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Gifts for Food Lovers

If you’ve got some foodie friends in your life, you are lucky.  They know all the great restaurants, follow all the latest food trends and make killer food when you are invited by (even better if you live with one).  This year why not reward the foodie in your life with some new kitchen gadgets?  After all, it’s to your benefit,as they are likely to show their appreciation by sharing the results with you.

2010 was a year of comfort food, where sandwich’s took center stage, so why not a Panini Grill for sandwich nights at home.  The Breville Panini Grill Quattro is also versatile enough to open up to cook eggs and pancakes.  Some great Panini suggestions in the new DC Duby Panini cookbook.

Tea replaced coffee for many this year and a kettle that can boil water for coffee at home or heat to 176 F, the perfect temperature for green tea, is a must.  The DeLonghi kettle makes serving easy with a detachable base, and wide pouring spout.  The kettle shuts off when water is too low – safety first.


Slow food and convenience are brought together with this kitchen must, the updated and sleek looking slow cooker from Cuisinart.  Start the morning with oatmeal, make soup for lunch or start short ribs in the morning for an easy weeknight dinner.  Throw is a cookbook such as Eric Akis’ Everyone Can Cook Slow Cooker Meals.

Perrier is so passe once you’ve tried the Soda Stream home soda system.  Environmentally friendly and cost effective, this gadget creates flavour from your tapwater.  Add some of their flavours to create pop at home, or add a splash of your own and create a new sensation.


Learn The Art of the Slow Cooker

On October 18th Good Life Vancouver and Breakfast TV will give away a copy of Everyone Can Cook Slow Cooker Meals along with an All-Clad Slow Cooker and a $60 Gift Certificate to Pastis where slow food is cooked.  If you want to learn more, Books to Cooks and Well Seasoned in Langley has some great slow cooking classes coming up.  If you sign up for any of Well Seasoned October classes, you will also be entered to win an All-Clad Slow Cooker

Everyone   loves coming home to the tantalizing aromas of slowly braised stews and who doesn’t love fuss-free entertaining? Victoria author Eric Akis reveals the secrets to both in his new book, Everyone Can Cook Slow Cooker Meals. Eric’s popular series, Everyone Can Cook, offers simple, easy recipes that are innovative, interesting and delicious.

Books to Cooks

On Friday, October 22 at 6:00 p.m. join Eric for a reception where he will demonstrate and share slow cooker tips. While guests savour delectable slow cooker morsels, they will be entered into a draw for a new state-of-the-art All Clad slow cooker. Tickets are $35.00.

On Saturday, October 23 at 10:30 a.m. Eric is in the kitchen featuring tips, techniques and recipes from Everyone Can Cook Slow Cooker Meals. Eric will show guests how to transform everyday ingredients into gourmet meals using the most versatile, time saving appliance, the slow cooker. The cost of this class is $85.00.

Both events include a signed copy of Everyone Can Cook Slow Cooker Meals by Eric Akis.

For more information about these and other events, visit our Events page at www.bookstocooks.com and call 604-688-6755 to register.

Well Seasoned 

Slow Cooker Meals October 24, 2010- 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm

We are very excited to welcome Chef Eric Akis back to the Well Seasoned kitchen.  Known for his accessible approach to cooking, Eric Akis returns to the Everyone Can Cook Series with recipes for your slow cooker! Each of those recipes has a suggested dish to create a complete meal, whether it’s for a workday or special occasion.
For Eric Akis, becoming a slow cooker convert was no easy task. As a professionally trained chef and accomplished food writer, the idea of throwing everything in a pot and leaving it for 8 hours seemed like a cop-out. All it took, however, was one recipe to see the benefits of this everyday appliance. Filled with delicious slow cooked main dishes and perfect sides to go with them, Everyone Can Cook Slow Cooker Meals is the must-have accompaniment to any slow cooker.

 Today, Chef Eric will feature a few recipes from his new book…

  • Root Vegetable Soup with Blue Cheese
  • Chickpea Vegetable Stew with Apricots and Raisins (served with Minty Couscous)
  • Pulled Pork Sandwiches (served with Sweet and Tangy Six Vegetable Coleslaw)

 As well, he will take us through a session he calls Slow Cooking 101, where he provide useful information on everything you need to know about the machine, from how it works, to how much to fill it, to adapting conventional recipes for a slow cooker. For more information about Chef Eric and his Everyone Can Cook series check out his website.   http://www.everyonecancook.com/

$69.00*    *includes a copy of the new cookbook  

When you sign up for a class in October your name will be entered to win a shiny new All-Clad 6.5 Quart Stainless Steel Slow Cooker and a copy of Chef Eric`s new book Everyone Can Cook Slow Cooker Meals http://www.wellseasoned.ca/