From the shores of Haida Gwaii and the trees of Prince George to Vancouver's glistening skyscrapers, British Columbia's landscape is as diverse as it is stunning, and so is its cuisine.
To get the conversation started, North by Northwest host Sheryl MacKay was joined by Barbara-Jo McIntosh.
Barbara-Jo McIntosh is an award-winning author, restauranteur and food lover. She previously owned Barbara-Jo's Elegant Home Cooking and in 1997 transitioned into bookselling by opening Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks in Vancouver.
Want to see the rest of the books nominated for the Cross-Country Cookbook Shelf? Return to the culinary map here.
Which book did you vote for and why? The contest is closed, but check out the comments below.
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