Danielle (DL) Acken is a Saltspring Island photographer.

Cedar + Salt: Vancouver Island Recipes from Forest, Farm, Field, and Sea (Touchwood 2019) by DL Acken [sic] and Emily Lycopolus is a First Prize winner in the Reference category for Alcuin Society's annual competition for the Book Design. The official recipient is TouchWood designer Tree Abraham. The announcement was made in October of 2020. According to the Alcuin Society, this is the only national competition for book design in the country. For this year's competition there were 53 winning titles over eight categories. Cedar and Salt will now be exhibited in Edmonton, Alberta; Leipzig, Germany; and Tokyo, Japan. Cedar and Salt is also the winner of a 2020 Gourmand World Cookbook Award and was a finalist for the 2020 BC and Yukon Book Prizes. $45.00 9781771512947.


Previously, Off the Hook: The Essential West Coast Seafood Recipes (Touchwood 2018 $22) by DL Acken and Aurelia Louvet received a 2019 PubWest Book Design Award for its original design by Canadian-born Tree Abraham. At just 168 pages, the small-format paperback cookbook includes more than sixty recipes, plus hand-drawn illustrations by Abraham to complement Acken's photos.

[BCBW 2020]