Island Eats Cookbook
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Explore the Culinary Treasures of the Salish Sea
Discover the heart and soul of the Salish Sea Islands' culinary scene in the Island Eats Cookbook. This beautiful hardcover cookbook brings you a taste of island living, featuring more than 80 signature dishes across 200 pages. Crafted by renowned Chefs, Mixologists, and Artisans who've contributed to the cherished food traditions of this remarkable culinary destination, it's a perfect addition to any home chef's library.
A Culinary Journey Awaits
With a diverse collection of dishes, from classic salmon chowder to island-foraged chanterelle risotto, apple pie waffles, and bannock ice cream sandwiches, this cookbook offers locally inspired, soul-satisfying recipes that will become your favourites.
Explore the culinary creations of 80 of the top restaurants and Chefs in the region, including 10 Acres Bistro, Long Beach Lodge Resort, Poets Cove Resort & Spa, SaltSpring Kitchen Co., SoBo, Wild Poppy Market, Woodshed Provisions and more.
Meet the Authors
- Dawn Postnikoff, co-founder of Edible Vancouver Island, shares her passion for coastal living and the local food and beverage culture. She's a culinary tourism advocate and an event organizer in the region.
- Joanne Sasvari, an expert in food, drink, and travel writing, is the editor of YAM, Vitis, and The Alchemist magazines. She's also the author of several food-related books and a certified wine expert.
We're proud to share that Melanie, our Founder and Chef, AKA the Sauce Boss, is featured in this cookbook, showcasing a delicious recipe alongside other talented island chefs. Her One-Pan Chicken and Mushrooms with Onion Thyme Cream Sauce features our Onion & Thyme Savoury Spread.
A Thoughtful Addition to Gift Boxes
Enhance your gift boxes with the Island Eats Cookbook. Add this cookbook to your order with preserves from our collection to create a lovely package that celebrates the art of food and the region's flavours.
INGREDIENTS & DETAILS
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Are your products vegan? (Most!)
Yes! Just about everything is. With the exception of our Apple & Fig Spread, Charcuterie Mustard, and Cranberry, Sour Cherry & Port Preserve.
Are your products gluten-free? (Just about everything is!)
Everything is gluten-free except Charcuterie Mustard, the ale we use here contains barley.
How fast is shipping? (Pretty fast!)
Most orders ship within one or two business days, a few extra days are sometimes needed during a big sale. We're a small team.
We ship across Canada and the US, orders in Canada ship FREE over $100, after discounts.
Where the heck is Salt Spring Island? (It's a magical place)
We're on a small island in the Southern Gulf Islands of British Columbia, Canada. West coast vibes for days.
Come visit, hang out in our Tasting Room, and enjoy everything our artisan-rich island has to offer.
Uniquely Curated. Exceptionally Preserved.
Handmade on Salt Spring Island
Our little jam factory started in Melanie's kitchen in 2012. We've grown into our full scale production kitchen and warehouse, and in the summer of 2023, we opened a Tasting Room.
Our small team is now more than a dozen people, and our favourite goal is to be the best employer in our small island community.
From Breakfast to Happy Hour
There's so many creative and delicious ways to use our gourmet jams, spreads, preserves, and hot sauces.
- Elevate your cheese and charcuterie boards
- Spread on sourdough toast, crackers, and pastries
- Take your sandwiches and burgers to a new level
- As a glaze or marinade
- In baking (we love them in stuffed cookies)
- As a yogurt or ice cream topping
- In sauces and salad dressings
- In cocktails and beverages for new depth of flavour
- As a filling for crepes, pies, and pastries
Elevate Your Drinks
Just a teaspoon will bring new flavours to your homemade sodas, cocktails, and lo-fi beverages. Explore our recipes and blog to learn more ways to use our products.