We are pleased to offer customized cooking demonstrations and tastings just for your group.

Private group classes for eight to ten guests start at $99 per guest and Jonathan will work with you to create the perfect menu for your evening.


Classes & Events are Non-Refundable.

If you are unable to attend a class, a minimum five days notice prior to the class date is required to be eligible for a store credit for a one-time only rebooking. We are unable to issue a store credit for cancellations with less than five days notice.


A 50% deposit is required once a date for your evening is confirmed for a private class. The balance is due five days prior to your event. With a minimum five days notice, a store credit, to be used towards another class or book purchase, will be provided. We are unable to issue a store credit for cancellations with less than five days notice.

In addition to our extensive cookbook collection, Appetite for Books offers cooking demonstrations and tastings to groups at all levels of culinary skill. With a professionally equipped kitchen, Appetite for Books is the only cookbook store of its kind in Montreal!


Led by Chef Jonathan, we invite you into the kitchen to explore the various styles of cuisine and culinary techniques. There will be plenty to eat, so be sure to bring your appetite!


To register for a class, you may register in person, at the store or by telephone. Please call us at 514-369-2002.


Full payment must accompany your class registration. Classes are filled on a first come first serve basis.


We offer a 10% discount on books purchased during our classes.

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Quick and EASY THAI RECIPES    

The food of Thailand is renowned the world over for its distinctive blend of hot, sour, sweet, and salty flavors. With Thai restaurants emerging in towns and cities all over the world at an astonishing rate, this is the perfect time to start cooking classic and authentic Thai food at home.

On this evening, expect a multitude of flavors and exciting dishes. You will be transported to the food carts of Thailand in the comfort of our kitchen. Jonathan will spoil you with exciting flavors and anecdotes for preparing Thai food at home.


MONDAY, March 20   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $118 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

SOLD OUT waiting list available

NEW 2017 WINTER & SPRING CLASSES

POWER VEGETABLES (VEGETARIAN)

The editors of Lucky Peach have colluded to bring you a portfolio of meat-free cooking that even carnivores can get behind!


On this evening you will received trusted strategies for adding oomph to produce with flavors that will muscle meat out of the picture. Don’t miss this evening where Jonathan will be cooking up a vegetable storm in the kitchen!


TUESDAY, March 14   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $138 with Cookbook Included

with Michelle

SOLD OUT waiting list available

THE SAFFRON TALES

A glorious celebration of the food and people of Iran. Yasmin’s Persian pantry staples are a roll call of delicious ingredients and her recipes are a mouthwatering showcase of a beautiful country.



If you like the fragrant and modern flavours of Ottolenghi, you’ll absolutely love this book and class! This will be another fabulous evening where you’ll be showered in deep and poignant flavors of a food world beyond your senses.


THURSDAY, March 9   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $128 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

SOLD OUT waiting list available

MARTHA STEWART’S VEGETABLES

(VEGETARIAN)

In this beautiful book, Martha Stewart—one of America’s best-known cooks, gardeners, and all-around vegetable lovers—provides home cooks with an indispensable resource for selecting, storing, preparing, and cooking from the garden and the market. 

With Jonathan’s experience, discover how to cook seasonal vegetables & highlight the flavors and textures of everyday favorites and uncommon varieties alike.


MONDAY, March 13   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $122 with Cookbook Included

with Zoe

5 SPOTS LEFT!

MARCH 2017

TASTING ROME    

Cucina romana is the country’s greatest standout. The authors capture Rome's unique character and truly evolved food culture in this love letter to their adopted city. 

Recipes have stories to tell. Particularly recipes that acknowledge the evolution of food culture in the city. There’s even a focus, too, on cucina ebraica to highlight the role Rome's Jewish communities have had, bringing dishes to their culinary delight.

On this evening expect a thematic exploration into cooking, inspiration, and creativity, with a focus on the simple yet innate human practice of preparing and enjoying food together.


TUESDAY, March 21   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $122 with Cookbook Included

with Joe (Giuseppi Sacchetti)

SOLD OUT waiting list available

KNIFE SKILLS I

The first thing any chef needs to know is how to correctly use the most important tool in the kitchen. In this fully hands-on class, learn how to hold and use a kitchen knife like a true Chef. Learning these skills will definitely shave time off your cooking. And come with an appetite because we'll be cooking with all the ingredients we're cutting.

THURSDAY, March 23             
6:30 pm               
$130 Includes knife

with Jonathan

SOLD OUT waiting list available

APRIL 2017

DOLCE FAMILIA    

David Rocco’s Dolce Famiglia is all about family cooking! It includes many of David’s family-friendly recipes,that every home cook should have in their repertoire with inspiration from heritage foods & family stories across Italy.

This is the class for those that love simple Italian food but want some new inspiration of how to cook meals that will satisfy everyone at home. Comforting & delicious recipes that you’ll want to make again and again and again!


THURSDAY, April 13   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $122 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

KNIFE SKILLS I

The first thing any chef needs to know is how to correctly use the most important tool in the kitchen. In this fully hands-on class, learn how to hold and use a kitchen knife like a true Chef. Learning these skills will definitely shave time off your cooking. And come with an appetite because we'll be cooking with all the ingredients we're cutting.

WEDNESDAY, April 12             
6:30 pm               
$130 Includes knife

with Jonathan

3 SPOTS LEFT!


DINNER    

Each recipe in Dinner is one fantastic dish that is so satisfying and flavor-forward it can stand alone.

Melissa Clark, a New York Times bestselling author and one of the most beloved food writers of our generation, has written a comprehensive and practical cookbook that reflects the way she cooks at home for her family and on those rare nights when she’s alone. This class with Jonathan is not to be missed as he shows you how cooking just one dish can satisfy the hungriest of crowds. Great for the novice cook who whats to keep it simple, or the experienced home cook who wants to add punch to their dishes. Break out of that dinner rut and make your night time meal shine again!


TUESDAY, April 18   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $128 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

2 SPOTS LEFT!

NATURALLY NOURISHED (VEGETARIAN)   

In this popular new book, My New Roots blogger Sarah Britton simplifies whole foods cooking.

Sarah Britton streamlines vegetarian cooking by bringing her signature bright photography and fantastic flavors to an accessible cookbook fit for any budget, any day of the week. Jonathan will be cooking a selection of her recipes whilst demonstrating easy cooking techniques. With vegan and gluten-free options and ideas for substitutions, Naturally Nourished shows readers how to cook smart, not hard.


WEDNESDAY, April 19   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $118 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

 

K FOOD   

This book is packed with inventive, delicious recipes that will open your eyes to the delights of modern Korean food. There's a great buzz around Korean food right now, as more and more people experience the fantastic, robust flavors of both classic Korean cooking and the Ameri-Korean strand that has developed from it!

Discover the basics of Korean cooking, including kimchi (of course!) and some of the now readily available sauces & pastes you can easily add to your dishes at home. Learn from Jonathan as he cooks up a dinner that will have you leaving with a better understanding of Korean food and the differences between bulgogi and bibimbap!


MONDAY, April 24   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $113 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

PALESTINE ON A PLATE   

There has been a huge surge of interest in Middle Eastern food in recent years but very few cookery books that focus on the food of Palestine. While many countries in the Middle East have dishes in common, each country has its own interpretation and style. This class will showcase the particularities and vibrancy of Palestine flavor and cooking. If you have taken middle eastern classes with Jonathan before, this class will simply add to your repertoire and give you more inspiration and ideas when cooking in the realm of middle eastern for your friends and family. What an inspirational way to bring your close-ones around the table!


WEDNESDAY, April 26   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $127 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

SHARE   

Chris Santos, the popular chef and judge of Chopped offers an extraordinary collection of "big platter" recipes specifically made for family-style dining, as well as small plates that are fun to serve when entertaining.

If you love to host dinner parties, make shared plates, have a big family or frequently entertain then this great new book is written for you! Jonathan will be creating a flavor filled dinner inspired by this useful cookbook, where you’ll all be passing around plates and sharing food stories!


THURSDAY, April 27   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $132 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

FRESH   

From the Food Network, Irish TV, and YouTube sensation Donal Skehan comes a cookbook jam-packed with healthy, fresh recipes that are as nourishing and energizing as they are delicious. If you like Jamie Oliver, then this is the class for you!

Donal Skehan believes in maximizing health and energy through the enjoyment of flavorful, nutrient-packed food. Jonathan will be cooking up a menu from this new book that embodies a philosophy of focusing on seasonal fruits and vegetables, as well as grains and high-quality meat and seafood. Every dish is big on flavor, chock-full of goodness, with ideal recipes to feed the whole family!


MONDAY, May 1st   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $113 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

APPETITES

Appetites, Anthony Bourdain’s first cookbook in more than ten years, boils down forty-plus years of professional cooking and globe-trotting to a tight repertoire of personal favorites!

The result is a home-cooking, home-entertaining cookbook like no other, with personal favorites from his own kitchen and from his travels, translated into an effective battle plan that will help you terrify your guests with your breathtaking efficiency. If you’re a fan of Bourdain and love international flavours, this is most definitely the evening for you!


WEDNESDAY, May 03   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $128 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

2 SPOTS LEFT!

LIFE IN BALANCE   

Donna Hay, Australia’s bestselling & most trusted home cook is celebrating a fresher approach to eating. From new ideas for power dinners to tempting grills, from super-charged breakfasts to low-carb options, this gorgeous book is full of super-satisfying recipes - nourishing, virtuous and delicious!

If you are looking for a realistic, sustainable and more balanced approach to fresher, healthier eating.. this is the class for you! Expect vibrant dishes inspired by recipes in this cookbook that’s packed with a wealth of ideas and flavours and tastes that will excite your palate!


TUESDAY, May 09   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $118 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

SIMPLE

No-one is better than James Beard Award winning Diana Henry at turning the everyday into something special. We love all of her cookbooks. Here is a superb collection of recipes that you can rustle up with absolutely no fuss, but which will knock your socks off with their flavor!

This class are for those looking for no-hassle comforting modern cooking with genius flavour combinations that you’ll want to recreate over and over again. Jonathan never tires of a new Diana Henry recipes, and certainly neither will you. 


WEDNESDAY, May 10  
6:30 pm               
$90 or $119 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

COOKING FOR JEFFREY

For America’s bestselling cookbook author Ina Garten there is no greater pleasure than cooking for the people she loves—and particularly for her husband, Jeffrey. Ina’s most personal cookbook yet, this cookbook is filled with the recipes Jeffrey and their friends request most often.

 

Jonathan is happy to prepare another Ina Garten dinner. She never fails him. From updated traditional dishes to new favorites, there’ll undoubtedly be something everyone will enjoy in both this book and on this evening. 


THURSDAY, May 11   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $126 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

KNIFE SKILLS I

The first thing any chef needs to know is how to correctly use the most important tool in the kitchen. In this fully hands-on class, learn how to hold and use a kitchen knife like a true Chef. Learning these skills will definitely shave time off your cooking. And come with an appetite because we'll be cooking with all the ingredients we're cutting.

TUESDAY, May 16             
6:30 pm               
$130 Includes knife

with Jonathan

NEW 2017 SPRING CLASSES

KNIFE SKILLS II

In this fully hands-on class, learn how to section & make the most of a whole chicken. 

Learning these skills will definitely help you save money & understand how to use the correct knife with confidence.


THURSDAY, May 18              
6:30 pm               
$130 Includes knife

PLEASE BRING KNIFE FROM ‘KNIFE SKILLS 1’ CLASS and TWO WHOLE UNCOOKED CHICKENS 


with Jonathan

Everyday Seafood

Top chef Nathan Outlaw offers brand-new recipes for all kinds of fish and shellfish in this new book. Incredibly healthy and fast to cook, high-quality fresh seafood is now within the reach of most people - both economically and in terms of easy availability!

You’ll discover recipes ranging from soups and big bowlfuls to salads and ideas for baked, barbecued and grilled fish in this clear cookbook. For the class, expect to learn simple tips on what to look out for when buying seafood and discover easy cooking techniques with Jonathan, to ensure that you make seafood part of your everyday cooking!


TUESDAY, May 23  
6:30 pm               
$90 or $124 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

EATALY

The best modern Italian recipes from the largest and most prestigious Italian marketplace in the world.


Expect an evening full of excellent, fail-safe recipes and new ideas from this popular cookbook. Get a front row seat on how Italians cook today and go home with a new appreciation and excitement for Italian cooking. Italian classes are one of our most popular ones, so don’t wait too long to get your seat.


THURSDAY, May 25   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $142 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

1 SPOT LEFT!

FOOD 52 VEGAN

(VeGAN)

Omnivore or vegan (or anywhere in between), we’re all looking for memorable, flavorful dishes to cook for ourselves and the people we care about. If those recipes happen to be healthful, nourishing, and friendly to vegetarians and vegans, even better!

Cooking from this collection of favorite recipes, Jonathan will show you innovative ways to cook with fresh produce and whole foods. You’ll go home looking at plant-based dishes in a whole new way and will likely win over your omnivorous foes.

 

TUESDAY, May 30   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $114 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

street food asia

Through this cookbook join Luke Nguyen on his latest adventure through the bustling and fragrant backstreets of Asia. Through Saigon and Jakarta, to Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur, Nguyen uncovers the hidden locations and secret eats of four very different cities and their street food cultures.


On this evening, Jonathan is in his element cooking asian food and exploring his way through the traditional to more adventurous dishes. By the end of this class you would have not only eaten a delightful meal, but also have learned about food traditions and interesting ingredients and cooking methods that you can add to your repertoire.

 

WEDNESDAY, May 31   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $138 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan


4 SPOTS LEFT!

ON VEGETABLES

(VEGETARIAN)

Known for his game-changing approach to cooking with vegetables, Jeremy Fox first made his name at the Michelin-starred restaurant Ubuntu in Napa Valley. Today he is one of America's most talked-about chefs, celebrated for the ingredient-focused cuisine he serves at the Los Angeles restaurant, Rustic Canyon Wine Bar and Seasonal Kitchen.


In this class you’ll be shown a very approachable way to cooking vegetables and experience elevated vegetarian recipes, using creative methods and ingredient combinations to highlight the textures, flavours, and varieties of seasonal produce and including basic recipes for the larder.

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 6   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $138 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

BOB’S BURGERS

Now fans can get the ultimate Bob’s Burgers experience at home with seventy-five straight from the show but actually edible Burgers of the Day, in seventy-five original, practical recipes.


To some this class is essentially a fabulous burger class for the saviest and not so saviest of burger lovers. At the same time hungry fans of Bob’s Burgers get their best chance to eat one of Bob Belcher’s beloved specialty Burgers of the Day. This evening is a great opportunity to eat some great burgers and get you firing up your bar b q in these summer months. Why not use Bob as a great excuse to enjoy a great burger tonight!

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 8   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $106 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

BIG FLAVOR GRILL

Move your grilling into the twenty-first century! Don’t waste your time marinating. Instead, spend your time building big, bold, vibrant flavors with almost no effort. 

Grilling masters Chris Schlesinger and John Willoughby have replaced time-consuming brines, marinades, and basting sauces with quick and powerful pre-rubs and intense post-grilling flavor boosters to slap on your favorite meat, poultry, fish, seafood, and vegetables hot off the grill.


In this class, Jonathan will show you that with a streamlined approach, you’re only three quick steps from a fantastic grilled dinner! Get ready to have your taste bud bursting with the bold flavors of spices and condiments from around the world.

 

TUESDAY, June 20   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $119 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

KNIFE SKILLS I

The first thing any chef needs to know is how to correctly use the most important tool in the kitchen. In this fully hands-on class, learn how to hold and use a kitchen knife like a true Chef. Learning these skills will definitely shave time off your cooking. And come with an appetite because we'll be cooking with all the ingredients we're cutting.

THURSDAY, June 22             
6:30 pm               
$130 Includes knife

with Jonathan

MAY 2017

JUNE 2017