Mmmmm. Who knew sea salt could taste so good?
Readers can almost feel the ocean breeze on their faces when they flip through the pages of Sea Salt, written by Nanaimo authors Lorna Malone and her two daughters, Alison Malone Eathorne and Hilary Malone.
The three have put their love of life on the family sailboat, Aeriel, to work in the kitchen.
Lorna is a veteran yacht racer and has participated in various races on the West Coast including the Van Isle 360: Hilary is a Vancouver Island University Culinary Arts program student and her sister Alison is a freelance writer.
The family has cooked all the recipes in the sailboat’s galley kitchen.
Readers can whip up delectable dishes such as spot prawn and avocado rolland halibut tacos with red cabbage and cilantro slaw and avocado cream.
The book is divided into several sections including breakaway for breakfast feasts; brunch and a chapter called Fresh, which features ingredients from farmers’ markets and coastal seafood.
True to their Nanaimo roots the three have included a cheesecake Nanaimo bar recipe that includes two teaspoons of instant coffee, which the authors say enhances the chocolate flavour of the dish.
Symons photography is a huge asset to the book and you almost want to bite into the pages and taste the dishes she brings to life through the lens.
Published by: Harbour Publishing
Available at: www.harbourpublishing.com and Nanaimo Maps and Charts
List price: $29.95
The three authors are appearing at a book launch this Saturday (June 1), 2-3:30 p.m. at Nanaimo Maps and Charts, located at 8 Church St.
For more information, please call the book store at 250-754-2513.