Today being Valentine’s Day, we at The Pear Tree want to share a bit of love with you. So. We’re giving something away. It’s a love story, of sorts, although not the kind you’d expect.
Our food writer, Darcie Hossack, wrote about the book Prairie Feast: A Writer’s Journey Home for Dinner, by Amy Jo Ehman, here, last month. Shortly after, the publisher, Coteau Books, offered us a copy of the book for one of our giveaways! And since we can hardly think of a better combination than love, food and home, today seemed like the perfect day to offer it.
The book chronicles Amy Jo’s year of eating locally. A resident of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, she challenged herself by sourcing her meat, vegetables, fruits, and even alcoholic beverages, all from within her province. In the process, she became closer to the land and its traditions, as well as the idea of fresh, locally produced food.
According to Amy Jo, “Prairie Feast taps into a universal desire to find ourselves, our community and our history through the food we eat. It’s not about miles or greenhouse gasses or ‘doing the right thing’ (although that is a bonus), but about rediscovering the roots of a daily ritual that nourishes us body, mind and soul.”
Yes, tantalizing recipes are included.
If you’d like a chance to win this book, just leave a comment below telling us your favourite locally sourced food. And of course by local we mean local to you, not necessarily the Okanagan – or Saskatchewan. Extra entries can be earned by blogging, tweeting or Facebooking the contest (don’t forget to let us know, below). A winner will be randomly selected on Friday, 18 February.
– Words and photos by Lori-Anne Poirier
Update: Giveaway Winner Announced!
Thanks to those who commented, blogged, Facebooked and Tweeted! The randomly-drawn winner of Prairie Feast: A Writer’s Journey Home for Dinner, by Amy Jo Ehman, is Rosanne. Congratulations! We’ll be in touch by email to work out the details on getting your book to you.