Cheers to a Well

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• a copy of the featured book is included in the event price, unless otherwise specified
•guests receive 10% off all books and tools purchased during the event
•classes are non-refundable; with a minimum of five days’ notice of cancellation, we will credit your store account, to be used at a later date
•pre-registration is required as space is limited; early booking is advised
•private classes for groups of twelve to sixteen are available

Information about Eating Between the Leaves book club can be found here.
You will find details about A Year in My Kitchen, our year long celebration of eating seasonally, here.
Please call 604-688-6755 to register for events

A Year in My Kitchen
Sunday, February 20, 5:00 p.m.

Knife Skills with Mastering Knife Skills
Saturday, February 26, 12:30 p.m.
Students at this class will learn the basics of safe knife handling and care with Chef Glenys Morgan and will receive a copy of Mastering Knife Skills by Norman Weinstein. During the class Chef Glenys demonstrates a variety of knife skills and techniques and students will have hands-on time to practice their knife skills. Note: Please bring your own chef’s knife.
Guests: 10 Cost: $70.00
Eating Between the Leaves Bookclub
Wednesday, March 2, 2011, 6:00 p.m.

Marvelous Marmalade SOLD OUT
Saturday March 5, 10:30 a.m.
Very few flavours and tastes evocate as much nostalgia as homey marmalade. This morning baker Chris Brown leads guests through a delectable tasting of small batch marmalades. Chris will discuss key tips and pointers for making sophisticated, modern marmalades at home. Guests will each receive a copy of The Blue Chair Jam Cookbook by Rachel Saunders which includes several marmalade recipes among dozens of delectable fruit preserves.
Guests: 12 Cost: $105.00
Reception: Bal’s Quick and Healthy Indian
Tuesday, March 8, 6:00 p.m.
Join us for this evening’s reception to celebrate Bal Arneson’s new book, Bal’s Quick and Healthy Indian. Bal, host of Food Channel’s popular Spice Goddess, will share her ideas for using wholesome ingredients to make delicious, simple everyday Indian meals. Bal’s Quick and Healthy Indian features new twists to classic Indian meals that are nutritious and full of flavour.
Cost: $36.00 (Includes a signed copy of Bal’s Quick and Healthy Indian)
Blood, Bones and Butter: a Conversation with Gabrielle Hamilton
Wednesday, March 9, 6:00 p.m.
Barbara-Jo’s Books to Cooks is pleased to host a salon with one of America’s most recognized chefs, Gabrielle Hamilton. In her memoir, Blood, Bones, and Butter, Gabrielle packs each page with heart and soul as she shares her culinary education from growing up in a food-centric rural home to the vagaries of opening her own restaurant in New York City, Prune. Join us for a lively conversation with Gabrielle as she talks about her sharply crafted, unflinchingly honest memoir.
Cost: $49.00
Lunch Around Our French Table
Saturday, March 12, 10:30 a.m.
What could be a better way to celebrate the arrival of Spring than by enjoying a lovely French lunch from Around My French Table by award-winning author Dorie Greenspan. Chef Glenys Morgan guides guests through a delicious French menu featuring the wonderfully written recipes of Dorie Greenspan. Guests will be inspired to celebrate all things francais after this delightful lunch.
Guests: 12 Cost: $105.00

Book Launch: A Boy After the Sea 2
Wednesday, March 16, 6:00 p.m.
We are delighted to announce the launch of Kevin Snook’s new book, A Boy After the Sea 2. This stunning cookbook features 29 international chefs from around the world and is a journey into the plight of our oceans. Kevin’s earlier effort, A Boy After the Sea, was awarded Best Cookbook at the Paris Cookbook Fair earlier this year. For this evening’s celebration, refreshments will be provided by C Restaurant and Chef Robert Clark of C will demonstrate a favourite recipe. All proceeds from this evening will be donated to the Dan Snook Foundation which assists youth in need.
Cost: $85.00 (Includes a copy of A Boy After the Sea 2)

The Best of Bourke Street SOLD OUT
Saturday, March 19, 10:30 a.m.
The Bourke Street Bakery near Sydney, Australia has a loyal following for its rustic artisan breads, homey tarts and muffins and satisfying meat pies. This morning baker Chris Brown brings us a taste of the Bourke Street Bakery with the lavishly photographed and concisely written book, Bourke Street Bakery: The Ultimate Baking Companion by Paul Allam and David McGuinness.
Guests: 12 Cost: $95.00

A Year in My Kitchen
Sunday, March 20, 5:00 p.m.

Sprouts Cookbook Dinner at Quang Dang’s Diva
Wednesday, March 23, 6:30 p.m. at Diva at the Met (645 Howe Street)
This very special evening we are hosting a cookbook dinner with Chef Quang Dang at Diva at the Met to celebrate our five finalists for this year’s Sprouts Cookbook Awards:
-Radically Simple by Rozanne Gold
-Ottolenghi by Yotam Ottolenghi
-In the Kitchen with a Good Appetite by Melissa Clark
-The Wild Table by Connie Green and Sarah Scott
-Heart of the Artichoke by David Tanis
Chef Dang will be featuring an award-winning 5 course menu based on recipes from each of our five books. Guests will be given ballots to vote for their favourite book.
All five Sprouts finalist cookbooks will be available for purchase this evening.
Cost: $115.00 (includes gratuities)
Annual Sprouts Awards
Thursday, March 24, 6:30 p.m.
Our Annual Sprouts Cookbook Award is a celebration in the best of culinary writing. Join us for a gala black-tie celebration as we present the much coveted sterling silver Brussels Sprout Award. All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Cultch. Details for this spectacular evening to follow.
My Bread
Saturday, March 26, 10:30 a.m.
The no-knead, no-work method of breakmaking has inspired many home bakers to attempt baking artisan breads at home. Revolutionized by bakers such as Jim Lahey of The Sullivan Street Baker, the no-knead method produces breads with complex flavours and toothsome textures. This morning Chef Glenys Morgan demonstrates and bakes marvelous loaves from My Bread by Jim Lahey and share techniques and tips for fabulous low-fuss artisan breads from your home hearth.
Guests: 12 Cost: $85.00
Booklaunch: Sugar Snaps and Strawberries
Monday, March 28, 6:00 p.m.
This evening we are pleased to host the launch of Sugar Snaps and Strawberries: Simple Solutions for Creating Your Own Small-Space Edible Garden by Vancouver home and garden writer, Andrea Bellamy. This beautifully photographed guide is an inspiration to those wanting to grow veggie patches on balconies, patios and the tiniest of urban plots. Filled with practical tips, pointers and problem-solving ideas, Sugar Snaps and Strawberries is a great guide for growing edible landscapes in any small space.
Cost: $36.00

Vancouver Opera Fundraiser with Jim Wright
Tuesday, March 29, 6:30 p.m.
Food and the Arts have always shared a special bond. This evening we celebrate both at a fundraising dinner theatre for Vancouver Opera. This evening James Wright, General Director of Vancouver Opera, joins us in the kitchen for a festive evening of fine food and drink and the arts. Jim, an enthusiastic cook, will be behind the hob cooking a fine menu from The Pat Conroy Cookbook: Recipes and Stories of My Life by Pat Conroy. An evening at the opera would not be complete without music and drama so this evening will feature live music with Jim Byrnes and readings from The Pat Conroy Cookbook by Mollie Massie. Proceeds will be donated to Vancouver Opera.
Guests: 20 Cost: $195.00 (The evening includes a copy of The Pat Conroy Cookbook)
Eating Between the Leaves Bookclub
Wednesday, March 30, 6:00 p.m.
Cooking Under Pressure
Saturday, April 2, 10:30 a.m.
Under pressure to get a delicious dinner on the table in a flash? This is made possible by using a pressure cooker, a magical appliance that produces soul satisfying meals in one-third the standard cooking time. This morning Chef Glenys Morgan dispels the fears of this time-honoured method of cooking tasty meals quickly and efficiently. Guests will each receive a copy of Cooking Under Pressure by Lorna Sass and a Fresco 6-quart pressure cooker.
Guests: 12 Cost: $135.00
Spring in Sicily
Wednesday, April 6, 6:30 p.m.
This evening we jet off to sunny Sicily to celebrate an ode to Spring. In Sicily, Spring is a magical season of abundant growth and renewal. Like its landscape, Sicily’s food is rich in diversity and is full of contrasts. Chef Glenys Morgan is our tourguide and will guide us through Spring in Sicily by Manuela Darling-Gansser.
Guests: 16 Cost: $105.00
Pastry: Savory and Sweet
Saturday, April 9, 10:30 a.m.
Chef Lawren Moneta demystifies the art of pastry making featuring Pastry: Savory and Sweet by Michel Roux. Guests will learn about the key techniques, methodology and ingredients for making a variety of basic pastry dough. Guests will also learn how to use pastry in different applications including both sweet and savoury delicacies.
Guests: 12 Cost: $85.00

Don’t Buckle Under Pressure
Wednesday, April 13, 6:30 p.m.
Pressure cooking is making a revival in the culinary world but many home cooks are a bit tenuous about trying it. Tonight Chef Glenys Morgan demonstrates a deliciously quick dinner menu using this trusty kitchen appliance. Surprising fuel efficient, pressure cooking with local, sustainable ingredients opens up an eco-delicious world. Join us for a great evening of creative pressure cooker ideas, pointers and tips. Each guest will receive a copy of Cooking Under Pressure by Lorna Sass and a Presto 6-quart pressure cooker.
Guests: 16 Cost: $145.00
Cooking with Verjuice
Saturday, April 16, 10:30 a.m.
Verjuice (or verjus) is the juice of unripe grapes, once a staple of French provincial cooking. Verjuice lends a gentle acidity to food and is lemony but gentle on the palate, fresh but not too tart. This morning Chef Lawren Moneta demonstrates the many uses of verjuice using recipes from Cooking with Verjuice by Australian food specialist and author, Maggie Beer. Guests will also each receive a bottle of locally made verjuice to try at home.
Guests: 12 Cost: $95.00

A Year in My Kitchen
Sunday, April 17, 5:00 p.m.
Appetite for Reduction
Wednesday, April 20, 6:30 p.m.
To keep your New Year’s resolutions of eating healthy going well into Spring, we’re offering a healthy vegan class featuring Appetite for Reduction: 125 Fast and Filling Low-Fat Vegan Recipes by best selling author, Isa Chandra Moskowitz. This evening Chef Glenys Morgan discusses and demonstrates delicious, nutritionally balanced vegan recipes using ingredients that will add variety, interest and plenty of flavour to your kitchen.
Guests: 16 Cost: $85.00
Eating Between the Leaves Bookclub
Wednesday, April 27, 6:00 p.m.
Private Event
Thursday, April 28, 6: 30 p.m.
Reception: Healthy Starts Here
Friday, May 6, 6:00 p.m.
Kickstart your weekend on a healthy note with author, well-known home economist and former Second City Alumna, Mairlyn Smith and her new book, Healthy Starts Here: 150 Recipes that Will Make You Feel Great. Mairlyn’s humourous approach to heathy eating and lifestyle will inspire you to cook healthy and have fun too.
Cost: $36.00
Vegetarian Options
Wednesday, May 11, 6:30 p.m.
With concepts like Meatless Mondays and movements towards vegetarian dining, many people are looking for more creative ways to pair ingredients and cooking techniques that incorporate less meat and more vegetables, legumes and grains. The Vegetarian Option by celebrated British chef and author Simon Hopkinson focuses entirely on mouthwatering, inventive dishes without meat or fish. This evening Chef Lawren Moneta demonstrates a delicious vegetarian menu that features recipes and ideas that will inspire vegetarians and all food lovers alike.
Guests: 16 Cost: $95.00
Private Event
Thursday, May 12, 6:30 p.m.

A Year in My Kitchen
Sunday, May 15, 5:00 p.m.
Eating Between the Leaves Bookclub
Wednesday, May 25, 6:00 p.m.
Private Event
Thursday, June 9, 6: 30 p.m.
A Year in My Kitchen
Sunday, June 19, 5:00 p.m.
Eating Between the Leaves Bookclub
Wednesday, June 22, 6:00 p.m.

A Year in My Kitchen
Sunday, July 17, 5:00 p.m.
A Year in My Kitchen
Sunday, August 21, 5:00 p.m.
A Year in My Kitchen
Sunday, September 18, 5:00 p.m.
A Year in My Kitchen
Sunday, October 16, 5:00 p.m.
A Year in My Kitchen
Sunday, November 20, 5:00 p.m.
A Year in My Kitchen
Sunday, December 18, 5:00 p.m.