Gifts for the Foodie

First Time Cook

Good & Cheap makes the perfect gift for the young person in your life, just leaving home for the first time. It’s recipes focus on healthy ingredients, are simple to follow, and are perfect for someone on a budget.

Chef’s Inspiration

Is there someone on your list who likes to cook? Our curated selection of cookbooks focus on fresh ingredients, local authors and seasonal recipes.

Gifts for the Host

Our small gift box, filled with your favourite preserves, makes a great stocking stuffer or hostess gift.

Breakfast in Bed

Breakfast in bed? This combination is the perfect gift for someone who could use a little down time. Spoil yourself with our assortment of morning treats.

Cheese Lover

Know any cheese lovers? Our assortment of house made preserves are the perfect accompaniment to your cheese & charcuterie platter.

Small Victories

In this book, Julia Thurshen teaches us how to become better cooks.  In addition to recipes Julia provides ‘spin-offs’ or variations that help us become more adventurous and confident in the kitchen.  Don’t have this ingredient?  Substitute that ingredient instead.  Recipes include comfortable crowd pleasers like ‘A Nice Lasagna’ to her ‘Happy Wife, Happy Life Chocolate Cake’.  This book is packed with tips and tricks like her Seven’s Lists:  Seven things to do with a can of chickpeas; Seven Things to do with Leftover Roast Chicken, etc.


Recipes & Stories from a Canadian Road Trip – Two years ago, Lindsay Anderson & Dana Vanveller – foodies & adventurers – visited our shop on their cross Canada journey. Along the way, they took pictures, made friends, and tasted everything from whale blubber to bannock to  pemmican.  This beautiful book documents that journey, as well as many of the delicious recipes they picked up along the way, including our own contribution of Bison, Butternut & Cranberry Pie. Buy this book to use as a guide to your next Canadian adventure!

Ottawa Cooks

Signature Recipes from the Finest Chefs in Canada’s Capital Region – Ann Desbrisay is a local legend, restaurant critic and senior judge at Ottawa’s Gold Medal Plates for the last 10 years.  She knows Ottawa, and she knows our chefs.  Many of our friends, suppliers and customers make an appearance in this beautiful book, not to mention many of our favourite dining spots!

Earth to Table

Seasonal Recipes from an Organic Farm – Jeff Crump (Executive Chef) and Bettina Schormann (Pastry Chef) collaborated on this tribute to local (Ontario) farmers and ingredients.  Moving through the seasons, and using only what can be sourced locally, Jeff & Bettina remind us on every page how important it is for us to appreciate and value the hard work that small farmers put into providing us with good food to eat.  They practice what they preach, and what they preach is what we, at the Red Apron, believe in firmly.