My list for 2015 is all about us - Canada, True North, Strong and Delicious

Every year, I receive hundreds of new cookbooks into our library, from all over the world.  When it comes to food and cooking, our world is not at a loss to share creative thought.      This year I have decided to dedicate my list to us.  I don't think I have ever been prouder of our cooks and publishers, and if you cast your eyes over this list, you will notice how much of the West Coast of Canada is represented, whether it be author, publisher, or a home-grown lad gone East to make his culinary dream come true.

Haida Gwaii by Susan Musgrave, publisher: Whitecap Books

True to Your Roots by Carla Kelly, publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press

Ocean Wise Cookbook, edited by Jane Mundy, publisher: Whitecap Books

Great Rotisserie Chicken Cookbook by Eric Akis, publisher: appetite by Random House

The Butcher, The Baker, The Wine & Cheese Maker by Jennifer Schell, publisher: Touchwood Editions

Deerholme Vegetable Cookbook by Bill Jones, publisher: Touchwood Editions

Winnipeg Cooks by Robin Summerfield, publisher: Figure.1

Montreal Cooks by Jonathan Cheung + Tays Spencer, publisher: Figure.1

Olive Oil & Vinegar Lover's Cookbook by Emily Lycopolus, publisher: Touchwood Editions

True North by Derek Dammann and Chris Johns, publisher: Harper Collins Canada

Waste Not, Want Not Cookbook by Cinda Chavich, publisher: Touchwood Editions

Seven Spoons by Tara O'Brady, publisher: appetite by Random House

GOODNESS, recipes & stories by Peter and Chris Neal, publisher: BlakemanBooks

Butter Celebrates by Rosie Daykin, publisher: appetite by Random House