Island Eats Cookbook

$39.00 CAD
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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.

Featured Restaurants

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.

Melanie's Contribution

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.



A lot of great inspiration and story telling. Delicious recipes on 200 pages.

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Where can I get it today? (So many places!)

Check our store locator or visit our Tasting Room on Salt Spring Island.

Are your products vegan? (Most!)

Yes! Just about everything is vegan. 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? Is is free? (It's pretty fast and sometimes free!)

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.

Premium + natural whole ingredients

Uniquely Curated. Exceptionally Preserved.

Woman-owned and family run

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.

Most versatile jars in your fridge

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, crackers, and pastries
  • Take 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
  • As a filling for crepes, pies, and pastries
Pairs well with ice

Elevate Your Drinks

Just a teaspoon will bring new flavours to your homemade sodas, cocktails, and lo-fi beverages.

Explore our recipes and our Ultimate Guide to Crafting Alcohol-Free Beverages.