The "Toqué! Cooking from a Professional Point of View" cookbook was awarded James Beard Foundation Prize
Chef Laprise garnered the James Beard Foundation award in New York yesterday night as author of ‘’TOQUÉ! Creators of a Quebec Gastronomy” in the book category “Cooking from a Professional Point of View’’.
“This remarkable recognition is a tribute to Québec and our gastronomy. I share this award with my dedicated associate Christine Lamarche, creative chef Charles-Antoine Crête, my team of culinary professionals and the publisher - les éditions du passage - who participated and contributed so much to the creation of this little book of 500 pages produced in French and English versions” says Laprise. Dominique Malaterre who was also nominated in the “Photography” category adds her vote of satisfaction and high esteem for the work of Chef Laprise.
The laureates were announced during a ceremony at New York’s Gotham Hall before an audience of numerous authors and food critics. www.jamesbeard.org