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Jennifer | October 1, 2021

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees…

For bakers, these words are pure magic. This is the temperature at which cookies become crisp around the edges, cakes rise, and muffins become perfect golden domes.

Over the past two years, baking has become a new hobby for many people who have discovered this magic temperature for themselves. Perhaps you went searching for an old favourite recipe that you could share with your family, and it filled the house with a heavenly aroma that you haven’t smelled in years. Now you find that the flour keeps disappearing from your canisters!

If you are looking for new recipes to try, have a look at the shortlist for the Taste Canada Awards. Now in its 24th year, Taste Canada continues to shine a light on delicious new flavours and diverse food stories with a Canadian perspective. This year’s awards will be announced virtually on November 14, 2021. Stay tuned to the Taste Canada Website for further details and events.

Here at Idea Exchange, we have several of the shortlisted Taste Canada titles in our collections, among many others. If you are new to baking and cooking or even a seasoned Culinaire, you may want to have a look at our inspiring collection. Section 641.5 is a wonderful place to browse, and in my experience, can only lead to great things.

Sometimes I feel like cookbooks are my favourite books of all. With a cookbook in your hands, there’s really nothing you can't do. They are like friends in book form—helping you out and cheering you on every step of the way. Now that autumn is here, and markets and gardens are bursting with orange, red and yellow, it’s the perfect time to warm up your kitchen.