When Toronto-born food writer Kathleen Sloan-McIntosh returned to the Niagara region to explore the local wineries after years away, she was so enchanted with what she found that she and her husband sold their house in downtown Toronto and relocated there. Kathleen takes us through their first year in Ontario's Wine Country in this unique book that is part cookbook, part wine guide, and part travel guide. Featuring over 100 recipes from the author and many of the vineyard workers, chefs, and others who are part of the Niagara community, Kathleen leads us on a beautiful exploration of one of Canada's best wine producing regions. Although the focus of the book is wine, the region, the people, and the food are also prominently featured. Each recipe includes a story, seasonal ingredients, and a recommended wine (or sometimes, beer).
Winner of Silver Medal from "Cuisine Canada" in 2003 for the Food and Culture Category