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Brilliant Regional Cookbooks

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There is nothing better than getting a new cookbook – and better yet if it evokes a place you have visited and loved.
Prairie Feast

Prairie Feast

a writer's journey home for dinner
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback

A year of eating locally results in a gastronomical journey through prairie food festivals, local food traditions and the infamous community dinners. A humorous, light-hearted chronicle of the writer’s love affair with good food, prairie traditions and flavours from her childhood with recipes peppered throughout.

Fueled by nostalgia and her taste buds, she set out to rediscover the flavours of her childhood – the flavours of natural, local, farm-fresh prairie food. When she vowed to serve onl …

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Bison Delights

Bison Delights

Middle Eastern Cuisine, Western Style
edition:Paperback

The Middle East and the Prairie West meet--deliciously--in this cookbook of over 100 recipes developed by Canada's foremost expert in Arab cuisine.

Habeeb Salloum spent his childhood on the Saskatchewan prairies, the son of Syrian homesteaders who thrived during the depression and drought of the 1930s by growing the dryland crops of their homeland. In this cookbook, Salloum returns not only to his childhood home, but to the historical sustainer of life on the prairies--the bison.

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Buffalo Girl Cooks Bison

Buffalo Girl Cooks Bison

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged : meat, essays, game

More than 100 wildly delicious recipes that use North America’s original red meat, from bison rancher and award-winning food writer Jennifer Bain.

Buffalo Girl Cooks Bison is the first comprehensive contemporary bison cookbook for a general North American market. With more than 100 well-tested, delectable recipes, Bain ensures that you’ll have plenty of culinary inspiration for every cut of bison.

Recipes include Bison + Cheddar Biscuits, Quinoa + Kale Bison Soup, Maple-Whisky Bison Burgers, S …

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The Sobo Cookbook

The Sobo Cookbook

Recipes from the Tofino Restaurant at the End of the Canadian Road
edition:Paperback

Sobo (Sophisticated Bohemian) started out in 2003 as a purple food truck in the parking lot behind a surf shop, way before food trucks were cool. Despite its remoteness, it attracted rave reviews from food media across North America, with the likes of Saveur magazine calling it: "perhaps the most exciting lunch stand in North America". The back of the staff's t-shirts read: "Quite possibly the second best thing you can do in a parking lot"--and that same fun, authentic West Coast vibe weaves th …

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A Taste of Prince Edward County

A Taste of Prince Edward County

A Guide to the People, Places & Food of Ontario's Favourite Getaway
edition:Paperback
tagged : ontario, canadian

Explore Prince Edward County, its rich local history, gorgeous scenery, and delicious food and drink, in this new guide to the "gastronomic capital of Ontario" (The Globe and Mail).

Prince Edward County's reputation as a picturesque region of award-winning wineries, quaint and eclectic hotels, rustic restaurants and fine dining establishments makes it the perfect getaway destination. Within driving distance of Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal, the county is an ideal place both for city slickers to e …

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Foreword
David McMillan, Co-owner of Joe Beef, Liverpool House & Vin Papillon

The moment I cross the bridge over the Bay of Quinte, a warm sense of “I’ve been here before” comes over me. The déjà vu feels like a famil­iarity with the spirits, the ancestors, the landscape and the trees of this slice of Canadiana. I’ve lived in France, and my whole career has been spent working in Montreal, but the county, although it’s not my home, feels like home.

When Chris told me he was writing this book I immediately said: “I want to contribute something.” I’ve known him for a long time, ever since we first opened Joe Beef, and I can’t think of anyone better suited to do justice to this place that neither of us are from, but both love. And I can’t imagine a better pairing for Chris’s writing than Johnny’s photographs. Johnny’s a transplant, as is most everyone who hasn’t been here for 10 generations or more, but he knows the county, its people and its rhythms as well as anyone, and his images capture the essence of this special place.

I have met a vast collection of friendly, like-minded people in the county: hard workers, dreamers, farmers, every one of them with a deep love of this island that feels forgotten somewhere in time. There are the born-and-bred county folks who have been here for generations, who know every road, every pasture and every family. Then there are the newcomers: the people who picked up from wherever they lived, who saw what I see, and ultimately made significant life changes to move to the county. For so many, this is a place where people can come to start anew, be part of something, and work and contribute to the community.

And whether I’m talking to longtime locals or brand-new residents, I have great discussions all over the county. I often find myself dwelling on the idea that I work and live in Montreal in a very urban setting, but enlightening exchanges in the city are few and far between. I find myself craving the county and those conversations at the Legion, or the various watering holes around the island, on main streets or at wineries. I always feel the need to get one point across during these chats. In almost every conversation, you’ll hear me say: “Do you realize how lucky you are to live here and be a part of what is going on?” I usually follow up by stressing how jealous I am of the beauty that fills the eyes and hearts of this amazing community. Prince Edward County, to me, offers a chance to start a community or join an existing, robust one, and that isn’t something that happens everywhere or every day.

I’ve driven along every road and explored every corner of the county during my stays. I fantasize about opening a restaurant, a B&B, a cider house, a winery, of farming goat or lamb. But I can also support, tour, explore and live the county life through visits, too, and I hope you will do the same with this book at your side. Visit Prince Edward County! #CountyUp

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Nova Scotia Cookery, Then and Now

Nova Scotia Cookery, Then and Now

Modern Interpretations of Heritage Recipes
edited by Valerie Mansour
edition:Paperback
tagged : canadian

Take one batch of historic recipes, add a handful of local, inspired chefs, mix well, and serve up a modern version of Nova Scotia culinary history. To create this book, food writer and editor Valerie Mansour reviewed the Nova Scotia Archives's What's Cooking? digital collection and, along with their staff, pulled out a cross-section of recipes dating back as far as The Halifax Gazette of 1765, and featuring material from wartime newspaper supplement recipes, community cookbooks, and more. Taste …

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Okanagan Table

Okanagan Table

The Art of Everyday Home Cooking
edition:Hardcover
tagged : canadian

The Okanagan Valley, 125 miles long and 12 miles wide, is home to some of B.C.’s most historic farmland, and every summer, the region explodes with apricots, peaches, sweet cherries, pears, plums, nectarines, grapes, and apples. There is no greater pleasure than seeing the reaction to true, honest cooking, and home cooks know this feeling, too. The Okanagan Table is a cookbook celebrating the local flavours: creating exceptional meals by connecting with the freshest, highest quality food. Feat …

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Flavours of New Brunswick

Flavours of New Brunswick

The Best Recipes from Our Kitchens
edition:Paperback
also available: Paperback
tagged : canadian

Bursting with recipes from land and sea, Flavours of New Brunswick brings together the best-loved appetizers, entrées, soups, preserves, desserts, and more from Karen Powell's popular cookbooks. If you loved Taste of New Brunswick or the original Flavours of New Brunswick, this updated edition is for you. Featuring time-tested favourites like Fundy Fog Pea Soup and crowd-pleasers like Fiddlehead Fry and Leek and Salmon Pizza, these delicious recipes are as fun to make as they are to share!

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