Nova Scotians can cook delicious food using local ingredients with recipes from the Select Nova Scotia cookbook.
Agriculture Minister Keith Colwell and Communications Nova Scotia Minister Andrew Younger launched the cookbook Local Food and Local Chefs Select Nova Scotia 2014 Recipe Collection today, Nov. 12, at the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market.
“Nova Scotia farmers grow and produce top-quality food,” said Mr. Colwell. “We have many talented chefs that use these fresh ingredients to create uniquely Nova Scotia dishes.”
The cookbook features 21 recipes by nine Nova Scotia chefs. It demonstrates how easy it is to buy local, including tips on how and where to find local products.
The cookbook is part of a marketing plan and expansion of Select Nova Scotia to encourage more Nova Scotians to buy local. The goal is to add value for local producers, manufacturers and retailers by helping to create conditions to drive their success.
“We hope Nova Scotians will continue to think local — local food, local business, local crafts, products, wine — the list is endless,” said Mr. Younger. “Local is all around us, and the more money we spend locally, the more that money stays here.”
The cookbooks promote buying and cooking with local foods and will be available Thursday at the Select Nova Scotia Food truck Rally, part of Devour! Food Film Festival in Wolfville. They will also be available at farmers’ markets and other events that Select Nova Scotia participates in, such as the Saltscapes Expo.