Local Flavour Cookbooks

Local Flavours Cookbooks

Local Flavour Cookbooks

Attention foodies! Are you looking to add local flavour to your school's Culinary Arts program or home cooking? Why not try some of the 40+ cookbooks that BCAITC has rounded up to celebrate BC’s agriculture, food, and chefs.

From recipes featuring the province's diverse edible landscape in 'British Columbia from Scratch'to culinary creations from the famed Whitewater Resort in 'Whitewater Cooks – Pure, Simple and Real Creations from the Fresh Track Cafe', to delicious Pacific West Coast dishes from celebrated poet Susan Musgrave in 'A Taste of Haida Gwaii', find thousands of wonderful ideas in this collection of books. The cookbooks showcase recipes for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, appetizers, snacks, and dessert, plus a host of beverage ideas… all celebrating our incredible BC food story!

British Columbia from Scratch


White Water Cooks


A Taste of Haida Gwaii

BC Cookbooks

  1. ‘A Taste of Haida Gwaii’ by Susan Musgrave
  2. ‘Araxi: Roots to Shoots: Farm Fresh’ by James Walt and Andrew Morrison
  3. ‘Araxi: Seasonal Recipes from the Celebrated Whistler Restaurant’ by James Walt
  4. ‘Blue Water Cafe Seafood Cookbook’ by Frank T. Pabst and Yoshihiro Tabo
  5. ‘British Columbia from Scratch: Recipes for Every Season’ by Denise Marchessault and Caroline West
  6. 'Burdock & Co.' by Andrea Carlson
  7. ‘Butter Baked Goods’ by Rosie Daykin
  8. ‘Butter Celebrates!’ by Rosie Daykin
  9. ‘Cedar and Salt: Vancouver Island Recipes from Forest, Farm, Field, and Sea’ by DL Acken and Emily Lycopolus
  10. ‘CinCin: Wood-Fired Cucina’ by Andrew Richardson and Francis Mallmann
  11. ‘Cooking with BC Wine: A Guide to the Wineries of British Columbia’ by Troy Townsin
  12. ‘Earls The Cookbook’ by Jim Sutherland
  13. ‘Eating Local in the Fraser Valley’ by Angie Quaale
  14. ‘Farm Fresh Recipes From the Missing Goat Farm’ by Heather Cameron 
  15. ‘Feenie's: Brunch Lunch Dinner’ by Rob Feenie
  16. ‘Fraiche Food, Full Hearts’ by Jillian Harris and Tori Wesszer
  17. 'Fresh' by John Bishop
  18. ‘Island Lake Lodge: The Cookbook’ by Keith Liggett
  19. ‘Let Me Feed You’ by Rosie Daykin
  20. ‘Lumiere Light: Recipes from the Tasting Bar’ by Rob Feenie, Marnie Coldham, Marcia Kurbis, Chris Stearns, Nic Neuman, and Daniel Boulud
  21. ‘Modern Native Feasts’ by Andrew George Jr.
  22. ‘Oh Sweet Day!’ by Fanny Lam
  23. ‘Rob Feenie’s Casual Classics’ by Rob Feenie
  24. ‘Sea Salt: Recipes from the West Coast Galley’ by Alison Malone Eathorne, Hilary Malone, and Lorna Malone
  25. ‘The BC Wine Lover’s Cookbook’ by Jennifer Schell
  26. ‘The British Columbia Cookbook’ by Jean Pare
  27. ‘The Butcher, the Baker, the Wine and Cheese Maker in the Okanagan’ by Jennifer Schell
  28. ‘The East Van Foodie’ by Brad Dagenais and Chris Hill
  29. ‘The Gastown Foodie’ by Brad Dagenais and Chris Hill
  30. ‘The New Granville Island Market Cookbook’ by Judie Glick
  31. ‘The North Shore Foodie’ by Brad Dagenais and Chris Hill
  32. 'The Ocean Wise Cookbook 2' by Jane Mundy
  33. ‘The Okanagan Table’ by Rod Butters and Kerry Gold
  34. ‘The Plant-based Foodie – Vancouver’ by Brad Dagenais and Chris Hill
  35. 'The Preservatory: Seasonally Inspired Recipes for Creating and Cooking with Artisanal Preserves' by Lee Murphy
  36. ‘The Sobo Cookbook: Recipes from the Tofino Restaurant at the End of the Canadian Road Paperback’ by Lisa Ahier and Andrew Morrison
  37. ‘The White Spot Cookbook’ by Kerry Gold
  38. ‘The Wickaninnish Cookbook: Rustic Elegance on Nature's Edge’ by Wickaninnish Inn
  39. ‘Vancouver Cooks’ by Jamie Maw
  40. ‘Vancouver Eats’ by Joanne Sasvari
  41. ‘Vij's at Home’ by Meeru Dhalwala and Vikram Vij
  42. ‘Vij's Elegant and Inspired Indian Cuisine’ by Meeru Dhalwala and Vikram Vij
  43. ‘Vij's Indian’ by Meeru Dhalwala and Vikram Vij
  44. ‘Whitewater Cooks – At Home’ by Shelley Andrews
  45. ‘Whitewater Cooks – More Beautiful Food’ by Shelley Andrews 
  46. ‘Whitewater Cooks – Pure, Simple and Real Creations from the Fresh Track Cafe’ by Shelley Andrews 
  47. ‘Whitewater Cooks – With Friends’ by Shelley Andrews
  48. ‘Whitewater Cooks – With Passion’ by Shelley Andrews

Do you have more suggestions you would like to add to this list? Let us know email us at info@aitc.ca with more suggestions. If you enjoyed this article, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of the post.