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Hélène-Andrée Bizier


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Québec historian and essayist, Hélène-Andrée Bizier is particularly interested in the history of Québec, Montréal, the Université de Montréal and culinary art in New France.

Since 2006, she has published a series of works made up of photo archives with Éditions Fides: Une histoire du Québec en photos, Une histoire des Québécoises en photos, Une histoire des hommes du Québec en photos. In 2010, she published another history and photography book: À chacun son métier, un survol des métiers exercés au Québec depuis l'invention de la photographie. In 2011, Hélène-Andrée Bizier and Marie-Diane Faucher published the ABC des bonnes manières sans souci ni chichi with Groupe Librex; this book was published by Livre de Poche and has been distributed in France, Québec and throughout the French-speaking world since January 2013. 

In the field of gastronomy, Hélène-Andrée Bizier published Le Menu quotidien en Nouvelle-France, une évocation des terroirs originaux and, in 2012, Dans l'assiette de l'autre, a biography of restaurant critic Françoise Kayler which also deals with the evolution of restaurant cuisine in Québec.

In 1995, she was nominated for a Governor General’s award for her essay Le Noir et le Rouge. In 2006, she received the Canadian Culinary Book Award presented by Cuisine Canada and Guelph University for Le Menu quotidien en Nouvelle-France.

Hélène-Andrée Bizier has been a member of the Order of Canada since 2008.

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