The Field Guide appreciates local Okanagan culinary and wellness culture through several mediums. We publish our online Journal at as well as with our Top 100 Map of the Okanagan's best food, wine, beer, spirits, hotel stays and craft and artisanal products.  Stay tuned as The Field Guide Wine Appreciation Society will launch in February of 2021! 

In 2015, The Field Guide published a 168 page hardcover book entitled 'OKANAGAN, A Celebration of The Canadian Wine Region' which has already found a home on 1000's of coffee tables and bookshelves that were sold through several of the 40 wineries who are featured in the book as well as many other gift and book shops province wide.  Now in 2017, we've just released "OKANAGAN II, Celebrating The Terroir of the Canadian Wine and Culinary Region". In addition to 40+ wineries we have expanded the book to include some of the great culinary talents who express terroir on a plate; chefs, hunters, and home cooks plus cideries, distilleries and breweries.

Founder, Tarynn Liv Parker, is working on The Market Cook, where she aims to discover "what she is made of", by way of eating only from farmers' markets, farms and local makers for a year, which began in April of 2017.  It is both a culinary and spiritual journey for Tarynn as she discovers her connection and also her disconnections with food. So far, the journey has been a healing revelation. Find the blog here in The Field Guide pages or on instagram @themarketcook.

In 2016 we produced "The Spirit Of The El", for the Okanagan heritage property, Hotel Eldorado, which features a colourful history of the storied hotel, with lifestyle tips and recipes offered in the spirit of The El, for today's guests and frequenters

For inquiries about photography, writing and book production please email Tarynn Liv Parker at

Our History

Tarynn Liv Parker established The Field Guide in 2012, with its first major launch of and the first TFG Top 100 Map in the Spring of 2013. Since, the pages of have multiplied endlessly as Tarynn and visiting contributors explore and share all the delicious findings of the region.