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Best in the WorldTake a Bite of an International Award. A cookbook of epic eats celebrates a momentously epic moment. A proud moment for Canada’s gourmet food scene – it is official, Canadian cookbook, Decades Of Decadence is among the “Best in the World”.

Decades Of Decadence

The Gourmand World Cookbook and Wine Book Awards, the Oscars of the food and wine world, celebrated its 19th year in Beijing, May 2014. Go To Gourmand World Cookbook Award Ceremony.

Winner for 2013 “Best Culinary History Book”, Decades Of Decadence went to China to compete for “Best in the World” against eight other phenomenal cookbooks from around the globe for “Best Historical Recipes”. Fifth generation Calgarian author Rebecca Klemke strutted off the Gourmand World Cookbook Award stage holding a title for “Best in the World”. Go To Take a Bite of an International Award. Go To Traveling Beijing, China.

Canadian Cookbook Author Rebecca Klemke brings you a must-have cookbook of Fabulous Food Fashion!

Decades Of Decadence is your first class ticket into a gateway of culinary adventure. Bursting with 300-recipes for epic eats and mouth-watering photography, Decades Of Decadence weaves family recipes with the anecdotal stories of the colourful character who perfected, preserved, and passed along their craft for all to enjoy.

WINNER of the 2013 Gourmand World Cookbook Award for “Best Culinary History Book”, representing Canada.

“Author and food writer Rebecca Klemke is a member of one of the City of Calgary’s first family’s of food… Decades Of Decadence is Klemke’s first cookbook and not only catalogues her family recipes, but the clan’s cuisine-centric passion for life”.  ~ Ian Diog, Where Magazine

A profound expression of  Rebecca Klemke, Decades Of Decadence is grounded in family, the sharing of recipes, talk of food, growing of food, and preparing food, then the ultimate expression of food, sharing a meal.



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Cookbook Decades Of Decadence by Rebecca Klemke RK Kitchen

Decades Of Decadence, an abundance of epic eats. RK Kitchen’s Eats come from this cookbook.

decades of decadenceby Rebecca Klemke

An abundance of epic eat. 300-gourmet recipes, from easy weekday meals to extravagant feasts. Canadian Cookbook author, Rebecca Klemke and family brings you five generations of Alberta food scene at it’s best. A melting-pot of food from well traveled professional entertainers – the “decades of decadence” that is a long-standing Calgary family’s culinary history.

“For those without kitchen prowess, Klemke walks you through every chop, broil or whisk, garnishing the cookbook with simple cooking tips and tricks” ~ City Palate Magazine

Parties, Cocktails, Romantic Dates, Summer Cooking, and Holiday Spirits; Sporting Events, Dinner with Friends, and/or Healthy Quick Eating on-the-go. Decades Of Decadence is everything you need to enhance, enjoy, and expand.

Health, wealth, and wisdom all the way. “Good food is a key ingredient to great living” ~ Rebecca Klemke



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A peek at the on-goings in Rebecca’s Kitchen:Rebecca Klemke

Chat with Gourmand Award Winning Author Rebecca Klemke.

Friesen Press Interview




CBC Radio Alberta At Noon.

CBC Radio

Talk show CBC Radio Alberta at Noon interview pulls out the truth with Rebecca Klemke about why this cookbook, Decades Of Decadence has come to exist, who inspired it, what type of food it caters to, and who it’s meant to help ~ all on-air with Holly Preston


“While the Best of Bridge has always been my go to for old-school recipes, I now have another cookbook on the shelf, Decades Of Decadence, which is a treat to both read and cook from.” ~ Good Life Vancouver



Calgary Hearld

Featured in the Calgary Hearld Newspaper.

The Clagary Herald has been cooking from the pages of Decades Of Decadence… and loving it. Look out for the BEST summer barbeque steak recipe. The article includes a fabulous recipe for Peppered Flank Steak. Beef or Buffalo (Bison) are great with this recipe. Not just for flank steak (or your London Broil) any type of steak is taken up a notch with this recipe. Try it with shrimp too. Totally delish!




Decades Of Decadence Has Been Celebrating

Whiskey Sour

The Official Launch Party for Decades Of Decadence

Rebecca’s cookbook of epic eats, WAS A TOTAL PARTY! Whiskey Sours, a feature cocktail from the pages of Decades Of Decadence (pg. 15), served by Bar C at the cookbook’s debut!

“Thank you to everyone for joining the celebration. Thank you for enjoying the complimentary Sparkling Lemonade, Antipasto, Goat Cheese Roast Pepper Phyllo, and Tapenade. The sample tastings were thoroughly enjoyed and devoured. Thank you to Bar C Food and Drink for the fantastic time, space, and staff – especially the kitchen peeps. You guys rock!” ~ Rebecca Klemke


Television Premiere Global Calgary News


Television Premiere on Global.

Meet and cook with Rebecca Klemke, a local 5th generation Calgary girl, author of Decades Of Decadence. A modern twist on her Grandma’s recipes; she re-defines a lifestyle of health, wealth, and wisdom. Ccooking live on Global TV (channel 7, HD channel 211) Saturday morning. Featuring Chicken Chili Verde (a gluten-free taco wrapped in a lettuce leaf) and Guacamole, pg. 306 & 46 respectively from the cookbook, Decades Of Decadence. Watch the show.

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