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

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

Entries in Western Living magazine (2)


2015 Published Writing in Review

2015 was a steady, busy year.



It began with a contract from TouchWood Editions to write Food Artisans of the Okanagan: Your guide to the best locally crafted fare. This is a 320-page, full colour book about the best culinary craftspeople in the vibrant Okanagan and Similkameen food scene. This includes farm-to-table chefs, bakers, beekeepers, orchardists, farmers, market gardeners, butchers and charcutiers, fisherpeople, coffee roasters, distillers, craft brewers, chocolatiers, millers, foragers, cheesemakers, fishmongers, and producers of fine craft food products. Published by TouchWood Editions.

We're just finishing up the last page proofs and it will available widely, for sale, in April 2015. Food Artisans of the Okangan is available for pre-sale already.


"What's New on the Okanagan Food & Wine Scene," City Palate Calgary, March/April 2015 PDF

"Waste Not, Want Rot," May 2015, Faculty of Agriculture, Life and Environmental Sciences magazine Greenhouse.

"An Audience with the Duchess," Western Living Magazine, April 2015. (Retitled "Why We Love Edmonton's Duchess Bake Shop" for the web.)

"Okanagan Spirits Pioneering the Craft Distillery Boom," Western Living Magazine, June 2015.

"Green Soul," enRoute magazine, July 2015.

"The world's finest avant-garde chefs descend on Alberta and discover an underrated food wonderland," Maclean's, Nov 7, 2015 edition. (Online October 30, 2015)

"Living Like a Local: Kelowna," WestJet Magazine, November 2015.

"Three-Ring Dining: Grasping the novelty of modern dining," Eighteen Bridges, Winter 2015.



Nights at the Long Table, Western Living magazine, September 2013

Click to go to article online at Western LivingBest chefs in Canada right now? I think so...yet they don't have a restaurant. It's all about Okanagan cuisine de terroir, dining outdoors on a cliff over Okanagan Lake, and eating not just what's in season, but what is best that day. Here's my article in September 2013 Western Living magazine on Cameron Smith and Dana Ewart, owners / chefs of Joy Road Catering in the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia.