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Cooking Classes Around East Van This Winter

11 Oct

Now that cooler temperatures are here, it’s time to get cozy with some great food.  We love spending time at cooking classes learning new dishes this time of year. We have been scouting around and have found a great selection of classes and have set out our favourites below. Whether you are a beginner, seasoned cook or vegan cook, we hope you’ll find something that piques your interest and taste buds.

Holiday Canning – December 4, 2017 – Italian Cultural Centre

You are invited to learn to how to preserve for the holiday season with BenedettaHolidayCanning Diamanti who will be conducting this workshop at the Italian Cultural Centre on December 4th. Benedetta is a graduate of the Slow Food University of Gastronomic Sciences in Italy and she will teach you how to make red wine jelly, cocoa jam and a cinnamon scented pear. This is an intimate hands-on class covering the basics, best practices and safety techniques. You will get to take home a jar along with ideas of some delish gifts to make this Christmas.

Chocolate Lovers Cooking Class – December 7, 2017 – Kensington Community Centre

Looking to learn to make some decadent and easy chocolate desserts this holiday season?  If you so, check out this delish class being offered Thursday, December 7th at the Kensington Community Center. You get to enjoy lava cake in class and take the rest of the goodies home. You will learn to make:

  • Chocolate Mousse
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  • Chocolate Truffles
  • Chocolate Sauce

All recipes will be provided and experience is required.  Cost of the class if $50 and registration is through City of Vancouver.

Holiday Side Dishes – Gourmet Warehouse – November 26, 2017

If you have your main dishes down cold, but want to add some new side dishes to your holiday menu, Caren McSherry, owner of the Gourmet Warehouse is leading this demonstration cooking class on Sunday, November 26th. Cost is $79 and you will learn some delish dishes from Caren’s new cookbook “Starters, Salads & Sexy Sides”:

•Roasted butternut squash with crispy halloumi cubes
•Whole roasted cauliflower
•Jacket roasted sweet potato with crispy chorizo and creamy herbed feta
•Whipped rutabaga with crispy shallots
•Wild and mixed mushroom saute

To register, visit Gourmet Warehouse.

French Gastronomy Series: East Country Pâtés – Uncommon Cafe – January 24, 2018

Valentine of Tartine Maple introduces a cooking class series that will take you on a culinary tour of France. Each class in the series brings you food from a different region of France. While learning about culinary and cultural facts, Valentine will prepare a main dish and sides typical of the chosen region. The first class in this series begins January 24th entitled French Gastronomy Series: East Country Pates. This class will focus on East “Terroir”. You will learn to make:

  • Chicken Liver Mousse: The easiest pate.
  • “Terrine Campagnard”. A rich meat pâté, delicious served for appetizer with bread and pickles.
  • Pâté en Croûte: the richness of a warm porc and poultry pâté cooked in puff pastry.

After the class, you get to sit in the restaurant and enjoy the food with a glass of wine. For $65, you get a cooking class, great meal and bit of a culinary tour. To register, visit Eventbrite.

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Holiday Craft Fair Kensington Community Centre December 7th

6 Dec

2013 KCC Craft Fair Flyer

You are invited to the 6th Annual Holiday Craft Fair this Saturday, December 7th at Kensington Community Centre, 5175 Dumfries Street. Kensington Community Centre is located at 37th Avenue & Knight Street and will host 58 vendors this Saturday.  You can expect to find lots of handmade and handcrafted items made by local residents. Some of many items available include jewellery, pottery, ceramics, cards, paintings, sculptures, bath and body products, Christmas décor as well as clothing, handbags, hair accessories and  much more.  There will be a food concession on site with soup, sandwiches, hot dogs, snacks and drinks. There will also be raffle and door prizes as well as a collection for the Vancouver Food Bank.   For your food bank donation, you will receive one free raffle ticket.  The craft fair gets under way at 10:00 a.m. and goes till 4:00 p.m. Free admission. 

Happy Canada Day Eh!

1 Jul
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Lots of festivities happening in and around Vancouver for Canada Day including Granville Island, Canada Place and Steveston for the bigger events. If you are looking for something in East Vancouver, here are a few options:
Britannia Community Centre, will be holding a Canada Day celebration at Victoria Park, located on Victoria Drive between Grant and Kitchener, from Noon to 3:00 p.m.They will be featuring live entertainment, games, arts and crafts, face painting and, of course, cake!
Sunset Community Centre, 6810 Main Street, is hosting a Canada Day party from Noon to 4:00 p.m. They will have carnival games, a barbecue, community displays and inflatables. They will also be collecting non-perishable food for the Vancouver Food Bank.
Kensington Community Centre, 5175 Dumfries Street, is hosting a Canada Day celebration from Noon to 3:00 p.m.  They will have live entertainment, a bouncy castle, community information tables and kid-friendly activities. Hot dogs and drinks will be available to purchase, but there will also be free cake.
Hastings Community Centre, 3096 East Hastings Street, will be hosting a Canada Day event this afternoon. They will also be selling Krispy Kreme Doughnuts for $10 per dozen to raise funds for youth programs.
PNE Grounds, the Hastings Race Track, is hosting its annual Canada Day party with a first post at 1:50 p.m. Real Housewives of Vancouver, Mary Zilba and Robin Richmond Reichman, will be performing and presenting. The Family Zone will be open from Noon to 5:00 p.m. and several of the City’s popular food trucks will be on hand. There is even a chance to win a barbecue grill.
Don’t forget to sing Happy Birthday Canada!
Photo Credit:  R.B. Lissett
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