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With Passion

Whitewater Cooks with Passion is the fourth book in the series. The focus in this version is on fresh, healthy recipes that range from innovative vegetarian and vegan dishes to sumptuously rich and extravagant ones that will inspire a passion for food in everyone. Like the other Whitewater Cookbooks, the recipes are simple and rewarding to prepare. The ingredients are healthy and easy to find leaving you with meals you will make again and again and not have to spend all day in the kitchen!



Pure, Simple and Real

Whitewater Resort in the Selkirk Range is renowned for its spectacular scenery, deep snow and Fresh Tracks Café. Despite constant pleading from customers, recipes for dishes made famous there were as unattainable as snowflakes in July. Even the café staff was sworn to secrecy. Now, Whitewater Cooks opens the kitchen doors. With this eagerly anticipated book, home cooks can re-create chef Shelley Adams’ signature dishes. Readers will enjoy over 70 recipes from the café’s selection of top sellers — from warming soups to desserts — indulging in culinary favorites.




At Home

If you bought the first cookbook of Shelley Adams, you are here for a treat. Her second cookbook is even better. Complicated food techniques or passing all day in the kitchen is not necessary to impress your friends and family. You simply need tasty recipes. This is what Whitewater Cooks at Home is all about. Shelley gathered recipes for friends, family, local celebrities and favorites from Fresh Tracks Café. The cookbook is divided in 5 sections: starters, salads, soups and sides, dinners and desserts.



With Friends

If you want to know why the Whitewater Cooks series by Shelley Adams has been so successful, you have to believe in the power of word-of-mouth. Whitewater Cooks and Whitewater Cooks at Home have become national bestsellers in record time. For every home cook who’s entertained using Shelley’s recipes, there’s a table of guests so impressed with the meal, that each has immediately headed off to their nearest retailer to purchase their own copies of these amazing cookbooks. The proof is literally “in the pudding”. Whitewater Cooks with Friends adds a new dimension to Shelley’s awesome recipes: it’s fun and casual, with a dollop of easy but impressive recipes that people will LOVE!

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Whitewater Cooks Sauces

It will be so great to have the favourite sauces and dressings in bottles to make life a little easier and delicious. Just think, come home and make rice, compose a salad, marinate some fish and open your fridge to see Glory Bowl dressing, Emmy’s Honey Curry Vinaigrette, Maple Soy Vinaigrette and Blake’s Miso Marinade for Fish all on your shelf to make dinner making a breeze!

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We’re raffling 4 gift baskets worth over $250! They include all four Whitewater Cooks books, a plush robe and other seasonal favourites from Esprit de la Femme!  Raffle proceeds to benefit the Nelson Food Cupboard.

Share the Passion!

Thursday, December 11 from 5-8pm at Esprit de la Femme

Admission: A non-perishable food item or cash donation.

Share the passion of the season with us and our friend Shelley Adams, author of Whitewater Cooks, by joining us in a fund and foodraiser for the Nelson Food Cupboard. We are raising money and collecting non perishable food items to help them give people in our community access to food this holiday season.

So enjoy a treat on us and join in the holiday spirit of giving while you shop for the perfect gift at Esprit de la Femme Lingerie! 15% of our sales this night will go to the Nelson Food Cupboard.

Shelley Adams’ cook books make a great holiday gift idea. All four in the Whitewater Cooks series will be available for sale this night, and Shelley will be even be here to sign them! 15% of all sales will go to the Nelson Food Cupboard.