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Food Artisans of the Okanagan

Your Guide to the Best Locally Crafted Fare

by (author) Jennifer Cockrall-King

TouchWood Editions
Initial publish date
Apr 2016
General, Western Provinces, Restaurants
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2016
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  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Apr 2016
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Gold Winner of a 2017 Taste Canada Food Writing Award

Discover the edible delights of the Okanagan with profiles on more than 125 farm-to-table chefs, bakers, beekeepers, orchardists, farmers, market gardeners, butchers and charcutiers, fisherpeople, coffee roasters, distillers, craft brewers, chocolatiers, millers, foragers, cheesemakers, fishmongers, and producers of fine craft foods and drink. The valley is absolutely bursting with delicious creations, and this self-guided tour is the best way to find them.

Complete with full-colour maps of the area's sub-regions (for the North Okanagan, Central Okanagan, South Okanagan, and the Similkameen), and complete contact information so you can visit farmgate shops or local markets, this is a must-have book for both locals and tourists.

About the author

Born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, JENNIFER COCKRALL-KING is a Canadian food writer who now lives in the small community of Naramata, in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley. She is the author of Food and the City: Urban Agriculture and the New Food Revolution and Food Artisans of the Okanagan Valley. Her writing has appeared in publications across North America, including Maclean’s, Reader’s Digest, Eighteen Bridges, Canadian Geographic, and enRoute magazine. tawâw: Progressive Indigenous Cuisine is her third book.

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  • Winner, Taste Canada Food Writing Award

Editorial Reviews

"Seriously, you guys. This guide is loaded with fantastic little bits of info. Cockrall-King has spent time with over 125 culinary craftspeople. She knows how hard they work at doing what they love." —Renee Kohlman, Sweet Sugarbean

The Edmonton Journal asks Jennifer Cockrall-King to describe the people and experiences that make the Okanagan such a draw for lovers of food and drink.

"Go grab a copy. It’s writing that comes from passion and an intimate knowledge of the subject, so the best kind, really." -Eating Niagara

The Kelowna Daily Courier shares the introduction from Jennifer Cockrall-King's new Okanagan food guide.

"Conveniently organized by the four regions of the Okanagan (North, Central, South and the Similkameen), [Food Artisans of the Okanagan] is the perfect guide to carry with you as you traverse through the 20,000-square-kilometre region.

The Kelowna Daily Courier shares the introduction from Jennifer Cockrall-King's new Okanagan food guide.

Jennifer Cockrall-King tells Nuvo why she loves the Okanagan and the food artisans she profiles in her guide.

Cockrall-King joins Tiffany Meyer for her Grub podcast about food as a muse and the craft of food writing.

The Culinary Travel Guide interviews Jennifer Cockrall-King about her earliest travel memory, the most unusual food she's eaten, and the best culinary travel experience she's ever had.

"Cockrall-King’s in-depth research and innate good taste make her a very well-chosen curator for this national treasury of farms and food artisans. This book proves that people that dedicate their lives to creating beauty and appreciation for food are indeed artists." —Savour it All blog

Cockrall-King talks to Alberta RV & Resort about the Okanagan—what to do, what to drink other than wine, and which foods surprised her the most during the research stages for her book.

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