Jennifer Cockrall-King is an award-winning food writer. Her work has appeared in publications such as Maclean’s, Canadian Geographic, enRoute, Slow Canada (a Slow Food publication), NUVO, Wine Access, National Post, Chicago Sun-Times and on CBC Radio One, among other places. For five years, she co-published a small but assertive culinary magazine called The Edible Prairie Journal. She teaches food writing courses at Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton and at the University of British Columbia Okanagan in Kelowna. She is also the founder and producer of the Okanagan Food and Wine Writers Workshop. Her published work can be read on-line at www.foodgirl.ca
In 2004, Cockrall-King won a Western Canadian Magazine award for a contribution to Western Living magazine. In 2006, she was one of two writers shortlisted for Cusine Canada’s Best Food and Drink Writing. (James Chatto won.) In 2007, she was nominated for a National Magazine Award and won the Canadian Federation of Chefs and Cooks’ national award for her contribution to the Canadian food media scene. Most recently, she was named one of Western Canada’s “Top 40 Foodies Under 40” in the October 2008 issue of Western Living magazine.
Prometheus Books, February 2012