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East Meets West is shortlisted for a Taste Canada - Food Writing Award

East Meets West is shortlisted for a Taste Canada - Food Writing Award

August 2013

Taste Canada―The Food Writing Awards have announced the shortlist for 2013. East Meets West: Traditional and Contemporary Asian Dishes from Acclaimed Vancouver Restaurants by Stephanie Yuen has been nominated in the regional/cultural cookbooks category. The jury commented on the beautiful photography and “exceptional writing,” and said that “the short stories and descriptions to the side of the recipes . . . offer a bit of insight and are a quick read.”

Taste Canada―The Food Writing Awards are an evolution of the former Canadian Culinary Book Awards. These newly branded Awards annually recognize and celebrate superior writing and publishing throughout Canada’s culinary world, both English and French. This year, there were 64 submissions, representing 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, 4th November, at the Arcadian Court in Toronto.

East Meets West is a wide-ranging cookbook and an insider’s glimpse into the kitchens of Vancouver’s world-class Asian restaurants. The first book of its kind, it is a celebration of the city’s Asian food and a mouthwatering compilation of distinctive dishes from its most talented—but often unheralded—kitchens. Veteran food writer Stephanie Yuen brings together a collection of recipes showcasing both traditional Asian foods made with fresh ingredients from the Pacific Northwest Coast and modern classics inspired by Asian flavours and techniques.

Other nominees in the regional/cultural cookbooks category are Burma: Rivers of Flavor by Naomi Duguid and Modern Flavors of Arabia: Recipes and Memories from My Middle Eastern Kitchen by Suzanne Husseini.

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