Category: Books, Films & Education

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…

Indian Summer Festival July 4-13

The Indian Summer Festival returns to Vancouver from July 4-13. Much more than your typical arts festival, Vancouver’s Indian Summer is about culturally-rich collaborations and fostering an open, thought-provoking dialogue between Canada and South Asia. Topics range from exploring cultural…

Slow Food Story at Doxa Fest May 5

Slow Food Story is being presented by the DOXA Documentary Film Festival on Sunday May 5th at 3:45pm at The Cinematheque In 1986, Carlo Petrini founded the ArciGola Gastronomic Association in Italy and three years later in Paris, launched Slow…

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