The Field Guide is a culinary voice calling out from Summerland British Columbia, Canada, with several mediums. We publish our online Journal at as well as our popular Top 100 Map of the Okanagan's best food, wine, beer, spirits, hotel stays and craft and artisanal products.  

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. Sandhill Book Marketing distributes both titles. 

Currently Tarynn is working on a new project, 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.