Food Artisans of Alberta shortlisted for 2019 Taste Canada Awards

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TouchWood Editions is thrilled to share that Food Artisans of Alberta by Karen Anderson and Matilde Sanchez-Turri has been shortlisted for the 2019 Taste Canada Awards. The announcement was made via Facebook Live streaming on June 4.

Food Artisans of Alberta: Your Trail Guide to the Best of our Locally Crafted Fare was born out of Anderson and Sanchez-Turri’s love for and support of the incredible and burgeoning food community in their province. They had come to know the producers and growers through Anderson’s company, Alberta Food Tours—where Sanchez-Turri was an employee—and were keen to celebrate the stories, inspiration, and friendly faces of the people who craft great food throughout the province. The book journeys beyond Alberta’s seven signature foods—beef, bison, canola, honey, Red Fife wheat, root vegetables, and saskatoon berries ­to also include breweries, meaderies distilleries, cheesemakers, and more, and helps travellers and locals alike discover the distinct tastes of their province.

Food Artisans of Alberta was shortlisted alongside Niki Jabbour’s Veggie Garden Remix by Niki Jabbour, Out of Old Ontario Kitchens by Lindy Mechefske, The Knifenerd Guide to Japanese Knives by Kevin Kent and The Measure of My Powers by Jackie Kai Ellis.

Tuesday’s shortlist announcement of forty-nine books marks the 22nd year for the Taste Canada Awards, which celebrates Canada’s food culture and world-class culinary writers of books in English and French via five prize categories. The winners will be announced at the awards gala on October 27, 2019 in Toronto.

Karen Anderson s a Taste Canada award-winning cookbook author and owner of Alberta Food Tours. Anderson also leads annual cuisine and culture trips to India. Matilde Sanchez-Turri was raised in Southern Alberta in Claresholm and on a farm near Nanton. She is a freelance corporate communications professional. They both live in Calgary, Alberta.

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