The Little Bites: Tastes from Isolation cookbook is HERE!

Taste Detours began working on this book in mid-March 2020 when COVID stunned us all into a radical change of lifestyle — of living — and in our case, a 100% shut down of tours. By mid-April, we had signed on with Jenna Kessler to illustrate the cookbook, and the perfect collaboration was born. She put her botany-loving heart and artist soul into this project, laying out the pages beautifully and adding more design elements than we could have ever imagined. By May 8 we had the first recipe “pairings” loaded here for free download. You can also navigate each recipe to the right of this page. We wrapped up the complete online book below on July 7 and met in person for the first time that day to drool over the printed version.

Yes! A printed version. We’ve had such overwhelming support and requests for this book idea that we are following through. The price per book will be $35 and the book will be available for shipping / pick-up within the first week of August! $5 per book will be donated to our favourite local food heroes, The SEED: A Do-it-Together Food Movement, plus we’ll give yet another level of support to participating restaurants.

You can purchase the cookbook locally at The Bookshelf and Miijidaa Cafe & Bistro in Guelph, at Elora Mercantile and Tithorea in Rockwood.

We’ve also set up a pre-purchase page for shipping books below.

We hope you’ll continue to share this labour of love widely. It will remain a digital and now solid record of our time in isolation. A celebration of who we all are and a reminder of where our food comes from.

And please continue to support our regional growers, makers and food people, and help keep our Wellington County hospitality industry alive.

Recipe pages can be downloaded for free using the links to the right ➡︎

You’ll see that the front and back cover image below is now a pdf flip book. Give it a whirl!


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