Seasonal Dishes from a Prairie Table
ISBN: 978-0-88977-277-9
Series: Trade Books Based in Scholarship 33
Year: 2012
Pages: 208
Binding: Paperback with french flaps

A feast for the eyes and food for the soul.

Taste: Seasonal Dishes from a Prairie Table showcases local ingredients in delicious, easy-to-follow recipes perfect for sharing with family and friends. With stunning photography and an engaging narrative, this important new cookbook celebrates the bounty and richness of Canada’s prairies.

In Taste, cooking expert and documentary food photographer CJ Katz guides you on a culinary journey through the prairies. More than 120 recipes and seasonal menus will feed your belly, fire your spirit, and leave you hungering for more of the tastes that Saskatchewan and the prairies have to offer. 

Foreword by Anita Stewart, author, culinary activist, creator of Food Day Canada.

Early praise for Taste from across the country:

This stunning book is a treasure trove of the tastes and temptations that the prairie soil brings to life each season. The colours are beyond the traditional prairie palette, the recipes are a feast for the senses and you will discover many things about our homeland. This compendium is an inspiration to plant your garden, take a walk through the forests that cling to the sides of our highways, or take to the kitchen with a new enthusiasm! It’s a reflection of our new spirit—moving beyond the comfort zone  of what we think of as traditional prairie fare. Food for the Saskatchewan soul indeed!! the Honourable Pamela Wallin, Senator, Saskatchewan

Taste: Seasonal Dishes from a Prairie Table is an eye-opening treasury of distinctly western Canadian recipes. Each dish is lovingly drawn from the homegrown ingredients of the Prairie larder.—Karl Wells, food columnist, The Telegram, St. John’s

 CJ captures the richness and beauty of Saskatchewan in her words and photos. This is a beautiful book, not just for its terrific recipes but for its tribute to the people and the land around us. It made this Prairie boy hungry and brought a tear to my eye at the same time.—John Gilchrist, Calgary food writer

Take a bumper harvest of lucid prairie recipes, fold them around personal anecdotes, local details and food lore, then garnish generously with CJ’s own glorious photographs: a fascinating portrait of Saskatchewan’s foodways emerges. What a delicious introduction to Canada’s heartland!—James Chatto, Toronto food writer


CJ Katz

CJ Katz is a food writer and documentary food photographer based in Saskatchewan. She has been actively involved in the local food scene in Saskatchewan for nearly ten years. Her focus is on telling the story behind the food: where it comes from, who grows it, and who cooks it. In addition to writing and photographing, CJ is the culinary host of The Wheatland Cafe on CTV. She is also the Senior Saskatchewan Judge for Gold Medal Plates, and the Saskatchewan judge for the Canadian Culinary Championships. She has written for enRoute,Wine Access, the National Post, the Regina Leader-Post, Saskatoon Star Phoenix, Tourism Saskatchewan, and Flavours Magazine. She has been a contributing editor to Good Morning Canada and a regular columnist on CBC Radio One's Morning Edition. CJ lives in Regina with her husband and two sons. You can reach CJ through her website: www.cjkatz.com.
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media Release: taste wins Gourmand World Cookbook Award 

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Foreword by Anita Stewart

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