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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
British Columbia from Scratch captures the magic of cooking seasonally in British Columbia and the creativity of Denise Marchessault’s delicious and refined food.
Rebecca Baugniet, January-February, 2017
“Seven Reasons Why You Want this Cookbook”
Mia Stainsby, December 23, 2016
“British Columbia from Scratch celebrates
the food culture of B.C.”
Eric Akis, November 30, 2016
“Cookbook an ode to our beautiful province.”
Dec 05, 2016
"It's a beautiful book to look at as it showcases and celebrates everything this province has to offer."
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.