Maritime cooking starts with great local produce--lobster,
scallops, oysters, blueberries, apples, cranberries, maple syrup,
and more. There are treasured traditional dishes--hodge podge,
baked beans, gingerbread, blueberry grunt--as well as the simple
but delicious lobster boil. Leading chefs like Craig Flinn of
Halifax''s Chives restaurant, Michael Howell of The Tempest in
Wolfville, and many others have come up with wonderful new ways of
cooking with fresh, local ingredients. Best Recipes of the
Maritime Provinces brings the traditional and the contemporary
together in one great collection.
During her many years as Canadian Living magazine''s
food editor, Elizabeth Baird was a great fan of Maritime cooking.
She has visited every corner of the region to research and write
about great local producers and cooks and their recipes. To prepare
this collection, she started with well over 1,000 recipes published
in cookbooks over the past three decades. From those, she has
selected 400+ recipes by over fifty of the region''s leading chefs,
including Elaine Elliot and Virginia Lee, whose bestselling
Maritime Flavours has sold more than 30,000 copies. Also
included are tasty recipes from healthy eating champions Maureen
Tilley and Sandra Nowlan.
This is the book that every Maritime cook will want--and that
visitors will take home so they can explore the region''s rich