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Island Craft, Cedar and Salt win Gourmand World Cookbook Awards

TouchWood Editions is pleased to announce that Cedar and Salt by DL Acken and Emily Lycopolus and Island Craft by Jon Stott have won Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in the Canadian competition. Cedar and Salt: Vancouver Island Recipes from Forest, Farm, Field and Sea by DL Acken and Emily Lycopolus won in the Food Tourism–Countries … Continued

TouchWood’s Spring 2020 list

We could not be more excited for spring! Whether you’re a beekeeper, mystery lover, beer enthusiast, wine collector, avid gardener, or are passionate about delicious and sustainable foods and food producers, we have the perfect book for you this season.  Click on each cover for more information, or check out our new catalogue, here. Happy … Continued

At Home with Iona Whishaw

A Note from the publisher We’re living in an unprecedented moment in history, and it’s been amazing to see how people are pulling together to support one another. Here at TouchWood we’ve decided to ask our authors what has been keeping them busy during a time when we’ve all been asked to stay home to … Continued

TouchWood Editions 2020 Reading Challenge

We have been so inspired by all of the reading challenges that we’ve seen this month that we wanted to share our own version, which we created based on topics, themes and genres that we have published over the years. We hope you enjoy, and be sure to share your progress with us if you’re … Continued

From our house to yours…

From all of us at TouchWood, we wish you and yours a very merry holiday season.   Photo © DL Acken, from Cedar and Salt: Vancouver Island Recipes from Forest, Farm, Field, and Sea

Twelve Days of TouchWood

Are you stumped by what to get your dad this Christmas? What about your sister-in-law, your boss, or your mailman? We have a few suggestions! Whether they’re foodies, historians, naturalists, art lovers, or arm chair detectives, we have the perfect book for the reader on your list. Day 1 – for the Islander (whether or not … Continued

E. J. Hughes Paints Vancouver Island a Finalist for 2019 Victoria Book Prizes

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—is a finalist for the City of Victoria Butler Book Prize, one of two prestigious prizes awarded by the Victoria Book Prize Society. The announcement was made September 11. Also … Continued

Celebrating Cephalopods

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

Off the Hook wins PubWest Book Design Award

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

Food Artisans of Alberta shortlisted for 2019 Taste Canada Awards

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