Category: Books, Films & Education

The Art of Plant-Based Cheese Making Book Launch

I recently attended the book launch party at Cook Culture North Vancouver for The Art of Plant-Based Cheese Making. Karen McAthy is founder and head cheesemaker at Blue Heron Creamery, which makes cultured, plant-based cheeses for restaurants, retail outlets, and…

The Preservatory Book Launch

I recently attended the book launch party of The Preservatory inside the barn at Vista D’oro Farms & Winery. Lee Murphy, the passionate and knowledgeable jam master and owner of Vista D’oro Farms & Winery, created a vibrant look at…

Food Talks Vol 14

Food Talks Vol 14 Speakers (from left to right)  Shaun and Sonia Strobel, Teddie Geach, Guy Dean, Trevor Bird and Mike McDermid On November 2 we presented the 14th event in this Food Talks series which featured 5 inspiring speakers…

Food Films at Vancouver Jewish Film Festival

The Vancouver Jewish Film Festival is the longest running Canadian Jewish Film Festival and one of the longest running film festivals in North America. The Festival runs from November 3rd to 10thl Here are a couple of the food film…

Judging the Growing Chefs Stirfry Competition

I was recently a guest judge for a Stirfry competition in the Grade 6 class of Norgate Elementary in North Vancouver. In their Classroom Gardening and Cooking Program, chef volunteers are paired with elementary school classrooms (grades 1-3 for the…

An Afternoon with Project Chef

I recently spent an afternoon with a wonderful group of 6 and 7 year olds at McBride Annex Elementary School and the Project Chef program. The Project CHEF program was created by teacher and chef, Barb Finley. An educator (B.Ed.,…

Sustainability Featured at DOXA May 5-15

The DOXA Documentary Film Festival runs May 5 – 15 and within this amazing selection of films there are a selection of films that are Environment and Sustability themed. Here is a selection of these films for your consideration, make…

Lick Your Plate Book Launch

Last night, I attended the book launch party at The Permanent, a very cool event space downtown Vancouver. Lick Your Plate is by sisters Julie and Lisa who live in Toronto and love food. They previously wrote the Bite Me…

Hot Thai Kitchen Book Launch

Last night, I attended the book launch party at Barbara Joe’s Books to Cooks. Hot Thai Kitchen is by local writer Pailin Chongchitnant who grew up in Thailand where she spent her childhood with the kitchen as her playground. Years…

Milano Aromatics Master Class

Six-time gold-medal-winning espresso master Brian Turko Shares secrets in the Milano Master Class Series. I had an opportunity to partake in a preview of his Aroma class recently with Brian who is one of the most passionate people I know…

Food Films at DOXA Documentary Film Festival

The DOXA Documentary Film Festival runs April 30 – May 10th and within this amazing selection of films there are a selection of films that are Food themed. Here is a selection of these films for your consideration, make sure…

Interview with Yotam Ottolenghi

I had the pleasure to sit down with this well-known celebrity chef and cookbook author for a wonderful conversation on his recent visit to Vancouver. The night before the interview he was the highlight of an evening talk presented by…

Brunch with Lisa Ahier, Author of The Sobo Cookbook

Last Sunday I was fortunate to meet cookbook Author and Chef Lisa Ahier at a small invite only brunch during her Vancouver visit. She was here to participate in Chefs for Oceans the previous night at the Pacific Insitute of…

Tea Ceremony Classes at Treasure Green Tea Company

Treasure Green Tea Company is pleased to announce the offering of exclusive tea ceremony classes with second-generation tea master, Olivia Cheung. Thursday, October 9, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 7:30…

An Evening and Afternoon with Ruth Reichl

Last week I was fortunate to meet iconic food critic, Ruth Reichl as I was invited to attend two events that she was participating in during her Vancouver visit. She was here on a book tour, to promote her latest…

Bill Jones Foraging Book Launch at Edible Canada

I recently attended a book launch party for Bill Jones, Author of  “The Deerholme Foraging Book” wild foods and recipes from the Pacific Northwest. Bill is no stranger to foraging or food for that matter, he is a chef who is a…

Spice Market’s Southeast Asian Street Food Cooking Class

Earlier in the week I had the pleasure of attending a cooking demo class with Anthony Ricco, the Executive Chef of Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s famed New York restaurant Spice Market who presented Southeast Asian flavors dishes with Montgomery Lau, Chef de…

The Chocolate Tasting Kit: Book Launch

Last week I attended the book launch party and chocolate tasting at Xoxolat in Yaletown. The Chocolate Tasting Kit is by local writer Eagranie Yuh who spent the past 4 years of her life devoted to writing and getting her book…

The Flavour Principle Book Talk & Tasting

A few weeks ago, I attended a talk and tasting of dishes from The Flavour Principle by Lucy Waverman and Beppi Crosariol on their Vancouver Book Tour at Earls Yaletown. With Anthony Gismondi at the table, both Lucy Waverman and Beppi…

White Spot Launches Cookbook

On November 18, White Spot launched its first cookbook to celebrate its 85th Anniversary. It was a nostalgic night filled with speeches from Red Robinson, Chef John Bishop, Pat Quinn and many others. Chronicling its evolution from a single drive-in…

Mollie Katzen Talk & Tasting

Last week I had the pleasure to meet Cookbook Author, Mollie Katzen at Books to Cooks. She was in town to promote her new book “The Heart of the Plate”, a beautiful book filled with vegetarian recipes for a new…

Liquid Loft: Running Sushi at The Dance Centre

Vienna-based Liquid Loft, known as one of Europe’s most inventive and cutting edge dance companies, brings the witty and provocative duet Running Sushi to Vancouver on October 31 – November 2nd, as part The Dance Centre’s Global Dance Connections series. A satirical commentary…

Butter Baked Goods Book Launch Party

A few nights ago I attended a book launch party for Rosie Daykin, Author of  “Butter Baked Goods” published by Random House. Rosie Daykin opened her first bakery on Dunbar Street in Vancouver in 2007 and this year she expanded her…

Growing Chefs Says Thank You

Through the events that I organize under the Vancouver Foodster umbrella I am fortunate to select the charities or non-profit organizations that I think can benefit in one way or another. One of those charities that I have been supporting…

Bill Jones Mushrooms book launch at Forage

I recently attended a book launch party for Bill Jones, Author of  “The Deerholme Mushroom Book” from Foraging to Feasting. Bill is no stranger to mushrooms or food for that matter, he is a chef who is a wild mushroom…

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