Food Artisans of the Okanagan: Your guide to the best locally crafted fare

Available in Canada and the US, April 5, 2016 (TouchWood Editions)

(Curtis Trent Photography)

Jennifer Cockrall-King: I am a Canadian writer / author. I am a contributing editor to Eighteen Bridges, and  the Western Editor of Cottage Life.

My Books include:

Food and The City: Urban Agriculture and The New Food Revolution (Prometheus Books, 2012); in translation in French, Korean and Japanese.

Food Artisans of the Okanagan (TouchWood Editions, 2016)

I split my time between Edmonton (Alberta) and the Okangan Valley (BC). Once a year, I switch from writer to conference coordinator and producer to put on The Okanagan Food & Wine Writers Workshop.

I am currently working on a book about seed banks and seed savers around the world.

Writing Acknowledgements of Note:

"Three-Ring Meal: Grasping the Novelty of Modern Dining," originally published by Eighteen Bridges magazine has been included in Best Food Writing 2016 (Da Capo Press / Lifelong Books, 2016)

Recipient of the Dave Greber Freelance Writers Award 2011 for my submission of a chapter-in-progress of Food and The City. The Dave Greber Award is a national book and magazine writers' award that recognizes excellence in social justice writing by a Canadian author (and a Canadian magazine writer) each year. I am very grateful for the recognition and for the monetary prize that helps get through the final stages of writing and editing.

2010 finalist at Western Magazine Awards for Business Feature: Retail Therapy, published by Alberta Venture magazine.

Names one of Western Living magazine's "40 Foodies Under 40" -- October 2008 issue.

2008 National Magazine Award finalist as a contributor to the November / December 2007 issue of Unlimited magazine  / "Editorial Package" category.

2007 Sandy Sanderson National Award Winner, Canadian Federation of Chefs and Cooks.

Shortlisted for Cuisine Canada's Best Food and Drink Writing award 2006.

Photography: Edward J. Allen (

Photography: Edward J. Allen (