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Yotam Ottlonenghi Plenty More

yotO-eventSponsored in part by the Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver, Congregation Beth Israel and the Israel Consulate General of Toronto and Western Canada and hosted in partnership with Barbara-Jo’s Books to Cooks.

On Tuesday Oct 21 7:30pm
Host: Simi Sara, CKNW radio host
$60, includes copy of Plenty More and light reception
Buy tickets online >> or by phone 604-257-5111

Yotam Ottolenghi is one of the world’s most beloved culinary talents whose very name has become a cooking style. The Israeli-born chef, restaurateur and TV personality has become the most fashionable and modern of cookery writers whose flavourful twists on Middle Eastern food have converted millions world-wide since Ottolenghi: The Cookbook – co-written with fellow Jerusalem native Sami Tamimi – was first published in 2008.
Now, learn more about Yotam as he appears in conversation with talk show host and foodie, Simi Sara. You’ll receive a signed copy of his latest book, the hotly anticipated Plenty More and enjoy tasting some brand new recipes as continues to explore the diverse realm of vegetarian food with a wholly original approach.

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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 limited, contact Nicole Nozick to reserve your ticket Nicole@jccgv.bc.ca 604 638-7278

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to meet Yotam Ottolenghi in a relaxed and social atmosphere while enjoying a variety of appetizers from his latest book. This intimate meet and greet immediately precedes the main event and will give you a chance to get to know a little more about the man behind the famous restaurants and books.

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Jewish Book Festival – Gourmet Nation: A Culinary Caper from Israel to North Africa and Beyond

Gil Hovav spills the beans on food CO-PRESENTED WITH CFHU

Sunday November 25 at 8pm  $18

It’s not everyday that one can savour the secrets of a diverse cuisine while getting the inside scoop on how, where and why it was created from the master chef/journalist and author himself. Here is your chance to nosh on the very delicacies created according to the recipes of the eclectic and charming Gil Hovav, a Hebrew University alumnus, and one of Israel’s leading culinary journalists and television presenters.

The Jewish Chronicle Online says “Gil Hovav is Gordon Ramsay, Jamie Oliver and JK Rowling all rolled into one,” and in fact, Hovav is a foodie superstar in Israel, where he has played a major role in changing Israeli cuisine from one of basic traditional foods to one of enviable gourmet dining. Hovav began his career as a restaurant critic, moved on to become a newspaper editor, and was involved in creating, producing and presenting some of Israel’s most viewed and loved television food shows. These include the classic ‘Pepper, Garlic and Olive Oil’, ‘Captain Cook’ (which reviewed the world’s best restaurants), and ‘Going to the Market’. These series later turned into best-selling cookbooks.

As an author, Hovav has published three best-selling novels (in Hebrew) all related to his family’s colorful history, exposing with humour and emotion the Jerusalem of his childhood that no longer exists. His newest book, Confessions of a Kitchen Rebbetzin, has just been published in English. Hovav has lectured around the world and has led cooking demonstrations and seminars focusing on Israeli cuisine, combined with his unique personal stories, some referencing life as a gay man in Israel. For the past 21 years he has lived with his partner whom he met during their army service, and together they are raising their six-year-old daughter, Naomi.

www.jewishbookfestival.ca or 604-257-5111




Fête the Fest Closing Festive Literary Cocktail Party

AND Mini Iron Chef competition 

Danyelle Freeman — Try This: Traveling the Globe without Leaving the Table

Thursday, December 1 at 8pm, $36 including delicious samplersand wine

Journalist and foodie Danyelle Freeman says, “Life is one long feast. Devour it.” Celebrating life, books and food, the Festival’s closing cocktail party appropriately also celebrates Freeman’s new book, Try This: Traveling the Globe without Leaving the Table (HarperCollins 2011). This convivial, engaging and hip guide offers everyday diners insights and info about cuisines from around the globe. Try This is an enlightening companion for the adventurous foodie, a primer on how to order and eat food from an array of cultures. From Banh Mi to Bocadillos, Spotted Dick to Soup Dumplings, Meze to Ma Po Tofu. Try This is a lively, charming, and witty guide to the ever growing array of answers to the question: “What should we eat tonight?” New York-based food writer Danyelle Freeman has been a guest judge on Iron Chef America, Top Chef Masters and Throwdown with Bobby Flay She is also a Harvard grad, food blogger, a former food critic for the NY Daily News and runs the popular website Restaurant Girl.