The food lover's guide to finding the best of the best in the vibrant Okanagan.
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.
Jennifer Cockrall-King is an award-winning food culture writer, and author of Food and the City: Urban Agriculture and the New Food Revolution. She splits her time between Edmonton and the Okanagan Valley, where she produces and runs the annual Okanagan Food & Wine Writers Workshop.
Taking up where his beloved A Year in Provence leaves off, Peter Mayle offers us another funny, beautifully (and deliciously) evocative book about life in Provence. With tales only one who lives there could know—of finding gold coins while digging in the garden, of indulging in sumptuous feasts at truck stops—and with characters introduced with great affection and wit—the gendarme fallen from grace, the summer visitors ever trying the patience of even the most genial Provençaux, the straightforward dog "Boy"—Toujours Provence is a heart-warming portrait of a place where, if you can't quite "get away from it all," you can surely have a very good time trying.