Cookbook Feature – Lick Your Plate – Julie Albert and Lisa Gnat

Lick Your Plate Cookbook – Simple, Easy Homecooking I’ve got a lot of cookbooks to catch up on and feature! Lick Your Plate landed March 2016, but is a classic, with more than a few great recipes that I need to share with y’all.  Lick Your Plate has 160 recipes easy to follow recipes for home…

Lidia Bastianich An Inspiration and A Gala Guest

Lidia Bastianich Visits Vancouver – Honoured at Les Dames d’Escoffier Gala If memory serves me right, Lidia Bastianich, the Italian-born American restaurateur, cookbook author and television host, last visited Vancouver in 2013 with her newest book at the time, Lidia’s Commonsense Italian Cooking. This is in fact, exactly how Bastianich presents herself, as a person with…

Cookbook – Butter Celebrates

Butter Celebrates – Rosie Daykin Shares her Fabulous Sweets Butter Celebrates, is bakery owner Rosie Daykin’s second cookbook (Butter Baked Goods was released in 2013) and this time she is sharing a year of celebratory recipes. From Valentine’s Day to New Year’s and everything in between, Daykin has recipes for every festive occasion. If you…

Avocado Tools

Avocado tools that up your avocado game! So you say you love avocados? As you well know so do I, but when it comes to presenting them perfectly, they can sometimes turn out a bit less appealing if you don’t wield your knife right. After all these fruits are delicate creatures. So, I thought I’d…

Cookbook – Grilling with House of Q

BBQ season is all year round in Vancouver, so pick up Grilling with House of Q and continue on grilling! The secret to good barbecue is a the proper grilling temperature, some great meat and Brian Misko’s new book “Grilling With House of Q”. For good measure a set of his sauces and rubs doesn’t…

Whitewater Cooks with Passion

As an addict of cookbooks, and an owner of many, I was eager to get my hands on the newest Whitewater Cooks with Passion Cookbook, the fourth in the serious. This book is indeed filled with passionate recipes, and just flipping through the pages reignited my own cooking passion. I’ve whipped up many of the easy…

A BITTER APERO WITH JENNIFER MCLAGAN

Jennifer McLagan will be at Barbara Jo’s Books to Cooks in the shop today. Author of Bones, Fat, Odd Bits, and now Bitter, Jennifer is someone we admire and look forward to welcoming back to the shop each time she comes. We always learn so much. Before our sold out dinner tonight, Jennifer will host an…

Handmade Gifts From The Kitchen

It’s not too late to be that person that makes all of their Christmas gifts. You don’t need to channel Martha Stewart;  there’s many fairly low effort items that you can whip up in your kitchen and look like a superstar with something either savoury or sweet. Thanks to the cookbook from Alison Walker, Handmade Gifts From The…

Cocktails & Conversation with Yotam Ottolenghi

As part of the Jewish Book Festival on Tuesday Oct 21 at 6:30pm Yotam Ottonlenghi will mix and mingle at a meet and greet that will certainly attract all of Vancouver’s true cooks and food lovers. $150, includes a signed copy of his newest book, Plenty More, hors d’ oeuvres and beverages. Space is extremely…

Food Artisans of Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands at Books to Cooks

Author Don Genova will be at Barbara Jo’s Books to Cooks to celebrate the publication of his book, Food Artisans of Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Don will be visiting from Vancouver Island to lead a salon discussion about the food artisans of these regions. It’s also a celebration the anniversary of Don and his wife who…