Wild Delights features 45 guest-tested recipes from the award-winning Blueberries & Polar Bears cookbook series, which has sold over 100,000 copies and which forms the backbone of the Churchill Wild culinary experience. All recipes use basic ingredients and practical cooking and baking techniques anyone can appreciate. Simple but delicious, there is something for every occasion, from cooking for your family and entertaining special guests to preparing meals for hungry workers. Enjoy!
The recipes included here are guest and family favourites and there is something for every part of your day, from breakfast through to evening snacks. There are also recipes for every occasion, from cooking for your family and entertaining special guests to preparing meals for hungry outdoorsmen or workers at remote camps.
As tasty as these recipes are, they have all been developed for easy preparation using good, wholesome, basic ingredients, which acknowledges the fact that the corner store in the north may be a boat or plane trip away. The recipes use practical cooking and baking techniques anyone can appreciate, and nothing is terribly difficult, as preparation is of the essence at our remote polar bear lodges. recipes can also be adapted to use your own local berries and domestic meats as required.
co-authored by helen webber, the mother of churchill wild co-founder Jeanne reimer, and her friend marie woolsey, the impetus for creating the Blueberries & Polar Bears cookbook series came from the guests themselves, who convinced helen and marie that the food they were serving was above average and deserved to be shared.
“Guests are the best critics in the world,” wrote Helen and Marie in their first cookbook, Blueberries & Polar Bears, published in 1994. “we only reuse the recipes that get rave reviews -- ho-hum is never good enough.”
Helen and Marie started selling their first cookbook out of the trunk of their car on road trips, and by attending small tradeshows and expos. Their secret sales technique at shows? cooking cinnamon buns in turkey roasters behind their booth, which attracted hundreds of hungry food aficionados. Nobody can resist the tantalizing smell of warm, fresh cinnamon buns wafting through the air!
The cookbooks stood on their own merits, and following TV appearances, radio mentions and articles in magazines including Chatelaine, Winnipeg Women, Canadian Living, FarmLife, Uphere and more, the first order of 5,000 books sold out. Fast forward to 2020. The Blueberries & Polar Bears series now includes four full-length cookbooks, a set of mini cookbooks, and a proprietary in-house blend of herbs and spices named Dymond Lake Seasoning.
Helen and Marie and their cookbooks have been instrumental in helping Churchill Wild deliver a first- class dining experience in the middle of nowhere. The recipes included here are a small sampling of their creations, which have captured imaginations and delighted taste buds in homes, lodges, resorts and remote camps around the world.