Cover of British Columbia From Scratch cookbook by Denise Marchessault and Caroline West

British Columbia from Scratch

Denise Marchessault & Caroline West

With stunning photography and approachable recipes, British Columbia From Scratch is a tribute to the author’s native home. Organized by season, the cookbook celebrates the province through a cook’s palate and a photographer’s lens. Seafood lovers will find plenty of ideas for enjoying the Pacific’s haul. From mushroom foraging in ancient rainforests to cranberry harvesting in the Fraser Valley, British Columbia From Scratch champions the province’s bounty.

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Delicious praise for B.C. From Scratch

A sense of place is expected in a regional cookbook and British Columbia from Scratch exceeds expectations. With inspiration from stunning photos, Denise warmly invites the reader into her West Coast kitchen for a tasty visit.

Anna Olson Author, Pastry Chef and Food Network Host

British Columbia From Scratch is not only a beautiful tribute to the amazing landscapes produce and people of BC, but also a generous culinary hug from the kitchen table. This is a book that draws you into the homespun warmth of seasonal gatherings that celebrate food, people and place.

Michelle Cranston, Marie Claire Cookbook Author

You know you’re holding a fine cookbook when you’re dazzled by the photos and want to try every recipe. It’s even more impressive when the text reads as if you have your own private chef in the kitchen cheering you on. British Columbia from Scratch is an inspiring book about a fabulous place and its marvellous food!

Eric Akis, Victoria Times Colonist Food Writer

This beautiful book encourages us to do two things we should enjoy more of in our lives: shopping for great BC ingredients, and creating delicious meals for family and friends. Both are possibe using Denise’s wonderful recipes.

Don Genova, Food and Travel Journalist

British Columbia from Scratch captures the magic of cooking seasonally in British Columbia and the creativity of Denise Marchessault’s delicious and refined food.

Gary Hynes, EAT Magazine

A portrait of photographer Caroline West
Photo: Denise Marchessault

Caroline West

Meet my dear friend Caroline West who tragically passed away from cancer, the week our cookbook arrived in bookstores. Caroline was an art director, photographer, and regular contributor to Vogue Living, Australia. She touched many lives through her creativity, big-hearted generosity and joie de vivre. British Columbia from Scratch, is a tangible testament to our friendship.