Figure 1 Publishing

Food + Drink

Island Eats

Signature Chefs’ Recipes from Vancouver Island and the Salish Sea

Dawn Postnikoff & Joanne Sasvari

Finalist for the Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award (BC and Yukon Book Prizes)

Awarded Honourable Mention in the Reference Category by the Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada

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“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




“Get A Taste Of Vancouver Island With These 3 Recipes”

House and Home

Easy Cocktails for Summer Sipping


“I would highly encourage my fellow foodies to come for a visit to experience all that the Island has to offer. If you can’t make it out this way, however, cooking your way through this book is the next best option!”

Culinary Historians

BC and Yukon Book Prizes launches new masterclass video series with Food Writing 101 by Dawn Postnikoff

Create a Stir

“If you’d like to keep it local and get to know the food scene on Vancouver Island better, Island Eats: Signature Chefs’ Recipes from Vancouver Island and the Salish Sea by Dawn Postnikoff and Joanne Sasvari is an excellent resource.”


“What also makes this book a great gift (for someone else or yourself) is that although the dishes are from some of the country’s most accomplished chefs, the recipes, for the most part, are actually doable for home cooks.”

Create a Stir

Pasta that will have you salivating on sight

The Morning Show

“For a compendium of the chefs and restaurants up and down the island, I look to Island Eats: Signature Chefs’ Recipes from Vancouver Island and the Salish Sea.”

Vancouver Sun

“The timing for this celebration of farm-to-table dining is in a word, perfect.”

Vancouver Sun

It’s time that we learn how to celebrate again

Vancouver Sun

15 bestselling B.C. books for the week of Dec. 18

Calgary Herald

15 bestselling B.C. books for the week of Apr. 2

Calgary Herald

38th annual B.C. and Yukon Book Prizes shortlist announced

Vancouver Sun

Quill and Quire

Calgary Herald

Seared Scallops with Vancouver Island Root Succotash and Corn Purée

Cool Food Dude

Victoria Buzz
10 cookbooks created by chefs and authors that call Vancouver Island home: “If you were to get one book from this list, Island Eats might give you the most bang for your buck.”

Vancouver Sun

“A lovely gift for any inspired foodie”
Daily Hive


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