In honour of #CephalopodWeek, we’re pleased to share a personal essay from Briony Penn’s west coast almanac, A Year on the Wild Side. Another Seaside Attraction January She was washed up on the shore: a quiet mass of mottled pink flesh diminishing, even in the thin heat of the January sun. The remaining arms … Continued
TouchWood Editions is thrilled to announce that designer Tree Abraham has received a prestigious 2019 PubWest Book Design Award for her original design of Off the Hook: The Essential West Coast Seafood Recipes by DL Acken and Aurelia Louvet. Winners were announced June 7, 2019. Off the Hook explores the world of fresh British Columbia … Continued
TouchWood Editions is pleased to announce that Against the Current by Cathy Converse has received an Honourable Mention in the 2018 Lieutenant Governor’s Historical Writing Competition. The award celebrates books that make significant contributions to the historical literature of British Columbia. Prizes were awarded at the Book Awards Gala on June 8, 2019. Against the … Continued
TouchWood Editions is thrilled to share that Food Artisans of Alberta by Karen Anderson and Matilde Sanchez-Turri has been shortlisted for the 2019 Taste Canada Awards. The announcement was made via Facebook Live streaming on June 4. Food Artisans of Alberta: Your Trail Guide to the Best of our Locally Crafted Fare was born out … Continued
TouchWood Editions is pleased to announce that Spain by Emily Lycopolus and DL Acken, and Food Artisans of Alberta by Karen Anderson and Matilde Sanchez-Turri have both won Canadian Gourmand Cookbook Awards and have advanced to the Gourmand Best in World Cookbook competition. Spain: Recipes for Olive Oil and Vinegar Lovers by Emily Lycopolus, with … Continued
TouchWood Editions is pleased to announce that E. J. Hughes Paints Vancouver Island—the acclaimed biography of the solitary and beloved BC artist, written by Robert Amos—has been shortlisted for the BC Book Prizes’ Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award. The announcement was made March 20. E. J. Hughes Paints Vancouver Island debuted at #4 on the … Continued
Honey Pie From Greece by Emily Lycopolus A note from Emily This pie is probably better described as a Greek-style cheesecake. It’s sweetened with honey and Apricot white balsamic vinegar, so it’s not overly sweet, and it has a slightly coarser texture than New York–style cheesecake thanks to the yogurt and ricotta, which also … Continued
From all of us here at TouchWood Editions, we wish you the happiest of holidays and a wonderful New Year.
Food expert Andrea Buckett presented CTV’s Your Morning with a fantastic selection of gifts for your favourite foodie this holiday season, including Renée Kohlman’s All the Sweet Things. Watch the full video here.
TouchWood Editions is pleased to share that All the Sweet Things: Baked Goods and Stories from the Kitchen of Sweetsugarbean, Renée Kohlman’s debut cookbook, is the 2018 Taste Canada Food Writing Awards Gold Winner in the Single-Subject Cookbook category. The announcement was made at the awards celebration in Toronto on October 29. All the Sweet … Continued
THE CURSE OF BROTHER XII CEDAR, VANCOUVER ISLAND The rural community of cedar is just south of Nanaimo. It was once home to one of North America’s most sensational cults. Much has been written about Brother XII—the infamous preacher of the 1920s and 30s. He was, after all, the charismatic leader of the Aquarian … Continued
THE WILKINSON JAIL VICTORIA, BC The complex of buildings now known as the Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre, the Wilkinson Jail, or “the Wilkie” has had a rich and storied life, which may explain why so many spirits and ghosts still wander the halls. In researching this building, I not only had the opportunity … Continued