks will now compete in their respective categories internationally for the title of “Best in the World.” The results will be announced at the Paris Cookbook Fair on February 11, 2010.

James Walt has been recognized by the Globe and Mail as “one of the top seven chefs in the country.” He spent four years at Sooke Harbour House before joining Araxi in 1998. After opening Blue Water Cafe, he was appointed executive chef to the Canadian embassy in Rome and has been invited to cook at the James Beard House in New York City several times. He lives in the nearby Pemberton Valley.

To read the entire press release, download the PDF below.

Araxi & Blue Water_Gourmand WINNERS.pdf

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