“Early on in my association with the Whitewater Cooks series, a buyer for a large national retail chain commented to me that she felt the Whitewater series was a “western phenomenon.” Five cookbooks later, this phenomenon has captured the passion of home cooks across Canada and in the U.S. With over 250,000 copies sold, Shelley Adams has consistently inspired home cooks with her impressive and easy to make recipes. At a time when we all want to be together again, Shelley’s new cookbook will be an essential and elegant culinary cornerstone in that journey.”
– Nancy Wise, Sandhill Book Marketing Ltd.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Whitewater Cooks more Beautiful Food is full of new recipes to inspire fans and once again turn home cooks into culinary rock stars, a hallmark of Shelley’s earlier books. In the Salad section, try the Grilled Peach, Prosciutto and Burratta Salad, Soba Noodles with Prawns or the Fancy Pants Grilled Caesar Salad. From the Sides and Starters section, choose Cornmeal Crusted Tartes with Carmelized Onions, Fig Jam and Goat Cheese, Mike’s Special Potatoes and/or the Hasselback Yams recipe. For an Entreé – there’s Marsala Chicken with Lentils and Butternut Squash, Spiced Lamb and Halloumi Meatballs or the Texas Style Beef Brisket to name just a few. Finish off the evening with some baked sweetness with Raspberry Coffee Cake, French Silk Pie or a Rhubarb Frangipane Tarte. Shelley’s innate flair for creating and developing recipes will not disappoint and soon home cooks across Canada will be serving their guests…more beautiful food…
“In hyper-outdoorsy, half-conscious Nelson, set picturesquely between furred peaks and Kootenay Lake and where it seems that everyone of the 10,000 residents skis, mountain-bikes and is passionate about health and good food, Whitewater Cooks has become the equivalent of the Junior League cookbook,”
"Whitewater Cooks with Passion by Shelley Adams has rocketed to No. 1 on the BookManager Home & Leisure list and sits at No. 1 on the British Columbia Best Seller List. Whitewater Cooks With Passion is the fourth book from this Nelson, B.C. author and has made a big impact in the always popular and crowded cookbook field. "
Hi Shelly, My wife and, only 2 short years ago, could make ice cubes, instant oatmeal and KD. Today we have 3 cook books (discovered the books on our ski trip to Nelson) and they are all yours of course. Now our cupboards are overflowing with spices and we can cook! We know what fenugreek seeds, kaffir lime leaves and saffron are, to say the least. So, thanks.
“In “Whitewater Cooks with Friends”, Shelley has rounded up the best of her friend’s recipes and put them together in the award-winning formula of the Whitewater Cookbook series - beautiful photographs, divided this time into starters, soups, salads, entrees and desserts with recipes that are easy to use and produce delicious food. “Whitewater Cooks with Friends” is definitely one to bring out in the summer too, as many of the recipes and photos inspire food served outdoors or at the cottage.”
Dear Shelly Adams, You may not remember Joe Day, but he is the ski instructor who convinced you to 'trade' a copy of Whitewater Cooks (which we call 'the Gold one') for his chocolate chip recipe. Joe got the better deal. That was in 2007. I used it exclusively, up until Emma Day found a copy of At Home (which we call 'the Blue one'). Cooking then began to alternate between these 2 glorious books, and I remained the unchallenged hostess with the mostest. But then, just when I had my favourites memorized, bang. With Friends came out and rocked my world. (We call it 'the Purple one'). I am writing to thank you for all the joys you have brought to my family and friends, you are THE BEST!!! And consequently, SO AM I !!!!
The whole book is too full of tastiness!
"The top of the food chain at a Nelson gathering is the bearer of a Whitewater Cooks dish. A community could be built on such great food and Shelley’s recipes are foundational for elevating our communal experience. I cooked and blogged my way through Shelley’s second cookbook, Whitewater Cooks at Home. I challenge all of you to cook with abandon from the latest book, Together Again, and let Whitewater Cooks know the results. It will inspire a new wave of Kootenay folks and those who are Kootenay-at-heart to gather. Fingers crossed we will be together again very soon, with the help of this new offering from Shelley Adams. "