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Taste Canada 2021

Flat Out Delicious
Your Definitive Guide to Saskatchewan’s Food Artisans
By (author): Jenn Sharp Photographs by: Richard Marjan
Jenn Sharp ,

Photographs by :

Richard Marjan


TouchWood Editions



Product Form:


Form detail:

Paperback , Trade


General Trade
Apr 28, 2020
$25.00 CAD


8.5in x 5.5 x 1 in | 1 gr

Page Count:

352 pages
TouchWood Editions
TRAVEL / Canada / Prairie Provinces

Shortlisted for a 2021 Taste Canada Award and four 2021 Saskatchewan Book Awards

A robust and inspiring travel companion for both local and visiting food-lovers alike that reveals the stories, inspiration, and friendly faces of the people who craft great food in Saskatchewan.

From the province’s southern grain fields to its northern boreal forests, from its city markets to its small-town diners, Saskatchewan is the humble heartland of some of the nation’s most delicious food.

Author Jenn Sharp and photographer Richard Marjan spent four months travelling Saskatchewan, chatting at market stalls, in kitchens, bottling sheds, and stockrooms. Flat Out Delicious is the culmination of interviews with small-scale farmers and city gardeners, beekeepers and chocolatiers, ranchers, chefs, and winemakers. Together they tell the story of Saskatchewan’s unique food systems.

The journey is organized into seven regions (including a chapter each for restaurant hotbeds Regina and Saskatoon), with essays that delve deeper—into traditional Indigenous moose hunts, wild rice farming in the remote north, and berry picking in the south. There are profiles of over 150 artisans, along with detailed maps, travel tips, and stunning photography, making the book the ideal companion for a road trip that involves plenty of stopping to eat along the way.

You’ll meet a lettuce-grower who left a career in the city, and the small-town grad who worked his way up in the Saskatoon restaurant world; couples who are the first in their families to raise livestock, alongside new generations maintaining century-old operations. Whether you’re visiting for the first time or are Saskatchewan born and bred, prepare to be surprised by the abundance of personalities and culinary experiences to be found here in the land of living skies.

Jenn Sharp is a writer based in Saskatoon. She was a features writer, columnist, and editor at the Saskatoon StarPhoenix for five years. Today, her Flat Out Food column runs in the StarPhoenix and the Regina Leader-Post. She's a regular contributor to CBC Saskatchewan and Eat North. Her work has appeared in the Globe and Mail and numerous other Canadian publications.

Richard Marjan first picked up a camera when he was ten and has loved everything about taking pictures ever since. After thirty-five years as a photojournalist at the Saskatoon StarPhoenix, he's now retired and does occasional freelance photography. He's won several photography awards from the Canadian Press, and his work has appeared in Canadian Geographic, the New York Times, and the Globe and Mail.

Media + Publicity:
  • Baseline media outreach to Globe and Mail, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Regina Leader-Post, Prairies North magazine, Price Albert Daily Herald, Moose Jaw Times-Herald, Davidson Leader, Western Producer, Flow Magazine, Industry West Magazine, WestJet Magazine, CBC’s The Morning Edition, CBC’s Saskatoon Morning, CBC’s Blue Sky, CBC’s The Afternoon Edition, CBC’s Saskatchewan Weekend, CTV Morning Live Saskatoon, CTV Morning Live Regina, Global Saskatoon Morning Show, Global Regina Morning Show
  • Festival submissions to Saskatchewan Festival of Words and Word on the Street Saskatoon
  • Direct marketing outreach to businesses, organizations, and artisans featured in the book
Potential Endorsements from
  • Jennifer Cockrall-King, author of The Food Artisans of the Okanagan
  • Karen Anderson, co-author of The Food Artisans of Alberta
  • Renee Kohlman, author of All the Sweet Things
  • Dan Clapson, food critic / founder of Eat North
  • Twyla Campbell, food writer
  • Dee Hobsbawn-Smith, food writer
  • Noelle Chorney, food writer
  • Patricia Robertson, food writer
  • Tiffany Paulsen, City of Saskatoon city counsellor
  • Ashley Martin, columnist for the Regina Leader-Post reporter
Marketing + Promo:
  • Regional and subject-specific print features, excerpts, review coverage, broadcast and television interviews
  • Publicity and promotion in conjunction with author's speaking engagements
  • Outreach to subject-specific organizations, markets and festivals
  • Outreach to travel and tourism organizations
  • Regional author tour
  • Electronic ARCs
  • Excerpts available
Marketing + Promo Deliverables
  • Display banner
  • Electronic ARC
  • Press release
  • Postcard
BISAC Codes:
  • TRV026120 TRAVEL / Special Interest / Culinary
  • TRV022000 TRAVEL / Food, Lodging & Transportation / Restaurants
BISAC Regional Themes
  • Saskatchewan
  • Prairies
BISAC Merchandising Themes
  • ET034 CULTURAL HERITAGE / Canadian
  • ET140 CULTURAL HERITAGE / Multicultural
  • ET150 CULTURAL HERITAGE / Native American
THEMA Subject Codes
  • KNSB Food & drink service industries
  • KNSG Hospitality, leisure & tourism industries
  • WTHD Travel guides: food & drink regions
  • TV Agriculture & farming
THEMA Place Qualifiers
  • 1KBC-CA-S Saskatchewan
  • 1QF-CA-P Canadian Prairies (AB, SK, MB)

For more information contact
[email protected]

"Discovering what makes Saskatchewan's culinary scene unique through Jenn Sharp's eyes is absolutely inspiring " —Dan Clapson, Eat North co-founder and The Globe and Mail Prairie Region restaurant critic

"This book is going to surprise a lot of people. Saskatchewan’s culinary star has been quietly rising, and Jenn Sharp has captured the breadth and depth of its food artisans in this timely book." —Jennifer Cockrall-King, founder of the Okanagan Food and Wine Writers Workshop and award-winning author of Food Artisans of the Okanagan

"SPIN farming’s pioneer Wally Satzewich, indigenous land-based healers, drive-through perogies and hipster chefs? Jenn Sharp’s making Saskatchewan’s food flat out famous." —Karen Anderson, president of Alberta Food Tours, Inc and award-winning author of Food Artisans of Alberta

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Food Artisans of Alberta Karen Anderson 9781771512466 $25.00 CAD Jun 19, 2018
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All the Sweet Things Renée Kohlman 9781771512046 $39.95 CAD Apr 25, 2017

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