This week’s recommended readings from the MOA shop are all about food. With summer bringing the best of local food to the markets, the MOA shop staff, students, and volunteers wanted to share their favorite cookbooks with you.
“Macaroni & Cheese,” by Marlena Spieler
Reason: How can you make more than one type of macaroni & cheese? This book is how I found out. This recipe book packs more than just scrumptious recipes, it also has a wealth of information on pasta and cheese varieties.
Shop Code: 5810100167
Reason: What characterizes Canadian cuisine? This is a question I am asked again and again when travelling or living in other countries. Visitors to Vancouver often ask the same thing, they want to know where to find a typical Canadian meal or where to have a truly Westcoast dining experience. In Vancouver, the food we love is inherently multicultural. This international influence makes us creative and inspired
in the kitchen. Our British Columbian context adds a dash of tradition to our dining, which can be found in local staples such as cedar plank salmon and braised maple butternut squash. Vancouver is home to an urban farming movement that is growing faster than we can keep track.
People here appreciate organic and local produce, making us passionate about fresh ingredients. Each of these things contributes to our distinct food identity as ‘Vancouverites’, British Columbians, ‘Westcoasters’ or Canadians.
“Araxi—seasonal recipes from the celebrated whistler restaurant”, by Chef James Walt
From one of the finest restaurants in Canada, Chef James Walt features seasonality in this exquisite cookbook .
“Fresh”, by John Bishop
By the award-winning chefs of Bishop’s Restaurant, this book gives a personal tour of the very best seasonal cooking inspired by fresh ingredients from local farms, forests and oceans.
Shop Code: 5710100126