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Michele Genest

Yukon author and cook Michele Genest has lived in Whitehorse since 1994, where she moved from her hometown of Toronto in search of winter. She has written about food and culture for the past 25 years, and cooked ever since she can remember. Her past experience includes a four-year stint as dining editor of enRoute Magazine, and another as chief dishwasher and fish-cleaner in a waterfront restaurant on a small Greek island. She was co-editor of two anthologies of Yukon writing, Urban Coyote and Urban Coyote, New Territory, and has written several plays, including Fasting Girl, Gulf and Magic Box, all produced by Nakai Theatre. She writes a regular cooking column for Yukon, North of Ordinary Magazine, and her print credits include the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, the Montreal Gazette, enRoute, Flare and Geist. Her first cookbook, The Boreal Gourmet, is a national bestseller and won a Canadian Culinary Books award in 2011. She is releasing her second book on northern cuisine, The Boreal Feast, in June 2014.


Book Cover The Boreal Feast: A Culinary Journey Through the North
978-1-55017-627-8 · 1-55017-627-7 · June 2014 · Paperback
CAD$28.95 · USD$28.95
“Whether elaborate or simple, a feast celebrates and strengthens our connection to each other and to the place we live—this field, forest, town, city, region, country, this earth—through good food and let us not forget, fun. The food upon which we feast is at the centre, both a celebration in itself and the medium through which we celebrate, the connector to each other and to what sustains us.”—Michele Genest
Book Cover The Boreal Gourmet: Adventures in Northern Cooking
978-1-55017-475-5 · 1-55017-475-4 · April 2010 · Paperback
CAD$26.95 · USD$26.95
A true northern cookbook featuring Yukon flavours and traditions.
Book Cover Urban Coyote A Yukon Anthology
978-1-896758-07-7 · 1-896758-07-X · 2001 · Paperback
CAD$14.95 · USD$14.95
An anthology of the north by northern writers.
Book Cover Urban Coyote New Territory
978-1-896758-09-1 · 1-896758-09-6 · 2003 · Paperback
CAD$17.95 · USD$17.95
The second book in the Urban Coyote series.