Cross-Country Cookbook Shelf
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From the cool waters of Waskesiu Lake to the shining sun over Saskatoon, the people of Saskatchewan have long known that this province more than pulls its weight when it comes to cooking up mouth-watering local dishes. Afternoon Edition host Craig Lederhouse spoke with chef Jenni Willems about what makes prairie cooking so unique.

Jenni Willems travels from place to place in Saskatchewan - cooking with local foods and flavours - and creating a meal in inspired and interesting places around the province. Her next event is on July 26 in Sakahikan. Sakahikan is the Cree word for "lake" and the name of this boreal forest themed dinner on the deck of the Waskesiu Marina in Prince Albert National Park. The meal will include Birch Gelato and Labrador Tea Shortbread Cookies for dessert. You can learn more about Jenni and her events by visiting her website, New Ground Cafe.

Thanks to Jenni Willems and the Afternoon Edition for offering extra-special prizes for the Saskatchewan Cookbook Shelf.

Grand prize: All five Saskatchewan cookbooks and a $150 gift certificate to CBC Shop.

First-runner-up: Dinner for two at an up-coming Jenni Willems event.

saskmade.jpgSecond-runner-up: The Random House cookbook prize pack!

Thanks to the SaskMade Marketplace to their help with the cookbooks.

Want to see the rest of the books nominated for the Cross-Country Cookbook Shelf? Return to the culinary map here.

The Results


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Thanks to CBC Shop or a cookbook prize pack from Random House Canada for donating prizes for the 2012 Cross-Country Cookbook Shelf!

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The rest of the regions

Click on a place below to see their cookbook picks and vote on which title should be put on the Cross-Country Cookbook Shelf.