SALTY COOKIE CO.  POP-UP SHOP
May
23
1:00 pm13:00

SALTY COOKIE CO. POP-UP SHOP

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Once again, we welcome The Salty Cookie Co back into the shop for an afternoon that promises to please the cookie monster in us all.

Come one, come all.  Bring your sweet tooth and your desire to treat yourself.

Susan Musgrave cooks Haida Gwaii  -  SOLD OUT
May
24
5:00 pm17:00

Susan Musgrave cooks Haida Gwaii - SOLD OUT

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

In addition to winning lifetime achievement awards as a writer and poet, since 2010 Susan Musgrave has been the proprietor of Copper Beech House, a beautiful bed and breakfast that has for decades played host to authors and prime ministers, artists and adventurers who visit Haida Gwaii.

In her first cookbook, the famous poet uses her humour and incisive wit to bring cooking and living on Haida Gwaii to life with stories gathered over the decades.  With its evocative tales and wild cuisine, this book offers a unique take on food that could only be developed living off the coast of British Columbia.

This Sunday Social includes a copy of A Taste of Haida Gwaii and a sumptuous meal prepared from the book.

Cost:  $115.00

Eating Stories with Chinese Canadians
May
28
6:30 pm18:30

Eating Stories with Chinese Canadians

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

This evening we are pleased to host an event for the Chinese Canadian Historical Society of British Columbia.

The society has published a delightful book of recipes, stories and poems illustrating the history of the Chinese Canadian & Aboriginal Community.

Please join us for an evening of food, readings, story telling and poetry.   The menu will include recipes from "Eating Stories" A Chinese Canadian & Aboriginal Potluck.

Lotus Root Chips with Five Spice Seasoning,  Braised Pork Belly, Wok Fried Prawns with Snow Peas, Family Style Soy Chicken, 8 Jewel Fried Rice and Apple Tarts, all prepared by long standing members of the society.

Cost: $65.00   Includes refreshments and a copy of "Eating Stories".   This evening is a  fundraising event promoting awareness for the Chinese Canadian Historical Society of British Columbia.

Please telephone 604.688.6755 to reserve yourself and your loved ones for a memorable evening.

Tealicious is soothing and delicious - POP-UP Shop
May
30
1:00 pm13:00

Tealicious is soothing and delicious - POP-UP Shop

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

This afternoon meet Nancy Prokosh,  Tea Sommelier and Proprietress of  Tealicious Tea Company.   Nancy will share her knowledge, serve her tea, and we shall refresh from the cuppa and a new appreciation for living well and drinking tea.


Hawksworth, David - ISSUE 114 - Art Culinaire
May
20
6:00 pm18:00

Hawksworth, David - ISSUE 114 - Art Culinaire

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Art Culinaire has been producing a Hard Cover Magazine, four times a year for the past 28 years.  This periodical has been popular mostly with the chef and restaurant community, but is also popular with the culinary traveler.   Issue 56 featured a number of local chefs and restaurants, we sold a goodly amount, still have one in stock.   

This evening, we launch Issue 114 with our own David Hawksworth taking the centre stage in both the book and our shop.

Please join us to celebrate with David as he regales us with his culinary adventures.

COST:  $75.00, includes refreshments and a personalized copy of ISSUE 114.

Eating Between the Leaves #2 - The Hotel on Place Vendome
May
13
6:00 pm18:00

Eating Between the Leaves #2 - The Hotel on Place Vendome

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Our unique Book Club marries epicurean books with literary meals. Due to popular demand, we are hosting a second "edition" of the Winter/Spring 2015 Eating Between the Leaves Book Club as the first session is now sold out.  A full list of dates and the books for both groups may be found on the Eating Between the Leaves page.   

Tonight the second edition of our book club will meet to discuss The Hotel on Place Vendome: Life, Death and Betrayal at the Hotel Ritz in Paris by Tilar J. Mazzeo while they enjoy a meal inspired by the book.

MON AMY Chocolatier - POP-UP SHOP
May
9
1:00 pm13:00

MON AMY Chocolatier - POP-UP SHOP

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

This afternoon we welcome Amy Slichter into our shop with her delicious comestibles.

Chocolate Caramel Sauce, Chocolates, delicious treats that are enhanced with Chocolate Caramel Sauce.   

Come one, come all.  Bring your sweet tooth and your desire to treat yourself to Amy's amazing creations.

 

 

 

Tara O'Brady presents "Seven Spoons"
May
5
6:00 pm18:00

Tara O'Brady presents "Seven Spoons"

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

This evening we welcome Tara O'Brady to our shop to entertain us with her distinctive and crowd pleasing recipes.   I will interrogate Tara while she demonstrates her fresh ingredient-driven  recipes from her Canadian home.

We invite you to join us for this jolly and scrumptious gathering.

Cost: $49.00, includes refreshments and a signed copy of "Seven Spoons"

Sheryl MacKay tastes SEVEN SPOONS with Tara O'Brady
May
5
4:30 pm16:30

Sheryl MacKay tastes SEVEN SPOONS with Tara O'Brady

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

CBC's Sheryl Mackay will interview Tara O'Brady for her very popular NORTH by NORTHWEST Cooking Club.    Every one is welcome to enjoy this interview and to meet Tara.  Copies of "Seven Spoons" will be available for purchase.

Asian Flavors of Jean-Georges with Montgomery Lau - SOLD OUT!
May
3
5:00 pm17:00

Asian Flavors of Jean-Georges with Montgomery Lau - SOLD OUT!

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

This evening we welcome Montgomery Lau, chef de cuisine of Vancouver's MARKET by Jean-Georges in the Shangri-La Hotel.  Montgomery grew up in Hong Kong, moved to Vancouver where the desire to become a chef took hold, has worked in France under chef Jean Yves Benoit, and represented B.C. at the National Chefs' Conference and won the CCFNC Challenge.

Tonight, Montgomery will be preparing a meal from this popular book by the founder of MARKET, Jean-Georges Vongerichten.

Cost of this evenings entertaining demonstration and meal, which includes a copy of Asian Flavors is $125.00.

The Vanilla Table with Natasha MacAller
Apr
30
3:00 pm15:00

The Vanilla Table with Natasha MacAller

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

This afternoon CBC's Sheryl MacKay will interview Natasha MacAller about vanilla and her new book, The Vanilla Table.  Natasha has led a very interesting life organizing chefs and events around food.  The Vanilla Table is a collection of recipes from the many chefs and cookery book authors that Natasha has worked and cooked with.  And of course, the more we understand about the ingredients we love, our own cooking will be naturally delicious and with good knowledge, we contribute to a sustainable world.

Please join us for tasty treats, stimulating conversation and an opportunity to meet Natasha MacAller.

Copies of The Vanilla Table will be available for purchase. 

Venturi-Schulze has something to Celebrate
Apr
26
3:00 pm15:00

Venturi-Schulze has something to Celebrate

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

For the past 25 years, this venerable and (Vancouver Island) local business has been producing a Balsamic Vinegar to rival the artisan "vinegarians" of Modena Italy.   But, in the ideology of the Modena Balsamic Vinegar Society, it takes 25 years of continuous and exceptional presentation of an outlier producer to receive the status of designation for the ancient method vinegar.

So today we celebrate 25 years of excellence, how marvelous to embrace the challenges of farming and creating, allowing our community to appreciate such fine Balsamic Vinegar.  Today we will enjoy both a vinegar tasting and a sampling of delectable morsels prepared with the Balsamic Vinegar by the talented Chef Max Straczek of Fable Restaurant.

Bottles of Venture-Schulze Balsamic Vinegar will be available for purchase.

Please advise by email or telephone if you are able to join us for this special occasion.

We all want to be WELL FED - even when we're FLAT BROKE.
Apr
19
2:00 pm14:00

We all want to be WELL FED - even when we're FLAT BROKE.

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

"Well Fed, Flat Broke" is a thoughtful new book by local blogger and now published author, Emily Wight.  Recipes range from simple to sublime, focusing on the inexpensive, but more importantly, Emily fixates on the true facts that budget cooking can be achieved once you digest her strategic shopping tips and suggestions on how to build a well-stocked but inexpensive pantry.

Today you have two opportunities to chat and learn about eating like a millionaire without having to spend like one. 

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Emily will be in shop for an informal reception, come one come all.

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Emily will roost behind the hob while we enjoy a Sunday Social Supper, prepared from Well Fed, Flat Broke.   DINNER EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT

Cost for the Sunday Social Supper is $99.00 and includes a copy of Well Fed, Flat Broke.

Please telephone 604.688.6755 for more information and to reserve your place at our table.

Sarah Britton has NEW ROOTS    -    Sold Out
Apr
17
6:00 pm18:00

Sarah Britton has NEW ROOTS - Sold Out

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

We are very pleased to welcome Sarah Britton into our shop this evening to celebrate her new book, My New Roots.  Sarah is a Holistic nutritionist and highly-regarded blogger who presents a refreshing and straight forward approach to sharing her love of cooking plant-based recipes.  Sarah delights in living and eating well, while deleting sacrifice and deprivation from her mindset.

A delicious dinner will be served, a copy of My New Roots is included.

Cost: $115.00

Sarah Britton interview with CBC's Sheryl MacKay
Apr
17
4:00 pm16:00

Sarah Britton interview with CBC's Sheryl MacKay

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Join us for afternoon tea and treats with Sarah Britton and Sheryl MacKay.  Sarah will demonstrate a recipe from her "New Roots" while Sheryl interviews her.

Cost: $35.00, includes a signed copy of "New Roots".

Eating Between the Leaves #2 - As Always, Julia
Apr
15
6:00 pm18:00

Eating Between the Leaves #2 - As Always, Julia

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Our unique Book Club marries epicurean books with literary meals. Due to popular demand, we are hosting a second "edition" of the Winter/Spring 2015 Eating Between the Leaves Book Club as the first session is now sold out.  A full list of dates and the books for both groups may be found on the Eating Between the Leaves page.   

Tonight the second edition of our book club will meet to discuss As Always, Julia: The Letters of Julia Child and Avis DeVoto, edited by Joan Reardon, while they enjoy a meal inspired by the book.

Burdock & Co. Restaurant hosts Sarah Britton with "MY NEW ROOTS"
Apr
15
6:00 pm18:00

Burdock & Co. Restaurant hosts Sarah Britton with "MY NEW ROOTS"

  • Burdock & Co

Sarah Britton begins her Vancouver book tour this evening at Burdock & Co.   Chef Andrea Carlson will prepare a sumptuous vegetarian menu from "My New Roots".  Sarah will present her book to us, personalize her book for us, while offering us a glimpse into her delightful life in Denmark.  Sarah Britton is an acclaimed holistic nutritionist, writer and photographer.  You can find her healthy foods blog at      www.MyNewRoots.org

Cost for this event is $125.00 and will include your dinner and a personalized copy of "My New Roots".

Please telephone 604.688.6755 to reserve your place for this evening at Burdock & Co.

 

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT!  THANK YOU VERY MUCH

Sunday Social Supper - The Great Rotisserie Chicken
Apr
12
5:00 pm17:00

Sunday Social Supper - The Great Rotisserie Chicken

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Tonight we welcome Eric Akis to the shop. He's travelling from Victoria to share a meal with us and tell us all about his new book, The Great Rotisserie Chicken Cookbook: More Than 100 Delicious Ways to Enjoy Storebought and Homecooked Chicken.

With tips on how to set up your own rotisserie, make your own rubs and over 120 recipes for dishes to serve with your chicken  or to use up leftovers, this book is sure to become a staple for those who fancy tasty, simple meals, ready in an hour or less.

Eric will talk about his book, demonstrate a diverse menu and sign books after the meal.

Cost: $115, includes your Sunday Social Supper and a personalised copy of The Great Rotisserie Chicken Cookbook.

Bean to our Bar with ChocXO
Apr
11
2:00 pm14:00

Bean to our Bar with ChocXO

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Chocolate enthusiasts unite!  This afternoon we can belly up to our bar for a thorough dissertation on the craft behind the Bean to Bar Chocolate revolution. 

ChocXO is new to our community and are proudly committed to quality, down to the very last micron of chocolate.

Please join us this afternoon, this event is free, but please advise if you are able to come. ( I am counting on samples)

604.688.6755

"SWEETAPOLITA"
Apr
9
4:00 pm16:00

"SWEETAPOLITA"

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Please join us this afternoon as Sheryl MacKay, our lovely presenter with CBC's North by Northwest, interviews author and baker Rosie Alyea.  Sweetapolita  is Rosie's new bakebook and it is sparkly, sprinkly and charming.   Rosie will demonstrate one of her creations for the interview and after the interview, will demonstrate another decoration from her book.

This event is free, but please telephone to confirm attendance.

Signed copies of Sweetapolita will be available for purchase.

Glenys Morgan likes Boats, Whales & the occasional Walrus -- SOLD OUT
Mar
29
5:00 pm17:00

Glenys Morgan likes Boats, Whales & the occasional Walrus -- SOLD OUT

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Tonight at our Sunday social, we celebrate a recently published book from a Seattle Restaurant, A Boat, a whale & A Walrus.    The recipes are delicious and approachable, the stories will delight you.   I appreciate that all the ingredients in the recipes are local to Seattle and being a mere three hour excursion from where we reside, are local and sustainable for us.

Cost of the Supper, which includes a copy of "A Boat, a whale & A Walrus" is $120.00

Sweetly RAW Desserts with Heather Pace
Mar
21
2:00 pm14:00

Sweetly RAW Desserts with Heather Pace

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Heather Pace is relatively new to Vancouver, hailing from the centre of Canada.   Heather has been classically trained, though decided some years ago to shift her refined sugar into the raw sweet kitchen.  Her new book will show you everything you need to know about making the most delicious and nutritious raw desserts. 

This afternoon, Heather will demonstrate:  Mint Chip Ice Cream, Chocolate Glazed Donuts and Mango Lime Tarts. 

This demonstration is free, but please advise if you are able to attend and we will be prepared to offer you samples.

Signed copies of Sweetly Raw Desserts will be available for purchase.

 Three Mindset Shifts to Find Balance with Food   SOLD OUT
Mar
15
5:00 pm17:00

Three Mindset Shifts to Find Balance with Food SOLD OUT

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

This evening, Lana Osborne-Paradis, founder of Blast Fitness, will encourage us to shift our mindset, finding balance with food.   Says Lana: "Traditional thinking encourages us to simply eat less to lose weight.  During this informative chat, we will discuss tools to make food choices more consistently, focus on the importance of choosing real, whole foods and create a plan of action to find satisfaction, health and balance with our food choices."

Dinner will be included in this evening's Sunday Social,  featuring one of Lana's favourite menus to entice our sensibilities.

Cost: $115.00

Eating Between the Leaves #2 - The Bloomsbury Cookbook
Mar
11
6:00 pm18:00

Eating Between the Leaves #2 - The Bloomsbury Cookbook

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Our unique Book Club marries epicurean books with literary meals. Due to popular demand, we are hosting a second "edition" of the Winter/Spring 2015 Eating Between the Leaves Book Club as the first session is now sold out.  A full list of dates and the books for both groups may be found on the Eating Between the Leaves page.   

Tonight the second edition of our book club will meet to discuss The Bloomsbury Cookbook: Recipes for Life, Love and Art by Jans Ondaatje Rolls while they enjoy a meal inspired by the book.

Sunday Social Supper - Max Straczek says "Never Trust a Skinny Italian Chef"SOLD OUT
Mar
8
5:00 pm17:00

Sunday Social Supper - Max Straczek says "Never Trust a Skinny Italian Chef"SOLD OUT

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Tonight's Sunday Social Supper features Massimo Bottura's newest book, Never Trust a Skinny Italian Chef. This famous chef's restaurant, Osteria Francescana has been rated number three of the top 50 restaurants in the world for the past two years. He was recently featured on the cover of Fool Magazine, and we are proud to say this renowned chef has even visited our shop.

Our chef for the evening is Max Straczek of Fable Kitchen. We're very impressed with Max's collection of cookbooks and enthusiasm for learning from the many great books in the world. He is excited to inspire our knowledge of Massimo's outstanding work and we look forward to a supper cooked from Massimo's book tonight.

Cost: $125, includes a copy of Never Trust a Skinny Italian Chef and your Sunday Social Supper.

Lucas is CULTISH about VENICE  -  SOLD OUT
Mar
1
5:00 pm17:00

Lucas is CULTISH about VENICE - SOLD OUT

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Lucas Syme, chef and proprietor of CINARA Restaurant in Vancouver, will present this new book about a cuisine that is both amorous and delicious.    So we suggest you bring your romantic selves to join us around our kitchen tonight for a sophisticated presentation of this imaginative cuisine.

Cost: $120.00 and includes a copy of Venice Cult Recipes.

Sunday Social Supper - Angus An has noodles on the brain - SOLD OUT
Feb
22
5:00 pm17:00

Sunday Social Supper - Angus An has noodles on the brain - SOLD OUT

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Angus An is well-known as the chef/owner behind Maenam, a fabulous award-winning Thai restaurant in Vancouver and Longtail Kitchen in New Westminster, a Thai Street Food restaurant. His food is flavourful and inventive and we are very much looking forward to his new noodle house in Chinatown.

Tonight we get a sneak preview of his new venture which will be opening early in March. Our Sunday Social Supper features noodles, noodles and more noodles, with a $25 gift certificate for each guest to purchase a book of their choosing.

Cost: $115, includes a $25 gift certificate and your Sunday Social Supper.

 - Colour of Maroc with Jonathan Chovancek   -   SOLDOUT
Feb
19
6:30 pm18:30

- Colour of Maroc with Jonathan Chovancek - SOLDOUT

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Food is one of the best gateways into the heart of a new culture. And tonight we are travelling to Morocco via a gorgeous new cookbook, Colour of Maroc. This beautifully designed book is by Australian photographer, Rob Palmer and his French/Moroccan wife, Sophia. Together they travel through this fascinating country, guided by friends and family.

We are thrilled to have Jonathan Chovancek, celebrated Executive Chef of Cafe Medina, in the shop tonight to demonstrate and prepare a selection of Moroccan dishes.

Cost: $125, includes a copy of Colour of Maroc and your Moroccan meal.

Sunday Social Supper - Dreaming of a  Kitchen in France   SOLD OUT
Feb
15
5:00 pm17:00

Sunday Social Supper - Dreaming of a Kitchen in France SOLD OUT

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Join us in the shop tonight for a Sunday Social Supper featuring A Kitchen in France. This very beautiful book by Mimi Thorisson features her life in the Medoc region of France.  A life with family in a farmhouse cooking, is a dream for many of us.   It feels appropriate to celebrate "St. Valentines Boxing Day"  preparing and enjoying a lovely French menu.

In our bookshop with Resident Chef, Glenys Morgan.

Cost: $115, includes a copy of A Kitchen in France.

 

URBAN HOMESTEADING WITH Brown Eggs and Jam Jars
Feb
14
2:00 pm14:00

URBAN HOMESTEADING WITH Brown Eggs and Jam Jars

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

If you are looking for a lovely way to spend a few hours in the afternoon on Saint Valentine's Day, consider popping into the bookshop for a wee while to meet first time author, Aimee Wimbush-Bourque.   You may know of Aimee through her popular blog, Simple Bites, where Aimee shares her two passions, mothering and cooking.  Growing up in a rural homestead setting, and cooking in professional kitchens has given Aimee good cause to share both her recipes and heart-warming stories capturing everyday life in her busy urban homestead.

Our good friend Sheryl McKay will be interviewing Aimee for CBC's very popular North by Northwest - Radio One program.

Tea and cookies are a given, stories and ideas will be shared, and we hope you will fall in love with Aimee's book - BROWN EGGS and JAM JARS.  If you care to pre-order a personalized copy, we will accommodate your wishes.

This event is free and all are welcome.

Eating Between the Leaves #2 - All The Light We Cannot See
Feb
11
6:00 pm18:00

Eating Between the Leaves #2 - All The Light We Cannot See

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Our unique Book Club marries epicurean books with literary meals. Due to popular demand, we are hosting a second "edition" of the Winter/Spring 2015 Eating Between the Leaves Book Club as the first session is now sold out.  A full list of dates and the books for both groups may be found on the Eating Between the Leaves page.   

Tonight the second edition of our book club will meet to discuss All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr while they enjoy a meal inspired by the book.

Sunday Social Supper - A Change of Appetite  SOLD OUT
Feb
8
5:00 pm17:00

Sunday Social Supper - A Change of Appetite SOLD OUT

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

We have all heard about the benefits of a diet that features less meat and heavy food, and more vegetables, fish and grain-based dishes. And Diana Henry, one of today's best-loved food writers, has embraced just this in her new book, A Change of Appetite: Where Healthy Meets Delicious.

The book shares recipes that have been the result of Diana's own changing habits and are often inspired by the food of other cultures, including the Middle East and Far East, Georgia and Scandanavia. The food within must be "accidentally healthy" - that is, delicious, with health as an added bonus. No deprivation necessary. 

Tonight we will enjoy a delicious and healthful Sunday Social Supper from the pages of Diana's newest book, cooked by our resident chef, Glenys Morgan. 

Cost: $115, includes your Sunday Social Supper and a copy of A Change of Appetite: Where Healthy Meets Delicious.

Bitter and Delicious with Jennifer McLagan - SOLD OUT
Jan
26
6:30 pm18:30

Bitter and Delicious with Jennifer McLagan - SOLD OUT

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Bratwurst in Beer, Bitter Greens Ravioli, Pork Chops in Coffee Blackcurrant Sauce, Whisky Chocolate Tart and Homemade Tonic Water to tart up your gin. These are just a few of the recipes that make up Jennifer McLagan's new book, Bitter: A Taste of the World's Most Dangerous Flavour, with Recipes.

We are fortunate to welcome Jennifer back into our kitchen tonight to celebrate her fourth book (Her previous books are Bones, Fat and Odd Bits.) with a special dinner cooked from its pages.

Cost: $120, includes your dinner and a copy of Bitter: A Taste of the World's Most Dangerous Flavour, with Recipes.