Inez Cook is the co-founder of Salmon n’ Bannock, a Vancouver bistro. This sweetgrass cherry cake recipe was inspired by Cook’s bittersweet history. She was one of many Indigenous children forcibly removed from their homes during the Sixties Scoop. Separated from her Nuxalk parents, she grew up eating mandarin orange cake with her adoptive family. She wanted to replicate the cake for her mother, who has Alzhemier's disease. Unable to find a recipe for that exact cake, she created this one. It has become her go-to whenever she needs an easy to make crowd-pleaser.