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Food History: Food and Simon Thibault

food history: Halifax-based Clare native Simon Thibault's acclaimed Pantry and Palate Remembering and Rediscovering Acadian Food Nimbus was listed in the Regional/Cultural Cookbooks category, which includes titles that best exemplify the food of a specific region or terroir, or cultural or ethnic group, either within Canada or from around the world, according to The Chronicle Herald. Former Chronicle Herald columnist Jan Wong's Apron Strings Navigating Food and Family in France, Italy and China Goose Lane Editions was listed in the Culinary Narratives category, for books that explore food history, politics, memoir or biography. Now in its 21st year, the awards highlight the country's best food writing in both official languages, with 91 cookbooks and 50 food blogs entering, narrowed down to a shortlist with five entries in each of the 13 categories. In the Food Blogs General category one slot went to Halifax native Susan Keefe, now working out of Toronto, who revisits food fascinations both past and present on Rhubarb & Cod www.rhubarbandcod . The 26 gold and silver award winners will be named at the Taste Canada Awards Gala on Oct. 29 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto. ( As reported in the news.