Savvy Gift Guide: Top 10 Books for Foodies and Chefs

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Looking for a little holiday cooking inspiration? Or the perfect gift for the foodie on your list? Well, we’ve got you covered, Savvy Readers! We’ve rounded up our favourite cookbooks for the foodies and chefs this holiday season.

Better on Toast by Jill Donenfeld

Who doesn’t love toast? Seriously! It’s simple, quick, delicious, and easy. It’s a classic. Well, if you know someone like me (who loves toast and isn’t the Jamie Oliver of cooking), then this is the perfect cookbook to gift this holiday season. Better on Toast is a fresh, fun, easy, cookbook that reveals all the delectable things you can do with toast, one of today’s hottest culinary trends. Not to mention, it’s a great introductory cooking guide, too! (Just what I need! Santa are you hearing this?)

Game of Scones by Jammy Lannister

I’m going on the record now saying that Game of Scones is the most perfect gift to ever exist for a baker who is also a Game of Thrones fanatic. Trust me…they’ll love it! With Game of Thrones-inspired recipes (Joffrey’s Jaffas, Oberyn’s Smashing Head Surprise) this cookbook is sure to have everyone laughing out loud when they serve these hilarious baked goodies.

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Bookmarks: November 20th

Happy Friday! Welcome to another edition of Bookmarks where we at The Savvy Reader share bookish news, links, and photos that catch our attention over the week. I’m especially excited about today’s post as this week was filled with interesting and even groundbreaking news. Keep reading (or “bookmark” this page for later) to see what I’m talking about!

1. Emma Stone is attached to star in Love May Fail

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We were already excited to see Matthew Quick‘s quirky book Love May Fail come to life on the big screen, but now we’re even more excited! Variety reports that sources have confirmed Emma Stone’s participation in the adaptation, and we think she’s perfect for the role of Portia Kane, the main character who goes on a madcap quest to restore a good man’s reputation. Read the full news article here. What do you think of this casting news, Savvy Readers?

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The 2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize Winner Is…

Happy Friday, Savvy Readers! In case you missed it, the 2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize winner was announced this week (and in case you missed all of it, here are the longlist and shortlist announcements!).

On Tuesday evening, publishing professionals and avid readers gathered to watch the announcement at the Giller Light Bash, which is an annual fundraising event in support of Frontier College. It was my first time attending the Giller Light Bash, and it was a blast! So, before I share the award announcement, I thought I’d show you some of my photos from the night…

2015 Giller Light Bash Hosts Scaachi Koul and Evan Munday

Scaachi Koul and Evan Munday were the perfect hosts; they were humorous, tongue-in-cheek, and informative at the same time! (Also, scroll down to see Evan’s fantastic leggings!)

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