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Nova Scotia Cookbook Finalist at International Culinary Awards

Nova Scotia Cookery - Then and Now, has been named a top three finalist at the Gourmand International Culinary Awards in Macao, China.

The awards honour the best in food and wine books, printed or digital and food television. Books from 170 countries and regions are participating in the awards. Nova Scotia’s book will represent Canada as the best cookbook in the world in the Culinary History category.

“It’s a proud moment for Nova Scotia,” said Leo Glavine, Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage. “To be recognized globally for our historic recipes is a great honour and will help ensure that the province’s culinary history is remembered and celebrated.”

Patti Bannister, provincial archivist and director of Nova Scotia Archives, was involved in developing the cookbook.

“Achieving this prestigious level is recognition of not only the outstanding nature of the cookbook itself but also the richness, diversity and international appeal of Nova Scotia’s food culture,” said Ms. Bannister. “It is also a clear recognition of the vital role of Nova Scotia Archives as stewards of the documentary heritage of all Nova Scotians over time.”

The book takes old recipes and pairs them with top chefs around the province who have recreated them into modern dishes.

]The awards ceremony will take place on July 3.

The awards were founded in 1995 by Edouard Cointreau. For more information visit .

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A Nova Scotia cookbook, Nova Scotia Cookery - Then and Now, has been named a top three finalist in the category of Culinary History at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards.

Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister Leo Glavine says it’s a proud moment for Nova Scotia and to be recognized globally for its historic recipes is a great honour.

The ceremony will take place on July 3rd, in Macao (MA-COW), China and will honour food and wine books and food television programs from one-hundred and seventy countries and regions around the world.


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