Category: Books, Films & Education

Speakers for Change Virtual Series

Tacofino is continuing its commitment to improving the quality of life for those in the hospitality and foodservice industry while also raising much-needed funds for local causes by taking its Shift Change initiative online for a series of ‘Speakers for…

The Art of Bake Nouveau Cookbook

Chef Giuseppe Cortinovis is one of the top pizza chefs in Canada who has been working within the industry ever since moving to Canada from his home country, Italy. Back home he had worked at a variety of restaurants as…

Ottolenghi Flavor: A Cookbook

Six years ago I had the pleasure to meet and interview Chef/Author, Yotam Ottolenghi here in Vancouver. He is a fascinating and creative chef with his own restaurants in England, along with multiple cookbooks. His latest, Flavor he Co-Authored with…

Old World Italian: Recipes and Secrets from Our Travels in Italy

As I have always loved Italian cuisine I was happy to learn about Author, Mimi Thorisson’s new Old World Italian cookbook published by Penguin Random House. Mimi explores the beautiful coasts and country-sides of Italy and features simple, authentic recipes…

Soupology Cookbook

I recently explored this new Soupology Cookbook by Drew Smith that features the art of soup from six simple broths Many of the soup recipes are based on using one of the 6 broths, it’s basically a two step process…

Maenam: A Fresh Approach to Thai Cooking

Maenam: A Fresh Approach to Thai Cooking recently released by Chef Angus An is this beautiful cookbook that celebrates Thai cooking. More than 100 flavor-driven Thai recipes built on technique, balance, tradition, and innovation from award-winning chef Angus An and…

The BC Wine Lover’s Cookbook

Earlier this summer, I had a chance to explore this beautiful new The BC Wine Lover’s cookbook by Jennifer Schell published by Penguin Random House. The book features wineries throughout BC along with a recipe from each, wine pairing suggestions…

Vancouver Eats Cookbook Launch

I recently attended the book launch party for Vancouver Eats which was written by my friend Joanne Sasvari and published by Figure 1 Publishing. The party was held at the Vancouver Club in downtown Vancouver where guests mingled over cocktails…

Cooking in Colour Cookbook Launch

I recently attended the book launch party of my friends Adrian Harris and Jeremy Inglett of The Food Gays. Their new cookbook launch party was held on the top floor of Telus Garden in downtown Vancouver. The Food Gays reflect…

Food Talks Vol 16 on May 8

This is the sixteenth event in this Food Talks series! Come join us to meet and mingle with other foodies, and to hear some enlightening speakers from the food community. Hosted by Richard Wolak – Founder of Vancouver Foodster and Food…

Interview with Brad Hill of The Gastown Foodie

I had an opportunity to sit down with Brad Hill at Nelson the Seagull café, one of the beautiful cafes in Brad Hill’s latest book. The Gastown Foodie is a snapshot of the foodie culture of Gastown in stories, recipes…

Davin de Kergommeaux Talks Canadian Whisky at the Vancouver Club

I recently attended an intimate guided whisky tasting by Davin de Kergommeaux, the Author of Canadian Whisky, a book recently published by Appetite Randomhouse. From left to right, we tried his selection of 5 whiskies, #43, then the Crown Royal which…

Starters, Salads and Sexy Sides Launch

I recently attended the book launch party of Chef Caren McSherry’s new cookbook, Starters, Salads and Sexy Sides, at the Gourmet Warehouse. Caren McSherry’s, an accomplished chef, tv and radio personality, and author of 7 cookbooks, and owner of The…

The Juice Truck Cookbook Launch

I recently attended the book launch party at The Juice Truck café for The Juice Truck cookbook, a guide to juicing, smoothies, cleanses and living a plant based lifestyle. Published by Appetite a division of Penguin Random House and is…

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…

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