‘The Butcher, The Baker, The Wine & Cheese Maker – An Okanagan Cookbook’ was compiled by Food & Wine Trails Editor Jennifer Schell and offers a look inside the food and wine culture of the Okanagan. Filled with Okanagan chef recipes and some from the farm, each recipe tells the story of the chef, the farmer and winemaker behind the recipe providing insights into their relationships and passions for their craft. 

Here are some suggestions from the cookbook to build the ultimate Okanagan Christmas basket from the food and wine stars featured in the cookbook:

1) Meyer Family Vineyards award-winning Chardonnay – www.mfvwines.com

2) Vanilla Honey – Arlo’s Honey Farm – 250-764-2883

3) Black Hills Winery Note Bene – www.blackhillswinery.com

4) Grape vine star ornament – Annabel Stanley -www.annabelstanley.com

5) La Frenz Liqueur Muscat – www.lafrenzwinery.com

6) Vanilla Peach Jam – Okanagan Grocery-www.okanagangrocery.com

7) Praline Hazelnuts – Sandrine French Pastry & Chocolate – www.sandrinepastry.com

8) Vodka Blueberry Jam- Dolci Artisan Fare – www.dolcideli.com

9) RauDZ Regional Table – Blackberry Ketchup – www.raudz.com

10) Chocolate bar – Sandrine French Pastry & Chocolate – www.sandrinepastry.com

11) Upper Bench Cheese – French Gold – www.upperbench.ca

12) Chocolate Biscotti – Tasty Treasures Baking Co.- www.tastytreasures.ca

13) Spelt- Hazelnut Crackers – De Bakker’s Kitchen – www.debakkerskitchen.com

14) Espresso Graf – Bean Scene Coffee House – www.beanscene.ca

15) Summerhill Winery Cipes Brut – www.summerhill.bc.ca

16) Upper Bench Wine (their Pinot would be a perfect turkey wine!) – www.upperbench.ca

17)  Raudz Regional Table – Peach & Cinnamon Sugar, Terrace Mountain Morel Salt, Okanagan Herb Seasoning, Okanagan Spice Seasoning

18) The Butcher, The Baker, The Wine & Cheese Maker – An Okanagan Cookbook – www.anokanagancookbook.com