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A Road Trip To Celebrate Canadian Cuisine
May 2

On July 1 we celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday – do you have plans to celebrate? How does a road trip sound? Well that is exactly the premise behind a brand new cookbook called FEAST – Recipes and Stories From A Canadian Road Trip by Lindsay Anderson and Dana VanVeller (Penguin Random House 2017). In 2013, these two adventurers crossed our great country from coast to coast. Some 37,000 km later they compiled stories about Canada’s food culture from their trip and are sharing them in this new jam-packed cookbook.

The book includes recipes from and inspired by all the provinces and territories Lindsay and Dana visited covering every meal. They were collected from chefs, farmers, grandmothers, First Nations Elders, bakers, producers, bloggers, home cooks and others they met along their travels. But it’s their accompanying stories that make it more than just a cookbook. FEAST is like a road trip novel and cookbook all rolled into one. We asked Dana and Lindsay to share a recipe with our readers, so today we give you their Barbecued Salmon with Tree Tip Pesto. Yes they made the pesto with spruce tree buds foraged in the spring, but if that’s just too odd for you, flat leaf parsley works just as well.

As an added bonus, Words Worth Books and Relish are thrilled to host Dana and Lindsay on May 11 and May 12 as they make their way to the Relish kitchen for a their KW book launch. Spaces are still available for this amazing evening, so if you would like a seat in our kitchen and meet and eat with Dana and Lindsay call 519-954-8772 for reservations or register online at An autographed copy of the cookbook is included. What a perfect way to celebrate Canada’s Sesquicentennial.

RECIPE:  Barbecued Salmon With Tree Tip Pesto

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