Building the perfect CHEESE Board with Allison Spurrell - SOLD OUT.
Oct
1
11:00 am11:00

Building the perfect CHEESE Board with Allison Spurrell - SOLD OUT.

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

One of our favourite ideas for entertaining is presenting our guests with the perfect Cheese Board, paired with the appropriate wines.    Lucky for us, we are located within spitting distance to les amis du Fromage, and we often ask them to prepare a board for us.  But learning how to do this ourselves would be very helpful.  Today is our chance to observe and listen to Master Fromager, Allison Spurrell as she demonstrates her formula.

Cost of this event is $59 and includes a copy of the "Wine + Cheese Pairing Swatchbook" and a tasting of delicious cheeses.

The One Book Club - Session #1 - SOLD OUT
Oct
5
6:00 pm18:00

The One Book Club - Session #1 - SOLD OUT

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Tonight is the second dinner for Session #1 of our One Book Club. For this Autumn edition, we have chosen Claudia Roden's The Food of Italy.

Book club members are asked to read and cook at least three recipes from a chosen section of the book. Then we all gather to discuss our reading and cooking adventures, and to eat a meal cooked from the book by our resident chef, Glenys Morgan.

Tonight's featured section from The Food of Italy is: Campania, Molise, Lazio, Abruzzi, The Marches and Umbria.

Andrew Richardson Cooks  CINCIN -Wood Fired Cucina  SOLD OUT
Oct
6
6:30 pm18:30

Andrew Richardson Cooks CINCIN -Wood Fired Cucina SOLD OUT

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Andrew Richardson is a fine and storied cook and now, an author of a beautiful book.   Andrew has been visiting the shop these many years, both purchasing books and cooking on our hob.   Tonight will be especially lovely to share Andrew and his recipes with you.

Cost of this meal is $145.00 and includes a personalized copy of CINCIN.

Please telephone 604-688.6755 to reserve a seat.

The French Chef in America- Reception and Interview with Alex Prud'homme and Vicki Gabereau
Oct
12
6:30 pm18:30

The French Chef in America- Reception and Interview with Alex Prud'homme and Vicki Gabereau

  • The Vancouver Club

Julia Child is synonymous with French cooking, but her legacy runs much deeper. Tonight we are pleased to present her great nephew and My Life in France coauthor,Alex Prud'homme, and his new book, The French Chef in America: Julia Child's Second Act

This new book discusses the period after Julia's time in France- the years after the publication of Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Tonight, Vicki Gabereau will interview Alex about his new book and great-aunt, Julia - a fitting host for the evening as she also interviewed Julia in 1991 on Gabereau, her CBC radio show.

Join us for a champagne reception, interview and book-signing at The Vancouver Club to celebrate this new book and the iconic woman who continues to shape the way we eat and think about food.

Cost: $85, includes a champagne reception and personlised copy of The French Chef in America: Julia Child's Second Act.

The French Chef in America: Dinner with Alex Prud'homme + Pre-Dinner Champagne Reception and Interview
Oct
12
6:30 pm18:30

The French Chef in America: Dinner with Alex Prud'homme + Pre-Dinner Champagne Reception and Interview

  • The Vancouver Club

Julia Child is synonymous with French cooking, but her legacy runs much deeper. Tonight we are pleased to present her great nephew and My Life in France coauthor,Alex Prud'homme, and his new book, The French Chef in America: Julia Child's Second Act. This new book discusses the period after Julia's time in France- the years after the publication of Mastering the Art of French Cooking

This second event with Alex and Vicki Gabereau includes an intimate dinner for 30 guests, as well as the champagne reception and interview with Vicki. We're looking forward to a delightful dinner and further discussion about Julia.

SOLD OUT Cost: $165, includes the champagne reception, interview, dinner and personalised copy of The French Chef in America: Julia Child's Second Act. Dinner guests will have reserved seating in the front rows of the ballroom for the interview. 

Eating Between the Leaves Autumn 2016 - SOLD OUT
Oct
13
6:00 pm18:00

Eating Between the Leaves Autumn 2016 - SOLD OUT

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Eating Between the Leaves (our Book Club) is meeting tonight to discuss The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen by Jacques Pepin. As always, our discussion will take place around our shop's kitchen table and over a delicious meal, inspired by the book and cooked by Chef Glenys Morgan. 

CBC's Sheryl MacKay interviews Kei Lum Chan & Diora Fong Chan
Oct
16
1:30 pm13:30

CBC's Sheryl MacKay interviews Kei Lum Chan & Diora Fong Chan

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

We are very pleased to welcome Kei Lum Chan & Diora Fong Chan into the shop today.  They have written a very attractive and informative recipe book all about "CHINA".  The recipes areapproachable for the beginner cook, and chop suey simple for the accomplished cook.  You will be encouraged to take this book into your kitchen and start cooking as you read through the recipes and the regions they hail from.

This is a free event.  Please telephone to confirm your attendance.  And you may wish to pre-order a copy of "CHINA".   The authors would be delighted to personalize their book for you.

The One Book Club - Session #2 - SOLD OUT
Oct
19
6:00 pm18:00

The One Book Club - Session #2 - SOLD OUT

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Tonight is the second dinner for Session #2 of our One Book Club. For this Autumn edition, we have chosen Claudia Roden's The Food of Italy.

Book club members are asked to read and cook at least three recipes from a chosen section of the book. Then we all gather to discuss our reading and cooking adventures, and to eat a meal cooked from the book by our resident chef, Glenys Morgan.

Tonight's featured section from The Food of Italy is: Campania, Molise, Lazio, Abruzzi, The Marches and Umbria.

Hummus, Labneh and Flatbread
Oct
22
11:00 am11:00

Hummus, Labneh and Flatbread

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

You call it mezze, I call it lunch.   Three simple and delectable recipes to enjoy and share.

Today, our Glenys will demonstrate Hummus, Labneh and Flatbread, and you will enjoy the fruits of her labour.

Cost of this demonstration and light lunch will be $49.00 and include a copy of "Chickpeas" by Victoria Granoff, a Short Stack publication.

A Tasty afternoon with MEERU and Vij's Indian
Oct
22
2:00 pm14:00

A Tasty afternoon with MEERU and Vij's Indian

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Our culinary community has truly been enhanced with Vij's restaurants and previous cookbooks.   When I think of the early days - when each visit to Vij's was another adventure into flavours and ideas that amazed, delighted and educated my palate - I am grateful.

Today we celebrate the third book from this extraordinary culinary duo.   Please join us for an inspiring chat with Meeru Dhalwala, tasty treats and chai.

Cost of this event is $40.00 and includes a personalized copy of "Vij's Indian".

A Culinary Talk & Tasting with Naomi Duguid, A Taste of Persia - SOLD OUT
Oct
24
6:00 pm18:00

A Culinary Talk & Tasting with Naomi Duguid, A Taste of Persia - SOLD OUT

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Join us for a culinary talk, tasting and reception with Naomi Duguid. Naomi is in town to celebrate her new book, Taste of Persia: A Cook's Travels through Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, and Kurdistan.

She is known for her extensive travel research of global cuisines and is the author of Burma: Rivers of Flavor and co-author of many other books including Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet, Flatbreads & Flavours, Seductions of Rice, Mangoes & Curry Leaves, and Beyond the Great Wall

We're in for a real treat tonight as Naomi always presents a deep and beautiful culinary understanding of the regions she researches. She will give a visual presentation about her extended travels to Persia and then sign copies of her new book.

Cost: $75, includes a personalised copy of Taste of Persia: A Cook's Travels through Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, and Kurdistan and light refreshments prepared from the book.   THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.

Photo by Laura Berman.

Photo by Laura Berman.

Classic Chef Series: Celebrating the Natal Day of Auguste Escoffier
Oct
28
6:00 pm18:00

Classic Chef Series: Celebrating the Natal Day of Auguste Escoffier

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Join us tonight for another celebration in honour of a classic chef's natal day.

Today we dine in honour of Auguste Escoffier, born on October 28, 1846, and possibly the most celebrated chef in history. This French chef and restaurateur was known as the "King of Chefs, Chef of Kings". His motto was "faites simple" (do it simple) and his many books are still revered by chefs worldwide.

To celebrate this culinary great, Chef Max Straczek will cook a classic French meal inspired by Escoffier's books.

Cost: $125, includes dinner and a $30 voucher, good for any purchase you may desire in shop. Seating is limited to 14 guests.

 

Bobbette and Belle  -   Tea and Pastry
Oct
29
2:00 pm14:00

Bobbette and Belle - Tea and Pastry

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

We promise you a lovely afternoon, in our shop, with two women who have been delighting their community with a treasured pastry shop.

Today please join Allyson Bobbitt and Sarah Bell,  proprietors of Toronto's stylish Bobbette and Belle Pastry shop.

Cost of this event is $40 and will include some luscious treats and tea, and a personalized copy of this delectable book.

A Winter Buffet
Nov
5
11:30 am11:30

A Winter Buffet

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Today the spirit of Simone Beck will be alive and happy in our kitchen. Our own Adrienne O'Callagahan will prepare the menu Simone has penned for "Une reception en hiver avec diner buffet"  in  "Simca's Cuisine".

Please join us today for this delightful buffet that Simone would have served to her Cercle des Gourmettes.

Cost is $115.00 and will include a copy of "Simca's Cuisine" by the late, great, Simone Beck.

The One Book Club - Session #1 - SOLD OUT
Nov
9
6:00 pm18:00

The One Book Club - Session #1 - SOLD OUT

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Tonight is the third dinner for Session #1 of our One Book Club. For this Autumn edition, we have chosen Claudia Roden's The Food of Italy.

Book club members are asked to read and cook at least three recipes from a chosen section of the book. Then we all gather to discuss our reading and cooking adventures, and to eat a meal cooked from the book by our resident chef, Glenys Morgan.

Tonight's featured section from The Food of Italy is: Tuscany, Emilia-Romagna, Liguria, Piedmont, and Valle d'Aosta.

Eating Between the Leaves Autumn 2016 - SOLD OUT
Nov
16
6:00 pm18:00

Eating Between the Leaves Autumn 2016 - SOLD OUT

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Eating Between the Leaves (our Book Club) is meeting tonight to discuss The French Chef in America: Julia Child's Second Act by Alex Prud'homme. As always, our discussion will take place around our shop's kitchen table and over a delicious meal, inspired by the book and cooked by Chef Glenys Morgan. 

Caldo Verde - National Dish of Portugal
Nov
19
11:00 am11:00

Caldo Verde - National Dish of Portugal

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

I imagine the day will be grey and wet, and our kitchen will be warm and full of deliciousness.

Glenys will demonstrate this humble potato, sausage and greens soup, and a Portuguese bread to accompany.

Cost of this demonstration and light lunch will be $49.00 and include at $15.00 voucher towards a book of your choosing.

The One Book Club - Session #2 - SOLD OUT
Nov
23
6:00 pm18:00

The One Book Club - Session #2 - SOLD OUT

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Tonight is the third dinner for Session #2 of our One Book Club. For this Autumn edition, we have chosen Claudia Roden's The Food of Italy.

Book club members are asked to read and cook at least three recipes from a chosen section of the book. Then we all gather to discuss our reading and cooking adventures, and to eat a meal cooked from the book by our resident chef, Glenys Morgan.

Tonight's featured section from The Food of Italy is: Tuscany, Emilia-Romagna, Liguria, Piedmont, and Valle d'Aosta.

Delia's Happy Christmas - SOLD OUT
Dec
5
6:00 pm18:00

Delia's Happy Christmas - SOLD OUT

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

** We are hosting two Delia's Happy Christmas events this year: December 5 and December 12. Both evenings are now sold out, but we are accepting a waitlist. Please call 604-688-6755 to add your name to the list.

It just wouldn't be Christmas, for us, without Delia.

Every year we gather around our shop kitchen table to share a holiday feast and to celebrate all of the good things from the past year and all of the good that lies ahead. This evening, as always, is brought to you by Chef Adrienne O'Callaghan and the helpful advice and holiday spirit found in Delia's Happy Christmas.

Join us for a one night only celebration of Christmas, here in our shop!

Cost: $140, includes a copy of Delia's Happy Christmas, your meal, decisive and delicious instruction by our Adrienne O'Callaghan. Limited to 14 people.

The One Book Club - Session #1 - SOLD OUT
Dec
7
6:00 pm18:00

The One Book Club - Session #1 - SOLD OUT

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Tonight is the fourth and final dinner for Session #1 of our Autumn 2016 One Book Club. For this Autumn edition, we have chosen Claudia Roden's The Food of Italy.

Book club members are asked to read and cook at least three recipes from a chosen section of the book. Then we all gather to discuss our reading and cooking adventures, and to eat a meal cooked from the book by our resident chef, Glenys Morgan.

Tonight's featured section from The Food of Italy is: Lombardy, Veneto, Trentino- Alto Adige, and Friuli- Venezia Giulia.

Eating Between the Leaves Autumn 2016 - SOLD OUT
Dec
14
6:00 pm18:00

Eating Between the Leaves Autumn 2016 - SOLD OUT

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Eating Between the Leaves (our Book Club) is meeting tonight to discuss Sweet & Bitter by Stephanie Danler. As always, our discussion will take place around our shop's kitchen table and over a delicious meal, inspired by the book and cooked by Chef Glenys Morgan. 

The One Book Club - Session #2 - SOLD OUT
Dec
15
6:00 pm18:00

The One Book Club - Session #2 - SOLD OUT

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Tonight is the fourth and final dinner for Session #2 of our Autumn 2016 One Book Club. For this Autumn edition, we have chosen Claudia Roden's The Food of Italy.

Book club members are asked to read and cook at least three recipes from a chosen section of the book. Then we all gather to discuss our reading and cooking adventures, and to eat a meal cooked from the book by our resident chef, Glenys Morgan.

Tonight's featured section from The Food of Italy is: Lombardy, Veneto, Trentino- Alto Adige, and Friuli- Venezia Giulia.

Robbie Burns' Natal Day - Pipes, Haggis, Whisky and Poetry - SOLD OUT
Jan
25
6:30 pm18:30

Robbie Burns' Natal Day - Pipes, Haggis, Whisky and Poetry - SOLD OUT

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

**This event is now sold out, but we do have a waitlist. Please call 604-688-6755 if you would like to add your name to the list.

It's our favourite day of the year. Bring your friends, family and neighbours and wear your tartan (if you have one) to our annual celebration of Robbie Burns' Natal Day!

'Round the world, people are gathering tonight to listen to bagpipes and the immortal words of this famous poet and we will join them. Come celebrate with us and find your new favourite whisky as we taste our way through Scotland's distilleries.

Please call 604-688-6755 to reserve.

Cost: $145, limited to 35 guests.


Ingredienti with Chef Jamie Maxwell
Sep
24
11:00 am11:00

Ingredienti with Chef Jamie Maxwell

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Marcella Hazan is famous for her simple, authentic Italian recipes. She knew that the key to a delicious dish was the quality of ingredients and that a good cook must first know how to shop. Her new book, published posthumously, is called Ingredienti: Marcella's Guide to the Market. It features the best of Marcella's wisdom and tips about the key elements of Italian cooking.

Today, Chef Jamie Maxwell of Nook Restaurant joins us to cook us a light lunch comprised of one of the Autumn seasonal ingredients.  Italy is all about using what is fresh, local and versatile.  Jamie will prepare three recipes using three different Squash.

Cost: $60, includes a copy of Ingredienti: Marcella's Guide to the Market and a light lunch.

The One Book Club - Session #2 - SOLD OUT
Sep
21
6:00 pm18:00

The One Book Club - Session #2 - SOLD OUT

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Tonight is the first dinner for Session #2 of our One Book Club. For this Autumn edition, we have chosen Claudia Roden's The Food of Italy.

Book club members are asked to read and cook at least three recipes from a chosen section of the book. Then we all gather to discuss our reading and cooking adventures, and to eat a meal cooked from the book by our resident chef, Glenys Morgan.

Tonight's featured section of the book is: Sardina, Sicily, Calabria, Basilicata, and Apulia.

Eating Between the Leaves Autumn 2016 - SOLD OUT
Sep
14
6:00 pm18:00

Eating Between the Leaves Autumn 2016 - SOLD OUT

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Tonight is the first gathering of our book club, Eating Between the Leaves. We will be discussing 32 Yolks: From My Mother's Table to Working the Line by Eric Ripert. As always, our discussion will take place around our shop's kitchen table and over a delicious meal, inspired by the book and cooked by Chef Glenys Morgan. 

The One Book Club - Session #1 - SOLD OUT
Sep
7
6:00 pm18:00

The One Book Club - Session #1 - SOLD OUT

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Tonight is the first dinner for Session #1 of our One Book Club. For this Autumn edition, we have chosen Claudia Roden's The Food of Italy.

Book club members are asked to read and cook at least three recipes from a chosen section of the book. Then we all gather to discuss our reading and cooking adventures, and to eat a meal cooked from the book by our resident chef, Glenys Morgan.

Tonight's featured section of the book is: Sardina, Sicily, Calabria, Basilicata, and Apulia.

Classic Chef Series: Celebrating Julia Child's Natal Day - SOLD OUT
Aug
15
6:00 pm18:00

Classic Chef Series: Celebrating Julia Child's Natal Day - SOLD OUT

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

If you've been to our shop, one of the first things you might notice is the lovely photo of Julia Child celebrating her 90th birthday. Whenever we communicated with Julia by post, we always received a written response. We wish we could write to her today, and wish her a Happy 104th Birthday.

Instead, our Adrienne O'Callaghan will present us with a delightful menu taken from an assortment of Julia's books and we will celebrate in Julia's favourite way: eating and drinking.

Cost: $125, includes dinner and a $30 voucher, good for any purchase you may desire in shop. Seating is limited to 14 guests.

Book Club Apero + Book Pick-up
Aug
11
6:00 pm18:00

Book Club Apero + Book Pick-up

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

This is a special event for the members of our Book Clubs.

Tonight the members of all three of our book clubs (Eating Between the Leaves and both sessions of our One Book Club) will gather at the shop for an apero and to pick up their books for the Autumn season. Book club members who have already collected their book are also invited to join us for a glass of wine and to meet their fellow book club members before our first dinner and discussion in September.

We are looking forward to kicking off a new season of reading, cooking, and eating! 

Classic Chef Series: Celebrating Darina Allen's Natal Day - SOLD OUT
Jul
30
12:00 pm12:00

Classic Chef Series: Celebrating Darina Allen's Natal Day - SOLD OUT

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

We love Darina Allen and her family for their dedication to food and culinary education. She is passionate about sharing knowledge and does so in many ways: at Ballymaloe Cookery School, which she founded with her brother in 1983, through her cookery program, aired in Ireland, called "Simply Delicious" and through the pages of her 10 books.

Today we celebrate her birthday with a "simply delicious" lunch, cooked by Chef Adrienne O'Callaghan, our first shop resident chef. Adrienne trained at Ballymaloe and will share stories of her time there, in addition to demonstrating our lunch.

Cost: $105, includes lunch and a $30 voucher, good for any purchase you may desire in shop. Seating is limited to 14 guests.

Will Write for Food - A talk with Dianne Jacob - SOLD OUT!
Jul
26
6:00 pm18:00

Will Write for Food - A talk with Dianne Jacob - SOLD OUT!

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Cookbooks still sell like crazy, despite the presence of thousands of online recipes. What makes them succeed in this digital age? Find out about this and other food writing trends during a talk by Dianne Jacob, author of the multiple award-winning book Will Write for Food: The Complete Guide to Writing Cookbooks, Blogs, Memoir, Recipes and more.

Come and celebrate the release of the Third Edition of Will Write for Food. Cost: $35, includes refreshments and a copy of Will Write for Food: The Complete Guide to Writing Cookbooks, Blogs, Memoir, Recipes and more, Third Edition.

MANGIA VANCOUVER! Venice: Recipes Lost & Found, with Chef Glenys Morgan
Jun
26
5:00 pm17:00

MANGIA VANCOUVER! Venice: Recipes Lost & Found, with Chef Glenys Morgan

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Mangia Vancouver! This evening is part of a series of events in connection with the Italian Cultural Centre to celebrate Italian Heritage Month (June). This month, we have invited a number of chefs who are not Italian by birth or heritage to celebrate the cuisine we all love.

Our culinary destination this evening is Venice. There's an old Venetian saying: "Eat and drink because life is a lightning flash". Tonight, we embrace this saying, and the book that came to be because of it: Venice: Recipes Lost and Found. Each guest will receive a copy of this book to take home.

Cost: $125, includes your dinner and a copy of Venice: Recipes Lost and Found.

CBC North by Northwest Taping with Sheryl Mackay: Made with Love
Jun
26
1:00 pm13:00

CBC North by Northwest Taping with Sheryl Mackay: Made with Love

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Today we are celebrating Made with Love: More than 100 Delicious, Gluten-Free, Plant-Based Recipes for the Sweet and Savory Moments in Life. Authors Kelly Childs and Erinn Weatherbie will join us in our shop kitchen today to be interviewed by Sheryl MacKay on CBC Radio's North by Northwest program.

Kelly and Erinn are the mother and daughter duo behind Kelly's Bake Shoppe and Lettuce Love Cafe in Burlington, Ontario. Their new book, Made with Love, is full of easy plant-based recipes for every meal and moment of the day. As you leaf through the pages of this book it's as if you're walking through the door of Kelly and Erinn's beautiful bakery and then leaving with all of their secrets!

Join us this afternoon for a cup of tea and listen in as Sheryl chats with Kelly and Erinn about their new cookbook. Afterwards, Kelly and Erin will sign copies of their book.

Cost: FREE, please RSVP by calling 604-688-6755. Copies of Made with Love: More than 100 Delicious, Gluten-Free, Plant-Based Recipes for the Sweet and Savory Moments in Life will be available for purchase. 

MANGIA VANCOUVER! Pasta Boy Peter makes Homemade Pasta
Jun
25
1:00 pm13:00

MANGIA VANCOUVER! Pasta Boy Peter makes Homemade Pasta

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Mangia Vancouver! This hour long event is part of a series in connection with the Italian Cultural Centre to celebrate Italian Heritage Month (June). This month, we have invited a number of chefs and culinary experts who are not Italian by birth or heritage to celebrate the cuisine we all love.

You may not have an Italian Mamma, but now you can learn to make Pasta like one! Peter Ciuffa, Cook at Savio Volpe, Artisan Pasta Maker at Pasta Famiglia, & sometime Actor, brings his stories & Mamma's pasta recipe to you.  

Cost: $25, limited to 14 guests.

MANGIA VANCOUVER! Cicchetti with Nook's Jamie Maxwell - SOLD OUT
Jun
25
11:00 am11:00

MANGIA VANCOUVER! Cicchetti with Nook's Jamie Maxwell - SOLD OUT

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Mangia Vancouver! This hour long event is part of a series in connection with the Italian Cultural Centre to celebrate Italian Heritage Month (June). This month, we have invited a number of chefs and culinary experts who are not Italian by birth or heritage to celebrate the cuisine we all love.

Today, Nook's Jamie Maxwell, will teach us how to make the best cicchetti. These Venetian snacks or side dishes are the perfect accompaniment to an outdoor cocktail party. Join us for this hour long class to gain inspiration for your next outdoor gathering with friends and family.

Cost: $25, limited to 14 guests.

MANGIA VANCOUVER! Chef Glenys Morgan makes Pizza on the Grill - Second Session SOLD OUT
Jun
18
1:00 pm13:00

MANGIA VANCOUVER! Chef Glenys Morgan makes Pizza on the Grill - Second Session SOLD OUT

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Mangia Vancouver! This hour long event is part of a series in connection with the Italian Cultural Centre to celebrate Italian Heritage Month (June). This month, we have invited a number of chefs who are not Italian by birth or heritage to celebrate the cuisine we all love.

Due to the popularity of this event, Chef Glenys Morgan is teaching a second session of our pizza on the grill class - an excellent option for those of us who do not have a backyard pizza oven. During this one hour class, she will give us the tips and tricks needed to master one of our favourite Italian dishes at home. 

Cost: $25, limited to 14 guests.

MANGIA VANCOUVER! Chef Glenys Morgan makes Pizza on the Grill - SOLD OUT!
Jun
18
11:00 am11:00

MANGIA VANCOUVER! Chef Glenys Morgan makes Pizza on the Grill - SOLD OUT!

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Mangia Vancouver! This hour long event is part of a series in connection with the Italian Cultural Centre to celebrate Italian Heritage Month (June). This month, we have invited a number of chefs and culinary experts who are not Italian by birth or heritage to celebrate the cuisine we all love.

Today, Chef Glenys Morgan will teach us how to make pizza on the grill - an excellent option for those of us who do not have a backyard pizza oven. During this one hour class, she will give us the tips and tricks needed to master one of our favourite Italian dishes at home. 

Cost: $25, limited to 14 guests.

A Night in Florence at The Vancouver Club
Jun
16
6:30 pm18:30

A Night in Florence at The Vancouver Club

  • The Vancouver Club

Tonight we will be transported to Florence for an unforgettable evening of Italian fine dining and dancing. As a continuation of our month of Italian events, we invite you to join us at The Vancouver Club for dinner featuring elegant Italian dishes inspired by Florentine: The True Cuisine of Florence, and fine Italian wines. After dinner, a live band will accompany our dancing. 

Cost: $195, includes your Italian dinner and wine, dancing and a copy of Florentine: The True Cuisine of Florence.

This special event is a celebration in partnership with the Italian Cultural Centre, in honour of Italian Heritage Month (June).

 

 

CBC North by Northwest taping with Sheryl MacKay: Outlander Kitchen
Jun
15
4:00 pm16:00

CBC North by Northwest taping with Sheryl MacKay: Outlander Kitchen

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Pender Island based Theresa Carle-Sanders, author of Outlander Kitchen: The Official Outlander Companion Cookbook, joins us in our shop kitchen today to be interviewed by Sheryl MacKay on CBC Radio's North by Northwest program.

Theresa is the founder of http://outlanderkitchen.com/ , a website devoted to historical and character-inspired recipes from the fictional world of Diana Gabaldon, and her new book is the cookbook inspired by the bestselling Outlander novels. 

Join us this afternoon for a cup of tea and listen in as Sheryl and Theresa chat about this new cookbook. Afterwards, Theresa will sign copies of her book.

Cost: FREE, please RSVP by calling 604-688-6755. Copies of Outlander Kitchen: The Official Outlander Companion Cookbook will be available for purchase. 

MANGIA VANCOUVER! Sharing Puglia with Chef Quang Dang
Jun
12
5:00 pm17:00

MANGIA VANCOUVER! Sharing Puglia with Chef Quang Dang

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Mangia Vancouver! This evening is part of a series of events in connection with the Italian Cultural Centre to celebrate Italian Heritage Month (June). This month, we have invited a number of chefs who are not Italian by birth or heritage to celebrate the cuisine we all love.

Tonight we will travel vicariously to the region of Puglia, on the Southern Coast of Italy. Chef Quang Dang will cook from the vibrant pages of Sharing Puglia: Simple, Delicious Food from Italy's Undiscovered Coast. Each guest will receive a copy of the book to take home.

Cost: $125, includes your dinner and a copy of Sharing Puglia: Simple, Delicious Food from Italy's Undiscovered Coast.

MANGIA VANCOUVER! Stuffed Pasta with Campagnolo's Robert Belcham - SOLD OUT
Jun
11
11:00 am11:00

MANGIA VANCOUVER! Stuffed Pasta with Campagnolo's Robert Belcham - SOLD OUT

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Mangia Vancouver! This hour long event is part of a series in connection with the Italian Cultural Centre to celebrate Italian Heritage Month (June). This month, we have invited a number of chefs and culinary experts who are not Italian by birth or heritage to celebrate the cuisine we all love.

Today we present the opportunity to learn how to make your own stuffed pasta. We all love to eat these delicious morsels, and now here is your chance to learn how to make them at home! Campagnolo's Robert Belcham will teach this hour long class in our shop.

Cost: $25, limited to 14 guests.

MANGIA VANCOUVER! My Kitchen in Rome, with Chef Curtis Luk
Jun
5
5:00 pm17:00

MANGIA VANCOUVER! My Kitchen in Rome, with Chef Curtis Luk

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Mangia Vancouver! This evening is part of a series of events in connection with the Italian Cultural Centre to celebrate Italian Heritage Month (June). This month, we have invited a number of chefs who are not Italian by birth or heritage to celebrate the cuisine we all love.

Please join us this evening as Chef Curtis Luk, from Mission Restaurant, cooks a delicious dinner from the pages of My Kitchen in Rome: Recipes and Notes on Italian Cooking.

Come and dine on the delights of "cucina romana", and then take home a copy of the book so you are able to recreate the dishes in your own kitchen.

Cost: $125, includes your dinner and a copy of My Kitchen in Rome: Recipes and Notes on Italian Cooking.

Tea & a Taste of Cake with "Layered" Author, Tessa Huff
Jun
5
1:00 pm13:00

Tea & a Taste of Cake with "Layered" Author, Tessa Huff

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Join us as we welcome author Tessa Huff to the shop to celebrate the publication of her book, Layered: Building, Baking, and Styling Spectacular Cakes. Tessa will be in the shop this afternoon to demonstrate one of her spectacular cakes and sign copies of her books. Afterwards, we'll all enjoy a cup of tea and a taste!

Cost: FREE, please telephone the shop at 604-688-6755 to reserve. Copies of Layered: Building, Baking, and Styling Spectacular Cakes will be available for purchase.

MANGIA VANCOUVER! Italian Cheese with Allison Spurrell - SOLD OUT
Jun
4
11:00 am11:00

MANGIA VANCOUVER! Italian Cheese with Allison Spurrell - SOLD OUT

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Mangia Vancouver! This hour long event is part of a series in connection with the Italian Cultural Centre to celebrate Italian Heritage Month (June). This month, we have invited a number of chefs and culinary experts who are not Italian by birth or heritage to celebrate the cuisine we all love.

This morning we welcome Allison Spurrell, our friend and neighbour from Les Amis du Fromage, into our shop kitchen. Allison will lead us on a delicious exploration of Italian cheese. The bonus: after finding your new favourite cheese, you can pop into her shop next door to make your purchase.

Cost: $25, limited to 14 guests

Make Mead Like a Viking: Talk & Tasting
Jun
2
6:00 pm18:00

Make Mead Like a Viking: Talk & Tasting

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Interested in brewing your own honey based wines and beers?

Tonight we welcome author, Jereme Zimmerman to our shop to read from his new book, Make Mead Like a Viking. We'll taste some mead and listen as Jereme shares his tips for making your own at home. 

Make Mead Like a Viking shows readers how home-brewing mead can be not only simple, but fun. Readers will learn how to brew their own drinks such as sweet, semi-sweet, and dry meads, melomels (fruit meads), metheglins (spiced meads), Ethiopian t’ej, honey beers, and grog—opening the Mead Hall doors to further experimentation in fermentation and flavor.

Cost: FREE. please RSVP by calling 604-688-6755. Copies of Make Mead Like a Viking: Traditional Techniques for Brewing Natural, Wild-Fermented, Honey-Based Wines and Beers will be available for purchase.

 

Pop-up Shop: Old Wine Books
May
29
12:00 pm12:00

Pop-up Shop: Old Wine Books

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Today we have a special treat for all of you lovers of wine and wine literature. Roger Gale will be in the shop all day today, selling his collection of old wine books. Pop by and find a treasure!

Pop-Up Shop: Old Wine Books
May
28
10:00 am10:00

Pop-Up Shop: Old Wine Books

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Today we have a special treat for all of you lovers of wine and wine literature. Roger Gale will be in the shop all day today (and tomorrow from Noon until 5 pm), selling his collection of old wine books. Pop by and find a treasure!

"MEXICAN TODAY" with author and Television cook Pati Jinich
May
14
12:00 pm12:00

"MEXICAN TODAY" with author and Television cook Pati Jinich

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

What a treat for us today.   Pati Jinich, host of the PBS series Pati"s Mexican Table, will be in our shop today to present her new book, Mexican Today.     Pati is also the official chef of the Mexican Cultural Institute.  

Please join us for a delicious lunch prepared from Pati's new book, full of recipes that have evolved with innovation and style from the traditional Mexican kitchen.

Cost of this presentation is $105.00 and includes your lunch and a personalized copy of Mexican Today.

Please telephone the shop at 604.688.6755 to reserve.

CBC North by Northwest taping with Sheryl MacKay: The Power of Pulses
May
7
11:00 am11:00

CBC North by Northwest taping with Sheryl MacKay: The Power of Pulses

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Join us for today as we welcome Dan Jason, Alison Eathorne and Hilary Malone, the three authors of The Power of Pulses.  They are on a mission to save the world with Peas, Beans, Chickpeas, Favas & Lentils, and with this instructional and delicious new book, we might just join the crusade. How does Broad Bean Succotash with Ricotta and Poached Eggs on Toast sound to you for  breakfast? This recipe will most certainly find its way to my kitchen.

Sheryl MacKay will interview the authors for a CBC Radio North by Northwest taping, followed by a book signing. The interview will begin at 11 am, and the trio will be in shop until 1 pm signing books and answering your questions.

This gathering is free to all.   Please telephone the shop at 604.688.6755 to confirm your attendance.   Copies of The Power of Pulses will be available for purchase.

 

Celebrating a classic chef's natal day.
Apr
19
6:00 pm18:00

Celebrating a classic chef's natal day.

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Tonight we celebrate Michel Roux, on the day he turns 75. We are grateful to have Michel as a friend. Michel has visited the shop on many occasions, always offering support. Michel still continues to move around the world with spirit and joy for his very well honed craft.

I have asked a local young chef, Max Straczek, who met with Michel when he last visited, to prepare a five course menu from a selection of Michel's books.    

Please join us to wish Michel a bon anniversaire, while we dine in style. I will read passages from Michel Roux's memoir: "Life is a Menu". 

We ask that you wear black and white, in honour of the classic attire of the French restaurateur. We imagine Michel will enjoy his natal day with his family, in his chef jacket.

Cost of this evening is $135.00 per person and will include a $30 voucher for any purchase you may desire in shop. Seating is limited to 14.

This will be the first of our classic book dinner gatherings.

Haida Gwaii with Susan Musgrave and CURTIS LUK -  SOLD OUT
Apr
10
5:00 pm17:00

Haida Gwaii with Susan Musgrave and CURTIS LUK - SOLD OUT

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

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.

Lunch with Susan Musgrave at Mission Restaurant
Apr
10
11:30 am11:30

Lunch with Susan Musgrave at Mission Restaurant

  • Mission Restaurant

What happens when Susan Musgrave writes an excellent book about the food and culture of Haida Gwaii?  Well, many people want to gather with her, and share a meal.

Today, please join us for lunch at Mission Restaurant with acclaimed author Susan Musgrave.  Chef Curtis Luk will prepare a menu selected from the recipes in "a Taste of HAIDA GWAII".

Menu:

Start:  Welsh griddle cakes and Sourdough

First:  Wilted Kale Salad with Hazelnuts and Cauliflower Popcorn

Second:   Halibut Two Ways: Baked Filets with Sesame Seeds, Butter and Thyme  and Halibut Souffle with Beets Margaret Atwood

Dessert:  Pear, Vanilla, and Cranberry Crumble and Cream Cheese Sorbet

Cost of lunch will be $95.00 and include a sparkling libation, your feast and a personalized copy of "a Taste of HAIDA GWAII".

Please telephone the shop 604.688.6755to reserve.

 

 

CBC North by Northwest taping-Sheryl MacKay interviews Susan Musgrave
Apr
10
10:00 am10:00

CBC North by Northwest taping-Sheryl MacKay interviews Susan Musgrave

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Rise and Shine!  This morning we will be transported to the Isle of Haida Gwaii with author Susan Musgrave.      "a taste of HAIDA GWAII"  Food gathering and Feasting at the Edge of the World. 

Please telephone the shop at 604.688.6755 to confirm your attendance.

There will be books available for purchase and personalizing.