Nelson's Shelley Adams makes the top 3 shortlist for the Taste of Canada food writing awards.

Nelson’s Shelley Adams nominated for national award

Nelson’s best selling cookbook author Shelley Adams, can now add award nominee to her list accomplishments.

Nelson’s best selling cookbook author Shelley Adams, can now add award nominee to her list accomplishments.

Adams’ third cookbook Whitewater Cooks with Friends has been shortlisted for the University of Guelph’s Taste of Canada food writing awards.

“I’d entered the other two books as well, but I had never even been shortlisted to the top 10 so I entered this one as soon as it was published in October and I sent in all the books,” she told the Star last week. “Two months later they let me know that I had been shortlisted to the top 10. I was very excited and with that email they said on August 1 they would let me know if I was in the top three.”

At 6 a.m. on August 1(9 a.m. Toronto time), Adams got out of bed and rushed to her computer to log on to the Taste of Canada website.

She eagerly clicked on the Shortlist Top 3 2012 tab.

“My name was there,” she said. “I was so excited. There was my name, little Shelley Adams.”

In the category of general cookbooks, Adams has some stiff competition. Celebrity chef Michael Smith — known for his Chef at Home TV series — is nominated for his book Chef Michael Smith’s Kitchen, and the third contender is Jennifer McLagan’s Odd Bits.

“I’m just thrilled that they looked at it and liked it because it’s quite a little Nelson thing,” she said. “It tells you to go to Ellison’s, it’s so local, and little. I’m thrilled that it got there.”

Adams has become a household name throughout Nelson and even the Kootenays for her best selling Whitewater cookbook series, but said the third has really become a customer favourite.

“Most people are saying it’s their favourite because it’s really simple and everybody likes the look the most,” she said.

“The very simplicity of how the method and recipe is explained is well received. I would say the first and the third are the most popular. The first one has really started to sell hugely again since the third came out.”

With the nomination under her belt, Adams is starting to think of what’s next.

“I want to do a fourth book,” she said. “I’m in the midst of thinking of bottling some sauces as well like the Glory Bowl dressing and the fish marinade and the maple vinaigrette. If I can make people’s lives easier for them, then why not.”

Adams will be attending the awards ceremony for Taste of Canada on November 6 with her husband, kids and a couple girlfriends.

 

Just Posted

Snowfall warning issued for Kootenay passes

Up to 35 cm of snow expected Monday night and Tuesday.

Business Buzz: The Buzz is Back in Nelson

Bob Hall is the volunteer director on the Nelson District Chamber of Commerce. His column appears in the Nelson Star once a month.

Avalanche Canada issues special public warning

Very weak layer buried under recent snow a cause for concern

KBRH on watch for bed bugs after two recent cases

Spokesperson Mandy Lowery says there has not been a bed bug sighting at KBRH since Dec. 8

Coffee card donations return at Wait’s News

The program supplied over 200 cards last year

‘Are we going to play?’ Alberta boy with rare illness no big deal for classmates

Porter Stanley is one of 30 people in the world to be diagnosed with Beare-Stevenson syndrome, a craniofacial disorder.

Four per cent of Canadian women report being sexually harassed in the workplace

One per cent of men report being sexually harassed in the workplace

Story of the Year:: Deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash

The Canadian Press annual survey of newsrooms across the country saw 53 out of 129 editors cast their votes for the Humboldt Broncos bus crash.

Stricter drunk driving laws to take effect across Canada today

It gives police officers the right to ask for a breath sample from any driver they lawfully stop

The prize was wrong: Man turns down trip to Manitoba

A New Hampshire man won the prize on “The Price is Right”, but turned it down because the taxes were too high

Publication ban on name of girl killed in Abbotsford school lifted

Reimer’s family had supported an application by Black Press to lift ban

B.C. securities regulator probes ‘most expansive’ alleged trading scheme in its history

Liht Cannabis Corp states it’s doing internal investigation, welcomes BC Securities Commission probe

Air passenger rights: 6 things about what the Liberals are offering

For 3- to 6-hour delays, compensation is $400. Between 6 and 9 hours, $700. Over 9 hours is $1,000

RCMP, civilian vehicles rammed in North Okanagan incident

Police attempt to stop truck near Enderby, thought to be tied to alleged Salmon Arm armed robbery

Most Read