Winnipeg Cooks Signature Recipes from the City’s Top Chefs


A stunning cookbook that celebrates Winnipeg’s dynamic food scene, featuring more than 70 recipes from 34 of its finest chefs.

Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver may be bigger and flashier, but foodies in the know have been whispering another city’s name under their breath for years. The rest of us are about to be let in on the secret.

Where do you go if you want to experience a taste of farm-fresh cooking with an international flare? Or a slice of cake to make the angels sing? How about some traditional perogies made with some decidedly untraditional ingredients? What if you’re looking to try out a nouveau supper club, or a public feast at a family farm?
You go to Winnipeg.

In Winnipeg Cooks, thirty-five of the city’s epicurean trailblazers share stories and recipes from the frontlines of an emerging culinary hotspot. From the hearty eastern European standards of the working class North End to storied steakhouses that have fed generations to an explosion of bold hybrid menus by risk-taking young chefs—this is how Winnipeg cooks.

If you’re looking for inspiration for your next meal, look no further. Featuring the stunning photography of Ian McCausland and 70 mouth-watering and chef-tested recipes, Winnipeg Cooks will leave you hungry for more.

Robin is an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in newspapers across Canada. She is a former features writer and columnist at the Calgary Herald, and editor of Ciao! magazine. She is food contributor to CBC and writer for Flavours magazine. Robin was also the writer and photographer behind pegcitygrub.com, a culinary tourism website for Tourism Winnipeg. Her stomach and palate have been frequently enlisted to judge culinary competitions.

At home in Winnipeg, she often freestyles in the kitchen, throwing in most any ingredient and leaving out little. This cooking approach has been met with moderate success. It has, however, given her an appreciation for the talent of chefs everywhere, including the remarkable crew assembled here. These days she cooks for a husband who will eat anything and a young son who eats pretty much nothing.