Cordon d'Or - Gold Ribbon

is pleased to present the Bios and Photographs of the Winners in the

Annual International CookBooks and 'Culinary Arts' Awards - 2007





Cookbooks and Culinary Arts Award






Bio: Alisa Smith and J.B. MacKinnon

Best-selling author Alisa Smith is a freelance journalist who has been published in Outside, Reader’s Digest, Utne Reader, Canadian Geographic and other publications. She is the winner of a National Magazine Award, has taught non-fiction writing in college, and has spoken around North America about the importance of local foods in building healthy communities. She lives in Vancouver, Canada with her partner and co-author J.B. MacKinnon, where they run the popular website



J.B. MacKinnon is the author of Dead Man in Paradise (New Press), which won the 2006 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-fiction. His work as a journalist has earned three National Magazine Awards, and he is a senior contributing editor to Explore Magazine. A past editor of Adbusters, MacKinnon speaks regularly on writing and the politics of consumerism. He lives with his partner and co-author Alisa Smith in Vancouver, Canada.


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