We're so proud of our FBC Members and all their accomplishments and it's wonderful to celebrate another newly published author among them this month with the introduction of Tiffany Mayer's new book, Niagara Food: A Flavourful History of the Peninsula's Bounty. And we have some copies to give away!
It's always fun when we get to celebrate a member's accomplishments and even more fun when we get to give stuff away in the process - like copies of Niagara Food: A Flavourful History of the Peninsula's Bounty!
If you have ever visited the Niagara region of Ontario, you likely know of its beauty and its bounty. If you haven't it's probably on your bucket list of areas of Canada to visit (it should be!).
The region's international claim to fame are the many wineries that produce some of the best wines not only within Canada but around the world.. But there is so much more to this part of Ontario and Tiffany covers it all in this new book:
The Niagara region has a unique culinary history and tradition. From its mild microclimate that supports the cultivation of tender fruits — peaches, cherries, and more — to its role as the birthplace of the Canadian wine industry and home to a new generation of trailblazing chefs and restaurateurs, the Niagara region boasts a food and wine heritage that rivals any in North America. Niagara food writer, advocate, and activist Tiffany Mayer provides a thoughtful look at the many elements of Niagara's culinary past and present, including the planting of the first orchards and vineyards, the rise and fall of the local canning industry, the artisans responsible for crafting the region's most beloved food products, and the Greenbelt Act, which protects more than a million acres of the area's most precious agricultural land.
For those of you who don't know Tiffany, she is an award winning journalist who covers agriculture and culinary topics for many publications. She's the author of Eating Niagara - a blog that covers all things related to local food in the Niagara region. She is also our FBC Ambassador for all of Ontario, excluding the Toronto area. And we know from working with her that she is incredibly passionate about how we should be mindful of where our food comes from a as well as supporting the people in our communities who produce it.
We are very pleased to be giving our members a chance to win one of five copies of Niagara Food courtesy of Tiffany and Dundurn Press. All you have to do is enter between now and September 19th and either share your favourite culinary story about the Niagara area or share why you would love to visit the area through rafflecopter!