Carolyn Herriot is the author of A Year on the Garden Path: A 52-Week Organic Gardening Guide, a practical, easy-to-follow, weekly gardening guide explaining what's happening in the garden and the gardener's role in creating beautiful, healthy landscapes and food gardens - organically! Includes seasonally-relevant advice, solutions to problems, gardening tips and recipes.

In The Zero-Mile Diet, Herriot shares wisdom from 30 years of organic seed gardening experiences. In this definitve month-by-month guide, Herriot shows you how to take a load off the planet to achieve greater food security. Lots of gorgeous colour photos and practical recipes.

According to publicity materials:

"The West Coast has an abundance of produce and natural food resources, and some of the most talented and influential chefs in the world. In this colourful cookbook, British Columbia's top restaurateurs, chefs, and foodies share signature dishes that will inspire cooks everywhere. Meet the province's well-known and up-and-coming culinary stars as they reveal recipes and stories from their kitchens. Inspired by the popular television program Flavours of the West Coast, the cookbook aims to support the farmers, chefs, and food producers who make the local food scene possible. Divided into sections based on region-River and Sea, Forest and Field, Farm Fresh, and City Cuisine-the pages are filled with photos and recipes by talented foodies who all have one thing in common: a love of fresh, locally inspired cuisine and a desire to share that love with the at-home cook.

With recipes from Chef Vikram Vij, owner of Vij's Restaurant, Vancouver; Carolyn Herriot, author of The Zero Mile Diet; Executive Chef Matthew Batey, Mission Hill Family Estate, Kelowna; Chef Jared Qwustenuxun Williams, Quwutsu'un Centre, Duncan; Chef John Cantin, John's Place, Victoria; and many others."

The Zero-Mile Diet: A Year-Round Guide to Growing Organic Food (Harbour $32.95) was short-listed for the 2011 Canadian Culinary Book Awards. It follows a year of sustainable homegrown food production, growing healthy organic food, eating seasonal recipes from the garden, saving seeds for future harvests and putting food by for the winter. Herriot operates a certified-organic seed business, Seeds of Victoria.


A Year on the Garden Path: A 52-Week Organic Gardening Guide (Earthfuture 2005) $24.95 0-9738058-0-3

The Zero-Mile Diet: A Year-Round Guide to Growing Organic Food (Harbour 2010) $32.95 978-1-55017-481-6

The Zero-Mile Diet Cookbook: Seasonal Recipes for Delicious Homegrown Food (Harbour, 2012) $29.95 978-1-55017-567-7

[BCBW 2012]