This just in off Google Alerts (honestly, I would never know about anything without it).
Save the Deli has been nominated for a Canadian Culinary Book Award. I guess they knew I moved back home.
According to the Canadian Press:
After reading 68 entries and testing many recipes, 20 Canadian food professionals have chosen a short list for the Canadian Culinary Book Awards.
The annual awards are sponsored by Cuisine Canada and the University of Guelph. The winners, along with the second award for the Canadian Culinary Landmarks Hall of Fame and the annual Edna Staebler Award, will be announced Nov. 5 on the opening day of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto.
Shortlisted in the English Special Interest Category, books about food and beverages:
—Tony Aspler for “Tony Aspler’s Cellar Book: How to Design, Build, Stock and Manage Your Wine Cellar Wherever You Live,” (Random House Canada, Toronto).
—Ricki Heller, “Sweet Freedom: Desserts You’ll Love without Wheat, Eggs, Dairy or Refined Sugar,” (Trafford Publishing, Victoria, B.C.)
—David Sax for “Save the Deli: In Search of Perfect Pastrami, Crusty Rye and the Heart of the Jewish Delicatessen,” (McClelland and Stewart, Toronto).
Very cool. I’m quite honored. And I’ve always been curious about the Royal Winter Fair. So let’s cross our fingers for November.