Tom Salley is a musician and social worker who emmigrated from the U.S. as part of the successful and enduring 'back to the land' cooperative that was centred around the Bobb Inn, near Marguerite, B.C., during the Seventies and Eighties.
Margaret-Anne Enders, Marilyn Livingston, Tom Salley and Bettina Schoen are the co-authors of Spicing Up the Cariboo: Characters, Cultures & Cuisines of the Cariboo Chilcotin (Caitlin $26.95), a collection that affords a glimpse into the ethnic diversity of the Cariboo Chilcotin and the connection between community and kitchen.
More than forty-five Cariboo Chilcotin residents, of various cultural backgrounds, interweave their tales of hardship, celebration, love, and resilience with traditional family recipes. Contributors such as Manola Khounviseth, who endured a harrowing escape from Laos, share tales of her homeland and her old family recipes. First Nations member Andrea Thomas honours the ways of her ancestors by preparing traditional food and sharing stories of hunting and gathering. Braian Barcellos, from Brazil, describes following his sweetheart to the Cariboo, while offering up a favourite family recipe. There are more than 100 dishes from foreign lands as well as the Cariboo-Chilcotin backyard. From the highlands of Peru to rural Bangladesh to the Ulkatcho territory. 978-1927575109