Valerie Sovran Mitchell of Victoria retired from the provincial public service after a career spanning 25 years and a variety of positions, including her last posting as Public Service Commissioner and Deputy Minister of Multiculturalism and Immigration. She is the author of the cookbook Polenta on the Board: Italian Family Cooking, Abruzzese-style, which is distributed by Sandhill Books, and a co-author of Mamma Mia: Good Italian Girls Talk Back (ECW Press, 2004).

[BCBW 2004] "Cookbook"