Come One, Come All. Join us today as we celebrate with Leanne Chan to launch her thoughtful book created to aid her partner with a tasty and nourishing diet as he struggles with Stoma.
We wrap up our year and garner strength for our holiday emotions with a dose of Delia. In past years we have offered you two and sometimes three opportunities to gather around our English table. This year, we will only offer one evening to celebrate Delia's Christmas.
The cost of the evening is $150.00, includes a copy of Delia's Happy Christmas, your meal, decisive and delicious instruction by our Adrienne O'Callaghan.
We promise you a real wassail.
We have been waiting for Emily Lycopolus to publish this book, a perfect pairing for her Victoria shop. There is always room for a book that oozes passion and desire to educate our palates.
Please join us today in our shop to celebrate with Emily.
We have a new book in shop, it is titled: SOURDOUGH. The author is Sarah Owens, she lives in Louisville, Kentucky and owns BK17 Bakery. What Sarah has presented to us in this inspiring book is just how simple it is to embrace sourdough culture. Recipes in this book are seasonal; include pies, cookies, flatbreads and more. The book is laced with botanical cultural notes on grains, fruits and vegetables, herbs and wild crafted foods.
Please join us today and together we shall celebrate the timeless craft of artisanal baking, while making the most of the seasonal harvest, and healing the body through naturally fermented food.
Cost of this event is: $105.00 and includes a copy of SOURDOUGH
The growing popularity of Peruvian cuisine throughout the world has made Lima, the capital of Peru, a destination city for food lovers. The author of LIMA, Virgilio Martinez is the most famous young chef in Peru, his restaurant in Lima is called CENTRAL, and he has two LIMA restaurants in London. Luciana Bianchi, co-author of LIMA, is no slouch in the kitchen either. Together they have produced a book that will delight our palates. Chef Alvarez is good friends of both Virgilio and Luciana, and is very excited to introduce their new book to us.
Please join us this evening. Cost of the event is $120.00 and includes your menu and a copy of LIMA.
Canada can boast a true culinary treasure in Bonnie Stern. This evening we welcome Bonnie into our kitchen for a conversation about her present career in the culinary world. Though Bonnie no longer has her legendary cooking school, she remains very active writing her newspaper column, hosts a book club, travels the world and interviews the well known figures of gastronomy.
Cost of this evening is $35.00 and will include refreshments and stimulating conversation.
Please telephone the shop at 604.688.6755 to reserve.
For me, the year begins on January 25th, when we celebrate my favourite dead poet's natal day.
Cost of this evening's festivities: $150.00
Please telephone the shop at 604.688.6755 for details.
Max Straczek, our good friend and chef at Fable Restaurant, is coming to cook for us again. This time with a scintillating cookbook from GJELINA Restaurant in Venice, California. Chefs and savvy cooks have been eager to take this inspiring book into their own kitchens.
We invite you to join us this evening for a delicious introduction to GJELINA. We promise you will leave with a satisfying belly full of good food, and you will have observed an excellent demonstration.
Cost of this evening is $120.00 and includes a copy of GJELINA.
We welcome Susan Musgrave back into our kitchen library, this time with local and celebrated chef Curtis Luk of Mission Restaurant. Curtis has long expressed a desire to cook with the ingredients of Haida Gwaii, and having Susan by his side to share her knowledge of the ingredients and the region can only be inspiring and delicious.
Please join us for this special presentation and dinner.
Cost: $120.00and will include a copy of A Taste of Haida Gwaii and your meal.
We are pleased to schedule another supper to celebrate NOPI, The restaurant cookbook from Yotam Ottolenghi. Max Straczek will once again demonstrate a delightful menu for us all to enjoy.
Cost of this event is $120.00 and will include a copy of NOPI.
Not only has James consented to come to the shop to promote his new version of "Had a Glass", the evening will have a very French theme. James will choose five French wines for us to sample, and Allison Spurrell from Les Amis du Fromage, will choose five French cheeses to pair with the fine wine.
Please join us for this evening of Wine and Cheese pairing; educational, delicious and a whole lot of fun.
Cost: $55.00, includes a personalized copy of "Had a Glass - 2016".
Come one Come all. Please join us today, meet Ruth Tal Brown who is visiting from Toronto to discuss her new book: SUPER FRESH featuring Super Natural, Super Vibrant Vegan Recipes.
Copies of SUPER FRESH will be available for purchase.
Ever since Nigella Lawson published "HOW TO EAT", many years ago, I have wanted her to visit Vancouver. We are very excited to host Nigella with a new book; "Simply Nigella".
The event will be held at the Vancouver Club. It will begin at 6:00 p.m. Guests will be seated in the ballroom, and CKNW's Simi Sara will interview Nigella. After, guests will be served a glass of wine and a few nibbles while they queue for a personalized copy of Nigella's book.
Cost of this event which includes the book: $75.00. SOLD OUT
We will be offering dinner for 30 guests after the event in the Georgian Room. Nigella will not be able to join this festive table. These guests will have reserved seats for the interview, be first in line to have their books personalized, then retire to the Georgian Room for a sumptuous meal, cooked from "Simply Nigella".
Cost of this special repast will be $150.00 and will include the interview, reception, book and meal paired with wine. THE DINNER PORTION OF THIS EVENING IS FULL.
Sheryl MacKay will interview Nigella about her new book, "Simply Nigella".
Cost of this event is $50.00 and includes a cuppa and a signed copy of "Simply Nigella".
Award winning chef and author Bill Jones has written another scrumptious cookbook, which can best be described as a love letter to vegetables. Bill has traveled far and wide, eaten and cooked everything, and tonight, he will share his tales of growing, foraging, cooking and eating natures bounty, while preparing us a menu from "The Deerholme Vegetable Cookbook".
Cost: $115.00, includes your meal, a whole lot of Bill, and a personalized copy of "The Deerholme Vegetable Cookbook".
For more information about Bill: www.deerholme.com
Another opportunity to meet Bill Jones and hear his tale of growing and cooking vegetables.
Please join us at 4:00 p.m. This is a free event, but please telephone at 604.688.6755 to confirm your attendance.
Copies of the DeerHolme Vegetable Book will be available for purchase.
Vancouver's own Rosie Daykin has not only the sweetest little bakeshop and world renowned Marshmallow's, she now has baked up a second book for us all to enjoy. Once again Rosie has teamed with award winning photographer Janis Nicolay. And the book is stunning.
Please join us this afternoon for tea and treats with Rosie, in our comfortable and nourishing bookshop.
Cost of this event is $35.00 and includes a personalized copy of Butter Celebrates!
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT! THANK YOU.
It is always wonderful to host chefs from here that have gone away and done good. Derek traveled to Europe, worked with Jamie Oliver's "Fifteen" moved to Montreal, opened Maison Publique and has never looked west again. But he has come west to share his stories and promote a wonderful new book.
This afternoon we offer you a cookbook social with Derek and his co-author Chris Johns. Please join us for a demo, story telling reception and booksigning.
Theresa Nicassio, PhD has created a book full of mouthwatering delights that everyone will love, even those with lactose intolerance, celiac disease, diabetes, or other health challenges.
Theresa designed YUM to empower you with information and life-enhancing tips for deliciously pleasurable living.
Please join us today to celebrate with Theresa as she launches her new Yummy book.
Copies of YUM will be available for purchase.
Pop in to the shop today to sample one of nature's most tempting treats. From the orchards of Oyama, B.C. we will sample a variety of our home-bred and grown. I sure hope there is a McIntosh in the mix! (ha ha)
What a team they be! Bill Richardson writing, and Roxanna's exhilarating illustrations.
Please join us for delightful evening of poetry, chatter and refreshments.
Cost of this evening is $35.00 and will include a personalized copy of: "The First Little Bastard to Call Me Gramps" Poems of the Late Middle Ages.
Telephone 604.688.6755 to reserve this evening of required reading for anybody over 50.
This afternoon Carla Kelly will launch her delicious new cookbook featuring "Vegan Recipes to Comfort and Nourish You".
These past years we are happy to discover more books featuring the vegetables that keep our body's in good health, and as a bookseller, another book with more exciting recipes to add to my repertoire is always welcome.
Please join us to celebrate with Carla today. Come one, come all.
Refreshments will be served and personalized copies of "True to Your Roots" will be available for purchase.
Telephone the shop at 604.688.6755 to confirm your attendance.
Waste Not Want Not, words mother tattooed to my brain. Cinda Chavich has written many books, but this latest cookbook is not only cleverly titled and full of delicious recipes, it is as helpful as the fork to a salad. "Save Food, Save Money, and Save the Planet".
Our meal this evening will be a menu from the "Waste Not, Want Not Cookbook".
Cost of this event is $115.00 and includes a personalized copy of the "Waste Not, Want Not Cookbook".
Telephone us at 604.688.6755 to reserve your seat at our table.
This morning please join us for "ELEVENSES". CBC's Sheryl Mackay will interview Alana Chernila for North by Northwest.
Today we welcome Alana Chernila and her second book: The Homemade Kitchen. Alana has traveled across her country from New England, to visit us on the west coast of Canada. The book is full of ideas to encourage one's desire to spend quality time with your friends and family, in the warmest room of your home.
This event is free, please telephone to confirm your attendance. Personalized copies of The Homemade Kitchen will be available for purchase.
Neal Brothers Foods is a happy and tasty food company in Ontario whose primary motive for existence is to ensure everyone should be able to access good healthy food and eat well. Brothers Peter and Chris are the founders of this reputable company and are proud supporters of Community Food Centres Canada, an organization committed to bringing people together to grow, cook, share and advocate for good food.
On this date the brothers will be in shop to celebrate the publication of a book titled: "GOODNESS". 37 good food fighters from across Canada, chefs, entrepreneurs, growers, and food activists have contributed their stories to the book. Contributors from our community include Andrea Carlson, chef & owner of Burdock., Andrew George, chef & educator, Vikram Vij, restauranteur extraordinaire, and Ned Bell, executive chef, Four Seasons.
Please join us in this celebration. The brothers will present their book and philosophy for contributing to a healthy community. Proceeds of the cookbook sales will be donated to the Community Food Centres of Canada.
Cost is $45 and includes a tasty reception and personalized copy of "GOODNESS".
You are in for a treat today. CBC's Margaret Gallagher will interview Michel Roux for her popular North by Northwest radio show. Michel will demonstrate a recipe from his new book: The Essence of French Cooking, personalize books and answer your questions while entertaining and educating us.
Cost of this event is $65.00 and includes a personalized copy of The Essence of French Cooking.
Lucky for us, Michel Roux has led a long and interesting life, his career in food spans 60 years. What Michel has experienced, most of us can only dream about. Michel has written many books, but this book - The Essence of French Cooking - truly illustrates the recipes that have inspired Michel's passion for food and hospitality.
Tonight I am delighted to pair the legendary Roux with Vancouver's esteemed Ernst Dorfler, chef and proprietor of The Five Sails Restaurant. Ernst will prepare a menu from The Essence of French Cooking, Michel will be his charming and hospitable self.
This very special evening will begin with a Taittinger Champagne reception and book signing, followed by a three course meal.
Cost of this priceless event: $195.00 per person. The cost includes a personalized copy of The Essence of French Cooking, Champagne reception, dinner, tax and gratuity.
Please telephone 604.688.6755 to reserve.
Who do we love? Our Butchers, Bakers, Wine & Cheese Makers and, the cooks who support the good stuff. Actually, all of us who cook can do this too.
This is Jennifer's second publication to celebrate our artisans, her first book focused on the Okanagan, this book highlights the coastal consort.
Jennifer is an alumna of Books to Cooks, we are proud to support her good work and celebrate a fine book.
This evening is free to all, copies of: "The Butcher, Baker, Wine and Cheese Makers" will be available for purchase.
Vanessa Vega Cruz and her family are immersed in the extensive olive tree region in La Loma Spain. Cortijo SPIRITUSANTO Extra Virgin Olive is the elixir we will be sampling while Vanessa educates us on Olive Oil, the truth, the glory and ideas about olive oil that we might not understand. Vanessa and Glenys will also prepare us lunch, recipes that are accentuated when prepared with a delicious olive oil.
The cost of today's event is $95 and includes a detailed education, your lunch and a bottle of Cortijo SPIRITU_SANTO Olive Oil to take home.
For further information on the oil - www.cortijoespiritusanto.com
Tonight our dinner party will introduce you to NOPI, the new book from Yotam Ottolenghi and his Nopi chef Ramael Scully, which will publish in October.
Max Straczek, chef du cuisine at Fable Restaurant is delighted to prepare a menu from this highly anticipated book from the fashionable restaurant in London. Max's Gran is delighted that he will be exploring aspects of his heritage through the work of Yotam and Ramael.
Cost of this event is $120.00. The Nopi Cookbook is included in the price, but you will receive it when it arrives to the shop in October.
Curtis Luk, chef of Mission, a new restaurant on the Fourth Avenue, will be cooking for us this evening from the book that has been a great inspiration to his menu at Mission.
Manresa, An Edible Reflection the book, and restaurant of the same name in California by David Kinch, has been very popular with the creative chefs of our town. Curtis is prepared to inspire us with his menu tonight.
MENU: Savoury Petit Fours; Into the Vegetable Garden featuring a variety of Cooked and Raw Vegetables from our local farms; Black Cod with Tomato Honey, Garlic Cloves, Banana Peppers; Assorted Potatoes, soft and crispy with Curds and Whey. Sweet Petit Fours.
Cost of this event: $120.00 and includes a copy of Manresa Cookbook.