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Sea Salt Chosen as Canada's Best Fish and Seafood Book

Posted: Monday, December 16, 2013 at 3:55pm

Sea Salt: Recipes from the West Coast GalleyCongratulations to Lorna Malone, Alison Malone Eathorne and Hilary Malone, authors of Sea Salt: Recipes from the West Coast Galley (Harbour Publishing; $29.95), which has won the 2013 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards’ competition for Canada’s Best Fish and Seafood Book!

It will now go on to compete against the winners in other countries for the same category to be named the Best Fish and Seafood Book in the World. The results for that competition will be announced at their annual awards event in Beijing during the first “Beijing Cookbook Fair” in May 19-24, 2014.

Canada's West Coast is home to a plethora of one-of-a-kind farms, farmers’ markets, and food artisans, not to mention cideries, wineries and breweries, if one only knows where to look. Sea Salt is the collaborative project of the Malone family, who have been exploring this coast together aboard their sailboat, Aeriel, for over twenty years, ever in search of ways to add a local touch to their family fare. They’ve drizzled barbecued brie bought from Hilary’s Cheese in Cowichan Bay with thyme-infused honey; sipped a favourite vintage from the Saturna Island Family Estate Winery alongside their own fresh Manila Clam Linguine; and sprinkled Sea Salt and Caramel Brownies with rock salt from the Vancouver Island Salt Company, based in Cobble Hill.

Gorgeously illustrated with the fresh photography of Christina Symons, the recipes in Sea Salt are coloured with local flare and highly adaptable for anyone cooking by the water, including practical tips for prepping meals aboard. They’ll inspire you to discover the local ingredients that might be hiding just around your own corner, opening up exciting new culinary possibilities.

Lorna Malone has been sailing for over thirty years and is a veteran of yacht races like the Van Isle 360° International Yacht Race, a two-week circumnavigation of Vancouver Island—planning meals for the crew of eight helped to inspire this book. Alison Malone Eathorne is a freelance author who’s written travel, food and design articles for publications such as Western Living, BC Home, and Where Vancouver, and contributed her writing chops to the book. Meanwhile her sister, Hilary Malone, is the fearless cook of the family—she recently won the Gold Medal in the Skills Canada BC 2013 competition, is a student of Vancouver Island University’s Culinary Arts Program, and contributed most of Sea Salt’s recipes.