Niagara Flavours

Guidebook & Cookbook

by Brenda Matthews

A celebration of the cuisine and countryside of Niagara and southwestern Ontario, with recipes, profiles of inns and restaurants and splendid colour photography.
Southwestern Ontario is a bountiful source of fruits, vegetables and delicious wines. Many of Canada's best and most innovative chefs work in the inns and restaurants of the region, and the cuisine they create is gaining an international reputation.
In this book, Brenda Matthews gathers more than 90 recipes displaying the full gastronomic range of the Niagara region: enjoy Cucumber Goat Cheese Torte, Roasted Pear and Sweet Potato Bisque with Lobster Cakes, Crab Salad with Artichokes, Lake Trout with Morels and Fiddleheads, Riesling-Marinated Berries with Bread and Butter Pudding.
Recipes come from restaurants and inns independently selected by the author on the basis of their quality and committment to local cuisine. Every recipe has been tested and adapted for home use. Profiles present basic information about each location and offer a description of cuisine, decor, and facilities, and a map helps locate each establishment.
Niagara Flavours celebrates the cuisine and the countryside of Niagara and southwestern Ontario. You'll find wonderful recipes, appealing full-colour photographs, and profiles of more than 40 fine dining establishments.

About the Author

Brenda Matthews

BRENDA MATTHEWS was a keen observer of the hotel and dining scene in Ontario. She spent over a year visiting inns and restaurants to make her selections for this collection. She is also the author of Muskoka Flavours.


Oakville author Brenda Matthews' powers of persuasion are the basis for Niagara Flavours Guidebook and Cookbook. She's managed to convince innovative chefs working in 44 of southwestern Ontario's top restaurants to share their favourite regional recipes. Cambridge's Langdon Hall and Stratford's the Church restaurant are among them. The softcover book also details accommodation available in the area. Photographs depicting the area's scenic landscapes are sprinkled among the recipes."

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