Farm, Fire, & Feast: Recipes from the Inn at Bay Fortune

This new cookbook by Michael Smith was recently published by Penguin Random.

Celebrity chef Michael Smith’s extraordinary collection of recipes from his award-winning restaurant on Canada’s east coast.

The Inn at Bay Fortune is a leading five-star country inn with the award-winning restaurant FireWorks offering a unique live-fire culinary experience with unforgettable meals enjoyed family-style at long feast tables.

The Inn at Bay Fortune is first an organic farm, encompassing eight fertile acres, multiple herb gardens, various permanent farm beds, five greenhouses, and a small orchard. As a restaurant with its own farm, award-winning chef Michael Smith brings his culinary knowledge and passion for flavour first to the restaurant and this stunning collection of recipes inspired by the ingredients of the Island and cooking with multiple fires daily to pull off the FireWorks Feast.

The book features gorgeous food and location photography, Farm, Fire & Feast is an impressive cookbook. Smith”s collection of unique recipes includes Iron-Seared Island Scallops, Oven-Baked Salt-Crusted Halibut, Beach Lobster, Wood Grilled Butchers” Steak, Wood-Roasted Spatchcock Chicken and Vegetables, Fire Garden Tacos, Sunchoke Fries, Potato Bacon Cheddar Tart, Strawberry Rhubarb Shortcake, and Wild Blueberry Grunt. Packed with recipes to cook over fire, wherever possible, alternative cooking methods are provided so a recipe can be pulled off in an indoor kitchen–and all are well within the reach of the home cook.

I made one delicious recipe from the book, the Curry-Glazed Sweet Potatoes with Pumpkin Seed Pesto on page 197.

You can get the cookbooks online from Amazon and other bookstores throughout the country.

By: Richard Wolak

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