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.

 

"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.

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!

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!

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.

 

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

MANGIA VANCOUVER! Italian Cheese with Allison Spurrell

  • 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

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! 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.

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

MANGIA VANCOUVER! Stuffed Pasta with Campagnolo's Robert Belcham

  • 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! Sharing Puglia with Chef Quang Dang - SOLD OUT
Jun
12
5:00 pm17:00

MANGIA VANCOUVER! Sharing Puglia with Chef Quang Dang - SOLD OUT

  • 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.

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. 

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).

 

 

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.

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

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

  • 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! Cicchetti with Nook's Jamie Maxwell
Jun
25
11:00 am11:00

MANGIA VANCOUVER! Cicchetti with Nook's Jamie Maxwell

  • 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! 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.

Will Write for Food - A talk with Dianne Jacobs
Jul
26
6:00 pm18:00

Will Write for Food - A talk with Dianne Jacobs

  • 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.

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

Classic Chef Series: Celebrating Darina Allen's Natal Day

  • 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.

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

Classic Chef Series: Celebrating Julia Child's Natal Day

  • 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.

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.

 


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.

Seasonal Book Experience - Spring selection release today
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.  There is still time to sign on for a year of surprise with pleasure.

CBC North by Northwest taping-Sheryl Mackay interviews Pailin Chongchitnant
Mar
17
4:00 pm16:00

CBC North by Northwest taping-Sheryl Mackay interviews Pailin Chongchitnant

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Pop in to our shop today to observe this conversation about authentic Thai cuisine.    Pailin will demonstrate a recipe while Sheryl chats to Pailin about her new book: Hot Thai Kitchen.

There is no charge for this gathering.  Copies of Hot Thai Kitchen will be available for purchase, Pailin will personalize the book for you.

Please telephone the shop at 604.688.6755 to confirm your attendance.

 

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.

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.

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 Pailin Chongchitnant was in my kitchen to discuss her idea for a cookbook.  And now, after a successful television program, Pailin 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 Pailin will be happy to personalize her book for you.

"eat better  live better   feel better" with Julie Cove
Mar
5
1:00 pm13:00

"eat better live better feel better" with Julie Cove

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Join us today, meet author Julie Cove.    Julie will both demonstrate a recipe from her new book, and chat to us about the best way to alkalize your life...one delicious recipe at a time.

Julie is a certified holistic nutritionist and plant-based cook.   Take a look at Julie's website:

www.AlkalineSister.com , then come to meet Julie as we celebrate her colourful and thoughtful recipe book.

Copies of:  eat betterlive betterfeel better will be available for purchase and Julie would be pleased to personalize them for you.

There is no charge for this gathering, please drop in.

POP UP in SHOP - Tonio Creanza with FAMIGLIA CREANZA OLIVE OIL
Feb
27
1:00 pm13:00

POP UP in SHOP - Tonio Creanza with FAMIGLIA CREANZA OLIVE OIL

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Tonio Creanza, a man with knowledge to share, will be in shop today to offer his Extra Virgin Olive Oil for your consideration.     Tonio will also be delighted to chat about his Oil, Culinary history, and the Shepherding workshops he runs in Puglia with food anthropologist Nicole Kilburn and chef Julie Marr.

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.

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

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.

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.

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!

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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.

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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

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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

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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.