From the Forward:
“Plenty of people talk about farm-to-table dining these days. But on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands of the Salish Sea, it’s truly a way of life. And why not, when there is so much abundance to choose from? From Port Hardy to the Saanich Peninsula, the rain-soaked west coast to the sun-drenched Gulf Islands, farmers grow everything from truffles to tea, passionfruit to Pinot Noir, water buffalo to the most delicately briny oysters.”
Whether they’re shucking oysters and rolling pasta just for you, pouring you a glass of local wine, or telling you about the best surf beach or hiking trail, or the cool new craft brewery in town, the chefs, mixologists and food artisans profiled in this cookbook have contributed to the heartfelt food traditions of a remarkable culinary destination.
Featuring more than 80 signature dishes, from classic salmon chowder to island-foraged chanterelle risotto, apple pie waffles to bannock ice cream sandwiches, this inspired collection boasts locally minded, soul-satisfying dishes that readers will want to make again and again.
Island Eats $38.99 ISBN 978-1-77327-167-5