Ottawa Cooks!

Published 09/06/16 by Ottawa Magazine.

In the world of restaurant critics, working with chefs is equivalent to crossing the floor. This change in allegiance for Ottawa’s Anne DesBrisay marks the start of a new chapter — literally. DesBrisay has shed almost 30 years of critic anonymity and collaborated with the same chefs from whom she once hid her identity to pen Ottawa Cooks.

Cookbooks in this city series, published by Figure 1, have been landing with a satisfying thud in Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal, and now Ottawa.

“I wanted the book to feel very much like Ottawa. It’s hard to put into words exactly what that is … but I think Chris [Lalonde], in his photographs, has really captured Ottawa,” says DesBrisay…

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