Category Archives: Books for Foodies

The Butcher, The Baker, The Wine and Cheese Maker – An Okanagan Cookbook

WINNER: 2014 Paris Book Festival for Best Cookbook

WINNER: 2014 World Gourmand Cookbook Award for  Best Local Cuisine Book in Canada

okanagancookbookThis farm-to-table cookbook celebrates the Okanagan Valley’s best chefs, farmers, artisans, and winemakers. The book includes sumptuous recipes created by well known local chefs from starters to mains to desserts and a special section of “”homemade”” recipes from local growers, farmers and friends. Each recipe is followed by a bio of the chef, of the farmer from where the ingredients were sourced, and of the winery related to the wine paired with the recipe. With over 160 contributors, including a combination of our celebrated chef’s recipes and those from the farm, this book is a delicious read that intoduces the reader to the people and the traditions of the Okanagan that is quickly establishing itself as a culinary destination.

Now available in Fernie at Le Grand Fromage

Charcuterie: Books for meat lovers

Charcuterie is the branch of cooking Pork-Cutsdevoted to prepared meat products, primarily from pork. Originally intended as a way to preserve meat before the advent of refrigeration, cured meats are prepared today for their flavors derived from the preservation processes.

Interest in charcuterie has exploded over the past decade.  Sure, charcuterie has been around forever, but now the demand for home-made meats has reached fever pitch. People are hooked on fine meats. If you want to explore the world of cured meats and sausage making, we have a few books that will get you started. Continue reading

The Cheese and I

An Englishman’s voyage through the land of fromage

We have a newly published book for cheese lovers. According to France Magazine it’s “a heart-warming tale of determination and passion that may inspire readers to chase their dreams, or reach for the cheese and crackers.”   Either way, it sounds like an interesting tale. Well, at least for us cheesemongers 😉

Matt Feroze had a rather unusual dream: to become a cheesemonger in the highly competitive French cheese industry. To accomplish this, however, he would have to make huge sacrifices: give up a good job as an accountant in England and say goodbye to his friends and family, moving to a country in which he struggled with the language and knew next to nothing about the profession he wished to enter. Continue reading