When the Nelson Public Library launched an exciting new expansion project, the reality of needing funding created an opportunity to collaborate with the Kootenay Co-op. Seasonings: a year of local flavour in words and recipes is a literary cookbook that celebrates growing food, eating well and embracing the four seasons. It raised over $45,000 and was short-listed in the Canadian Culinary Book Awards.

The success of the Seasonings fundraiser led to the making of a second cookbook, where Nelson chefs were asked for their best-loved recipes and books. The result was Pairings: inspired food, inspiring words, a delicious fusion of the culinary and the creative.

Both were printed and bound in Canada on recycled FSC certified paper with vegetable based inks.

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