OOO Ontario Kitchens Cover Gold medal

It's a gold medal for Out of Old Ontario Kitchens by Lindy Mechefske and MacIntyre Purcell Publishing.

Taste Canada announced its 2019 awards presenting Out of Old Ontario Kitchens with gold in the Culinary Narratives category.

"The Culinary Narratives award is given to the best food- or beverage-related narrative written by a Canadian author (or authors). This category may include books exploring culinary history, politics, social awareness, memoir or biography, all relating to food, and may include some representative recipes. In this category, however, recipes (if any) will not be tested. In most cases, the overall style of the book will be narrative, but reference texts will be included in this category as well. The topic or theme need not be Canadian." — Taste Canada Awards

Congratulations to everyone who had a hand in putting this beautiful book together. 

Click here to read more about the award as well as other winners on the Taste Canada website.


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Author Christine Hanlon brings her new book Everything Manitoba: The Ultimate Book of Lists to Global News Morning Winnipeg.

Click here to watch the video at Global News Winnipeg


Story by Jayda Noyes, The Prince Albert Daily Herald, Oct. 1, 2019

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This image of a house southeast of Blaine Lake appears in Chris Attrell's book Forgotten Saskatchewan. It was shot with a tea light placed in the attic, "creating a hauntingly beautiful ambience," the books reads (photo courtesy of Chris Attrell)

"Given the chance to vacation in Hawaii or cruise Saskatchewan backroads, I would still choose cruising Saskatchewan."  

Chris Attrell has spent the last 16 years exploring and capturing the unrecognized pieces of Saskatchewan beauty. 

His collection of photographs of abandoned farmhouses, churches, grain elevators and vehicles come together in his new booked called Forgotten Saskatchewan. It was published this past August.

The book is meant as a glimpse into traditional lifestyles Attrell learned about while exploring the province.

Click here to read the full article in the Prince Albert Daily Herald 


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Chris Attrell with his book "Forgotten Saskatchewan". Photo by Judy McCabe

 His book, featuring a large number of these photographs, done in night or low light photography, is called "Forgotten Saskatchewan" and is on sale now.

Chris talked about his love of photography, "Well, I've been photographing old historical buildings all over Saskatchewan since I moved here, and, over time, I've obviously improved in my photography and developing a taste for night photography and low light photography. So, I sort of combined my enjoyment of visiting these places with these really neat ways of photographing them and showcasing all these buildings all over the province."


Five Questions for Chris Attrell, author of Forgotten Saskatchewan

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 1. What inspired you to pursue photography as a career?

My inspiration for getting into photography started when I was very young, but I got fully into it when I began exploring back roads of western Canada, seeking out ghost towns and abandoned buildings.

2. What is the attraction you have to abandoned and "forgotten" properties?

The main attraction for abandoned places is the history and stories. The architecture that makes them great to photograph is a very close second.