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.

 

 

Our note about Canada's New Anti-Spam Legislation

Dear Friends with Cooking Benefits,

In compliance with the new Canada Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) we are sending you this email to confirm that you would like to receive our electronic communications.

Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks sends out a monthly update to share our upcoming cookbook events. For 17 years, we've been a proud supporter of our culinary community and are grateful to the people who support us. (That's you!) If you would like to unsubscribe from our newsletter, please click on the link at the bottom of our emails. As always, your contact information is completely confidential.

Thank you for being part of our community.

Sincerely,

Barbara-jo McIntosh et al.

Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

 

Autumn 2014 at Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

** A few dates for your Autumn 2014 Calendars


Even though Summer is just beginning, we are already looking ahead to Autumn- a fruitful season for cookbooks and traveling authors.

You will find we have already started posting events on our website and we have many more in the works. These will be posted as they are finalised, so please do check back often.

We hope to see you in our shop soon!


We are thrilled to announce the publication of a new and revised edition of Barbara-jo's Tin Fish Gourmet by Arsenal Pulp Press.

First published in 1998 by Raincoast Books, this new edition is completely redesigned with colour photographs, new chapters and recipes.

We will be celebrating this book in a variety of ways throughout the Autumn and hope to see you at one of our Tin Fish events!

Staff Picks: My Paris Kitchen

Earlier this month we hosted two events with the wildly popular blogger and author David Lebovitz. He was in the city to celebrate his new book, My Paris Kitchen, a book which has quickly become one of our favourites to read and cook from. 

Joan, one of the staff members here, tells us about the book:

What do you think of the book so far?

J: It's a good read with lots of good stories and anecdotes, and everything turned out exactly the way it was explained and tasted good - all signs of a good cookbook! And the photos of Paris are wonderful. It would make an excellent gift. 

Which recipes have you made?

J: I made the Parisian Gnocchi, Steak with Mustard Butter, Individual Chocolate Cakes with Salted Caramel Sauce and Chicken with Mustard. I especially enjoyed the gnocchi and Chicken with Mustard, which can be made ahead- a huge bonus for busy soccer nights when dinner needs to be fast. The gnocchi was very rich, but light at the same time- they would be excellent for a dinner party as they puffed up impressively. 

What makes this book special?

J: Well I think this book is great because it's not intimidating; it would be perfect for someone just starting in French cooking. But the real star of this book is the desserts, they're really very special.

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





 

 A Summer of Feasting and Reading

Summer is for traveling (to both near and far places), eating together, relaxing, and celebrating long weekends with friends and families. With that in mind, we have planned a few events in June and July for your enjoyment of this glorious season.

In June we will begin with an evening featuring Provence Food and Wine, followed by a Sunday Supper honouring Clarissa Dickson Wright, and a book and anniversary celebration for Don Genova (who was married in our Yaletown shop). We will end the month with a pre-Canada Day celebration featuring a new book all about Canada's drink: Caesars. Then in July we will host a reading & signing by former Vancouverite, Barbara Miachika and a very relevant evening about Seaweed led by Prannie Rhatigan of Ireland.

Stay tuned for our Autumn Event Schedule; we will be posting these events online at the end of June and are looking forward to many exciting authors visiting the shop!

 

Registration is now open for our Book Club,

Eating Between the Leaves

 

This club meets four times a season to share lively conversation around a different book while enjoying a meal inspired by its pages. More information, including dates and the titles of the books we will be reading, may be found here.

 

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

 

Dear You,

We've been busy bees the last few weeks, preparing an array of events for your enjoyment. In the next couple of months we are featuring some lovely new Spring books and their authors as well as a few of our favourite Classics.

Click here  for a full listing of our events, or click each link below for individual listings.

Sincerely, Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

 

For You Mom, A Tea Event Sunday, May 4, 2 p.m.

This afternoon we will be serving tea and goodies while our friends from Tealeaves  talk about tea: the ritual, steeping tips and tasting notes. Each person will take home Barbara-Jo Blend tea and Maw Broon's Afternoon Tea Book. 

 

 The Sobo Cookbook Launch Thursday, May 15, 6 p.m.

Sobo Chef/Owner Lisa Ahier is in the shop tonight to celebrate her restaurant's new book. Lisa will read from the book, demonstrate a recipe, and sign everyone's books. 

 

Delicious! CBC North by Northwest Taping Friday, May 23, 4 p.m.

Ruth Reichl, formerly the restaurant critic for the New York Times and Editor in Chief of Gourmet Magazine will be in the shop today to tape an interview with Sheryl McKay for CBC's North by Northwest Cooking Club.

 

 Celebrate the Classics Series: Clarissa's Comfort Food Sunday, June 8, 5 p.m.

Clarissa Dickson Wright is the focus of our attention for this Sunday Supper. We will celebrate the much loved English TV personality, author and once-upon-a-time Edinburgh cookbook shop owner with a meal from her book, Clarissa's Comfort Food.

 

 Olive Odyssey Book Launch Saturday, May 10, 2 p.m.

Join us for the book launch of Olive Odyssey, including a reading by author Julie Angus, an olive oil tasting and booksigning.

 

The Sobo Cookbook Dinner Friday, May 16, 6:30 p.m.

Sobo Chef/Owner Lisa Ahier will be in the shop again to celebrate the new book from her Tofino restaurant with a tasty dinner.

 

A Slice of Molly, Delancey and pizza Monday, May 26, 6 p.m.

Molly Wizenberg joins us in the shop tonight to celebrate the publication of her second book, Delancey with a reading, a Q&A, a slice of pizza and a book signing.

 

A Book Launch and Anniversary Wednesday, June 11, 6:30 p.m.

Tonight we gather in the shop to celebrate two things: Don Genova's new book, and his wedding anniversary. Don and his wife were married in our Yaletown shop!

 

Feasting Days - A Royal Grilling Feast Wednesday, May 14, 6:30 p.m.

Why not celebrate Queen Victoria's Birthday with a decadent Royal Grilling Feast? Chef Glenys Morgan will teach the tricks to grilling foods with intense flavours, cooked to juicy perfection over the fire.

 

Delicious! Book Launch at The Vancouver Club Thursday, May 22, 6 p.m.

Ruth Reichl will launch her new book at The Vancouver Club with a reception, reading and Q & A.

 

Celebrate the Classics Series-Home Cooking Sunday, June 1, 5 p.m.

Tonight's Sunday Supper features two books by one of our favourite writers: Laurie Colwin. Chef Glenys Morgan will cook from Home Cooking and More Home Cooking.

 

The Accidental Baker: Reading and Booksigning Wednesday, July 9, 6 p.m.

Author Barbara Miachika will be in the shop tonight to read from her book, The Accidental Baker: A Cake for Every Crisis, answer questions and demonstrate a recipe

 

April Events at Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

 

 April Events at Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

(And one last hurrah for March)

 

 Spice Market Tasting Menu

 Monday, March 31, 6:30 p.m.

Spice Market's executive chef, Anthony Ricco is travelling from New York to kick off a new Spice Market menu at MARKET by Jean-Georges here in Vancouver. This evening in our shop, he will join forces with Montgomery Lau, Chef de Cuisine at MARKET by Jean-Georges.

For more information, click here.

 

 A Chocolate Tasting Party

 Tuesday, April 1, 6:30 p.m.

Tonight we welcome local writer Eagranie Yuh (of The Well-Tempered Chocolatier) into the shop to celebrate her first book: The Chocolate Tasting Kit. Eagranie will teach us all about chocolate and guide us in a tasting.

For more information, click here

 

 Bill Jones CBC Radio Taping

 Thursday, April 17, 4 p.m.

Bill Jones of Deerholme Farm is in shop today to tape an interview about his new book, The Deerholme Foraging Book, with Sheryl MacKay from CBC's North by Northwest Cooking Club. Bill is an expert on foraging in the Pacific Northwest.

For more information, click here.

 

 A Chocolate Lunch

 Saturday, April 5, 1 p.m.

Join us for a sumptuous chocolate lunch, cooked from The Mast Brothers Chocolate: A Family Cookbook by local chocolatier and owner of Chocolate Arts, Greg Hook will join us today to teach us all about chocolate.

For more information, click here

 

 Lunch at the Shop

 Sunday, April 27, 11:30 a.m.

Today Peter Miller of Peter Miller Books in Seattle is joining us for lunch to celebrate his new book: Lunch at the Shop: The Art and Practice of the Midday Meal.

For more information, click here

 

 "Thai" One on with Whisky

Wednesday, April 9, 6:30 p.m.

We are thrilled to present an evening to take us beyond "standard" food and drink pairings.

Chef Angus An of Maenam Restaurant will cook a delicious Thai dinner paired with Scottish whisky. Brand educator, J. Wheelock from Authentic Wine & Spirits Merchants in Calgary will guide us.

For more information, click here

 

 Go Barley Around the Clock

Wednesday, April 30, 6:30 p.m.

Authors Linda Whitworth and Pat Inglis will join us for dinner this evening to teach from their new book, Go Barley: Modern Recipes for an Ancient Grain, about the health benefits of barley and how we can incorporate it into our diets around the clock.

For more information, click here.

 

From Fred UnLEEshed: March 14, 2014

Barbara Jo welcomed a capacity crowd who shelled out $700 to hear from and meet culinary icon Ferran Adrià, of elBulli, widely regarded as the world’s best restaurant until its closure in 2011.

Barbara Jo welcomed a capacity crowd who shelled out $700 to hear from and meet culinary icon Ferran Adrià, of elBulli, widely regarded as the world’s best restaurant until its closure in 2011.

This was originally posted here in the Vancouver Courier.