Food for Thought

Discover local food and farm books from our region:
The Desert Rose Cookbook

Written by Resa Lent

a collection of vegetarian recipes and stories. It is not just recipes, but also photos, memories, and stories of the people who all became part of the Desert Rose Café family and a piece of Elora history.

Available directly from Desert Rose Catering www.thedesertrosecafe.com/cookbook.html

Earth to Table Every Day - Cooking with Good Ingredients Through the Seasons

Written by Jeff Crump and Bettina Schormann

Earth to Table Every Day is all about seeking out good ingredients for a delicious, seasonal approach to cooking. For chefs Jeff Crump and Bettina Schormann, nothing is more satisfying than creating comforting meals that change with the seasons.

Available online or at the Earth To Table: Bread Bar Guelph.

Farm To Table: Celebrating Stratford Chefs School Alumni Recipes and Perth County Producers

By Andrew Coppolino

Andrew Coppolino, CBC radio food columnist and local food writer has been a long time supporter of the Waterloo and Wellington local food scene. In his latest book, Farm to Table, he pairs 25 alumnus chefs from the Stratford Chefs School with 25 of their favourite food producers and farmers for a culinary adventure through Perth-Huron County.

Available online at  https://andrewcoppolino.com/farm-to-table/farm-to-table-swan-parade-press-2018

Natalina’s Kitchen: Bringing Homemade Back

By Natalina Bombino Campagnolo

Natalina’s Kitchen: Bringing Homemade Back is the story of homemade Italian food told through recipes developed with the traditions, techniques and love of generations of nonnas.

Available at local retailers or direct from Natlina’s Kitchen www.natalinaskitchen.com/natalinas-kitchen-cookbook

Per La Famiglia: Memories and Recipes of Southern Italian Home Cooking

By Emily  Richards

Get inspired by easy Southern Italian home cooking, right in your home. Local chef Emily Richards loves sharing recipes and working with all aspects of food - from the farmers that grow it to the consumers who cook it and the chefs that inspire menus we want to dive into.

Available online and at local retailers www.emilyrichardscooks.ca/products.html

Rock What You’ve Got: Recipes for Preventing Food Waste 

Canadian families waste hundreds of kilos of food a year, but now researchers from the Guelph Family Health Study (GFHS) have created a cookbook that promises to help. The Rock What You’ve Got: Recipes for Preventing Food Waste cookbook is filled with recipes aimed at helping families eat better and end food waste. It includes tips for organizing meal planning, for reusing leftovers and for finding ways to use up everything in the produce drawer.

Download the cook book and watch instructional videos here.

WineSense - The Three Keys to Understanding Wines

By Bob Desautels

WineSese cuts through the jargon and complexities wine can present. In this common-sense guide, Bob Desautels offers straightforward information on types of wine, tasting, wine history, grape varieties, approaches to winemaking, and more.

The book is available online at Friesen Press or pick up a copy at any of the Neighbourhood Group Restaurants (Borealis Grille and Bar, Miijidaa Café + Bistro, The Wooly Pub, or Park Grocery).

 

For Kids
The Girl Who loves Cheese

By Ava Desautels Barr and Bob Desautels

The Girl Who Loved Cheese is a fun adventure story for young readers—Anglophone and Francophone alike! It’s a great book for learning French as a second language.

The book is available online at Friesen Press or pick up a copy at any of the Neighbourhood Group Restaurants.

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