Whether they’re shucking oysters and rolling pasta just for you, pouring you a glass of local wine, or telling you about the best surf beach or hiking trail, or the cool new craft brewery in town, the chefs, mixologists and food artisans profiled in this cookbook have contributed to the heartfelt food traditions of a remarkable culinary destination.
Featuring more than 80 signature dishes, from classic salmon chowder to island-foraged chanterelle risotto, apple pie waffles to bannock ice cream sandwiches, this inspired collection boasts locally minded, soul-satisfying dishes that readers will want to make again and again.
10 Acres Bistro | 1909 Kitchen | Beach Fire Brewing and Nosh House | Blue Spruce Ice Cream | Boom + Batten | Bravocados | Brentwood Bay Resort | Brie & Barrel | The Butchart Gardens | Canoe Brewpub | The Courtney Room | French Press Coffee Roasters | Galiano Oceanfront Inn and Spa | Glo Restaurant + Lounge | Hardy Buoys Smoked Fish | Hattie’s Farm to Table | Heartwood Kitchen Food Outfitter | Il Falcone | Kingfisher Oceanside Resort & Spa | La Stella Trattoria | Long Beach Lodge Resort | The Mahle House Restaurant | Melange | Ouest Artisan Patisserie | Oxeye | Picnic Charcuterie | Pluvio Restaurant + Rooms | Poets Cove Resort & Spa | Saltchuck Pie Company | Saltspring Kitchen Co. | Sea Breeze Lodge | Shelter Restaurant | SoBo | Swept Away Inn | Tidal Café | TopTable Victoria | Toque Catering | Twin City Brewing Company | Unsworth Restaurant | Wild Poppy Market / Old Town Bakery | Woodshed Provisions
About the authors
As co-founder of Edible Vancouver Island, Dawn Postnikoff shares her passion for coastal living and the local food and beverage culture with the Edible community. Having left the corporate business world to become an entrepreneur several years ago, she now has multiple projects on the go, most of which focus on promoting culinary tourism throughout the region. Dawn is mom to five “mostly grown-up” children and loves spending time outdoors when she isn’t playing in her kitchen or sipping wine with friends. She lives in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island.
Joanne Sasvari grew up on Vancouver Island, and in her heart, never left. She is the editor of Vitis, The Alchemist and Westcoast Homes & Design magazines, and writes about food, drink and travel for Edible Vancouver Island, Destination BC’s “Hello BC” website, Vancouver Sun and other Postmedia brands and various other publications, including Food & Wine magazine. She is also the author of the IACP-shortlisted Wickaninnish Cookbook, Vancouver Eats, Frommer’s EasyGuide to Vancouver & Victoria, and Paprika. She lives in North Vancouver and is planning her next trip back to Vancouver Island.