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Prairie Feast

by Amy Jo Ehman

Prairie Feast

A humourous, light-hearted chronicle of the writer's love affair with good food & prairie traditions. Recipes peppered through out.

A year of eating locally results in a gastronomical journey through prairie food festivals, local food traditions and the infamous community dinners. A humorous, light-hearted chronicle of the writer's love affair with good food, prairie traditions and flavours from her childhood with recipes peppered throughout.

Fueled by nostalgia and her taste buds, she set out to rediscover the flavours of her childhood – the flavours of natural, local, farm-fresh prairie food. When she vowed to serve only locally produced food at her own dinner table for one year, the pursuit took on a life of its own.

Beautiful photographs enhance Amy Jo's mouth-watering menus, recipes and her adventures in the pursuit of home grown prairie food.

It is not about miles, but a way of life. It is our community, our history and an opportunity to find ourselves in the food we eat. Prairie Feast is a love story, a celebration of every good thing this bountiful land has to offer. It will inspire all conscious consumers to follow their taste buds home for dinner.

Go to the Prairie Feast page for event details and much more. Also, check out the author's blog.


8" x 6.5" 248 pages
24.95 CDN; 24.95 USD
E-Book Price
Non-Fiction Tradepaper Adult
Amy Jo Ehman
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About the Author

Amy Jo is a freelance writer based in Saskatoon and is a regular contributor to CBC's "Blue Sky" and Prairies North magazine. She also has a monthly column for the Saskatoon StarPhoenix and has written for Harrowsmith Country Living.  Her blog http://homefordinner.blogspot.com/  chronicled her "year of eating locally" and continues to showcase the local food scene.An accomplished speaker, Amy Jo is invited to local food festivals across the province to speak on the advantage of local eating.

Amy Jo Ehman grew up in Craik, Saskatchewan surrounded by big gardens and vast fields of wheat. She left the farm for university, studying first at the University of Saskatchewan then completing a BA in Journalism at the University of Regina.

From the Author:
"By all accounts it was an ordinary pork chop. Until that first bite. In an instant, the author remembered the flavours of her childhood on the farm. Plump raspberries by the handful. Carrots still clinging with soil. Sweet corn shucked, boiled and smothered in butter. A slice of apple pie in winter redolent of a hot, lazy summer day. It was the pork chop of her childhood, fresh off the hoof and unbelievably good.

Was it nostalgia, or did everything taste better back then? And could it taste that good again? Fueled by nostalgia and her taste buds, Amy Jo Ehman set out to rediscover the flavours of her childhood—the flavours of natural, local, farm-fresh prairie food. To be sure, that journey did not lead to a grocery store but to the farmers and markets of Saskatchewan, deep in Canada's agricultural heartland.

Not satisfied with baby steps (or bites) Amy Jo and her husband jumped wholeheartedly into the search for fresh flavours, vowing to serve only locally-produced food at their own dinner table for one year. From asparagus in spring to zucchini in fall—and the jelly in between—they discovered the amazing variety, quality and taste of prairie food. Like any journey it was full of surprises, from aphrodisiac mushrooms to ancient sea salt to vast fields of lentils where wheat was once king.




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