Canadian Culinary Book Awards

Typically timed to coincide with the start of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair (now underway at Toronto's Exhibition Place), organizers of the Canadian Culinary Book Awards have announced the winners of the 13th annual edition.

Celebrity cooks Laura Calder and Anna Olson nabbed prizes in the English cookbook category, while special interest winners included David Sax's Save the Deli: In Search of Perfect Pastrami, Crusty Rye and the Heart of the Jewish Delicatessen and Tony Aspler's Cellar Book: How to Design, Build, Stock and Manage Your Wine Cellar Wherever You Live.

Special honours were also presented to Canadian culinary maven Elizabeth Baird (the Founders Award) and B.C. chef John Bishop (the Edna Award, named after the late food writer Edna Staebler). A complete list of the prize-winners can be found on the Cuisine Canada blog.

Congrats to all the winners and happy reading to foodie book fans!