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The Queen of Kale is given a Taste Canada Food Writing Award

Posted: Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 3:58pm

Book of Kale coverTaste Canada―The Food Writing Awards celebrated the vibrancy and diversity of Canadian culinary publishing with an Award Ceremony and Gala Reception last night at the Arcadian Court in Toronto. The event, hosted by Stefano Faita of CBC TV’s In the Kitchen with Stefano Faita, drew authors and supporters from around the country. Harbour Publishing author Sharon Hanna (aka the "Queen of Kale" was honoured as the winner in the single-subject cookbooks category for The Book of Kale: The Easy-to-Grow Superfood. The jury said the writing “has real personality and charm” and that the book “has integrity, heart and pure deliciousness.”

The Book of Kale is a delightful and trendsetting book that celebrates one of the most nutritious foods in existence—a leafy green that also happens to be virtually foolproof to grow. Packed to the brim with superb recipes and Sharon Hanna's signature wit, The Book of Kale has not only won over eager nutrition fanatics—it has also converted even the most stubborn of kale critics. Groundbreaking in the way that it encourages people to grow their own food, this book is the ideal resource for anyone who wants to take the first easy steps towards a more sustainable way of living and eating.

Taste Canada―The Food Writing Awards is 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 to the awards. The other nominees in the English-language single-subject cookbooks category were The Complete Preserving Book by Tina Anson Mine and The Vegetarian's Complete Quinoa Cookbook by Mairlyn Smith.