Winner of three Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in English Canada for best books in Entertaining, Photography, and Breakfast categories
It's the weekend in picturesque Victoria, and whether you're planning on enjoying a scenic seaside hike or indulging in some window shopping, we all have priorities: First, we brunch. It is, after all, the official brunch capital of Canada.
This exquisitely photographed cookbook showcases more than 60 recipes from the city's most beloved mid-morning eateries. Food writer and photographer Rebecca Wellman introduces us to the people and stories behind the capital city's diners, bistros, cafes, coffee shops, bakeries, and more. Get the inside scoop on iconic diners such as Floyd's and newer hot spots like Jam, Agrius, Be Love, and Nourish.
For the visitor, this cookbook is a simple, trustworthy guidebook to Victoria's best eats, and a fabulous gift to take home to friends and family. Whether you're after a quick, budget brunch, a hearty vegan breakfast, or a much-needed hangover cure, Wellman helps you choose the ideal mid-morning eatery. And if you're a Victorian local, you'll love the resources for finding the freshest ingredients so you can whip up a terrific brunch at home. This stylish, image-rich collection of recipes and stories is the ultimate guide to Canada's brunch capital, and offers yet another delicious way to celebrate the city's thriving food culture.
"First, We Brunch is a visual feast and poetic love letter to eating great food in one my favourite cities in Canada. I love how Rebecca takes a contemporary look at what brunch is, and reminds us it's no longer that stuffy weekend standard, but an ï¿½ber fresh, casual, and creative meal to eat any time of the day, made better in the company of good friends and a cocktail. Her book goes beyond recipe sharing--it's a deeply affectionate and personal tour of what makes great food: the restaurants and neighbourhoods they're in, the people who cook, the ingredients, and, of course, the eaters too!"
--Jennifer Danter, acting executive food editor, Canadian Living"Canadian Living" (10/01/2017) "If a delectable brunch--home cooked or enjoyed out--makes you happy, then this scrumptious book will have you grinning ear to ear."
--Eric Akis, Times Colonist food writer and best-selling author"Times Colonist" (10/01/2017)