Only in Saskatchewan

Recipes and Stories from the Province’s Best-Loved Eateries

By (author): Naomi Hansen
By (photographer): Garrett Kendel
ISBN 9781771513555
Hardcover | Publication Date: April 12, 2022
Book Dimensions: 7.25 in. x 10 in.
320 Pages

About the Book

This beautifully photographed collection of recipes and restaurant profiles is a loving tribute and valuable resource for exploring Saskatchewan’s culinary landscape.

In this celebration of Saskatchewan cuisine, Naomi Hansen pairs recipes from the province’s best-loved restaurants with profiles of the chefs and families behind those recipes. Only in Saskatchewan captures the mix of culinary influences—Ukrainian, Indigenous, Italian, Vietnamese, Indian, Persian, Dutch, Mexican, and more—that come together in the land of the living skies.

Featuring the north, centre, and south of the province (with dedicated chapters for Saskatoon and Regina), Naomi showcases historic restaurants like the Yvette Moore Gallery Café in Moose Jaw, Baba’s Homestyle Perogies in Saskatoon, and Italian Star Deli in Regina, as well as newer favourites like The Dam Smokehouse in Nipawin, Free Bird in Lumsden, and Ayden Kitchen & Bar in Saskatoon.

The recipes range from ambitious desserts like Mable Hill’s Bourbon Brown Butter Cake with Sour Cherry Topping and Hot Sour Cream Glaze and Golden Grain Bakery’s Bismarks, to everyday staples like The Rolling Pin’s Borscht and Houston Pizza’s All Dressed Pizza, to simpler pleasures like Wolf Willow’s Smokey Stovetop Popcorn and Harvest Eatery’s Whole Lotta Rosie Cocktail, each one a reflection of the generosity of spirit Saskatchewanians are known for. With food and landscape photography by Garrett Kendel, and a handy sourcing guide to Saskatchewan suppliers, the book is at once a beautiful tribute and valuable resource for exploring the province’s culinary scope.

About the Author(s)

Naomi Hansen is a writer, editor, and researcher based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She writes about lifestyle topics like food and tourism, as well as history and the environment. She has written for various publications, including CBC Saskatchewan, the Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Tourism Saskatoon, and the CAA Saskatchewan magazine. Only in Saskatchewan is Naomi’s first book. When she’s not writing, she loves to read, cook, hike, and travel.

Garrett Kendel is a Saskatoon-based photographer, videographer, and certified drone operator. He launched King Rose Visuals in 2019, and over the past two years, has worked with clients across Canada, with a focus on architecture, design, and small businesses. When he is not shooting, Garrett enjoys travelling, golfing, and spending time with his family.