A New Year of Culinary Adventures

All of us at Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks wish you and the ones you hold dear a Happy New Year. What better way to celebrate the beginning of the year than to embark on new and interesting culinary adventures. This month we offer an inspiring selection of events that will delight your palate and warm your soul, including visits from special out of town authors.

Sunday Baking: The Italian Baker on Sunday, January 15 at 10:30 a.m.
Join us for a culinary baking tour around Italy with Chef Lawren Moneta as she demonstrates classic recipes from The Italian Baker by Carol Field. In this groundbreaking classic—now thoroughly updated for today’s modern kitchen—Carol Field introduces artisanal doughs and techniques used by generations of Italian bakers. This class is $100.00 and includes a copy of The Italian Baker.

Four Seasons of Sunday Suppers: Winter beginning on Sunday, January 15 at 5:00 p.m.
Welcome Winter with a robust celebration of All About Roasting by Molly Stevens. We have a few memberships still available for our Winter season that includes a copy of All About Roasting and Sunday suppers featuring recipes from All About Roasting held on the third Sunday of January, February and March. Membership for the season is $295.00 more information about our Four Seasons may be found here.

Whitewater Cooks with Friends with author Shelley Adams on Monday, January 16 at 6:00 p.m.Author Shelley Adams is in the shop for an evening of good food and libations to celebrate her latest book, Whitewater Cooks with Friends. Join us for hors d'oeuvres from Whitewater Cooks with Friends while Shelley shares her fabulous cooking and entertaining tips and ideas. Tickets for this event are $45.00 and include a signed copy of Whitewater Cooks with Friends.

Don't Buckle Under Pressure on Wednesday, January 18 at 6:30 p.m.
Surprisingly fuel efficient, pressure cooking with local, sustainable ingredients opens up an eco-delicious world. Join us for a great evening of creative pressure cooker ideas, pointers and tips with Chef Glenys Morgan. Each guest will receive a copy of The Easy Pressure Cooker Cookbook by Diane Phillips. The cost of the evening is $105.00.

Knife Skills Saturday on Saturday, January 21 at 10:30 a.m.
Start off your New Year on a sharp note at our popular hands-on Knife Skills class. Chef Glenys Morgan will teach guests about the proper, precise handling of knives and guests will have hands-on practice time to work on their new skills. *Please bring a chef's knife to class*. Guests will each receive a copy of Mastering Knife Skills by Norman Weinstein. This event is $85.00.

Sunday Baking: Short and Sweet on Sunday, January 22 at 10:30 a.m.
Short and Sweet by UK baker Dan Lepard mixes science with old-fashioned kitchen wisdom to produce delicious home baking. This morning Chef Lawren Moneta walks guests through some tried and true recipes and shares some of Dan Lepard's cutting edge techniques. This class is $100.00 and includes a copy of Short and Sweet.

How to Make Bread on Monday, January 23 at 6:30 p.m.This evening baker Chris Brown of Rise Artisan Breads teaches guests the fine art of bread baking from How to Make Bread by Emmanuel Hadjiandreou. Chris will discuss and demonstrate the keys to good bread: why flour, yeast and temperature are important, and which kitchen equipment makes life easier. The cost of the evening is $105.00 and includes a copy of How to Make Bread.

The Guy CAN Cook on Thursday, January 26 at 6:30 p.m.
This is an all ages, all guys evening for fellows who want to learn some cooking basics and how to cook some no-fail, simply great food. Chef Glenys Morgan will teach kitchen basics and easy recipes and will help any guy think outside the takeout box. This event is $95.00 and includes a copy of The Guy Can't Cook: Over 350 Fantastic No-Fail Recipes a Guy Can't Be Without by Cinda Chavich.

Eat Fresh Food: Awesome Recipes for Teen Chefs on Sunday, January 29 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Calling all budding chefs! Join renowned New York chef Rozanne Gold and her sous-chef daughter Shayna Rose for a fun afternoon of teen cooking. Shayna and Rozanne will demonstrate tasty recipes from Rozanne's fun cookbook for teens, Eat Fresh Food: Awesome Recipes for Teen Chefs. This event is free, please call 604-688-6755 to RSVP.

A Radically Simple Sunday Supper with Rozanne Gold on Sunday, January 29 at 5:00 p.m.Join our special guest, author and chef Rozanne Gold for a cozy radically simple Sunday Supper. In Radically Simple, Rozanne creates bold, sophisticated dishes bursting with global flavors by using ingenious techniques, methods and surprisingly simple ingredients. This evening is $120.00 and includes a signed copy of Radically Simple.

For more information about these and other upcoming events, visit our Events page and please call 604-688-6755 to register