Eat alberta First launch

I’m thrilled to share that the launch of my new cookbook Eat Alberta First is coming up very soon.

When: Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at 6:30 pm

Where: The Cookbook Co Cooks at 722 11 Ave SW, Calgary

What: Tickets are $50 and include a copy of the book and a glass of wine and nibbles from the book.

How: Call 403-265-6066 to reserve a ticket.

Why: I’d love to see you there.

EAT Alberta First

What’s Eat Alberta First all about? Eat Alberta First presents 90 tried and true recipes in celebration of Alberta’s farmers, ranchers, and food artisans. As Alberta Food Tours founder and an enthusiastic locavore, my love of Alberta’s food is enriched with the experience I’ve gained during extensive global travels. I’ve organized this cookbook around the uniquely Alberta seasons (including “Cabin Fever” and “Harvest Hurry Up”), with mini workshops on sourdough, foraging, and canning. There’s also gorgeous food and landscape photography, and an Alberta food sourcing section with lists of all my favourite food artisans throughout the province. The book is designed to help the home cook build reliance on their skills and on the province’s food producers.

Beginning with detailed lists of pantry essentials and an introduction to the skill levels each recipe is organized by, I take readers through the seasons, from the depths of winter (when the tough get baking), through always dicey springs, full-on summer, harvest, and batch prepping for a busy fall. The book concludes with a chapter dedicated to hosting a diversity of feasts all year round.

What people are saying

“Karen Anderson knows food from all over the world, especially from her beloved home province of Alberta. I’m so excited for her latest book! You can just smell the farmland and crisp Alberta air.” —Shelley Adams, author of Whitewater Cooks

“No one covers the ever-changing Alberta food scene like Karen Anderson. She masterfully connects the dots between people, story, land, process, ingredients, recipes, and celebration that make up Alberta’s food culture kaleidoscope. Eat Alberta First has me planning my next culinary adventure, and my next dinner party!” —Jennifer Cockrall, co-author of tawâw

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