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Okanagan Eats

Signature Chefs' Recipes from British Columbia's Wine Valleys

by (author) Dawn Postnikoff & Joanne Sasvari

Figure 1 Publishing
Initial publish date
Sep 2023
Canadian, Individual Chefs & Restaurants, Wine
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2023
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A collection of more than 70 signature recipes from the Okanagan Valley's best chefs, restaurants, cafés, bakeries and wineries.

The Okanagan, Similkameen and Thompson Valleys in British Columbia are known to produce some of the most outstanding wines in the world. But the region is also emerging as an exciting culinary scene. Inspired by the Interior's organic farming and sustainable agriculture, the region's chefs are quietly bringing world-class techniques to the table, taking the golden beets, tomatillos, wild mushrooms, haskap berries and everything that grows so abundantly in every micro-season and transforming it into the kind of meals that would tickle a food critic's palate.

Okanagan Eats is a deep dive into this dynamic food region where locality is the name of the game. From a summer heirloom gazpacho to wine-braised short ribs, an orchard salad to a decadent brownie trifle, there is something delicious to suit every taste. While the recipes are chef-driven, they are intended for home cooks and designed to be uncomplicated and fuss-free.

Each recipe includes a suggested drink pairing, reflecting the spirit of collaboration championed by the community. Baked Brie with Haskap-Jalapeño Jam pairs beautifully with Fitzpatrick Family Vineyard's Fitz Crémant sparkling wine. Duck and Waffles for Sunday brunch is made more decadent accompanied by Hillside Winery's Syrah. And for the Big Ole Yorkie Bowl, Crannog Ales's Back Hand of God Stout is the only way to go.

Okanagan Eats aims to bring the culinary traditions of this flourishing scene to greater prominence - where food is fresh and delicious, and wine is bountiful.

About the authors

Contributor Notes

As co-founder of Edible Vancouver Island, Dawn Postnikoff shares her passion for coastal living and the local food and beverage culture with the Edible community. Having left the corporate world to become a golf course and restaurant owner in 2008, she now organizes several events and festivals each year, works closely with her local chefs' association and promotes culinary tourism throughout the region. Dawn is mom to five "mostly grown-up" children and loves spending time outdoors when she isn't playing in her kitchen or sipping wine with friends.

Joanne Sasvari is the editor of the magazines YAM, Vitis and The Alchemist and writes about food, drink and travel for Edible Vancouver, Destination BC, Food & Wine magazine and various other publications. She is also the author of the IACP-shortlisted book The Wickaninnish Cookbook, as well as Vancouver Eats, Island Eats and Paprika . In addition, she is a Canadian Wine Scholar, Level II BC Wine Ambassador and certified to Level III by the Wine and Spirits Education Trust.

Editorial Reviews

"Beautifully photographed . . . mouth watering food."
-Montecristo Magazine

"You'll become acquainted with the food and wine experts who add the dazzle to the region."
-The Province

"The unique regional cuisine of the Okanagan is on display in all its fresh, vibrant glory."
-Okanagan Edge

"Stunning photography"

"A love letter to the Okanagan"

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