I’m delighted to announce Figure 1 Publishing has released the cover image for Ottawa Cooks, a book that celebrates the capital region’s food scene in recipes and photographs, portraits and words.
Forty one (as it turns out!) ‘cooks’ in these pages, from both sides of the river, have contributed eighty-plus recipes. Some are the star dishes of the restaurants they run. Others are dishes they serve for staff meal, or for a kid’s birthday, or a treasured recipe from the grandmother who taught them to cook. It’s been a pleasure and a privilege to gather these fine chefs in one big beautiful book and I thank them all for the gift of their recipes.
Christian Lalonde, of Photolux Studio, is the genius behind the photography. He has captured with such clarity and whimsy the faces of the men and women making Ottawa delicious, and has made their stunning food pop off the page. Chris was such a treat to work with, and I thank him from the bottom of my heart for his enthusiasm for the project.
Ottawa Cooks, Signature Recipes from the Finest Chefs of Canada’s Capital Region will be released late this summer, and though it pains me to speak of next holiday season, when we’re still paying off the visa bill and sweeping up the pine needles, it will be, I hope, THE most fantastic gift for 2016. So put a wee bit aside, won’t you?