3 Spring Books to Savour

These cookbooks will make you want to get out and explore our region — then transform its bounty in your own kitchen.

3 Spring Books to Savour - YAM City Issye May/June 2023
3 Spring Books to Savour - YAM City Issye May/June 2023

Together at SoBo 

By Lisa Ahier with Susan Musgrave
(Appetite by Random House Canada)

Two decades after chef Lisa Ahier began serving chickpea fries in a purple food truck, her restaurant SoBo (short for “sophisticated bohemian”) is still the down-to-earth essence of Tofino hospitality. In this long-awaited followup to the bestselling SoBo Cookbook, she offers beloved recipes that highlight the flavours, ingredients and personalities of this charming village on Vancouver Island’s
west coast.

The Coastal Forager’s Cookbook

Vancouver Island’s wild places are rich with edible bounty. In these 40 recipes, author Robin Kort, a longtime west coast forager and the chef behind the popular Swallow Tail Supper Club in Vancouver, explains how to prepare the wild mushrooms, seaweed, fish, mollusks, flowers and evergreen tips that grow around us. With advice on plant identification and mindful foraging.

3 Spring Books to Savour - YAM City Issye May/June 2023
3 Spring Books to Savour - YAM City Issye May/June 2023

Oregon Wine + Food 

By Kerry Newberry and Danielle Centoni (Figure 1 Publishing)

Over the past half-century, our southern neighbour has become a top food and wine destination, and this book offers a taste of all it does best. It’s not just Pinot Noir and Pok Pok chicken wings — this book features 40 of Oregon’s most influential wine professionals and 80 recipes showcasing the region’s bounty. An unforgettable taste of the Pacific Northwest.