Photo Credit: Stephen Harris

Canada’s Food Island

Prince Edward Island is renowned for its dependency on local farm and sea morsels landing on each Islander’s table. Harnessing the extensive knowledge of the food culture on the Island has been the mission of Food Island Partnership. In their cookbook, Canada’s Food Island, they bring you not only the stories behind the food, but recipes, culinary destinations and emerging new food products ready to be explored.

Food Island Partnership developed a wonderfully written and beautifully photographed snapshot of a people connected to the source of their food. And to show their big hearts, the proceeds from the sale of this cookbook is going to local Food Banks on the Island…its all about the food!The book goes on sale on September 6 and if you’re really quick, you can purchase a ticket to the Cookbook’s launch party on Sept 8, hosted by PEI’s own Michael Smith.

Writer Stuart Hickox draws you into the world of a lobster fisherman or potato farmer. His descriptions entice you to book a plane ticket and start your exploratory journey into the food worlds most of us take for granted. Coupled with the words is the crisp and insightful photography of Stephen Harris. You want to reach into the picture and taste the apple picking picked off the tree. The book is divided into Canada’s four seasons as food can take on a different focus depending on when and what you’re cooking.

We tried the Caesar-Style Steamed Mussels + Soft Shell Clams in our Recipe section – if you like your Caesar drinks and devouring mussels, bring both worlds together in this easy and tasty twist. 

Photo Credit: Stephen Harris

Pick up a copy of this book at or try to win the cookbook in our Giveaway section. Then head over to our Canadians + Food tab where we explore culinary experiences in Prince Edward Island happening this fall.  

Contents and Images used with permission by Figure 1 Publishing.