Penguin to publish My Canada includes Foie Gras by Jacob Richler
Toronto — June 9, 2011 — Penguin Canada will publish My Canada includes Foie Gras by Jacob Richler in fall 2012.
My Canada includes Foie Gras is a food writer's journey of discovery in the fast-evolving world of contemporary Canadian cuisine – as told through vivid encounters with Canada's finest chefs and best dishes, as well as select recipes, and experiments in the author's home test kitchen. The entertaining book reflects unique knowledge and access accumulated over nearly twenty years in the trade –much of it behind the scenes and after hours, and all of it around the best food.
"I am genuinely delighted to be publishing my first title with Penguin. In some large part, because I've already had the pleasure of working with the team on various cookbooks – but much more than that, because long ago when I was a kid, my nascent love of reading was weaned largely on Penguin paperbacks, so it's very special to me to be published under this storied imprint."
Jacob Richler writes regularly on food and other topics for Maclean's magazine, and numerous other publications. His book with Chef Susur Lee, A Culinary Life, was published in October, 2005 to universal acclaim. He also collaborated with celebrity chef and restaurateur Mark McEwan on Great Food at Home (September 2010) and Mark McEwan's Fabbrica (October 2011), both published by Penguin.
For seven years Canadians followed Jacob Richler as the restaurant critic for the National Post, where in various stints he also served as a columnist and feature writer. His journalism career began fifteen years ago in Montreal, and has included stints a regular contributor to GQ magazine, an editor and staff writer for Saturday Night, and a columnist for Financial Post magazine. He has also written on travel and myriad other subjects for such magazines as Departures, EnRoute, Elle Décor, Fashion, Flare, Canadian Living, Canadian House & Home, and Toronto Life. He has won two National Magazine Awards. He is the son of novelist Mordecai Richler and was the inspiration for his father's Jacob Two-Two trilogy of children's books.
The book was acquired by Publishing Director Andrea Magyar, who also publishes celebrity chefs Lynn Crawford, Michael Smith, Mark McEwan and Marc Thuet. Penguin Canada, founded in 1974, is one of Canada's leading trade publishers.