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March 10, 2006

U of G and Liaison College to Host Food Fundraisers

Tickets are now on sale for three multi-course dinners that will raise funds for the annual Canadian Culinary Book Awards, which are sponsored by the University of Guelph and Cuisine Canada. Each meal will be prepared by expert chef instructors and their students and hosted by a Canadian writer who uses food as the basis for their writing. They will be held at Liaison College, 1780 King St. E. in Kitchener.

On March 29, the dinner will be hosted by Margaret Howard, author of Choice Menus and Eat Well, Live Well. Karen Bezeau, author of Home Cooking From Karen’s Kitchen, a collection of more than 125 classic recipes tested over three generations of cooks, will share some of her home-cooked meals April 26. On May 24, the host is Laura Elise Taylor, author of A Taste for Paprika, which chronicles her journey to finding her own recipe for life through stories told in her grandmother’s kitchen.

At each event, authors will share their favourite food stories, and the dinner menu will be made up of some of their favourite recipes. Guests will have an opportunity to meet the host at 5:30 p.m., with the dinner beginning an hour later. Tickets are $45 per person per meal. A special price of $120 for all three meals is available until March 23 and includes a 2006 education tuition expense tax receipt.

Cuisine Canada is a food-promoting organization that links people in the food industry from farmers and nutritionists to chefs and restaurateurs. The book awards are given in three categories to both English- and French-language books: Canadian Food Culture Award, Best Cookbook Award and Best Special Interest Award.

The winning books enter the U of G library’s culinary archives, the most complete collection of Canadian cookbooks in the world. It contains 5,000 volumes ranging from the 17th to the 20th centuries and also contains culinary books from other countries, including Britain, the United States, France and Holland. U of G has contributed to Canadian cuisine through its programs in agriculture, food science, and hotel and tourism management for more than 140 years.

For more information and to order tickets, call Arlene Mahood at Liaison College, (519) 743-8335, or send e-mail to

For media questions, contact Communications and Public Affairs: Lori Bona Hunt, (519) 824-4120, Ext. 53338, or Rebecca Kendall, Ext. 56982.

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