Inspired Cooking: 21 of Canada’s Leading Chefs

Inspired Cooking Cover (CNW Group/VACAY.CA)

Michael Smith, Rob Gentile, Vikram Vij and Connie DeSousa are among the chefs contributing to Inspired Cooking, a cookbook focusing on nutrition. With contributions from 21 chefs, the book also profiles cancer survivors.

InspireHealth, a not-for-profit organization approved by the BC Ministry of Health that provides supportive cancer care for all Canadians, funded the cookbook (Fresh Air Publishing, 2016). All proceeds from sales go toward sustaining InspireHealth‘s services.

Featured chefs include:

Jeremy Charles (Raymonds, Merchant Tavern), St. John’s, NFLD
Michael Smith (Inn at Bay Fortune), PEI
Chris Aerni (Rossmount Inn), St. Andrews By-the-Sea, NB
Patrice Demers (Patrice Pâtissier), Montreal
Antonio Park (Park, Lavendaria), Montreal
Jason Bangerter (Langdon Hall), Cambridge, ON
Victor Barry (Piano Piano), Toronto
Rob Gentile (Buca), Toronto
Roger Mooking (Twist), Toronto
Dale MacKay (Ayden Kitchen and Bar), Saskatoon, SK
Connie DeSousa and John Jackson (CHARCUT, Charbar), Calgary
Roy Oh (Anju), Calgary
James Walt (Araxi), Whistler, BC
Angus An (Maenam), Vancouver
Ned Bell (Vancouver Aquarium), Vancouver
Andrea Carlson (Burdock & Co.), Vancouver
Stefan Hartmann (Bauhaus), Vancouver
Jackie Kai Ellis (Beaucoup Bakery), Vancouver
Vikram Vij (Vij’s), Vancouver
Warren Barr (Pointe Restaurant at the Wickaninnish Inn), Tofino, BC

Inspired Cooking, with tips about nutrition, can be purchased online ( and at select retailers.

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Andrea Karen Hammer is the founder, director and owner of Artsphoria Publishing, Media Group & Shop ( Artsphoria International Magazine (; Artsphoria Movie Reviews & Film Forum (; Artsphoria: Arts, Business & Technology Center (; Artsphoria Event Advertising & Reporting (; Artsphoria: Food for the Soul (; Artsphoria Animation & Imagination World ( and Artsphoria Shop ( She is a Philadelphia-based freelance writer who has published articles in international publications.

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