On a book page, this tab will allow you to add a book to one of your lists.
Please login or register to use this feature.
9781771510363_cover Enlarge Cover
0 of 5
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
list price: $29.95
edition:Paperback
also available: Paperback eBook
category: Travel
published: April 2014
ISBN:9781771510363
publisher: TouchWood Editions

Okanagan Slow Road

by Bernadette McDonald, illustrated by Karolina Born-Tschümperlin

reviews: 0
tagged:
add a tag
Please login or register to use this feature.
western provinces, restaurants
0 of 5
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
list price: $29.95
edition:Paperback
also available: Paperback eBook
category: Travel
published: April 2014
ISBN:9781771510363
publisher: TouchWood Editions
Description

Explore the bucolic Okanagan Valley of south-central British Columbia with Okanagan Slow Road. A compilation of the best of the region’s food, drink, and recreation, the book reveals local culinary secrets: crusty double-baked bread, lavender-infused pepper, seasonal vegetables, dark red cherries, sinfully rich double-cream brie, and farm-fresh eggs with yolks so dark they will startle. And of course, the wines. What would delicious local food be without famous vintages from the unique Okanagan terroir? Although not a definitive guide to Okanagan wines, this book is a personal journey from southern desert wineries with their "big reds" through to the northern Okanagan where crisp whites rule, and includes a list of the many wineries worth visiting.

Explore the entire length of the Okanagan Valley, with experiences such as spying a rare canyon wren, cycling the historic Kettle Valley Railroad across heart-stopping trestle bridges or among neatly planted vineyards, hiking through fields of spring flowers, paddling in a protected bay, and climbing on the world-famous gneiss of the Skaha Bluffs. Use the wonderful resource of Okanagan Valley farmers' markets at the back of the book to guide your shopping in the region.

Eat local, buy local, cook the food yourself, pair dishes with local vintages, and have a lot of fun in the process. Take your time. Slow down. Taste. Smell. Those are the messages of Okanagan Slow Road.

About the Authors

Bernadette McDonald is the author of ten books on mountaineering and mountain culture, including Alpine Warriors (RMB 2015), Keeper of the Mountains (RMB 2012) and Freedom Climbers (RMB 2011). She has received numerous mountain writing awards, including Italy’s ITAS Prize (2010), and is a two-time winner of India’s Kekoo Naoroji Award for mountain literature (2008 and 2009). In 2011, Bernadette’s first book with RMB, Freedom Climbers, won the Grand Prize at the Banff Mountain Book Festival (Canada), the Boardman Tasker Prize (UK) and the American Alpine Club’s H. Adams Carter Literary Award. Bernadette splits her time between Banff, Alberta, and Naramata, British Columbia

Author profile page >

Karolina Born-Tschümperlin was born in Lucerne, Switzerland, and moved to Canada in 1995. She studied at the University of Cambridge and at l'Université Paris-Sorbonne, and holds a degree in modern foreign languages from the Dolmetscherschule Basel. With her husband, Doug, and her dog, Otis, she owns a small lavender farm in Naramata, BC. In her spare time, she paints and plays various instruments with her band, Slapdog Four plus Joe. Her paintings and images beautifully illustrate Okanagan Slow Road. Visit karolinaborn.com

Author profile page >
Editorial Reviews

"An intimate odyssey through the diverse culture, landscapes, and tastes of British Columbia’s enchanting Okanagan Valley." —Jennifer Schell, BC Food & Wine Trails Magazine


"Equal parts guidebook, memoir, and story, this beguiling little volume is destined to be cherished by Okanagan locals and visitors alike." —Bruce Kirkby, travel writer featured in the Globe and Mail, New York Times, and Canadian Geographic


"This must-have book for food and wine lovers and for local and visiting Okanagan adventurers." —Wine Trails Magazine

Out of print

This edition is not currently available in bookstores. Check your local library or search for used copies at Abebooks.

Buy the e-book:

Reader Reviews

Sign Up or Sign In to add your review or comment.

Other Titles by Bernadette McDonald

Freedom Climbers

Freedom Climbers

edition:eBook
also available: Hardcover
More Info

Brotherhood Of the Rope

The Biography Of Charles Houston
edition:Mixed media
tagged : sports
More Info
Keeper of the Mountains

Keeper of the Mountains

The Elizabeth Hawley Story
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
More Info

User Activity

X
Contacting facebook
Please wait...