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Gourmand Cookbook Awards: Cooking with the Wolfman | Best Book Award Canada

Gourmand Cookbook Awards: Cooking with the Wolfman | Best Book Award Canada

Cooking with the Wolfman: Indigenous Fusion, by David Wolfman & Marlene Finn (Douglas & McIntyre) won the Best Book of the Year category for Canada (English) at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards  and will be competing internationally in the “Best in the World” competition.

Douglas & McIntyre is pleased to announce Cooking with the Wolfman: Indigenous Fusion has been recognized by the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards as the winner of Best Book of the Year for Canada (English). Cooking with the Wolfman will now compete against other countries in its category. The international winner of the “Best in the World” will be announced on May 26, 2018 at the annual Gourmand Awards Ceremony in Yantai, China.

In Cooking with the Wolfman Canadian Chef David Wolfman (APTN food star and George Brown College Culinary Instructor) and his partner Marlene Finn take on the culinary bisects of culture and food from a First Nations perspective. Whether the topic is cooking utensils, curing fish, soup making, smoking game, or baking bread, each chapter explores the past and present use of foods native to the western hemisphere by indigenous peoples.  The food history and cooking traditions of First Nations, Metis, Inuit, Native Americans, Peruvians, Mexicans, and Central Americans are highlighted, showcasing diverse cultural practices and social customs that developed over thousands of years.  Recipes combine ingredients of the New World with those of the Old World, with a focus on contemporary cooking techniques, to illustrate how the use of Indigenous foods has changed over time, reflecting changes in hunting, fishing, and farming; diet; technology; health and safety standards; and consumer demand. The addition of personal stories from David (member of the Xaxli’p First Nation of BC) and Marlene (member of the Métis Nation of Ontario) round out the book, sharing insights on what it means to enjoy Indigenous foods (with classical twists) today.

Cooking with the Wolfman: Indigenous Fusion
By David Wolfman & Marlene Finn
Douglas & McIntyre ~ 978-1-77162-163-2 ~ +95 Colour Photographs
Paperback ~ 280 pages ~ 8” x 10” ~ $29.95
For more information: Cooking with the Wolfman: Indigenous Fusion  

About Douglas & McIntyre: Douglas & McIntyre is one of Canada’s pre-eminent independent publishers, with books that have won many national and international awards. www.douglasmcintyre.com 

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