I’m excited to announce that I will be at The Royal this year judging Taste Canada Cooks The Books.
Taste Canada Cooks the Books is a two-day cooking competition at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair on November 2 & 3, 2013. Leading up to Taste Canada — The Food Writing Awards, Taste Canada Cooks the Books pairs culinary students with a Canadian cookbook author to mentor them as they prepare a dish from the author’s cookbook on stage in front of a live audience and judges.
It won’t be easy. Public kitchen with induction burners (always a delight in live cooking situations), live audience, and judges watching your every move. How would you like to cook a dish with the author standing beside you? The pressure is high for the student chefs to perform.
Their goal? To impress the panel of judges and create a dish worthy of earning them the title of Canada’s Best New Student Chef . The winner will be announced at the Taste Canada Awards on November 4th at the Arcadian Court.
The Canadian cookbook author/mentors this year include: Naomi Duguid, Rose Murray, Stephanie Yuen, Adrienne De Francesco, Marion Kane, Mairlyn Smith, Christine Tizzard, Suzanne Hussein, Lorelei Boschman, Deanna Siemens, and Jo Lusted.
This year I’ll be joined at the judging table by smart people with discerning, educated palates, and great personalities including – Dana McCauley, Chef John Placko, Alison Fryer, Konrad Ejbich, and Annabelle Waugh. It’s going to be fun!
We’ll be in the For the Love of Food Pavilion on the Delicious Made Easy Stage November 2nd and 3rd at The Royal. I hope you’ll drop by, watch some of the competition, and say “hi”.