A captivating look at modern Canadian cuisine--from coast to coast to coast--with one of Canada’s superstar chefs
With a foreword by Jamie Oliver
Derek Dammann is one of Canada’s most extraordinary culinary artists. The creative genius behind DNA and Maison Publique restaurants in Montreal, Derek has grown steadily in stature and influence in Canadian cuisine. True North is a culinary coming-of-age story, of both a chef and a country. Thirty years ago Canada was a culinary backwater. Today it has one of the most dynamic and creative food scenes in the world. That change can be attributed to chefs like Dammann, and the producers, fishermen, farmers, butchers and foragers who supply them with the materials of their trade.
Derek Dammann’s food can be described as regionally inspired, seasonally driven nose-to-tail cooking. But that is just the beginning. Taking inspiration from Italian, British and Quebecois traditions, he is fundamentally a “melting pot” Canadian chef who works with Canadian ingredients from coast to coast. The entire country is his larder. Thus the book is structured to reflect this approach, with over 100 recipes divided into chapters that are arranged not by season or dish but by region: Farm, Vineyard, Pacific, Atlantic, Tundra, Forest, Field, etc., with recipes focused on ingredients from those places. So in the Pacific chapter, we see recipes such as Smoked Oysters, Potted Crab, Crab and Carrageenan Mousse, Chinook on the Beach Haida Gwaii Style, and Smoked Salmon Belly. In the Field chapter we see Slow Roast Shoulder of Pig, Boudin Blanc with Sauerkraut and Ham Hock, and Lamb Brain Profiteroles with Tartar Sauce. And so on. Extraordinary food from an amazing chef celebrating a country’s culinary coming out.
True North offers exceptional insight into real Canadian cuisine in a gorgeously illustrated package. This is in essence a book about the people and places that give this country its distinct flavour, and about the ingredients and ideas that inspire Derek Dammann to create such wonderful, definitively Canadian food.
Measures approx 21.59 x 2.41 x 27.94 cm
Made by Derek Dammann (chef from Campbell River, BC) and Chris Johns (food writer from Northwest Territories).
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All you need is glue to finish your DIY Paper Kit and you can get it here!
Recommended by the maker (Low Poly Crafts).
Bottle is 4 fl oz (118 mL).
Warning: This is not a toy. Keep out of the reach of young children.
Supplied by Low Poly Crafts in Ottawa, Ontario.
This Ottawa-Gatineau Word Map Postcard is a mini version of the Ottawa-Gatineau typographic map print. It shows the landmarks and neighbourhoods of the National Capital Region - including the Rideau Canal, Byward Market, Lowertown, Hintonburg, Hull, Old Ottawa South, etc.
The perfect local memento to send loved ones far away!
Dimensions: 4" x 6"
Made by Alexandre Laquerre in Ottawa, Ontario.
You can represent your hood with one of these cool satin finish stickers. Each one inspired by the old 1950s Ottawa Acorn Street Name Signs.
Sticker measurement approx 4" x 2"
Made by Damn Fine Prints in Ottawa, Ontario.
"Ottawa Rewind: A Book of Curios And Mysteries" is as much a mystery as a history book. Whimsical and researched, it is the creative work of a restless and curios mind.
Andrew King is an artist, cartoonist and detective. The detective part doesn’t get mentioned often, but Andrew is a history sleuth, someone who loves to solve historical mysteries. Where exactly is the first house built in Ottawa? Was there really a nuclear reactor once at Tunney’s Pasture? And what in the world happened to Ottawa’s once famous tiki bar at the Talisman Inn?
Andrew has been seeking answers to questions like these since launching the popular website Ottawa Rewind in 2013. In Ottawa Rewind Andrew has set out to find the location of shipwrecks in the Ottawa River, the playboy bunnies that once worked the Riverside Hotel in Vanier and every last Free Mason or Knight Templar symbol built into Canada’s Parliament Buildings.
Measures 6" x 9" / 137 pages
Author: Andrew King
Distributed by Ottawa Press and Publishing in Ottawa, ON.
Hold your place in the book you're reading with an adorable stamped spoon bookmark!
These antique, upcycled tea spoons have been hand-stamped, bent and made new again.
Made by Infinite Purpose Jewelry in Ottawa, Ontario.
Because this item is handcrafted, slight variations are to be expected and admired.
A is for Arctic, B is for Beaver, C is for... Canada! What better way to learn the alphabet than with this gorgeous, colourful book. This book pairs perfectly with the Canada 123 book.
Measures 22 cm x 22cm x 2 cm, 30 pages
Made by Paul Covello, an illustrator and designer from Toronto, Ontario.
This postcard features the perfect poutine (la poutine parfaite)! The beautiful old-school design shows the three simple ingredients that make it so delicious: crispy french fries, cheese curds, and brown gravy. Are you hungry? I'm hungry.
Postcard size: 4" x 6" (10 x 15 cm)
Made by Whaaat? Studio in Ottawa, Ontario.
Show someone you're thinking of them by sending them a "You're Great" postcard! You're GREAT. Get it? It features a beautiful vintage map of the Great Lakes in the background.
All postcards are hand printed by Kid Icarus in Toronto, Ontario.