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Book Launch The Plant-Based Foodie Cookbook October 27th At Riley Park Farmers Market

22 Oct

PlantBasedFoodieCoverBrad Hill, creator of a series of Foodie cookbooks officially launches The Plant-Based Foodie Cookbook this Saturday at Riley Park Farmers Market.  More people are looking to add plant-based foods to their diet, whether it is for health, taste or ethical reasons. It’s a flourishing area in the world of food which means there are some innovative and delicious plant-based foods now available in Vancouver. The Plant-Based Foodie -Vancouver cookbook explores the stories and recipes of the restaurants and foodie businesses behind this boom.

Hot on the heels of The North Shore Foodie, The East Van Foodie, and The Gastown Foodie, Foodie Book series creator, Brad Hill, has changed things up and focused on vegan and vegetarian restaurants from across Vancouver. The book features a thorough showcase of Vancouver’s veggie venues, from the casual comfort of MeeT restaurants to the roots of Vancouver’s veggie scene at The Naam, to the polished perfection of the Acorn and Heirloom, plus everything in between.

Creators of the book say that the 27 restaurants that were selected in this book represent the most influential, exciting, and progressive plant-based cuisine in the city.  It showcases the restaurant’s stories, written by food writer Chris Dagenais, snapshots in time and engaging vignettes that focus on the ‘why’ of the businesses, not just the who, what, when, where. There are recipes from each restaurant that is presented. The recipes range from a decadent hearty comfort food to light healthy meals that provide perfectly balanced nutrition.  Brad Hill adds beautiful photography of the recipes as well as the restaurants featured in The Plant-Based Foodie Cookbook.

You are invited to stop by this Saturday for the book launch from Noon to 2:00 pm at Riley Park Farmers Market. The book creators will be on hand along with some delicious plant-based finger food. If you can’t make the book launch, check out Where To Buy the cookbook online or instore.

Photo Credit: Brad Hill

Anna Olson Book Signing At Gourmet Warehouse November 1st

25 Oct

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If you love Anna Olson, you may wish to head down to Gourmet Warehouse on November 1st. If the name doesn’t ring a bell, Anna Olson is a professionally trained pastry chef among many other talents. She hosts Bake With Anna Olson on the Food Network and has written a new cookbook Bake With Anna Olson which has more than 125 recipes for booked goods from her popular Food Network Canada show.  On November 1st, you will have the opportunity to obtain a signed copy of her newest cookbook and meet Anna while sipping on a glass of wine or prosecco and nibbling on some sweet treats.  Tickets for this event are $45 and include a signed copy of her new cookbook. The event takes place at Gourmet Warehouse from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Tickets are available online and are non-refundable, but if you aren’t able to make it, you can send someone in your place.

Last Chance Christmas Craft Fair At Croatian Cultural Centre Sunday, December 22nd

21 Dec

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Well for those of you that have left their Christmas shopping down to the wire, here is your chance to pick up some one-of-kind gifts from over 100 local artisans.   The Last Chance Christmas Craft Fair is taking place this Sunday, December 22nd at the Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive, from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.   First 50 people through the door on Sunday will receive a free Swag Bag.  Admission is $5 at the door, but children under 12 are free.  There will also be face painting and balloon animals for the kids. You can purchase your ticket(s) online at Eventbrite and by doing so, you will be entered into a draw for a $100 shopping spree. Winner will be announced on Saturday, December 21st.

While you are at the Last Chance Christmas Craft Fair, pop in and say hi to Kim Mulder and Kennedy Telford. Kim and Kennedy are two librarians who are passionate about real food and have just published a cookbook This East Van Kitchen: A Fresh Introduction to Cooking. The book features vegan, vegetarian and meat recipes with colour that jumps off the pages.   The book will be available for sale this Sunday for $30 for a single copy and $25 each for multiple copies. If you miss them at the craft fair, their book is available at the People’s Co-op Bookstore, 1391 Commercial Drive.

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Cedar Cottage Community Cookbook – Do You Have A Recipe To Share?

24 Jul

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The Cedar Cottage-Kensington area is putting together a Community Cookbook.  This is one of the most ethnically diverse neighbourhoods in East Vancouver. The idea behind the cookbook is to celebrate all the unique and delicious cuisine of the neighbourhood by collecting recipes from residents within the community.  They are also inviting local restaurants in the area to submit their recipes.

You can provide them with your old family recipes or new culinary creations.  They are looking for recipes for desserts, appetizers, snacks and main courses from a variety of cultural backgrounds. They also wish to highlight origins of the recipes and what significance it holds to the contributor and within the community at large.

Their goal is to create a print book to sell at local businesses with a 100% of the proceeds to be donated to the Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House. They also plan to create a website where every recipe submitted will be posted.  If you are from the Cedar Cottage-Kensington area and wish to submit a recipe, here are the guidelines of what to include:

–   A detailed recipe
–   Indicate if it is a dessert, main course, appetizer, etc.
–   Give them an idea of what the recipe means to you
–   Your name and preferred method of contact

Your submissions or any questions should be sent to: cottagecookbook@gmail.com.

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