Maria Ernst and her husband Walter moved to the Queen Charlotte Islands to build and operate The Copper Bay Lodge (near Sandspit Moresby Island, BC). In the thirty years since then, she became became an expert cook, serving homemade meals to satisfy a wide variety of clients from local fishermen, visitors from eastern Europe, to President Jimmy Carter and his wife. She is the author of The Copper Bay Cookbook: Recipes from the Queen Charlotte Islands (Harbour, 1992).

[BCBW 2003] "Cookbook" "QCI"