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Author vistits are always popular and allows you to hear and engage with your favourite chefs and authors in a whole new way. Our demo classes either in The Kitchen Studio or in The Cookbook Store, gives you a hands on insight into subjects and skills you can directly use at home.

Can’t make it? You can reserve an autographed copy. Call us at 416.920.2665 (1.800.268.6018 outside of Toronto) or email cooking@ican.net

Knife Skills Classes
Monday February 3rd, or Tuesday March 18th, 7 - 9pm
Need to hone your knife skills, or gain more confidence in the kitchen then this is the class for you. Our chef instructor, will lead you through the different kinds of knives, knife care and techniques and then we let you loose to put into action what you have just learned!
Cost $25, space is limited, pre-registration required and bring your favourite knife.
Call to register: 416-920-2665

Fermentation 2.0 with Joel MacCharles
Wednesday February 12th, 7pm
$35.00, pre-registration required, call the store at 416-920-2665.
Event to be held at the Kitchen Studio, next door to The Cookbook Store.

Last February's class with Joel and Dana proved so popular we've asked them to come back and lead us in a follow up class. Basics will be covered but this will also appeal to those looking to expand upon what they already know about fermentation. Joel and Dana created the immensely popular website WellPreserved.ca and have contributed articles to numerous publications, their enthusiasm for this topic is boundless!



Highlights of events earlier this fall, 2013

Apple Day at The Cookbook Store
Saturday September 28th, 1- 4pm
Our annual apple day is back! We will have heritage apples from Siloam Orchards in Goodwood www.siloamorchards.com for tasting as well as apple based treats from cookbooks.
At 2pm Meet Marion Kane and Adrienne DeFrancesco co-authors of Share cookbook. Sample delicous treats from the book and Marion's famous apple sauce, and she will divulge her recipe and technique which makes her apple sauce a winner!


Chef Alex Atala, D.O.M: Rediscovering Brazilian Ingredients &
Chef Daniel Patterson, Coi: Stories and Recipes

Tuesday October 15th, 6:30pm Off site event
On stage discussion followed by Q & A and book signing.Two of the world's most renowned chefs, Alex Atala of restaurant D.O.M. in Sao Paulo, Brazil and Daniel Patterson of Coi in San Francisco, appear together for an engaging discussion.

"The most interesting man in the world is Alex Atala." - David Chang, Momofuku
"Daniel Patterson is one of the greatest chefs and most innovative, provocative and important voices in food today. " - Anthony Bourdain

"Alex Atala is a giant among chefs." - Rene Redzepi
"Daniel Patterson is a wonderful writer and an even better chef." - Thomas Keller, The French Laundry
Don't miss this opportunity to engage with two international superstars of the culinary world

Location: George Ignatieff Theatre, 15 Devonshire Place, Toronto (doors open at 6pm, general seating)
Ticket: $60 plus GST, includes your choice of either Coi or D.O.M. cookbook.
Available from The Cookbook Store 416-920-2665 or through PayPal on our home page.

Highlights of events from earlier in 2013

Summer Pies and Tarts Class with Joanne Yolles
Thursday July 25th, 7pm in The Cookbook Store/Kitchen Studio
Pastry Chef Joanne Yolles, formerly of Scaramouche and Pangaea, is Toronto's pre-eminment pastry chef. "Summer pies and tarts are my all time favourite things to make," says Joanne. The end of July will be filled with the bounty of summer; so don't miss this opportunity to learn about baking pies and tarts from one of Toronto's finest pastry chefs.
Cost $25, space is limited, registration required. Call to register, 416-920-2665.

Christina Tosi - Momofuku Milk Bar
Monday July 22nd at George Brown Chef School
Ticket: $42 includes the book Milk Bar
Chef Tosi, founder and creator of the wildly successful Milk Bars, has finally opened one in Toronto, with the Momofuku location. Chef will give a small demo and then answer all your questions!


Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation MICHAEL POLLAN - Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation in conversation with Matt Galloway, host of CBC's Metro Morning

Thursday June 6th, 7pm THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT!
We are thrilled to announce Michael Pollan will be coming to Toronto to promote his new book Cooked. Michael's last visit was to a sold out audience so don't miss out this time.
There will be an onstage interview followed by Q & A and of course a book signing.
Date: Thursday June 6th, 7pm
Where: Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles St West, Toronto


Hannibal: We're having friends for dinner
An exclusive pop up feast in The Cookbook Store

Tuesday June 18th, 7:30pm THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT!
Janice Poon, the extraordinary food stylist for Hannibal, the thriller television series on CITY and NBC, will be our guide as we delve into the fiendish dinner creations of the diabolical Dr. Lector.

Chef Matt Kantor, who was the creative chef behind the infamous 24 course elBulli extravaganza and the Rush themed dinners in the store, will be slicing and dicing up the beguiling multi course menu.

Space is limited. Please reserve early to avoid disappointment.
Tickets $150 per person. Call the store to reserve.

Highlights of events in 2012


The Smitten Kitchen CookbookDeb Perelman: The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook
Sold out! Friday November 16th, 7 pm,
Interview/chat, Q & A and book signing.
You've devotedly followed Smitten Kitchen now you can meet the creator and woman behind this award winning blog, Deb Perelman. Her new cookbook features all the great photography you've come to expect as well as creative recipes with unfussy ingredients.
Tickets: Sold out! $40 and includes the new book. Call The Cookbook Store to reserve. Off-site event


Vegan Indian CookingAnupy Singla - Vegan Indian Cooking

Thursday November 8th, 7 pm.
Anupy gave one of the most engaging and informative signings we've ever had for her best selling cookbook The Indian Slow Cooker. So we welcome back this Chicago native and TV personality to top her last appearance with a demo workshop in the Kitchen Studio next door to us. Indian and vegan cooking together will be demystified and taste fabulous and have loads of fun. Demo Workshop in the Kitchen Studio.
Tickets: $30 and includes the new book, call The Cookbook Store to reserve.


Tastes of Ayurveda Tuesday November 6th 6:30 pm.Amrita Sondhi - Tastes of Ayurveda

Tuesday November 6th 6:30 pm. Free event.
Amrita will give a talk introducing the modern Tastes of Ayurveda (the ancient tradition of healing and wellness from India) and how it works with modern living and cuisine. This will be a fascinating evening launching this new book on ancient traditions for modern day and an opportunity to meet the author Amrita who hosts the television show The Ayurvedic Way. Seminar Demo in the Kitchen Studio. Note this is a free event - the earlier posting was wrong. Apologies for the mix up.


Taste Caanada
Taste Canada
Monday November 5th 6:30 pm.
Completely re-branded and one of the best kept secrets no more. The Canadian cookbook awards gala is paradise for those who love meeting cookbook authors as well as sampling creative food from Canadian chefs. The host for this year's event is Christine Cushing. All held in the beautifully renovated Arcadian Court. For tickets to the gala and to view the short list of cookbooks please visit the Taste Canada Gala Pages. At The Arcadian Court, 401 Bay St, Simpson Tower, Toronto.

Bouchon Bakery Thomas Keller
Tuesday, October 30th, 7 pm.
On-stage interview, followed by Q & A and book signing.
Date: Tuesday October 30th, 7 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)
Location: Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles St. West, Toronto
Ticket Price: $70, includes Bouchon Bakery cookbook(value $61.90), admission to the event and all applicable taxes.
Ticket only no book: $30
Student tickets are available with proper ID shown.
We are delighted to announce Thomas Keller will be making a return visit to Toronto to promote the new book Bouchon Bakery. Email us to reserve your ticket, or call the store at 416.920.2665. Don't forget his last visit sold out.

Kevin Sylvester: Neil Flambé and the Tokyo Treasure
Saturday October 20th, 1 pm
Join us at The Cookbook Store for a special art reveal with children's author and illustrator Kevin Sylvester to celebrate the release of his new book Neil Flambé and the Tokyo Treasure. At The Cookbook Store.


JerusalemYotam Ottolenghi & Sami Tamimi -- Jerusalem
Sold out! Sunday October 21st, 2 pm.
George Ignatieff Theatre
On Stage interview, followed by Q & A and book signing
Gosh are we excited about meeting these guys and we know you will be as well. This London based duo have created the most fabulous food shops called Ottolenghi and their restaurant Nopi. Their ground breaking cookbooks Ottolenghi and Plenty have been bestsellers capturing Eastern Mediterranean/Middle Eastern flavours to great acclaim. Now comes their new cookbook Jerusalem. In this book the duo go back to Jerusalem the city of their birth, Ottolenghi on the Jewish west side and Tamimi on the Arab east side to capture this melting pot cuisine.
Location: George Ignatieff Theatre. Off site event
Ticket: Sold out. $50 includes the new book
Ticket only no book: Sold out. $25. Available from The Cookbook Store 416-920-2665.


Pastry, Pastry, Pastry Demo with Joanne Yolles
Wednesday October 24th 7 pm.
Want to learn everything you can about pastry, sweet and savoury then this is the class for you. Joanne Yolles, former pastry chef at Scaramouche and Pangaea, is the doyenne of baking and will lead you through a myriad of techniques and answer all your questions.
Tickets: $30 call The Cookbook Store to reserve tickets. In the Kitchen Studio next door to us.


Fast FlavoursMichael Smith - Fast Flavours
Thursday October 25th 6:30 pm.
Interview, Q & A and book signing.
Michael is not only a popular personality on TV but also a great speaker. If you are thinking of a career in food, or just love to cook at home you will be inspired. This new book ties in with his new tv series which debuts August 27th.
Tickets: $40 includes the new book, call The Cookbook Store to reserve tickets. Off site event at George Brown Chef School.

 

The Vegetarian's Complete Quinoa CookbookMairlyn Smith: The Vegetarian's Complete Quinoa Cookbook
Monday October 15th, 6:30 pm.
Join us as we launch this new book in the store with CityLine regular Mairlyn Smith, who is the editor of this fabulous new collection of quiona recipes. You don't need to be vegetarian to enjoy these recipes! Free event, no reservations required. At The Cookbook Store.


FavikenMagnus Nilsson
Faviken
Thursday October 11th 7 pm.
Now in! Pick up Faviken today for holiday weekend reading/cooking.
On-Stage Inteview followed by Q & A and book signing.
Scandinavia's newest culinary star Magnus Nilsson's restaurant is located on a 22,000 acre farm and hunting lodge in remote Northern Sweden. Faviken has most rece

Highlights from 2010

Gordon Ramsay and Marco Pierre White, November 2010

Gordon Ramsay & CBS staffers Amit and Kevin Gordon with CBS manager Alison Fryer and Chef Nigel Didcock
Left: Gordon Ramsay and CBS staffers Amit and Kevin. Right: Gordon with CBS manager Alison Fryer and Chef Nigel Didcock.
Gordon Ramsay and Alison share a laugh Marco Pierre White and Alison share a laugh Gordon and Alison watch the crowd
Left: Gordon Ramsay and Alison share a laugh. Centre: Marco Pierre White and Alison share a laugh. Right: Gordon and Alison watch the crowd.

Dinner with Nigella and Alison November 12 at the Royal York

Nigella & CBS staff Nigella and Alison Fryer
Nigella Lawson, in town to celebrate the release of her new book Kitchen with CBS staff. On the left: Jennifer, Nigella, Alison and Julie, and on the left, Nigella and Alison.


Cool Copenhagen

November 23, 2010 at 5:45 pm
The Drake Hotel in Toronto
Cool Copenhagen will highlight Danish culture and products in several exciting, attractive and interactive ways. Na-Cl, who are some of Denmark's most talented chefs doing show-cooking, will be preparing dishes on stage for the audience, Bjarke Ingels, from BIG Architecture, will be doing an interactive presentation, and Giana Factory will finish off the night with a concert at the Drake venue. The girlband is recognised as one of the most promising Danish acts. Throughout the evening, there will be several surprises and products shown in unexpected ways. Tickets are $125. Read the invitation for more information.


Keys to Good CookingHarold McGee: Keys to Good Cooking

Monday November 29th 4 to 5 pm.
Harold McGee is revered in the food community for his writing about the science of food and cooking (On Food and Cooking). Don't miss this opportunity to chat with the man Heston Blumenthal says On Food and Cooking is my bible. We will do a short interview with him and open it up to questions from customers. Free in store event.


Gordon Ramsay's Chef's Challenge
A benefit for Mount Sinai Hospital

November 20-21
There are no tickets available for purchase for this event. Every spectator or participant must raise a minimum of $2500 to attend the event. Remember, only the top 50 fundraisers will earn the ability to show off their culinary skills in the ultimate battle on stage, alongside the all-star line-up of Celebrity Chefs. Registration fee of $100 will apply. Once you have registered you can immediately start to fundraise! Deadline for donations is Thursday November 18th at 5 pm. Visit the Chef's Challenge site for more information.

 

CBS manager René Redzepi
Saturday, October 9
The Cookbook Store is delighted to present René Redzepi, Chef at Noma restaurant in Copenhagen, celebrating his new book Noma: Time & Place in Nordic Cuisine. Noma was voted S. Pellegrino's Best Restaurant in the World 2010. As part of our ongoing commitment to bring the top chefs to Toronto, (Ferran Adria 2008, Thomas Keller 2009) we are excited Chef Redzepi will be making his first visit to Toronto hot on the heels of Noma's 1st place ranking, ending elBulli's four year reign! Read the new article in the Toronto Star: Copenhagen’s Noma restaurant is the new No. 1.
Read about CBS manager Alison Fryer's visit to Noma last month on our blog.

Jennifer Grange, René Redzepi and Alison Fryer Chef Redzepi signs copies of Noma Chef Redzepi signs copies of Noma

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