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Fresh Canadian Bistro

Nova Scotia chef Craig Flinn lives by the principles of the Slow Food movement, supporting locally sourced foods that are produced in an environmentally responsible way. He has a real passion and understanding of Canadian food, and with Fresh Canadian … Continue reading

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The Whole Beast

The Whole Beast: Nose to Tail eating by Fergus Henderson with an introduction by extreme chef Anthony Bourdain, is more than a cookbook, it is a certified ‘foodie’ classic. In Henderson’s words it is “a celebration of cuts of meat, … Continue reading

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Fresh

Fresh by John Bishop and Dennis Green, is a collection of more than ninety award-winning seasonal recipes made with local foods. John Bishop and Dennis Green are, respectively, the owner and head chef of one of Vancouver’s top restaurants – … Continue reading

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Locavore

Locavore by Sarah Elton is a blueprint for Canada’s local ‘good food’ revolution, it describes how foodies, urbanites, famers, gardeners and chefs across Canada are creating a new local food order that is sustainable and can feed us all.

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Pasture Perfect

In ‘Pasture Perfect; the far-reaching benefits of choosing meat, eggs and dairy products from grass-fed animals’ Jo Robinson is championing a more natural way to raise livestock, by presenting compelling evidence that pasture raised is not only better for the … Continue reading

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Food Rules

Michael Pollan, author of ‘The Omnivore’s Dilemma’ and ‘In Defence of Food’, has distilled the research and advice of both previous books into 64 short rules to help us eat better for ourselves and for the planet.

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The Compassionate Carnivore

With a full title of “The Compassionate Carnivore or, how to keep animals happy, save old MacDonald’s farm, reduce your hoofprint, and still eat meat” this book from it’s front cover let’s you know it’s purpose. And I feel it … Continue reading

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Holy Cows & Hog Heaven

With his book Holy Cows and Hog Heaven, honest-to-goodness-dirt-under-the-fingernails, optimistic clean farmer Joel Salatin hopes to bring other clean food farmers and their local communities together, to work together towards a food system that is good for the environment, the … Continue reading

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The 100-mile diet

The 100-mile diet by Alisa Smith and J.B. MacKinnon is at heart a memoir of their year of eating locally. The authors share with us their experiences, motivations and challenges from a year of restricting their diet to foods grown … Continue reading

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Bones: Recipes, History & Lore

In her first book – Bones: Recipes, History & Lore – Jennifer McLagan aims to help people rediscover bones and to bring them back into the kitchen. Reminding us that meat and fish cooked on the bone is tastier; sharing … Continue reading

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