Copper Beech House   Haida Gwaii

A Taste of Haida Gwaii: Food Gathering and Feasting at the Edge of the World


Endorsements for Susan’s gold medal winning book A Taste of Haida Gwaii: Food Gathering and Feasting at the Edge of the World

Not only is Musgrave an award-winning poet, but, since 2010, she’s run Copper Beech House, in Masset, Haida Gwaii (the former Queen Charlotte Islands) off the coast of British Columbia. Not simply a cookbook, it’s a guide to one of the most magical places in Canada. — Globe and Mail

“Susan Musgrave uses her humour and incisive wit to bring cooking and living on the former Queen Charlotte Islands to life with stories gathered
 over decades. With its evocative tales and wild cuisine, this book offers a unique take on food that could only be developed living off the coast of B.C., following the seasons with guides to gathering the freshest local ingredients for recipes that reflect Canada’s wild West Coast. Recipes include Hands-Free Cloudberry Jam, Spruce Tip Mayonnaise, Mussels Trudeau, Rose Spit Halibut with Wild Rose Petals and (Almost) Flourless Chocolate Torte with Thimbleberry Elderflower Liqueur Coulis” — the Calgary Sun

“If it was up to me it would be required reading for all would-be chefs as food requires lots of love and a great sense of humour. Both of which I sense you have in abundance.”

—Kathy Mitchell


Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award, BC

Gold, Taste Canada Awards

Selected Reviews:

BC Studies – Nancy Turner’s Review

Vogue Magazine – Paradise Rediscovered: A Travel Guide to Haida Gwaii, the “Galapagos Island of Canada”

Quill & Quire – Q&A: Susan Musgrave on her new cookbook

Vancouver Sun – Cookbook review: A Taste of Haida Gwaii inspires the urge to roam

BC Book Look – A lure of pheromones for anglers

49th Shelf – Summer Eats: Dulce de Leche Buttermilk Ice Cream