PICTON, Ont. — Renowned Canadian artist Susan Wallis and food writer and owner of From the Farm Cooking School Cynthia Peters are launching the cookbook The Art of Herbs.
“This book combines the art of cooking with the beauty of art,” said Alexandra Bake, co-owner, Books and Company, of the tome that offers a collection of Wallis’ herb-encaustic paintings (comprised of oil pigment and molten wax) paired with recipes from Peters, a personal chef.
The cookbook is being sold at select Prince Edward County (P.E.C.), Ont., stores, at The Cookbook Store in Toronto and online through From the Farm’s store. A series of six paintings have been chosen for greeting cards with matching recipes.
A portion of the book’s proceeds will be donated to the Ontario Association of Food Banks’ Buy Local, Share Local program, which encourages the public to purchase and donate fresh, local produce to their food bank.
Peters and Wallis are residents of P.E.C., a popular culinary destination.