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Jeffrey Alford wins Silver at the Taste Canada Awards

Jeffrey Alford wins Silver at the Taste Canada Awards

November 2016

Chicken in the Mango Tree: Food and Life in a Thai-Khmer Village by Jeffrey Alford has been awarded the Silver Medal in the Taste Canada Awards, in the Culinary Narratives (English) category. Chicken in the Mango Tree describes a year in a remote rural village of Kravan, on the border of Thailand and Cambodia, in which bestselling food writer and photographer Jeffrey Alford immerses himself in Thai-Khmer culinary traditions alongside his partner Pea, a talented forager, gardener and cook. Part memoir, travelogue, cookbook and foodie journal, Chicken in the Mango Tree combines a hunger for adventure with the shared comfort of cooking and brings exotic traditional Thai cuisine to home.

In it's 19th year, the Taste Canada Awards annually honours superior writing and publishing throughout Canada's culinary community, in both English and French. The Taste Canada Awards Gala, held on Monday, November 14th at the historic Arcadian Court in Toronto, announced the Gold and Silver winners from each of their five categories, celebrating the many aspects of Canadian culinary writing, from single-subject cookbooks to the unique regions and cultures across the country.

Chicken in the Mango Tree: Food and Life in a Thai-Khmer Village placed second to Gold Medal winner Sir John's Table: The Culinary Life and Times of Canada's First Prime Minister by Lindy Mechefske. For the complete list of winners and to learn more about the awards, visit the Taste Canada Awards.

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