I live in a very pretty valley in a medium sized town in the middle of BC. We have a fairly diverse cultural base so the markets carry an interesting variety of spices etc. Not like a larger center however. One of the great things about Zaar is the fabulous photo's with many of the recipes. After all, what's a cookbook without pictures?! Thanks to the generous tips and suggestions from many of the talented chefs here, I now enjoy taking my own foodographs to go along with reviews.