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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DINNER AT THE LONG TABLE
   

Andrew Tarlow has grown a restaurant empire on the simple idea that a meal can somehow be beautiful and ambitious, while also being unfussy and inviting.

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. In this class with Zoe, you’ll taste a seasonal menu that will help inspire your next small informal gathering or memorable feast!


MONDAY, March 20   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $133 with Cookbook Included

with Zoe

 
molly on the range

From award-winning blog My Name is Yeh, Molly on the Range chronicles Molly Yeh’s life through more than 100 new recipes, photos and hilarious stories from life in the city and on the farm!

This book is a must for food lovers, Instagrammers, and people who dream of owning a farm. Look forward to approachable yet unexpected recipes inspired by Molly's Jewish/Chinese background on this special evening with chef Zoe.


MONDAY, February 13   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $120 with Cookbook Included

with Zoe

 
VIJ’s INdian

(vegetarian)

Meeru Dhalwala and Vikram Vij, the dynamic team behind North America’s celebrated Indian restaurants, bring together a beautiful new collection of beloved recipes cooked at their restaurants that they also regularly cook at home!

With special recipes that come from the journey of life and are full of meaning, stories and Indian flavours, this is a cookbook for Indian home cooking that emphasizes healthy, delicious vegetarian food, with meat curries served once or, at most, twice a week. In this class you’ll discover the beauty of cooking with Indian spices and vegetables that are so delicious you won’t even think of meat!    


WEDNESDAY, February 22   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $118 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan


 
FAT RICE

This is the first book to explore the vibrant food culture of Macau—an east-meets-west melting pot of Chinese, Portuguese, Malaysian, and Indian foodways—as seen through the lens of the cult favorite Chicago restaurant, Fat Rice!

From a city that blends the flavors of the Portuguese who once settled there with the foods of the various Asian traders who moved through the area. Don’t miss this chance to discover how you can bring the eclectic and wonderfully unique flavors of Macau into your own kitchen with chef Michelle.


TUESDAY, February 07   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $128 with Cookbook Included

with Michelle Marek

 
 
TASTE OF PERSIA

Though the countries in the Persian culinary region are home to diverse religions, cultures, languages, and politics, they are linked by beguiling food traditions and a love for the fresh and the tart!

This is a perfect class for those looking for an introduction to Persian cuisine, all inspired by Naomi Duguid’s new cookbook. Explore the culinary heritage, flavours and beautiful tastes that unite Iran, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Kurdistan with Chef Michelle.


WEDNESDAY, January 18  
6:30 pm                        
$90 or $130 with Cookbook Included

with Chef Michelle Marek

 
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.


TUESDAY, February 28   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $142 with Cookbook Included

with Joe (Giuseppi Sacchetti)

 
SEOUL FOOD

Learn deliciously authentic Korean cooking, from traditional Korean favorites to modern recipes including Seoul-Style fusion.


With this wonderful collection of authentic recipes, home cooks will appreciate every aspect of this cookbook and evening; from learning about Korean pantry staples to the helpful notes with each recipe. This class with Michelle is a must for anyone who wants to learn and cook real Korean food from the comforts of their home kitchen!


TUESDAY, March 7   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $110 with Cookbook Included

with Michelle Marek

 
LAND OF FISH and RICE

Fuchsia Dunlop has done more to explain real Chinese cooking to non-Chinese cooks than anyone!

In Land of Fish and Rice Fuchsia Dunlop introduces us to the little-known region south of the Yangtze River, its long and deep influence on Chinese gastronomy, and its surprisingly subtle, refreshing flavors.

On this evening Jonathan will highlight a rich tradition of seasonality and sustainability, so you will undoubtedly be inspired by the simple and delicious flavors from the southern Yangtze in this class!


THURSDAY, January 26   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $128 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

 
MODERN POTLUCK

These 100 make-ahead recipes are perfect for a crowd and navigate carnivore, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, and vegan preferences gracefully!

For this evening, our chef will be showing you how to cook food that is exciting and inventive yet simple, with recipes that are made to share...which is just how food should be enjoyed!


MONDAY, January 30   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $120 with Cookbook Included


with Zoe

 
THE RED ROOSTER COOKBOOK

Southern comfort food and multicultural recipes from the New York Times best-selling superstar chef Marcus Samuelsson’s iconic Harlem restaurant!

Ever since the 1930s, Harlem has been a magnet for more than a million African Americans, a melting pot for Spanish, African, and Caribbean immigrants, and a mecca for artists. For this evening, chef Michelle will be bringing to life some of these vibrantly diverse flavours in this class inspired by this New York neighborhood!


THURSDAY, March 02   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $133 with Cookbook Included

with Michelle Marek

 
SIMPLE

No-one is better than James Beard Award winning Diana Henry at turning the everyday into something special. 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.


WEDNESDAY, January 25   
6:30 pm                      
$90 or $120 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

 

NEW 2017 WINTER CLASSES

JANUARY 2017

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, January 17              
6:30 pm               
$130 Includes knife

 
TASTE & TECHNIQUE

James Beard Award-winning and self-made chef Naomi Pomeroy's debut cookbook, features nearly 140 lesson-driven recipes designed to improve the home cook's understanding of professional techniques and flavor combinations in order to produce simple, but show-stopping meals!

In this class and book, you’ll learn more about ingredients, equipment, and techniques, helping demystify the hows and whys of cooking to give you the confidence and know-how to become a masterful cook!

THURSDAY, February 09  
6:30 pm                      
$90 or $134 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

 
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

 
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

 
MOzza at home

In Mozza at Home, Nancy Silverton shares nineteen menus packed with easy-to-follow recipes that can be prepared in advance (with no fancy restaurant equipment needed!) and are perfect for entertaining.!

Fabulous ingredients at the height of their season, simple food served family style, and friends and loved ones gathered around the dinner table. This book and class is for those that want to throw the perfect dinner party—one that’s positively stress-free and delicious!


TUESDAY, January 24   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $128 with Cookbook Included

with Michelle Marek

 
MY PORTUGAL

George Mendes, chef and owner of Michelin-starred Aldea, introduces us to the world of Portuguese cuisine that showcase the wide range of dishes that come from this coastal country!

This class with Zoe will take you on an unforgettable journey filled with the intensely satisfying flavors of a casual Portuguese feast!

    

MONDAY, February 06   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $122 with Cookbook Included

with Zoe

 
POSTCARDS FROM GREECE

Delicious recipes that are true to Greek cuisine but easily recreated at home.

For all those who love or want to discover Greek food, this class will be inspired by Rebecca Seal’s favourite recipes from her extensive travels in the country, celebrating Greece's regional specialities. From classic to modern, chef Zoe will show how you can bring the flavours of Greece into your next dinner!

 

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

with Zoe

 
saveur soups and stews

From the editors of America’s favorite culinary magazine, SAVEUR: Soups & Stews features more than 80 recipes from the magazine’s archives and editors paired with enticing full-color photography, sidebars, and more!

Full of authentic, diverse, and from around the globe recipes, this book features a range of techniques and cuisines that will inspire home cooks everywhere.

This is the perfect time of year to pick up new recipes for those cold nights when all you want to do is curl up with a good bowl of soup. Chef Michelle will start by showing you the base to a good soup, the STOCK. From that, we will satisfy your wintery comfort soup cravings!



THURSDAY, February 02   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $126 with Cookbook Included

with Michelle Marek

 
JERUSALEM

An international bestseller from Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi where they explore the vibrant cuisine of their home city together!


Expect a dinner full of vibrant flavours and colours from this authentic collection of recipes that reflects the city's melting pot of Muslim, Jewish, Arab, Christian and Armenian communities. One of our most popular classes that are always in high demand!


THURSDAY, February 16   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $125 with Cookbook Included

with Michelle Marek

 
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. 


MONDAY, January 23   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $128 with Cookbook Included

with Zoe

 
SMALL VICTORIES

A great new cookbook of more than 400 recipes from Julia Turshen, writer, go-to recipe developer and co-author for best-selling cookbooks from Gwyneth Paltrow, Mario Batali and Dana Cowin.

Through a lifetime of cooking thousands of meals, the process of truly great home cooking is demystified by this talented author. Learn how to create simple, achievable & honest recipes with bold-flavours for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert in this class perfect for both beginners and accomplished home cooks.



THURSDAY, February 23   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $130 with Cookbook Included

with Michelle

 
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, March 01   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $128 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

 
FRENCH COUNTRY COOKING

A captivating journey to off-the-beaten-path French wine country with 100 simple yet exquisite recipes, 150 sumptuous photographs, and stories inspired by life in a small village

If you’re the sort of person whose idea of fun is watching Chocolat for the hundredth time and fantasizing about renting Julia Child’s Provençal farmhouse to cook madeleines and cassoulet for your family, then this cookbook & class with Jonathan is perfect for you!


WEDNESDAY, February 15   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $126 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

 
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

 
FOOD 52 A NEW WAY TO DINNER

A new smart & inspiring cookbook from Food 52! Showing how to plan, shop, and cook for dinners (and lunches and desserts) all through the week by planning ahead

With Jonathan, discover seasonal recipes that you can easily make at home and a delicious dinner that will encourage you to be creative, confident, and resourceful in the kitchen all year-round.

 

MONDAY, February 27   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $123 with Cookbook Included

 
PIZZA

A fresh take on everyone’s favorite food, straight from the "Michelangelo of dough" (Vogue). Yeast, flour, and water—from such humble ingredients rises a food that is for many an object of devotion. Here is a cookbook that reveals the secrets of the crust straight from the source in Italy. Gabriele Bonci, known throughout his country as the King of Pizza, operates a small pizzeria in Rome, where for the past ten years he has developed his signature style.

For this evening, whether for the expert or novice baker, this class will revolutionizes the concept of pizza and introduces flavor combinations that can apply throughout any home kitchen.


TUESDAY, January 31   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $115 with Cookbook Included


with Joe (Giuseppi Sacchetti)

 

FEBRUARY 2017

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.

MONDAY, February 20              
6:30 pm               
$130 Includes knife

with Zoe

 

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)

 
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