Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 240 p. Contains: Halftones, color.
From the Publisher
Salt Spring, Pender, Galiano, Mayne and Saturna are the best known
of the Southern Gulf Islands. Their residents value a rich food and
drink heritage, and experiment busily with new foods and approaches
to improve diversity and flavour, and support special diets and
local sustainability. They celebrate slow foods--and slow islands;
and many embrace a 100-mile--or even a 100 yard--diet.
Organic Food is prominent in island life--at farmers'' markets,
farm gate honesty stands, community gardens, potlucks, wine
festivals, and the biggest Gulf Island party--the Saturna Lamb
Roast. Some growers preserve heritage varieties, others introduce
new crops and unfamiliar foods to the Gulf Islands--and the
province. Island producers are famous for lamb and cheese, and
celebrity chefs open small intimate restaurants, creating with
local products for discerning residents and visitors. Recognized
experts teach organic gardening and creative cuisine.
Hidden in the woods are micro-coffee roasters, organic
chocolatiers, wood-fired bakeries, salmon smokers, and rogue cheese
and tofu makers. Pender, Saturna, and Salt Spring all boast
vineyards, developing new wines to complement local foods. the
islands food industry is rich in character, passion and variety.
Hostelries range from the 5-star Poets Cove Resort on Pender, to
the more modest but equally delicious fare found at La Berengerie
Veteran writers and long-time island residents Andrea and David
Spalding have explored the highways and byways of the islands,
interviewing farmers and chefs, gardeners and artists. They have
gathered and created recipes that reflect the variety and abundance
of island food year round, that can be enjoyed by locals, visitors
and tourists, and carry the islanders'' passion for food to distant
places. Traditional and experimental recipes from the islands''
chefs include Brie and Squash Pizza, Lavender and Lemon Roasted
Saturna Lamb and the blackberry pie that won the blue ribbon at the
Fall Fair. They capture the flavours of the Gulf Islands for
islanders and visitors, and provide a perfect way to escape for
those who have yet to enjoy the islands--without even setting foot
on BC ferries.