Appetite for Adventure
As the owner of Well Seasoned, a gourmet food shop in Langley, as well as a resident and municipal councillor, Angie Quaale knows where to go for fresh berries, craft beer, artisanal cheese and other tasty treats. Eating Local in the Fraser Valley is an insider’s guide to producers and purveyors from Langley to Chilliwack, with side trips to Surrey, Maple Ridge, Mission, Pitt Meadows and Surrey. The book includes luscious colour photos and 70-plus recipes.
Penguin Random House Canada 272 pages, $29.95 (paperback)
On the Road
Armadillo Trailer Manufacturing is a family-run business in Enderby, in the North Okanagan. Allan Jong and his sons, Mike and Jason, who have been repairing and building RVs for 45 years, always loved classic, rounded small trailers like the early Airstream, Boler and Lil’ Bigfoot models. Now they’re making one, the lightweight, 13.5-foot-long, fibreglass-shelled Armadillo, using vintage moulds they rescued and improved. $24,900-$33,500
Economics dominates everyone’s life, yet most people know little about it. Yanis Varoufakis, Greece’s former minister of finance, is here to help. In a world where jargon often creates barriers to understanding, Talking to My Daughter About the Economy: Or, How Capitalism Works–and How It Fails uses plain language to demystify the global economic system. Varoufakis writes in the way a father would talk to his teenage daughter, such as explaining inflation and deflation by showing how cigarettes became a form of currency in German prisoner-of-war camps.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux 224 pages, $26.65 (hardcover)