Figure 1 Publishing

Food + Drink

Island Eats

Signature Chefs’ Recipes from Vancouver Island and the Salish Sea

Dawn Postnikoff & Joanne Sasvari

“Plenty of people talk about farm-to-table dining these days. But on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands of the Salish Sea, it’s truly a way of life. And why not, when there is so much abundance to choose from? From Port Hardy to the Saanich Peninsula, the rain-soaked west coast to the sun-drenched Gulf Islands, farmers grow everything from truffles to tea, passionfruit to Pinot Noir, water buffalo to the most delicately briny oysters.”

—from the Introduction

Book Description

Whether they’re shucking oysters and rolling pasta just for you, pouring you a glass of local wine, or telling you about the best surf beach or hiking trail, or the cool new craft brewery in town, the chefs, mixologists and food artisans profiled in this cookbook have contributed to the heartfelt food traditions of a remarkable culinary destination.

Featuring more than 80 signature dishes, from classic salmon chowder to island-foraged chanterelle risotto, apple pie waffles to bannock ice cream sandwiches, this inspired collection boasts locally minded, soul-satisfying dishes that readers will want to make again and again.

Featured Restaurants:

10 Acres Bistro | 1909 Kitchen | Beach Fire Brewing and Nosh House | Blue Spruce Ice Cream | Boom + Batten | Bravocados | Brentwood Bay Resort | Brie & Barrel | The Butchart Gardens | Canoe Brewpub | The Courtney Room | French Press Coffee Roasters | Galiano Oceanfront Inn and Spa | Glo Restaurant + Lounge | Hardy Buoys Smoked Fish | Hattie’s Farm to Table | Heartwood Kitchen Food Outfitter | Il Falcone | Kingfisher Oceanside Resort & Spa | La Stella Trattoria | Long Beach Lodge Resort | The Mahle House Restaurant | Melange | Ouest Artisan Patisserie | Oxeye | Picnic Charcuterie | Pluvio Restaurant + Rooms | Poets Cove Resort & Spa | Saltchuck Pie Company | Saltspring Kitchen Co. | Sea Breeze Lodge | Shelter Restaurant | SoBo | Swept Away Inn | Tidal Café | TopTable Victoria | Toque Catering | Twin City Brewing Company | Unsworth Restaurant | Wild Poppy Market / Old Town Bakery | Woodshed Provisions




  • Hardcover
  • 8 × 10 inches
  • 200 pages
  • 978-1-77327-167-5
  • $38.99 CAD / $32.99 USD
  • October 2021