Dan and I are so excited to share with you the cover of Prairie, our seasonal ingredient-focused “love letter to the Canadian prairies” cookbook published by Appetite Random House. The book will be on store shelves end of August 2023, but preorder is available as of today!
The book has over 100 inviting and approachable recipes including family favourites and contributions from some of the Prairies’ top chefs. Expect recipes with ingredients like Sea Buckthorn, Haskaps, Saskatoon Berry, bison, and Whitefish, and while beef, pork and chicken appear in several dishes, we have lots of plant-based recipes, too.
We covered a lot of culinary ground in this book with a diverse repertoire of dishes—everything from traditional perogies to cookies with black garlic—and I am honoured and humbled by the words of support we’ve received.
Here’s what some awesome folks are saying:
“Prairie proves that Prairie food is relevant, modern, and delicious and should be in the kitchen of Canadians across the country. Their easy-to-accomplish and rewarding recipes highlight the heart that is the essence of the Prairies. Save your pickle brine and get cooking.” LUCY WAVERMAN, food columnist for The Globe and Mail, food writer, and cookbook author
“The Prairie cuisine dream team of Twyla and Dan takes us on a delicious journey through the oft-overlooked culinary bounty of the Canadian Prairies. Cook and eat your way through the seasons with a wide array of approachable recipes that showcase why those of us who live here are so darn ‘proud to be prairie’.” KARLYNN JOHNSTON, author of The Prairie Table and Flapper Pie and a Blue Prairie Sky
“Dan and Twyla have captured the beauty of the Prairies within the pages of this book. I’m blown away by the sheer number and variety of recipes—I can’t wait to start cooking!” ANDREW PHUNG, lover of food, but also actor/comedian (Run the Burbs, Kim’s Convenience)
The book is chock full of tips on lessening food waste, things to keep in your pantry, and beautiful photos by the talented Dong Kim.
Thank you to everyone who helped bring this book to fruition. Dan and I remain proud to be prairie, and we hope you enjoy our cookbook!