A Joyous June

June brings the promise of sunny, warm days and a delicious summer bounty. Join us this month for a joyous line-up of interesting and entertaining events.

CBC North by Northwest Taping: Adventures with Knives
Wednesday, June 1, 4:00 p.m.
CBC NXNW host Sheryl MacKay sits down with local author Bob Foulkes for a chat about his book, Adventures with Knives: Surviving 1,000 Hours of Culinary School. Pop by for this free taping.

Six O'Clock Apero with Barbara-jo
Thursday, June 2, 6:00 p.m.
Barbara-jo hosts an apero and conversation about life in Paris. Join us for a glass of champagne and gougeres while Barbara-jo shares stories about her favourite places to stroll, dine and relax in Paris. Guests will each receive a copy of Cooking with Me and Sometimes You. Tickets are $35.00 and just a few spots are still available.

Pop Up Market: Meadow Vista Honey Wines
Saturday, June 4, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Pop in for our Pop Up Market featuring Meadow Vista Honey Wines. This afternoon meet Meadow Vista's Queen Bee, Judie Barta, for an informative, informal afternoon all about her Okanagan honey and honey wine. Sample and purchase some of Meadow Vista's delightful honey based products.

Maenam Thai Dinner Party
Thursday, June 7, 6:30 p.m.
Owner and Chef Angus An of Maenam Restaurant demonstrates a Thai dinner party this evening featuring recipes from french apple press' publication, Maenam Thai Dinner Party. Learn about the various elements for preparing a well-balanced Thai meal and delight in favourite classic Thai dishes. Guests will also take home a granite mortar and pestle to make curry paste at home. Cost of this class is $110.00.

The Improvisational Cook
Saturday, June 11, 10:30 a.m.
Do you marvel at how some home cooks just seem to pull together a delicious meal effortlessly and spontaneously? This morning Chef Lawren Moneta teaches guests some of the secrets and basics of becoming an improvisational cook with recipes and ideas from The Improvisational Cook by Sally Schneider. This event is $85.00.

Adventures with Knives
Tuesday, June 14, 6:30 p.m.
Bob Foulkes, newly retired, chronicles his culinary training in his french apple press publication, Adventures with Knives. This evening Bob chats about his adventures in an intense culinary program while Chef Glenys Morgan joins in the conversation as a culinary instructor and demonstrates a gourmet dinner for guests. Tickets to this event are $85.00.

Coriander Leaf Tour Launch
Thursday, June 16, 6:00 p.m.
You are invited to a sneak peak of the exciting new Journeys with Heart tour to Vietnam and Cambodia for March 2012, a fundraising tour to benefit the Minerva Foundation for BC Women. This evening guest tour guides, Barbara-jo McIntosh and Vicki Gabereau preview this culinary adventure to Southeast Asia. Enjoy the delectable flavours of Indo-China while gathering insider glimpses of the tour's highlights. Entrance to this event is by donation with proceeds going to the Minerva Foundation. Please RSVP.

New York Stories
Thursday, June 23, 6:00 p.m.
This evening, Barbara-jo takes us for a whirlwind trip to one of her favourite cities, New York. Barbara-jo shares some of her favourite sites, food and activities in the city that never sleeps. Guests will enjoy a Big Apple-inspired beverage and snack and will take home one of Barbara-jo's favourite collection of New York stories, Up In the Old Hotel by Joseph Mitchell. Tickets to this interlude are $28.00.

For more information about these and other events, visit our website at www.bookstocooks.com and call 604-688-6755 to register.