Cookbook earns international acclaim

Travel-based cookbook takes authors to Paris

Gourmand International named a Victoria book the winner in the French Cuisine category for books published in Canada.

How to Cook Bouillabaisse in 37 Easy Steps: A Culinary Adventure in Paris and Provence is by Victoria authors Diane Shaskin and Mark Craft.

“I’m very honoured to receive this prestigious award,” said Shaskin. “We’re excited to be going to Paris to attend the awards and talk to publishers about foreign rights to the book.”

The couple will travel to Paris to receive their award on March 7 at the Folies Bergére, the famous theatre. In Paris the winning books in each category will compete for The Best in the World Award, the top prize.

How to Cook Bouillabaisse in 37 Easy Steps is a 308-page travel/cookbook chronicling the authors’ food-fuelled adventures in Paris and Provence, and includes 49 of their favourite French recipes.

The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards were established in 1995 and are recognized as one of the most important culinary awards in the world.

There are 26,000 food and wine books published each year, with more than 8,000 entered into the Paris Gourmand World Cookbook competition; 200 awards are handed out each year.

 

 

Just Posted

New festival celebrating Croatian culture to be held in Victoria

CROfest will be held May 4 and 5 at Croatian Catholic Church of St. Leopold Mandíc

High of 14 C for Wednesday

Plus your weekend forecast

Tryouts underway for Oak Bay High golf team

Cool April weather brings a chilly start for school team

Junior Shamrocks’ season openers this weekend

Ter 1 B squad plays Saturday at home while Junior A is off to Maple Ridge for a road game on Sunday

WATCH: Police call Happy Valley shooting an ‘isolated and targeted’ incident

One person in custody, another fled following crash on Kelly Road

Wanted by Crime Stoppers

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

POLL: Do you think the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris should be rebuilt?

Images of one of the word’s most iconic landmarks were seared into… Continue reading

Should B.C. parents receive money if they make sure their kids are vaccinated?

New survey looks at public opinion around government’s role in forcing immunizations

‘Cutthroat’ sport of wine tasting happening in B.C.

BC Tasting Games are underway with competitions in three Okanagan communities.

Early data suggests no post-legalization spike in drug-impaired driving charges

Many police departments are prioritizing investigations related to drugs like fentanyl and methamphetamine

Woe, Canada: Bruins down Maple Leafs 5-1 in Game 7

No Canadian teams left in Stanley Cup playoffs

B.C. men challenge constitutionality of Canada’s secret no-fly list

Parvkar Singh Dulai says he received a “denial of boarding” notification under the no-fly program last May 17

Murder on B.C. property didn’t need to be disclosed before sale, court rules

Buyer had tried to break contract after learning a man with ties to crime had been murdered there

Most Read