Amy Jo Ehman, author of Home for Dinner, a Food & Drink nominee in the 2010 Canadian Weblog Awards, is a published author!
Ehman challenged herself to a year of eating food that was grown and raised locally in Saskatchewan, and this challenge not only expanded her knowledge of Saskatchewan food and international cuisine but also grew into her book, Prairie Feast: A Writer's Journey Home for Dinner:
Prairie Feast taps into a universal desire to find ourselves, our community and our history through the food we eat. It's not about miles or greenhouse gasses or "doing the right thing" (although that is a bonus), but about rediscovering the roots of a daily ritual that nourishes us body, mind and soul. (Amy Jo Ehman)
If you are going to be in or around Saskatoon, Saskatchewan this month, there are two opportunities to meet Ehman, pick up a copy of Prairie Feast, and experience the local food.
The official book launch is being held tomorrow night, May 8th, at Souleio from 7-10 p.m. Tickets are $25, which includes tapas and wine tastings alongside the good company and excellent literature.
The second event is being held at McNally Robinson Booksellers on May 19th at 6:30 p.m. The event includes a three-course feast featuring a variety of Saskatchewan-grown foods, including an appetizer of homemade ravioli, a main course of grilled chicken breast layered with mozzarella and served on a bed of spinach and chickpeas, and a dessert of choke cherry coulis and a saskatoon berry crème brulée. Tickets are $37.50.