Salty Cookie Co.   POP - UP in our shop
Feb
13
12:00 pm12:00

Salty Cookie Co. POP - UP in our shop

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Once again we welcome Meredith Kaufman into our shop with her delightful cookies.  Stop in today to treat your self or the cookie fairy in your life.   Meredith promises her usual fare plus a Valentine surprise.

CBC Taping - Margaret Gallagher interviews Ruth Reichl for North by Northwest.
Feb
15
4:00 pm16:00

CBC Taping - Margaret Gallagher interviews Ruth Reichl for North by Northwest.

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Please join us in shop this afternoon while our Sheryl MacKay interviews Ruth about her new book:  My Kitchen Year - 136 Recipes that Saved My Life.   Ruth will also demonstrate a recipe from this lovely book.

Cost of this event is $40 and includes a personalized copy of "My Kitchen Year" and a cuppa.

Please telephone the shop at 604.688-6755 to reserve.

Ruth Reichl will be in the Vancouver Club (house) with Jim Byrnes
Feb
15
6:00 pm18:00

Ruth Reichl will be in the Vancouver Club (house) with Jim Byrnes

  • Vancouver Club

Tonight we have the pleasure of presenting one of America's culinary legends.  Ruth Reichl is well known for her journalistic career; restaurant critic for Los Angeles Times, New York Times, and Editor of Gourmet Magazine until its demise.    The year following this tragic loss for food lovers and travelers, found Ruth blue and introspective.   Ruth has penned a delightful book: My Kitchen Year.  Ruth writes beautifully.  Her chapters take us through the seasons, her thoughts and observations as she heals, and shares the 136 recipes that she believes saved her life.

Here in Vancouver we can boast that Jim Byrnes lives here.  Jim is American born, the same vintage as Ruth, and a master of dealing with the blues.    Tonight Jim will interview Ruth about the book, the blues and their mutual capacity to embrace cooking and life.

This evening will begin with the interview, followed by a reception with tasty nibbles from Ruth's new book, wine, and book signing.  COST:  $75.00 (includes book)

There will be a dinner after the signing for 28 guests. Ruth and Jim will be at the table.  COST: $175.00 and includes the interview portion, the book, dinner and wine pairings. THE DINNER PORTION OF THE EVENT IS SOLD OUT.  Thank you.

Please telephone the shop to ensure your attendance for this special evening.  604.688.6755

ACORN Chef Rob Clark will present a menu from CROSSROADS-FULL UP
Feb
21
5:00 pm17:00

ACORN Chef Rob Clark will present a menu from CROSSROADS-FULL UP

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

We are pleased to welcome chef Rob Clark from the very acclaimed and delicious Acorn Restaurant to cook a meal from another acclaimed chef, Tal Ronnen, the author of Crossroads.    Crossroads is a restaurant in Los Angeles, Tal is noted for his sophisticated vegan recipes.

Please join us for a vegan supper.   COST: $120.00, includes your fine meal and a copy of this beautiful book.

Please telephone the shop; 604-688-6755 to reserve.

SOLD OUT.  Thank you.

Knife Skills and more.......
Feb
27
11:00 am11:00

Knife Skills and more.......

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Better skills and technique in the kitchen allow more joy for the cook.   Today our Glenys Morgan will demonstrate her fine skills, then you will have a go.    We ask you to bring your own favourite knife and a whole chicken (dead, gutted and plucked please).  

You will leave happy with your new found knowledge and skill, a chicken ready for the evening meal, and a very helpful little book by James Peterson: What's A COOK To Do?

Cost of this mornings activity:  $69.00 per person.  Limited to 10 guests.

Hot Thai in our Kitchen  -  Book Launch
Mar
8
6:00 pm18:00

Hot Thai in our Kitchen - Book Launch

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Seems like only yesterday the charming Palin Chongchitnant was in my kitchen to discuss her idea for a cookbook.  And now, after a successful television program, Palin is ready to launch her book celebrating the cuisine of her homeland.   The recipes in Hot Thai Kitchen promise to massage our palate and tantalize our senses.

This gathering is free, please telephone the shop to confirm your attendance. 604-688.6755.

Please note:  We will have copies of Hot Thai Kitchen for sale, and Palin will be happy to personalize her book for you.

OYSTERS - Recipes that Bring Home a Taste of the Sea
Mar
12
12:00 pm12:00

OYSTERS - Recipes that Bring Home a Taste of the Sea

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

"Down by the sea lived a lonesome Oyster, everyday getting sadder and moister..." I quote this first line to a favourite song by Cole Porter.  Oysters bring many emotions to mind, the idea of slurping a platter of assorted raw bivalves does not incite joy to everyone.  But for many of us, these delicate morsels paired with a glass of chilled libation, is pure heaven.

What I love about Cynthia Nims new book is her desire to share Oysters prepared in many forms, which I ensure will please both novice and long time Oyster lover.

Join us today for lunch, Cynthia will be here, and so will Glenys Morgan.   Together they will educate, cook and feed us.

Cost of this lunch, with a copy of OYSTER is:  $90. 

Please telephone the shop at 604.688.6755 to reserve a seat around our Oyster counter.

Latab is all about FORAGING, inspired food, and drink.
Mar
14
6:00 pm18:00

Latab is all about FORAGING, inspired food, and drink.

  • Latab Wine Bar

Latab is a fairly new Wine Bar in Vancouver's downtown.  Small, friendly and extremely interesting.     Kris Barnholden & Co. have created a unique menu with many of the ingredients locally foraged.  

Tonight we will enjoy a menu that highlights these ingredients.  Camille Flanjak -  local forager to the restaurants of our community - will be on hand to enlighten us with her craft and knowledge.

You will leave enchanted and with a Foraging pamphlet that will encourage you to notice what delightful edibles are growing right under our noses!

Cost of this meal which includes tax and gratuity along with a fine education and pamphlet is $75.

Please telephone the shop to reserve your seat at the table - 604.688.6755.

Mar
19
11:30 am11:30

Seasonal Book Experience - Spring selection release today

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Many of you are already subscribed to our SEASONAL BOOK EXPERIENCE.  If you are, today we will have the Spring selection ready for pick up.  Join us after 11:00 a.m. for a cuppa and treat from the surprise book that is yet to be revealed.

Check out our home page for further details on the SBE.

Thai lunch with "Hot Thai Kitchen" author Palin Chongchitnant
Apr
3
12:00 pm12:00

Thai lunch with "Hot Thai Kitchen" author Palin Chongchitnant

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Our shop will be full of scent and flavour today when Palin visits with her new book:  Hot Thai Kitchen.

Please join us for a lively and instructional lunch.

Cost of this social gathering is $105 and includes your meal and a personalized copy of Hot Thai Kitchen.

Please telephone 604.688.6755 to reserve.

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.

"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.


MAX is taking us to Venice, California for Sunday Supper - SOLD OUT
Jan
31
5:00 pm17:00

MAX is taking us to Venice, California for Sunday Supper - SOLD OUT

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

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.

Our TABLE IS FULL for this evening.

Let's get together at MISSION Restaurant with Chef Kian Lam Kho
Jan
18
6:00 pm18:00

Let's get together at MISSION Restaurant with Chef Kian Lam Kho

  • Mission Restaurant

A beautiful new book has entered our library this Autumn; Phoenix Claws and Jade Trees by chef and author Kian Lam Kho.  Kian lives in New York city, teaching the fundamental techniques of Chinese cooking.   This book is a guide for home cooks who are curious to learn more about this magnificent cuisine.   Chef Curtis Luk of Mission is both Chinese, and talented at cooking many cuisines, tonight he is delighted to alter the regular offerings of Mission and present us with a menu from Phoenix Claws and Jade Trees.

Our evening will begin with a Cocktail, paired for the occasion, a book signing and conversation with Kian, and dinner.

Cost of the evening is $140.00.   This includes a personalized copy of the book,  cocktail, meal and gratuity.

Please telephone the shop at 604.688.6755 to reserve your seat.

 

ROSE LEVY BERANBAUM will be in the shop.
Jan
17
3:00 pm15:00

ROSE LEVY BERANBAUM will be in the shop.

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Rose Levy Beranbaum is unquestionably one of the best writers on baking and pastry North America has produced.   Her definitive collection is always in our library.   The Cake Bible, The Pie and Pastry Bible, Roses Christmas Cookies, The Bread Bible, Rose's Heavenly Cakes, and most recently, The Baking Bible.

Rose has travelled from New York to Vancouver for a very special occasion.  She has designed the wedding cake for Nathan Fong and Michel Chicoine's extravaganza, and she is going to personally bake it in the kitchen of the Sutton Place Hotel.

Rose will visit us today, the day after the wedding, and will chat about her adventure with this project.  The cake will be featured in her upcoming publication:  Rose's Wedding Cakes.

THIS EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED, THANK YOU!

Madhur Jaffrey will be in the house, and we can't wait.-FULLY BOOKED!
Jan
17
1:00 pm13:00

Madhur Jaffrey will be in the house, and we can't wait.-FULLY BOOKED!

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

I have long been a fan of this wonderful woman.  Madhur has lived an incredible life; acting, writing, living.   Most recently, Madhur has penned another book of recipes:  Vegetarian India.    CBC's Sheryl MacKay will interview Madhur, live to tape, for North by Northwest Radio program.

We welcome Madhur back to the shop this afternoon.  Please join us for chai and treats, conversation and laughter.

There is no charge to meet Madhur,  there will be copies of Vegetarian India available for purchase.

Please telephone the shop to advise of your attendance.   A nice post holiday affair.

THE ROOM IS FULL for this taping with Madhur.

 

Do you remember the food from your favourite childhood books? FULL
Jan
17
12:00 pm12:00

Do you remember the food from your favourite childhood books? FULL

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Today at noon, please join us in shop to hear Sheryl Mackay interview writer Tara Austen Weaver for CBC's North by Northwest radio show.   Today's topic will be the food we remember from the books we read and loved as children.  Anne of Green Gables? Little House on the Prairie?  Winnie the Pooh?  Alice in Wonderland?

We will ask audience members to participate, so please come prepared with your memories.

The image we have used alongside this posting is: The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge.  This delightful book is redolent with food, and incidentally, one of  the favourite childhood books of J K ROWLING.

THIS SESSION IS FULL.   Thank you.

CONVERSATION in our kitchen with BONNIE STERN  -  Session Full
Jan
14
6:00 pm18:00

CONVERSATION in our kitchen with BONNIE STERN - Session Full

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

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.

Jefferson Alvarez cooks LIMA  -  SOLD OUT!
Jan
10
5:00 pm17:00

Jefferson Alvarez cooks LIMA - SOLD OUT!

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

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.

GLENYS Morgan will BAKE, and SOURDOUGH will be her inspiration.
Jan
9
11:00 am11:00

GLENYS Morgan will BAKE, and SOURDOUGH will be her inspiration.

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

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

NORTH SHORE FOOD LOVERS UNITE with Brad Hill
Dec
17
5:00 pm17:00

NORTH SHORE FOOD LOVERS UNITE with Brad Hill

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Brad Hill, an Australian lad, has moved to Vancouver from England and fallen in love with our North Shore.  So much, that he has published a beautiful book celebrating the natural beauty and the edible pleasures of this distinct community.

Please join us this afternoon when Brad will be in our shop to chat with us about his new book.

Copies of North Shore Foodies will be available for purchase.

Oil & Vinegar Lovers - Cookbook Launch
Dec
13
2:00 pm14:00

Oil & Vinegar Lovers - Cookbook Launch

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

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.

It wouldn't be Christmas for us, without Delia. SOLD OUT!
Dec
6
5:00 pm17:00

It wouldn't be Christmas for us, without Delia. SOLD OUT!

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

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.

SOLD OUT!

Health & The Way Nature Intended - Book Launch
Dec
5
2:30 pm14:30

Health & The Way Nature Intended - Book Launch

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

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.

 

Yepi to another NOPI    -   THIS EVENING'S EVENT IS SOLD OUT.
Nov
29
5:00 pm17:00

Yepi to another NOPI - THIS EVENING'S EVENT IS SOLD OUT.

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

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.

Pop into the shop today and go with the flow, not against the GRAIN.
Nov
28
1:00 pm13:00

Pop into the shop today and go with the flow, not against the GRAIN.

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

A wonderful new company is in our community.   Please pop into the shop today to sample their wares, and quite possible leave with new knowledge and some interesting grains.

James Nevison has Had another glass  -  VERSION 2016 SOLD OUT!
Nov
27
6:00 pm18:00

James Nevison has Had another glass - VERSION 2016 SOLD OUT!

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

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".

RUTH TAL BROWN - CBC's Sheryl MacKay interview.
Nov
25
4:00 pm16:00

RUTH TAL BROWN - CBC's Sheryl MacKay interview.

  • Barbra-Jo's Books to Cooks

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.

NIGELLA is coming, and this isn't a dream!   INTERVIEW IS SOLD OUT
Nov
23
6:00 pm18:00

NIGELLA is coming, and this isn't a dream! INTERVIEW IS SOLD OUT

  • The Vancouver Club

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.

CBC's Interview - Full up.
Nov
23
3:00 pm15:00

CBC's Interview - Full up.

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks Inc.

 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".

 

 

Roots, Stalks, Shoots, Bulbs, Brassicas & Leafy Greens - TABLE IS FULL.
Nov
17
6:30 pm18:30

Roots, Stalks, Shoots, Bulbs, Brassicas & Leafy Greens - TABLE IS FULL.

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

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

CBC's Sheryl Mackay interviews Bill Jones about Vegetables
Nov
17
4:00 pm16:00

CBC's Sheryl Mackay interviews Bill Jones about Vegetables

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.

Afternoon Tea in shop with Rosie Daykin and her "Butter Celebrates".
Nov
15
2:00 pm14:00

Afternoon Tea in shop with Rosie Daykin and her "Butter Celebrates".

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

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.

Derek Dammann is TRUE to his NORTH
Nov
8
3:00 pm15:00

Derek Dammann is TRUE to his NORTH

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

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.

YUM - plant-based recipes for a gluten-free diet
Nov
7
2:00 pm14:00

YUM - plant-based recipes for a gluten-free diet

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

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.