One Book One Province 2018

The SLA’s One Book, One Province program is back for another year!

In March 2018, SLA invites everyone in the province to read Out of Old Saskatchewan Kitchens, by Amy Jo Ehman, published by MacIntyre Purcell Publishing Inc.

In this book you will be introduced to Saskatchewan’s rich food and cultural history and you may discover a few new recipes as well.

Read together, cook together, get together!

For more information: Anne Pennylegion, Program Coordinator

Phone: 306-780-9409





Background Information

One Book, One Province aims to increase literacy and to create a reading culture by providing opportunities for residents to become more socially engaged in their community through a shared story.

One Book, One Province encourages Saskatchewan’s social, economic and cultural development while supporting libraries and collaboration.

Read about the 2017 One Book One Province Project – the first in Saskatchewan.

Community and Local Library Events

SLA can help publicize your local event. We will post messages on Facebook and twitter and list your event in this section of our website. Please register here: XXXX


Author Tour and Celebration Events

To be announced.


Media Coverage

to be announced.

Project Partners and Sponsors

Sponsorship Information Document  Sponsorship_information_2018

Invitation to Partner

Book Club and Projecct Resources

Here are some ideas and resources to get you started:

Book Clubs

  • This book provides the perfect opportunity to host a potluck Book Club meeting. Everyone in your group can bring an item from the book!
  • Your book club members could also prepare the food together. Choose a recipe or two and have everyone bring an ingredient.
  • Each book club member brings a recipe or a dish from their past and talk about what it means to them and their cultural heritage.

Libraries and Community organizations

Author Information

Amy Jo Ehman is a well-known Saskatchewan writer and broadcaster. Her books chronicle the history of food and food production in this province. She and her husband John spent a year eating local food and produced the award winning book Prairie Feast: A Writer’s Journey Home for Dinner in 2010. Out of Old Saskatchewan Kitchens was published in 2014. Amy Jo lives and works in Saskatoon.

Learn more about her at this website:

Follow her blog:

Find her on Twitter: @prairiefeast

About the Book and How to Find Copies

2018 One Book One Province Flyer

This book is organized into two sections: The People and The Food. Ehman traces the history of the province through the food that has been grown, prepared and eaten here. From First Nations and Metis people, to immigrants from Europe, Asia and the United States, the people who lived here used all available ingredients to feed their families.  The second section is a listing of recipes, complete with many photos of well-used recipe cards, starting with Bread, Biscuits and Bannock and ending with Pickles and Preserves.

Copies of Out of Old Saskatchewan Kitchens can be borrowed from public libraries in the province. Use the province-wide catalogue to search for a copy:

It is also available at bookstores including:

Coles, Chapters, Indigo:

McNally Robinson Booksellers:

Also available online at

Order from the publisher, MacIntyre Purcell:

Steering Committee

  • Debbi-Lynn Bateson
  • Sarah Bonish (Regina Public Library)
  • Cara Bradley (University of Regina)
  • Rorie Bruce
  • Kimberley Hintz (Provincial Library & Literacy Office)
  • Alison Jantz (Saskatoon Theological Union) and SLA VP of Advocacy & Development
  • Ann Liang (Marketing and Outreach Librarian
    Saskatchewan Polytechnic Library, Moose Jaw Campus)
  • Carol Marriott
  • Deborah McConkey (Horizon Seminary Library)
  • Colleen Murphy (University of Regina) Chair, and SLA Rep to the Multitype Library Board
  • Judy Nicholson
  • Anne Pennylegion (SLA Program Coordinator)
  • Dorothea Warren (SLA Executive Director)

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