Celebrate with our Local Talent and Guests from afar...

 

** As April wanes and we embrace the merry month of May, we entice you to peruse our events schedule.

** Our Newest Featured Event:

We are pleased to host an event for the Chinese Canadian Historical Society of British Columbia. The society has published a delightful book of recipes, stories and poems illustrating the history of the Chinese Canadian & Aboriginal Community.

Please join us for an evening of food, readings, story telling and poetry. The menu, all prepared by long standing members of the society, will include recipes from "Eating Stories" A Chinese Canadian & Aboriginal Potluck.

Lotus Root Chips with Five Spice Seasoning, Braised Pork Belly, Wok Fried Prawns with Snow Peas, Family Style Soy Chicken, 8 Jewel Fried Rice and Apple Tarts.

Cost: $65.00 Includes refreshments and a copy of "Eating Stories". This evening is a fundraising event promoting awareness for the Chinese Canadian Historical Society of British Columbia.

Please telephone 604.688.6755 to reserve for yourself and your loved ones. Click Here To View Our Upcoming Events (http://www.bookstocooks.com/events/)

** We will also be posting dates very soon for the Autumn “Eating Between the Leaves” reading club

And for you techies in the throng, we have added Instagram to our stable of social connection. We'll be sharing our events, deals, and occasional meals for you to enjoy.

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Books, Camera, ACTION!

Books, Camera, ACTION!

Salmagundi, is the title of the first book the participants of Barbara-Jo’s Seasonal Book Experience received on Saturday, March 21^st. We welcomed our guests into the shop, prepared and served a salad from page 156, and sent everyone home with this beautiful book by Sally Butcher. Sally lives in London, she owns and operates a Persian Food Shop and has written other cookery books that we also admire. Of course, when this book arrived into the shop this past Autumn, it was love at first sight. Our initial shipment that we brought in for this occasion is gone, but we are expecting more into the shop this week. There is still time to sign up and receive Spring's book selection! You may also enroll for future seasons at any time.

Please call our bookshop at (604)688-6755 for more information.

And for you techies in the throng, we have added Instagram to our stable of social connection. We'll be sharing our events, deals, and occasional meals for you to enjoy.

Follow us @readcookeat http://instagram.com/readcookeat

** Please note we have added more events for April and May

Glenys Morgan likes Boats, Whales & the occasional Walrus  - March 29th, 5-7pm

At our Sunday social, we celebrate a recently published book from a Seattle Restaurant, A Boat, a whale & A Walrus. The recipes are delicious and approachable, the stories will delight you. I appreciate that all the ingredients in the recipes are local to Seattle and being a mere three hour excursion from where we reside, are local and sustainable for us.

Cost of the Supper, which includes a copy of A Boat, a whale & A Walrus is $120.00

Announcement: Barbara-Jo's Seasonal Book Experience

ANNOUNCEMENT: Barbara-Jo's Seasonal Book Experience

Would it not be wonderful, if four times a year, as one season evolves into another, you would open your post and find a delicious new book. My idea for this initiative is to have you purchase a subscription of $150.00 per year, and at the beginning of each season you will receive a delightful surprise, a beautiful new book, personally selected by me. The book may be full of recipes, or recipes and stories, travels with food, or a memoir from an interesting food lover. It will most certainly be something special that you may not have thought about yourself. And what a brilliant gift for a treasured family member or friend that lives to eat.

I invite you to celebrate the seasons with me. Please telephone 604-688-6755 to subscribe, Spring is just around the corner.

Yours 'til the book ends,

Barbara-jo

Ps. We will post books anywhere in the world, but if you would rather come into to fetch your new friend, we will welcome you with a lively chat and first rate cup of tea.

We all love to receive a Valentine...

We all love to receive a Valentine...

As many of you know, Arsenal Pulp Press recently published a new & revised edition of Tin Fish Gourmet, orginally published in 1998. I was delighted indeed to receive this review, a very special Valentine treat for me. When I opened my email box on Tuesday morning, these words from New York found my heart warm and my countenance full of joy.

Please take a moment to read this review, featured on the Huffington Post

We have fresh new events for spring! 

Lucas is cultish about Venice

Lucas Syme, chef and proprietor of CINARA and LA PENTOLA Restaurants in Vancouver, will present this new book about a cuisine that is both amorous and delicious. So we suggest you bring your romantic selves to join us around our kitchen for a sophisticated presentation of this imaginative cuisine. 

Sarah Britton has NEW ROOTS

Sarah Britton will be at our shop to celebrate her new book, My New Roots. Sarah is a Holistic nutritionist and highly-regarded blogger who presents a refreshing and straight forward approach to sharing her love of cooking plant-based recipes.

Asian Flavors by Jean-Georges with Montgomery Lau

This evening we welcome Montgomery Lau, chef de cuisine of Vancouver's MARKET RESTAURANT in the Shangri-La Hotel. Montgomery grew up in Hong Kong, moved to Vancouver where the desire to become a chef took hold, has worked in France under chef Jean Yves Benoit, and represented B.C. at the National Chefs' Conference and won the CCFNC Challenge.

BITTER and more..............

Recently in shop, we hosted a brilliant event with Jennifer McLagan and her new book about BITTER, a taste of the World's most Dangerous Flavour.    One of the facts Jennifer educated us about has lingered long in my brain.  Carl Linnacus, a Swedish doctor and the father of animal and plant classification, who also named the source of quinine, turned his attention to taste.  He created a list of eleven basic tastes: bitter, fatty, sour, astringent, sweet, salty, sharp, viscous, insipid, aqueous, and nauseous,   I love reading information that strengthens my knowledge.

Thank you Jennifer for Bones, Fat, Oddbits and Bitter.

 

Read, Cook, Eat... (with us)

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Join us for Bitter, a taste of the world's most dangerous flavour...

The New Year has arrived and we have already begun to READ, COOK & EAT with miraculous abandon. We have two sessions of Eating Between the Leaves this Winter/Spring and last week we gathered to collect this seasons choices. Dinner was served, ideas were exchanged and we sent each of our contented souls off with a bag full of real books. But remember, even if you are not able to be a part of these sessions, we are very happy to sell you the line-up and chat with you about the books.

Our Sunday Social Suppers are simmering along, much more will be posted as we move into the year. We are very excited to welcome Jennifer McLagan back into the shop to celebrate her 4th book. Please join us on Monday, January 26th from 5:00 – 6:00pm to join Jennifer and her home-made tonic paired with another refreshing fluid substance

Reading, Cooking and Eating our way into the NEW YEAR

There is always much to think about as the year begins, and after a very hectic Autumn and December,  I resolve to read and cook slower, and eat slowly.   For the Winter, we have closed the shop on Monday, altered the hours on the other days a wee bit, and as I post events for the Winter and Spring, my thoughts are leaning toward the course of health and comfort.   To compliment my desire of gentle pleasure,  I am  looking forward to January 17th, when the "Hot Chocolate Festival" begins.   A whole month of adventuring into participating venues to sample their creations.  How lovely is this idea, a small festival celebrating the ritual and tradition of this most comforting drink.  You can find more information at www.cityfood.com/hotchocolate/

Happy New Year and here's to embracing the challenges of 2015 with joyful enthusiasm.

Here's to the Merry Pudding Season!

Dear friends,

It's that time of year again. We are beginning to feel the familiar pull of the past, present and future that comes to mind every Christmas.

We are so thankful for the past year- another one full of events with inspiring authors and chefs both in our shop and offsite. We are also getting excited for what lies ahead in 2015. We've posted some events on our online schedule with many more to come in the next few weeks. And while all these thoughts are swirling about, we are also trying to remember to be present, here and now. There is so much to enjoy in this season.

We look forward to sharing our festivities with you! 

Eating Between the Leaves

Our unique Book Club marries epicurean books with literary meals. During the Winter/Spring 2015 season, our Book Club members will meet five times to share lively conversation around a different book while they enjoy a specifically themed meal, inspired by the heart of each book.

Due to popular demand, we are hosting two "editions" of our Book Club. The first is sold out, but we still have space remaining in the second. Both groups will meet together for the first evening's opening reception.

 Shop to Support The Cultch 

December 11, 5-8 p.m.

Come one, come all! Tonight, 11% of all sales made between 5-8 p.m.will go to the Vancouver East Cultural Centre, affectionately known as "The Cultch".

We'll have carols around the shop piano and Christmas readings to add a note of festive cheer to your Christmas shopping this evening too.

Tin Fish Gourmet Book Tour - The Prairies Edition

It's not always easy to find affordable, high quality fresh fish in the Prairie provinces. Fortunately, tinned fish is plentiful all across our great country. And thanks to Tin Fish Gourmet, now everyone can enjoy wonderful gourmet fishy meals with ease.

Next week, Barbara-jo will be travelling to Alberta and Saskatchewan to celebrate the revised edition of her book. Her appearances are as follows:

 

Saskatoon:

Author Chat & Book signing

McNally Robinson (3130-8th Street East. (see map) 8th Street at Circle Drive.), Saskatoon, SK

November 12, 7 p.m.

 

Calgary:

Book Launch Party

The Cookbook Co. Cooks

722-11 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB

November 13, 6:30 p.m.




What's Cooking at Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks this November

Join us in our cosy shop for events that are sure to inspire you in the kitchen!

Thursday, November 6, 6 p.m.

Join us this evening for a chat and book signing with Randy Shore, author of "The Green Man" column in the Vancouver Sun. We are celebrating the recent publication of Randy's first book, Grow What You Eat, Eat What You Grow. This cookbook also offers gardening instructions, tips for preserving the harvest and information on eating and living sustainably.

For more information about our event, click here.

 

Sunday, November 9, 5 p.m.

Rachel Saunders is the owner and founder of Blue Chair Fruit Company and the author of the James Beard Award-nominated Blue Chair Jam Cookbook. Now she has written Blue Chair Cooks with Jam & Marmalade, a book that focuses on using your homemade preserves to make other dishes.

Today Rachel joins us for a Sunday Social Supper. She will demonstrate one of her recipes for preserves and while it simmers, we will enjoy a supper devised from her new book. For more information about our event, click here.

http://www.bookstocooks.com/events/2014/11/29/knife-skills

Saturday, November 29, 11:00 a.m.

Every cook needs to know how to chop and carve, slice and dice, fillet and bone. And today you will have the opportunity to learn from our resident chef, Glenys Morgan.

She will cover a few of the essential knife skills this morning in a repeat of September's popular Saturday morning class. She will also demonstrate how to sharpen your knives using a Chantry Knife Sharpener. For more information about our event, click here.

*This event is hands-on, please bring your favourite knife to practice your skills.

 

 

A Few Gift Ideas:

 Barbara-Jo's Citron Book Balm

This hand creme works wonders for hands made dry by reading real books and spending time in the kitchen. Treat your hands (or those of one you love) to this luxurious creme, developed especially for Barbara-Jo's by our friends at OptaDerm.

 Sterling Silver Sardine Pins

These little darlings were created by local artist, Robert Chaplin to celebrate this Autumn's release of the revised edition of Tin Fish Gourmet. Presented on a bookmark (either on a mermaid's plate or a chef's fishing line) illustrated by another local artist, Roxanna Bikadoroff, they make a great gift for posting.

 King George Christmas Pudding

No time for "Stir-up Sunday" this year? No problem! We have a limited supply of perfect puddings, pre-made for you by The Art of Pudding. Now all you need to remember is the hard sauce! (The recipe is included on the package too.)

 

Three opportunities to Meet the Author in September and October



Saturday, September 27, 2 p.m.

“Whether elaborate or simple, a feast celebrates and strengthens our connection to each other and to the place we live—this field, forest, town, city, region, country, this earth—through good food and let us not forget, fun.” - from The Boreal Feast.

Join us for an afternoon reception with author Michele Genest today. Michele will talk about her book and demonstrate her recipe for Finnish Pulla Bread with Blueberry filling. For more information, click here.

Friday, October 3, 6 p.m.

We are thrilled to present an event with Chef Michael Smith, one of Canada's most notable culinary television personalities and author of many beloved books.

He will be in Vancouver to promote his newest book, Family Meals. Join us for a lively reception this evening to hear Michael talk about family meals and to taste a few of the simple recipes within his new book. For more information, click here.

Tuesday, October 7, 6:30 p.m.

Herbie has long been the nickname of author Ian Hemphill, a herb and spice expert from Australia whose parents were also in the spice trade. His spice shop is called Herbie's Spices. Tonight he flies to us to celebrate the new and revised edition of his book,The Spice and Herb Bible, Third Edition.

We will enjoy a dinner inspired by many spices and herbs while Herbie talks about a few of his favourites and shares tips for storage, preparation, blending and usage. For more information, click here.

 

 

The World's Most Dangerous Flavour: Bitter

This gorgeous new book has just arrived in the shop and we are so excited that the author,  and our friend, Jennifer McLagan will be here for a special dinner to celebrate her book on January 26.

The Globe & Mail ran a fantastic article last week about the book and cooking a bitter lunch with Jennifer. In case you missed it, you can find it here

September 9, Vancouver Sun Article about Tin Fish Gourmet

Tin Fish Gourmet offers gourmet recipes for canned fish

 

Barbara-Jo McIntosh's updated version of her 1998 hit cookbook has 24 new recipes.The book comes with a top-tier recommendation. Godfather of modern British cuisine Michel Roux calls the book a “mini-masterpiece.”

 

BY MIA STAINSBY, VANCOUVER SUN SEPTEMBER 9, 2014

Oyster Pot Pie from Tin Fish Gourmet. Photo by Tracey Kusiewicz/Foodie Photography.

Oyster Pot Pie from Tin Fish Gourmet. Photo by Tracey Kusiewicz/Foodie Photography.

In September, Kraft Dinner and Mr. Noodle see a spike in sales as college and university students cut loose from the comfort of home-cooked meals.

But why deprive precious brains of nutrition when it’s most needed? Why not cook with fish?

Before getting all huffy about lack of fridge and kitchen space as well as the time to shop and cook, let me just say this: Tin Fish Gourmet.

It’s a cookbook with easy, imaginative recipes using tinned fish.

The first edition in 1998 was such a hit that author Barbara-Jo McIntosh (yes, of that wonderful cookbook store, Barbara-Jo’s Books to Cooks) was approached repeatedly to update it. Oh, all right, she finally said. The updated version, just out, has 24 new recipes.

The book comes with a top-tier recommendation.

Michel Roux, who with brother Albert, are considered the godfathers of modern British cuisine, (having opened the first three-Michelin star restaurants outside of France) calls the book a “mini-masterpiece.”

“Tin Fish Gourmet is my thrifty frisson, an indispensable little gem that has rarely left my side,” Roux writes in the book’s foreword. “The book shows how that seemingly dull tin lurking at the back of your cupboard can be quickly transformed with the addition of a few fresh ingredients, into an uplifting and mouth-watering dish with minimum effort and maximum taste.”

For McIntosh, fish is a recurring theme in her life. She ate a lot of fish and had great hair, she says, when her divorced mother dated a commercial fisherman. Once, she even lived in an apartment above a fish cannery in Prince Rupert with a boyfriend. Back in those days, tinned fish cooking meant tuna casserole, salmon loaf, and shrimp curry.

In another chapter of her life, a friend in the seafood industry gave her a case of canned salmon and canned tuna for Christmas every year, so she began experimenting with recipes and that’s what led to Tin Fish Gourmet.

“I came by it honestly,” she says. “I certainly ate a lot of fish in my life. I guess once you’re a fish person, it never leaves you.”

Canned fish, she says, isn’t just a retro concept. “Tinned fish is huge in Europe. In Paris, there’s a whole store dedicated to tinned sardines. Spain is big on canned fish, too,” she says.

The added bonus is McIntosh’s charming personality on the pages; you feel her presence, encouraging you to enjoy the cooking process.

“I think of anchovy as the Woody Allen of little fishes — brilliant, but often an uncomfortable feeling surrounds the subject,” she says of the under-loved fish. “I love both anchovies and Woody Allen’s films and both deliver strong, complicated and intellectual morsels worth contemplating with pleasure long after their initial impact.”

And if you’re cooking to impress, McIntosh makes it easy to be fancy-schmancy. Salmon coulibiac could be a long and tedious dish to make but with tinned salmon, Uncle Ben’s wild rice and packaged puff pastry, you earn respect without breaking a sweat. Other recipes include Creamy Garlic and Clam Chowder; Crab and Goat Cheese Strudel; Oyster Pot Pie; Avocado, Chickpea and Salmon Salad; Sardine, Red Onion and Cambozola Sandwich and for old time’s sake, two tuna casseroles.

And should you still be lured by Kraft Dinner and Mr. Noodles when shopping, McIntosh gets scoldy. “It doesn’t take much to make your own mac and cheese with tuna. Boil the pasta, drain, add fish and grated cheddar cheese. It would be much nicer.”

She says seniors (who don’t get out for frequent shopping), boaters, and cottagers would find the book useful, too. “It’s accessible, you don’t need a large pantry or a large kitchen,” she says. “Just stack the tinned fish, pull them out as you need them.”

mstainsby@vancouversun.com

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© Copyright (c) The Vancouver Sun

* This article was first published in the September 9, 2014 issue of The Vancouver Sun, and can be found here

An Invitation From Our Friends at The Cultch

 CELEBRATE TIN FISH IN A UNIQUE CULTCH FUNDRAISER!   Longtime friend and Cultch supporter Barbara-Jo McIntosh of Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks is launching a new and revised edition of her Tin Fish Gourmet at the end of September and is offering us a private pre launch party as a Cultch fundraiser. First published in 1998, Tin Fish Gourmet was an instant hit with elegant, quick and inventive recipes using tinned fish. There is life beyond tuna casserole, and it includes crab and goat cheese strudel, salmon burgers, roast sardine and leeks and shrimp and dill quiche. Completely redesigned with new photographs, recipes and chapters, the book is being published by Arsenal Pulp Press. Please join us Thursday, September 25, 2014 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m at Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks, 1740 W. 2nd Ave. for this private celebration and Cultch fundraiser. Tickets are just $75 ($45 tax receipt) and include a signed copy of the book, a reading from Barbara-jo, delicious bites from the book prepared by Quang Dang, Executive Chef of acclaimed West Restaurant, wine and entertainment. (A $45.00 tax receipt will be issued.) Plus, Barbara-Jo will graciously donate 10% net proceeds to The Cultch of any other books sold that evening.  We hope to see you there! 

 CELEBRATE TIN FISH IN A UNIQUE CULTCH FUNDRAISER!

 

Longtime friend and Cultch supporter Barbara-Jo McIntosh of Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks is launching a new and revised edition of her Tin Fish Gourmet at the end of September and is offering us a private pre launch party as a Cultch fundraiser.

First published in 1998, Tin Fish Gourmet was an instant hit with elegant, quick and inventive recipes using tinned fish. There is life beyond tuna casserole, and it includes crab and goat cheese strudel, salmon burgers, roast sardine and leeks and shrimp and dill quiche. Completely redesigned with new photographs, recipes and chapters, the book is being published by Arsenal Pulp Press.

Please join us Thursday, September 25, 2014 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m at Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks, 1740 W. 2nd Ave. for this private celebration and Cultch fundraiser.

Tickets are just $75 ($45 tax receipt) and include a signed copy of the book, a reading from Barbara-jo, delicious bites from the book prepared by Quang Dang, Executive Chef of acclaimed West Restaurant, wine and entertainment. (A $45.00 tax receipt will be issued.)

Plus, Barbara-Jo will graciously donate 10% net proceeds to The Cultch of any other books sold that evening. 

We hope to see you there! 

This Sunday: A Moroccan-style Dinner at The Farmer's Apprentice

Chef/Owner David Gunawan in his restaurant, The Farmer's Apprentice. This photo originally appeared in The Georgia Straight, October 1, 2013.

Chef/Owner David Gunawan in his restaurant, The Farmer's Apprentice. This photo originally appeared in The Georgia Straight, October 1, 2013.

This Sunday, our neighbourhood restaurant, The Farmer's Apprentice, will be hosting a dinner inspired by the Moro Cookbooks. Next Sunday, September 14, Chef David Gunawan will feature the book, Istanbul. We love these books and this local restaurant and think you would love to enjoy this dinner too. For reservations, call the restaurant at 604-620-2070. For the books, call us (604-688-6755).

"Gods of the Grill"

Andrew Richardson and Francis Mallmann Host Series of Events



CinCin Ristorante Executive Chef Andrew Richardson first met Francis Mallmann – South America’s most famous chef – in New York a few years ago. They had an instant,fiery connection.

The chefs have just announced their special collaborative menus for two multi-course dinners to be held at CinCin on September 10th and 11th. And before each dinner, the chefs will give a street side demonstration of their open fire craft. Click here to view the menus.

Prices for the five-course Wine Dinner and four-course Tasting Menu are CAD $165.00 and CAD $99.00 respectively. For reservations or more information, please call CinCin Ristorante at 604 688 7338 or email info@cincin.net.

If you are unable to make it to the events and would like to pre-order a book and personalised bookplate, please call us at 604-688-6755.

Married to Our Books

We are still in the midst of wedding season, and as we always say: "Cookbooks make the perfect gift". In case you need some inspiration, here is a curated selection of great gift books, in keeping with the popular wedding rhyme that often influences the bride's attire: "Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue." Each book is linked to a listing on our website where you may purchase the book online to be collected in store, or shipped.

Something Old: Chez Panisse Vegetables

This lovely book is in keeping with the Chez Panisse philosophy of serving the freshest foods prepared simply and stylishly. Arranged alphabetically by vegetable, and filled with colourful linocut images, this book makes it easy to find a tempting recipe for market produce.

If this book isn't old enough for you (it was published in 1996) we also have a selection of beautifully illustrated and hand-lettered Chez Panisse recipes suitable for framing available in our shop. These recipes were originally printed in 1970 and would be a beautiful piece of art for the kitchen. Please call, email or visit our shop for more information on these.

Something New: A Change of Appetite

Diana Henry is one of our favourite food writers. This book is brand new, and features the kind of things Diana likes best, food inspired by various cultures around the world, including the Middle East, Far East, and Scandanavia. The best part? She focuses this book on health conscious cooking: less meat, and more vegetables, grains and fish dishes.

Something Borrowed: The SOBO Cookbook

Many books "borrow" influence from others, whether they be other cultures or other cooks/authors. The SOBO Cookbook is one of these, and a special one indeed from the beloved SOBO restaurant in Tofino, British Columbia.

Chef Lisa Ahier draws on her Texan background to create uniquely delicious dishes from local ingredients (ie: her Smoked Salmon Chowder made from local fish paired with chipotle chillies in adobo sauce.) This book also features beautiful photography of Tofino.

Something Blue: Recipes for a Good Time

I'm sure you can tell why this book fits the "Something Blue" title.

This book is from the Sydney restaurant, Porteno and draws inspiration from the kitchens of Argentina with super-slow-cooked meats and seafood, alongside fresh and inventive vegetable dishes and luscious cocktails. Give the gift of transportation to another place via a book with this beautifully written and photographed cookbook. Perfect for adventurous, experienced cooks.

 

“There is no sight more appealing than the sight of one making dinner for those they love.”
— Thomas Wolfe

Reading & Cooking Through the Dog Days of Summer


** Reading & Cooking Through the Dog Days of Summer


Dear friends,

You may be reading this while eating a picnic on the beach, or you might be at the cottage, taking one last holiday before summer is over. Or perhaps you are in your office, thinking about what to cook for dinner.

Wherever you are, and whatever you are up to, we hope you are enjoying the last few days of summer. And, if you find yourself already feeling nostalgic for lovely summer days, we are pleased to present many exciting events to look forward to this Autumn.

Hope to see you soon!




Summer Greetings with Ideas for Autumn Meetings from Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

A few exciting Autumn dates for your calendars from

Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks.

 

 The means of consoling oneself: reading cookbooks.

~ Baudelaire

Is the bookshop dodo-like in the modern eye? It is indeed dear to ours, and far from dead. The shelves of our bookshop teem with life of all sorts: cookery, husbandry, horticulture, canning and planning. Our kitchen warms the soul, demonstrating and presenting ideas to enjoy a nourishing life. The kettle sings each afternoon, wooing the teapot to prepare a soothing cuppa. The hob and library present a hub of crossing cultures for us all to appreciate through reading and eating well.

~ Inspired by the Writings of E.B. White.

 

 

 

The Fishy Hour (s) - September 26, 4-7 p.m.

Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Join us this afternoon to celebrate the publication of a new & revised edition of Barbara-jo's Tin Fish Gourmet. First published in 1998, the book was an instant hit with its elegant, quick and inventive recipes using tinned fish. Now, 16 years later, it has been completely redesigned, with colour photographs and new chapters and recipes. There will be a CBC radio interview at 4 p.m., followed by fishy tunes played on our shop piano and a book signing. Refreshments will be served.

Cost: FREE, please RSVP by calling 604-688-6755

Yotam Ottolenghi Visits Vancouver October 21, 7:30-9 p.m.

 Wosk Auditorium, Jewish Community Centre

We are thrilled to announce that those who have cooked alongside Yotam Ottolenghi in their own kitchens with his books will be able to learn more about him this Autumn when he visits Vancouver to promote his latest book, Plenty More. This evening is an interview style event, with CKNW's afternoon talk radio host, Simi Sara. The event is hosted in partnership with the JCC Jewish Book Festival.

Cost: $60, includes a pre-signed copy of Plenty More. Please call 604-688-6755 to register.

 

 

Lesley Stowe's Desserts from My Kitchen October 30, 7 - 9 p.m.

Equinox Gallery

Please save the date to celebrate with us the launch of Lesley Stowe's new book, Desserts from My Kitchen. The net proceeds for this evening will be donated to Project CHEF, a hands-on, curriculum-based school program that teaches children and families about healthy cooking and eating. This delectably social evening will include live music and an auction of the "Cake Walk" desserts - the perfect opportunity to pick up a sumptuous creation for your weekend dinner party. Cost: $75, includes a personalised copy of Desserts from My Kitchen and refreshments.) 

Cost: $75, includes a personalised copy of Desserts from My Kitchen.

Please call 604-688-6755 to register.