I recently attended the launch for "FEAST: Recipe and Stories from a Canadian Road Trip" in Edmonton at Audrey's Books. This cookbook is the culmination of stories and recipes gathered by authors Lindsay Anderson and Dana Vanveller's road trip back in the summer of 2013. For 5 months they road tripped across all 10 of our Canadian provinces including three territories in a small car. Throughout the cookbook, you get to to experience the beautiful mosaic that make up Canadian culture. They also wrote about the various stories of the Canadian people that they met, the places they visited and the meals that they shared.
I had heard about the book launch from Valerie (A Canadian Foodie), who had been following the gals ever since they kickstarted their road trip and wrote about their adventure on their blog.
One of the stories that intrigued Dan and I was their Yukon trip where they visited the Braeburn Lodge and ate PLATE-SIZED cinnamon buns. In the book, they were inspired by the Yukon love for Sourdoughs and Cinnamon buns (both things that Dan and I love) and came up with the recipe for Yukon Sourdough Cinnamon Buns. Though the cinnamon bun portions in their cookbook are not plate sized, they were definitely delicious. This also gave me a chance to try cultivating my first wild yeast starter whom I have aptly named "Stuart". I have been given permission to share with you their Yukon Sourdough Cinnamon Bun Recipe so you can make this at home too! Read through to the end for a chance to win the cookbook!