Food Artisans of Alberta

Your Trail Guide to the Best of our Locally Crafted Fare

ISBN 9781771512466
Softcover | Publication Date: June 19, 2018
Book Dimensions: 5.5 in x 8.5 in
336 Pages

About the Book

Shortlisted for a 2019 Taste Canada Award

Winner of a 2019 Gourmand World Cookbook Award in Canada

The food lover’s guide to finding the best local food artisans from all over Alberta.

From the coulees of the badlands to the combines of the wheatlands, discover Alberta’s diverse terroir, and be captivated by the distinct tastes of this majestic province. Food Artisans of Alberta is a robust travel companion for local food lovers and visitors alike.

Come to know the stories, inspiration, and friendly faces of the people who craft great food as they cultivate the community of food artisans. Journey beyond Alberta’s seven signature foods—beef, bison, canola, honey, Red Fife Wheat, root vegetables and Saskatoon berries—to also enjoy breweries, meaderies, distilleries, cheesemakers, and more. With regional maps that highlight the locations of 200 food artisans, set out on an adventure through fertile fields and bountiful edible crops.

About the Author(s)

Karen Anderson is a Taste Canada, IPPY, and World Gourmand award-winning writer for A Spicy Touch and Food Artisans of Alberta. She founded Alberta Food Tours in 2006 after a 21-year nursing career. She lives in Calgary with her husband. Find her at or

Matilde Sanchez-Turri was raised in Southern Alberta in Claresholm and on a farm near Nanton. She is a corporate communications professional, and also works at Alberta Food Tours. She lives in Calgary, AB.


“I love that these writers have shared the best of our Alberta growers and producers and continue to help tell their stories.” —Julie Van Rosendaal, bestselling cookbook author, CBC Calgary food columnist, contributing food editor of the Globe and Mail

“The perfect guide for Alberta’s food explorers, it’s a heartfelt tribute to our signature foods and flavours, plus passionate purveyors, and producers.” —Liane Faulder, food writer for the Edmonton Journal

“This book couldn’t be better timed. Alberta has come into its own, and everyone is taking notice. Anderson and Sanchez-Turri are your expert guides to the culinary magic happening in the province right now.” —Jennifer Cockrall-King, award-winning author of Food Artisans of the Okanagan

“Beyond a fitting tribute, this book pays homage to the astoundingly diverse food of Alberta, and the beautiful people who make it.” ­—Lindsay Anderson, co-author of Feast

“Few people in Alberta understand and appreciate the province’s vast food community and its people than Calgary’s Karen Anderson and Tilly Sanchez.” —Eat North

“A love letter to Alberta food producers.” —CBC’s The Homestretch

“A snapshot of Alberta’s diverse culinary scene.” —Where Calgary

“A substantial guide to food industry entrepreneurs on-farm and off, as well as farmers markets and watering holes.” —GrainsWest