Honouring the Legacy of Celebrated Chefs with Books - Jean-Georges Vongerichten
Feb
25
11:30 am11:30

Honouring the Legacy of Celebrated Chefs with Books - Jean-Georges Vongerichten

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Join us today for Edition Six of "Lingering Saturday Luncheons," our new series of gatherings where local chefs honour the chefs who have greatly inspired their own work.

Today Chef Quang Dang, executive chef of West Restaurant, will prepare a fine meal for us, as he shares his sensibility for the Asian Flavours of Jean-Georges Vongerichten.

Cost: $119.00, includes your fine meal and a $25.00 Book Voucher.

Telephone: 604.688.6755 to reserve your seat.   THIS LUNCHEON IS SOLD OUT.

 

 

Sarah Britton launches new book in shop on our last day - SOLD OUT.
Feb
28
4:00 pm16:00

Sarah Britton launches new book in shop on our last day - SOLD OUT.

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Today, we end our days in the shop with a visit from Sarah Britton.  Sarah returns to the shop with her second book, and we are delighted to host a celebration for her lovely new book.

Sheryl MacKay - broadcaster extraordinaire for CBC's North by Northwest - will interview Sarah.

Cost of this event is $35.00 and will include a personalized copy of "Naturally Nourished".

Please telephone us at 604.688.6755 to join us in this celebration.  


Honouring the Legacy of Celebrated Chefs with Books - Joel Robuchon
Feb
11
11:30 am11:30

Honouring the Legacy of Celebrated Chefs with Books - Joel Robuchon

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Join us today for Edition Five of "Lingering Saturday Luncheons," our new series of gatherings where local chefs honour the chefs who have greatly inspired their own work.

Chef Alex Chen, Executive Chef of Boulevard Restaurant, has long admired the genius of Joel Robuchon and will prepare today's luncheon from Joel's books.

Cost: $119.00, includes your meal and a $25.00 book voucher.

Telephone: 604.688.6755 to reserve your seat.  THIS LUNCHEON IS FULL. Thank you.

 

Honouring the Legacy of Celebrated Chefs with Books - Alice Waters  SOLD OUT
Feb
4
11:30 am11:30

Honouring the Legacy of Celebrated Chefs with Books - Alice Waters SOLD OUT

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Join us today for Edition Four of "Lingering Saturday Luncheons," our new series of gatherings where local chefs honour the chefs who have greatly inspired their own work.

Where would we be in North America, without the inspiration of Alice Waters?   Our own Glenys Morgan will honour the 46 years of Waters' work, in the style that I am sure Alice would appreciate.

Cost: $119.00, includes your meal and a $25.00 book voucher.

Telephone: 604.688.6755 to reserve your seat.

 

Honouring the Legacy of Celebrated Chefs with Books - Thomas Keller - SOLD OUT
Jan
28
11:30 am11:30

Honouring the Legacy of Celebrated Chefs with Books - Thomas Keller - SOLD OUT

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Join us for Edition Three of "Lingering Saturday Luncheons," our new series of gatherings where local chefs honour the chefs who have greatly inspired their own work.

Today, local Chef Hamid Salimian will cook the recipes of Chef Thomas Keller.   Thomas has many beautiful and thoughtful books to his credit.  I have enjoyed memorable meals at both The French Laundry and Bouchon.   As for Perse, I can only claim enjoying Truffled Popcorn with Champagne outside the restaurant's majestic blue doors.

Cost:  $119.00, includes your delicious luncheon and a $25.00 book voucher.

Telephone: 604.688.6755 to reserve your seat.

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.

Honouring the Legacy of Celebrated Chefs with Books - Alain Ducasse
Jan
21
11:30 am11:30

Honouring the Legacy of Celebrated Chefs with Books - Alain Ducasse

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Join us today for Edition Two of "Lingering Saturday Luncheons," our new series of gatherings where local chefs honour the chefs who have greatly inspired their own work.

Chef Max Straczek is very excited to prepare a menu from the huge collection of ideas enclosed in the many books of Alain Ducasse.    What I love about Alain's work is that anyone can learn from his books.

Cost: $119.00, includes your meal and a $25.00 book voucher.

Telephone: 604.688.6755 to reserve your seat.

 

CBC's Sheryl MacKay interviews Lenore Newman  "Speaking in Cod Tongues"
Jan
18
4:00 pm16:00

CBC's Sheryl MacKay interviews Lenore Newman "Speaking in Cod Tongues"

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Speaking in Cod Tongues - A Canadian Culinary Journey

Today, we meet Lenore Newman.   Sheryl will interview Lenore with her new book, and I predict a very interesting discussion.  

Please join us today.  This is a free event and we will have copies of Speaking in Cod Tongues available for purchase.

Honouring the Legacy of Celebrated Chefs with Books - Fergus Henderson. SOLD OUT
Jan
14
11:30 am11:30

Honouring the Legacy of Celebrated Chefs with Books - Fergus Henderson. SOLD OUT

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Join us today for Edition One of "Lingering Saturday Luncheons" our new series of gatherings where local chefs honour the chefs who have greatly inspired their own work.

Today, Chef Josh Blumenthal will prepare recipes by English Chef Fergus Henderson.  Fergus is noted for his "Nose to Tail" cooking, encouraging us all to embrace the entire animal when we think of what to eat and cook.

Cost:  $119.00, includes your delicious meal and a $25.00 book voucher.

Telephone: 604.688.6755 to reserve your seat.

 

Pop-up Shop - Wendi Copeland's Sculpted Pears
Dec
18
12:00 pm12:00

Pop-up Shop - Wendi Copeland's Sculpted Pears

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Wendi Copeland creates stunning sculpted pears inspired by nature and a creative use of colour. She works with a barbed needle as her paintbrush and colourful wool as her palette. Each pear takes seven hours to complete.

This afternoon, Wendi will be in our shop with a selection of her pears for sale. These sculptures would make a wonderful Christmas gift, and a pair of pears would be a very special gift indeed for an anniversary or engagement. Pop by our shop this afternoon to purchase one (or more!) for your loved ones.

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.

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 #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.

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.

British Columbia from Scratch  -  Autumn Soups in our Kitchen
Dec
3
1:00 pm13:00

British Columbia from Scratch - Autumn Soups in our Kitchen

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Today we celebrate with Denise Marchessault.    As one who was born and raised in British Columbia, it is delightful to offer such a beautiful book that showcases the seasons of this great province, and recipes using the bounty of ingredients we are able to enjoy from our land, lakes and oceans.

Today Denise will come to the shop to demonstrate Autumn soups and we will sample her recipes.

British Columbia from Scratch will be available to purchase, please telephone to pre-order.

Pop-up Shop: The Salty Cookie Co.
Dec
3
12:00 pm12:00

Pop-up Shop: The Salty Cookie Co.

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

We welcome The Salty Cookie Co. into our shop today. Our counter will be filled with delightful cookies, perfect for munching while reading a new treasured cookbook. Stop in to treat your self or your loved ones!

CENTRAL is in Peru, but CACAO is right here.
Nov
30
6:30 pm18:30

CENTRAL is in Peru, but CACAO is right here.

  • CACAO - Progressive Latin

CACAO is a new restaurant, in my neighbourhood.   Chef Jefferson Alvarez has created a Modern Latin menu that will excite your palates.  Crafted cocktails are superb.  And you may have heard of a restaurant in PERU called CENTRAL which is the brainchild of Chef Virgilio Martinez.   We would love to meet Virgilio one day, but until we do, we would love to offer you an opportunity to celebrate his new book with Jefferson Alvarez at CACAO.

Tonight Jefferson will prepare and serve a menu from CENTRAL.  Please join us to experience the warmth of CACAO and the cuisine of Virgilio Martinez.

Cost of this evening is $150.00 and will include your meal, libation and a copy of CENTRAL

Please telephone the shop at 604.688.6755 to reserve your seat.

"No News is Bad News"  -   Dinner with Author Ian Gill
Nov
24
6:30 pm18:30

"No News is Bad News" - Dinner with Author Ian Gill

  • Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

You are correct, this is not a cookbook, but a delicious opportunity to dine with Ian Gill in our kitchen.   Ian has written an informative book on Canada's Media Collapse-And What Comes Next.

Please join us for an inspired meal,  intelligent conversation, and a first hand introduction to "No News is Bad News" with author Ian Gill.

Cost of this evening is $110.00 and includes your menu, which will be the most delicious meal prepared by chef Josh Blumenthal, and a personalized copy of: "No News is Bad News".

Please telephone the shop at 604.688.6755 to reserve your place at our table.

Josh Blumenthal's menu for the evening:

Stewed Rabbit Croquette, Lemon Potato

Sunchoke Veloute, Toasted Hazelnut, Ikura

Dry-Aged Cache Creek Ribeye with Salt Baked Beets, Sieglinde Potato Puree

Apple Crumble

Porcini & East Van Roasters Chocolate Truffle

 

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.

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.

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. 

Celebration - Chef Andrew Richardson's new cookbook, "CINCIN: Wood-Fired Cucina".SOLD OUT.
Nov
15
6:30 pm18:30

Celebration - Chef Andrew Richardson's new cookbook, "CINCIN: Wood-Fired Cucina".SOLD OUT.

  • CinCin Ristorante

In celebration of Executive Chef Andrew Richardson's debut cookbook, Wood-Fired Cucina,  you're invited to join CinCin for a truly special truffle dinner experience.   Coinciding with the restaurant's annual Mushroom & Truffle Festival, this book launch and dinner promises to be a spectacular Autumn tasting of flavours, flights, and funghetti.

On Tuesday, November 15th, Executive Chef Richardson and his award-winning brigade, will grill a bounty of the region's best from the newly launched cookbook and feature the season's bounty of ruffles to commemorate this auspicious occasion.  This rustic, Italian-inspired dinner is paired with flights of vintage Carpineto wines and a complimentary copy of Executive Chef Richardson's cookbook.

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016-  CinCin Ristorante-  Five Course Truffle Dinner with Carpineto Wines.   6:30 p.m. reception   -   7:00 p.m. Dinner   -   9:15 p.m. Book Signing

Cost:  $225 per person plus taxes, includes a copy of the signed cookbook.

Tickets can be purchased through Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks - 604.688.6755. THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.  Thank you.

 

 

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.

A Winter Buffet     -   This event is SOLD OUT
Nov
5
11:30 am11:30

A Winter Buffet - This event is SOLD OUT

  • 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.

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

Bobbette and Belle - Tea and Pastry - SOLD OUT

  • 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.

CBC's Sheryl MacKay will interview Allyson and Sarah for North by Northwest.

Classic Chef Series: Celebrating the Natal Day of Auguste Escoffier  -  SOLD OUT, Thank you.
Oct
28
6:00 pm18:00

Classic Chef Series: Celebrating the Natal Day of Auguste Escoffier - SOLD OUT, Thank you.

  • 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.

 

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.

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".

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.

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.

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.

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.