Burdockboy over at False Sense of Security has recently been so kind as to bring the following article from the New York Times on a little gem of the Kootenays to my attention. Thus I thought I too would take the time to highlight a relatively new, little known cookbook that has quickly become one of my all time favorites. The cookbook is "Whitewater Cooks."
Whitewater, for those of you unfamiliar with the area, is a tiny local ski resort tucked up tight in the Selkirk mountains about a fifteen minute drive from Nelson. It is not large, but boasts some of the best powder skiing in all of BC. But aside from the skiing, its little cafeteria, the Fresh Tracks Cafe, serves probably the best food of any ski resort in North America. For years I have wondered how other ski resorts could get away with charging outrageous prices for nothing more than a greasy burger and fries when I could purchase a delicious, healthy meal at Whitewater for much less. If you don't believe me, just ask the locals. So good is the food here, that often locals who don't ski will make a trip up to the hill just for lunch. Who wouldn't. Even their burgers beyond the ordinary. One of their best sellers, the Fancy Pants Burger, is piled with chèvre, caramelized onions, roasted garlic aioli, tomatoes, bacon and spring greens. Or if burgers aren't your thing, try one of their fabulous bowls or Whiskey Smoked Salmon Chowder, Lemony Lentil Soup or Pad Thai, Rumour has it that their 'Famous Burger Sauce' is worth the price of the book alone.
For more information on this cookbook, check out the following link by Amazon. By clicking on the "search inside" icon in the top left hand corner, you can see a few pages inside the cookbook as well as a few of their soup recipes. Bon Appetit!