6 Food Books We Hope To Find Under Our Tree This Year

These food books make for excellent holiday reading — and even better gifting. Enjoy!

Come To Our Table, South Georgian Bay Community Cookbook: Celebrating South Georgian Bay’s food community with recipes, art, and stories

Curated by Heather Goldsworthy, Rheanna Kish and the South Georgian Bay Community

Come To Our Table, South Georgian Bay Community Cookbook is a beautifully curated book of recipes, art and stories from local chefs (including #FeastOn favorites like Northwinds Brewhouse, Bruce Wine Bar, Casero Kitchen Table and The Pottery Restaurant), producers, growers and artists that celebrates and promotes the unique food culture in Simcoe and Grey counties. It makes for perfect Sunday afternoon reading — and roadtrip daydreaming! sgb.communitycookbook.ca

Food to Grow: A simple, no-fail guide to growing your own vegetables, fruits and herbs

Written by Frankie Flowers

Food to Grow simplifies every growing decision you�ll need to make. Frankie helps you evaluate your space, decide just how much time you want to invest and then make the smartest choices about which plants will give you the best bang for your buck. 

EAT AT HOME: The Cookbook

Written by Voula Halliday

What started off as a Kickstarter campaign, has become a movement to eat better and love leftovers more. Voula wants you to learn to cook fresh, healthy, tasty meals… every day!  eatathome.ca

Oh She Glows Every Day: Quick and Simply Satisfying Plant-Based Recipes

Written by Angela Liddon

Vegan blogger Angela Liddon from Oakville just took home the gold for her second cookbook with Oh She Glows at the Taste Canada Awards. The book is full of beautiful, healthy dishes that even non-vegans will love.  

Taste of Persia: A Cook’s Travels Through Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, and Kurdistan

Written by Naomi Duguid

This beautiful book, written by Ontario native Naomi Duguid, won the 2017 James Beard Award for Best Book of the Year, International and the IACP Award for Best Cookbook of the Year in Culinary Travel.

Toronto Eats: 100 Signature Recipes from the City’s Best Restaurant

Written by Amy Rosen

100 recipes from 50 of Toronto�s most talented and innovative chefs brought together into one cohesive snapshot of food in Toronto, right now. Think these chef-created recipes are out of your league? Don’t fret! The recipes are designed with the home cook in mind and can be re-created at home with ease.  figure1publishing.com

Not all good reads come in the form of a book. There’s plenty of great food literature coming out in magazine form right now. Here’s three ‘zines we’ve got our eyes on!


Toque is a quarterly regional lookbook bringing you the best in lifestyle, business, community and people from the Guelph/Waterloo/London area. You can read the digital issue here, but nothing beats holding that thick, matte paper copy in your hand!

Edible Ottawa

For all things ‘local food’ in the Ottawa Valley, there’s no better resource than Edible Ottawa. These beautiful, bi-monthly magazines make for excellent beach reading too! edibleottawa.ediblecommunities.com

Edible Toronto 

Edible TORONTO celebrates local food culture season by season, community by community. They were recently taken over by the Edible Ottawa crew (see details above!) and it’s been a great read since. edibletoronto.ediblecommunities.com


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