British Columbia's famed Okanagan Valley boasts rich, fertile soil, endless days of summer sun, and a pristine lake fed by pure mountain streams. This magical combination makes it home to some of the most delicious fruit in the world. The BC Tree Fruits cooperative is owned by more than 500 local grower families, and their apples, peaches, pears, cherries, and other fruits are sought out by thousands every season.
This beautiful cookbook by Canadian bestselling author Julie Van Rosendaal is a collection of the absolute best, triple-tested recipes for the annual bounty of Okanagan fruit. In addition to classic recipes for pies, cobblers, cakes, and preserves, Van Rosendaal also shares less conventional recipes for fruit in salads, soups, and even main dishes. With photos throughout and primers on the best ways to use different varieties of each type of fruit, this is the Okanagan fruit cookbook for today's locavore.
Julie Van Rosendaal is the author of seven cookbooks, including In the Dog Kitchen, Spilling the Beans (Whitecap Books) and One Smart Cookie (Whitecap Books). She is the food editor of Parents Canada magazine and a freelance writer who contributes regularly to several international publications. Many know Julie from her popular food blog, DinnerwithJulie.com, which documents real life in her home kitchen in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.