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.