The Sobo Cookbook: Recipes From The Tofino Restaurant At The End Of The Canadian Road by Lisa AhierThe Sobo Cookbook: Recipes From The Tofino Restaurant At The End Of The Canadian Road by Lisa Ahier

The Sobo Cookbook: Recipes From The Tofino Restaurant At The End Of The Canadian Road

byLisa Ahier, Andrew Morrison

Paperback | May 13, 2014

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Sobo (Sophisticated Bohemian) started out in 2003 as a purple food truck in the parking lot behind a surf shop, way before food trucks were cool. Despite its remoteness, it attracted rave reviews from food media across North America, with the likes of Saveur magazine calling it: "perhaps the most exciting lunch stand in North America". The back of the staff's t-shirts read: "Quite possibly the second best thing you can do in a parking lot"--and that same fun, authentic West Coast vibe weaves throughout the stories and recipes in this book. 

Sobo has since become a destination restaurant, having outgrown its food truck beginnings, with visitors making the pilgrimage to the west coast of Vancouver Island just to taste chef Lisa Ahier's cooking--which is, to use Tofino slang, simply "killer". The restaurant's menu focuses on locally-sourced, seasonally-inspired ingredients from family-owned producers. The dishes are shaped by Lisa's Tex Mex and Southwestern culinary roots, and her experience gained across several US states, including her stint as executive chef of Cibolo Creek Ranch in Texas. 

The Sobo Cookbook includes over 100 of the restaurant's all-time favourite recipes--recipes that have fed surfers, hungry locals, curious visitors and die-hard foodies alike.

LISA AHIER was born in Texas and studied at the Culinary Institute of America in New York. After working in kitchens at sea and across several states, she started the Sobo food truck in 2003 with her husband, Artie; Sobo moved to its current location in 2007. Lisa lives in Tofino, B.C.ANDREW MORRISON is the editor-in-chief of Scout Mag...
Title:The Sobo Cookbook: Recipes From The Tofino Restaurant At The End Of The Canadian RoadFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9.8 × 8.27 × 0.73 inPublished:May 13, 2014Publisher:Appetite by Random HouseLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0449015858

ISBN - 13:9780449015858

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Excellent Canadian Gift I bought this with thoughts of sending as a Christmas gift out of country. This turned out to be another intended gift that I have not parted with. The recipes are trendy selections from a Torino food truck using fresh locally sourced ingredients. The recipes offer an edgy twist on good homey food. This is another excellent choice for gifting a bit of Canadians.
Date published: 2016-12-23

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Sobo:"Sobo lives up to its name attracting a blend of surfers, ecotourists and locals enjoying CIA grad Lisa's flavorful take on Vancouver Island ingredients." --Gourmet"I could eat there every day." --Vancouver Sun"Lisa is one of Canada's top chefs...Her food is adventurous, street smart, dripping with freshness, local character and drop dead top of the line flavor." --Calgary HeraldPraise for The Sobo Bookbook:“Of all the places I have had the privilege to visit and cook, SoBo is one of my favourites. Lisa Ahier is a truly talented chef with so much passion and heart. In this book, she shares her delicious recipes, along with stunning photography and stories that encapsulate the beauty of Vancouver Island. I can’t wait to cook them all!” --Lynn Crawford, Food Network host, Cookbook Author & Chef/Owner of Ruby Watchco “Lisa Ahier’s passion for the West Coast truly shines at SoBo, making it a culinary destination. She has created recipes that elevate simple, fresh ingredients into balanced, flavorful dishes. I applaud her imaginative, energetic and humble nature as a chef, and highly respect her commitment to using the best local ingredients.” --Chef Rob Feenie, Cactus Restaurants Ltd. “Having cooked with Lisa in SoBo’s beautiful kitchen, I can attest that their food is as tasty as it looks. This book is an inspiration. Namaste.” --Vikram Vij, Cookbook Author & Chef/Owner of Vij’s “The SoBo Cookbook showcases authentic flavors from SoBo’s own fresh, local menu, and captures the lifestyle and beauty of Tofino through the amazing photography of Jeremy Koreski. It’s been over ten years since I tasted my first fish taco out of the purple truck; SoBo may have changed locations since then, but the food tastes just as good.” --Peter Devries, Canadian Surf Champion