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COOKING CLASSES

Scheduled Cooking Classes

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!

Full payment must be made at time of registration. Classes are filled on a first come first serve basis.

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

We offer 10% discount on books purchased during classes.

Cancellation Policy:

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 or can be used toward book purchase. We are unable to issue a store credit for cancellations with less than five days notice.

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2022 COOKING CLASSES

OR

YOU CAN CLICK ON PHOTOS TO REGISTER ONLINE

MARCH 2022

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Hearth & Home

Chefs Lynn Crawford and Lora Kirk share their favourite family-style recipes for everyday cooking and casual celebrations at home. Cook together and eat together—it just does not get any better than that. Sitting down and enjoying a meal together is one of the greatest gifts we can give one another.

Jonathan loves to show that you can find recipes that are all achievable for any home cook. He’ll demonstrate dishes that come together quickly with few ingredients and basic techniques shared family-style. You’ll be able to recreate this evening any day of the week!

MONDAY, MARCH 14
6:30 pm
$105 or $137 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

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HOME MADE BASICS

From acclaimed cookbook author and illustrator Yvette van Boven, a comprehensive kitchen resource for making hundreds of simple, fresh, healthy, and delightful meals you'll want to make all year round.

Whether you're new to cooking or an experienced home chef, this class teaches you to make satisfying food without a lot of fuss or complicated ingredients. A class for anyone who loves to cook at home.

THURSDAY, MARCH 17
6:30 pm
$105 or $137 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

4 SPOTS LEFT

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Vietnamese

Uyen Luu

In Vietnamese, Uyen Luu demonstrates that Vietnamese food is just as easy to whip up as a bowl of pasta. The recipes in this cookbook are impressive yet simple, filled with fuss-free, delicious recipes that are quick to prepare, and will have you eating Vietnamese meals on a regular basis.

Jonathan is especially excited about this class because he will show you how simple and flavourful Vietnamese cooking can be at home. Don’t shy away from this class!

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16
6:30 pm
$105 or $137 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

SOLD OUT waiting list available

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COOK THIS BOOK

Molly Baz

A thoroughly modern guide to becoming a better, faster, more creating cook, featuring fun, flavourful recipes anyone can make. Cook This Book is a new kind of foundational cookbook from Molly Baz, who’s here to teach you absolutely everything she knows and equip you with the tools to become a better, more efficient cook. 

Jonathan will break down the essentials of cooking down to clear and uncomplicated recipes that deliver big flavor with little effort and a side of education. If you seek out, celebrate, and obsess over good food but lack the skills and confidence necessary to make it at home, you’ve just won a ticket to a life filled with supreme deliciousness. Set yourself up for success by taking this class!

MONDAY, MARCH 21
6:30 pm
$105 or $137 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

SOLD OUT waiting list available

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COOKING AT HOME

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NEW YORK POST AND TASTE OF HOME.
David Chang came up as a chef in kitchens where you had to do everything the hard way. But his mother, one of the best cooks he knows, never cooked like that. Nor did food writer Priya Krishna’s mom. So, Dave and Priya set out to think through the smartest, fastest, least meticulous, most delicious, absolutely imperfect ways to cook.

From figuring out the best ways to use frozen vegetables to learning when to ditch recipes and just taste and adjust your way to a terrific meal no matter what, this will be the class where substituting, adapting, shortcutting will get you through daily meal preps. It’s all about how to think like a chef . . . who’s learned to stop thinking like a chef.

TUESDAY, MARCH 22
6:30 pm
$105 or $137 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

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MY NEW TABLE

Trish Magwood

From the bestselling and award-winning author of dish entertains and In My Mother's Kitchen. In this new cookbook, Trish Magwood shares the easy, seasonal, and delicious family recipes she has created to feed the three happy generations of family and friends who regularly revolve around her table.
After a long winter, this class will bring in much inspiration in the kitchen. We love to cook by following the rhythm of the seasons and enjoy the simple pleasures of everyday eating around a family table. With Spring in the air and this class under your belt, you will bounce back into the kitchen with a new repertoire to share with your family table.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23
6:30 pm
$105 or $137 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

2 SPOTS LEFT!

2 SPOTS LEFT!

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OTTOLENGHI TEST KITCHEN

Noor Murad and Yotam Ottolenghi 

Ottolenghi Test Kitchen gives everyday home cooks the accessible yet innovative Middle Eastern-inspired recipes they need to put dinner on the table with less stress and less fuss in a convenient, flexibound package. In this class learn how to flex with fewer ingredients, get creative with their pantry staples, and add playful twists to familiar classics. 

This class is what you’d expect from Ottolenghi packed with big flavors, veggie-forward appeal and diverse influences.

MONDAY, MARCH 28

6:30 pm

$105 or $135 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

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Knife Skills 1

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, MARCH 30
6:30 pm
$130 includes knife
with Jonathan

SOLD OUT waiting list available

SOLD OUT waiting list available

CLICK ON PHOTOS TO REGISTER ONLINE!

APRIL 2022

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Knife Skills 1

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, APRIL 4
6:30 pm
$130 includes knife
with Jonathan

SOLD OUT waiting list available

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OTTOLENGHI TEST KITCHEN

Noor Murad and Yotam Ottolenghi 

Ottolenghi Test Kitchen gives everyday home cooks the accessible yet innovative Middle Eastern-inspired recipes they need to put dinner on the table with less stress and less fuss in a convenient, flexibound package. In this class learn how to flex with fewer ingredients, get creative with their pantry staples, and add playful twists to familiar classics. 

This class is what you’d expect from Ottolenghi packed with big flavors, veggie-forward appeal and diverse influences.

Wednesday, APRIL 6

6:30 pm

$105 or $148 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

SOLD OUT waiting list available

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KOREA VEGAN (v)

Joanne Lee Molinaro

The Korean Vegan Cookbook is a rich portrait of the immigrant experience with life lessons that are universal. It celebrates how deeply food and the ones we love shape our identity.

Celebrate the exciting and delicious possibilities of vegan Korean cooking along with its accompanying flavours for all to enjoy!

TUESDAY, APRIL 12
6:30 pm
$105 or $137 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

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THAT SOUNDS SO GOOD

Carla Lalli Music

Great food is an achievable part of every day, no matter how busy you are; the key is to have go-to recipes for every situation and for whatever you have on hand. 
This cooking class highlight this cookbook's inviting and attention-grabbing dishes!

Jonathan will show you how effortless weekday and weekend cooking can be. With easy ingredients and little steps to make you and your family appreciate the most of fresh Spring cooking! 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13
6:30 pm
$105 or $143 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

SOLD OUT waiting list available

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A COOKS BOOK

Nigel Slater

A Cook’s Book is the story of Nigel Slater’s life in the kitchen.
He gives the tales behind the recipes and recalls the first time he ate a baguette in Paris, his love of jewel-bright Japanese pickled radishes and his initial slice of buttercream-topped chocolate cake. These are the favourite recipes Nigel Slater cooks at home every day; the heart and soul of his cooking. This is the essential Nigel Slater.

In this class you will discover quintessential straight forward meals one yearns to come home to after a busy day! Nigel’s simple and minimal styles of cooking are approachable for the everyday cook. This class and book boast a collection, a celebration of the intimate details of hands-on cooking, the small pleasures that are often overlooked in our request to get food on the table.

TUESDAY, APRIL 19
6:30 pm
$105 or $137 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

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ATSUKO'S JAPANESE KITCHEN

Atsuko Ikeda

For those who aspire to recreate the Japanese dishes enjoyed in restaurants or on holiday, and to discover even more about the secrets and techniques involved in Japanese home cooking, you are invited into Atsuko’s Kitchen.

Learn the basics, such as how to season food the Japanese way and the subtle art of creating a balanced meal. This class highlights that there is Japanese comfort food for every occasion. With tips on how to present your dishes in the traditional way, anecdotes, and cultural explanations of dishes, discover the secrets of Japanese home-cooking for yourself.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20
6:30 pm
$105 or $127 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

SOLD OUT waiting list available

SOLD OUT waiting list available

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ITALIAN STREET FOOD

Paola Bacchia

Italian Street Food takes you behind the piazzas, down the back streets and into the tiny bars and cafes to bring you traditional, local recipes that are rarely seen outside of Italy. Delve inside to discover the secret dishes from Italy’s hidden laneways and learn about the little-known recipes of this world cuisine.
This cooking class brings the famed authentic Italian street food dishes with the genuine Italian ingredients right to your dinner table! Giuseppe will highlight the old and much-loved cuisine into a whole new light

MONDAY, APRIL 25
6:30 pm
$105 or $137 with cookbook included

with Giuseppe

CLICK ON PHOTOS TO REGISTER ONLINE!

SOLD OUT waiting list available

MAY 2022

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PASTA

Missy Robbins and Talia Baiocchi

This is the hard-working manual for home cooks who aspire to master the art of pasta cooking. Food trends come and go, but pasta holds strong year after year. 

This class explores this cookbook which is praised to be a hard-working manual for home cooks who aspire to master the art of pasta cooking. If you have a yearning for learning how to make pasta from scratch as well as accompanying dishes, look no further, this class is for you!

MONDAY, MAY 2
6:30 pm
$105 or $147 with cookbook included

with Giuseppe

SOLD OUT waiting list available

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SAMBAL SHIOK

Mandy Yin

A soulful tribute to Malaysian cuisine, from snacks, soups and salads to rice and noodle dishes, curries and sweet things.
Sambal Shiok is a brilliant collection of accessible recipes that were handed down from Mandy Yin's mother as well as those that she has developed for her critically acclaimed, award-winning London restaurant.

In this class, you will learn about Malaysian food culture and the basics of a Malaysian pantry which include shrimp paste, lemongrass, tamarind, and coconut milk. Jonathan will teach you how every dish delicately balances sweet, sour, salty with chilli heat and a hint of bitter. This class will highlight various and versatile recipes which can be made for a weekday family meal, a dinner party or celebration, allowing you to enjoy the most delicious Malaysian meals at home.

TUESDAY, MAY 3
6:30 pm
$105 or $145 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

SOLD OUT waiting list available

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GRAINS FOR EVERY SEASON

Joshua Mcfadden

Joshua McFadden’s applies his maximalist approach to flavor and texture to cooking with grains. Grains for Every Season will change the way we cook with barley, brown rice, buckwheat, corn, millet, oats, quinoa, rye, wheat (bulgur, farro, freekeh, spelt, wheat berries, and whole wheat flour), and wild rice.
This class will reveal how different grains can be used in both savoury and sweet recipes to show how flexible and satisfying cooking with grains can be. In this class you will learn the basics and techniques for cooking with various grains, as well as information on where they’re sourced, how to prepare it, and why you won’t be able to live without it!

WEDNESDAY, MAY 4
6:30 pm
$105 or $149 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

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Knife Skills 1

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, MAY 9
6:30 pm
$130 includes knife
with Jonathan

SOLD OUT waiting list available

SOLD OUT waiting list available

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ISTRIA

Paola Bacchia

Explore the culture and history of Istria - a land shared by Italy, Croatia and Slovenia - through the kitchens and recipes of its inhabitants.
This class will explore Istrian cuisine with its rich blend of Venice, Hungary, and the Balkans, showing that this food doesn't have borders, and neither do the recipes.

TUESDAY, MAY 10
6:30 pm
$105 or $143 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

SOLD OUT waiting list available

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SIMPLY JULIA

Julia Turshen

Beloved New York Times bestselling cookbook author Julia Turshen returns with her first collection of recipes featuring a healthier take on the simple, satisfying comfort food for which she’s known. Simply Julia boasts numerous foolproof recipes for more nutritious takes on the simple, comforting meals Julia cooks most often. 
This cooking class explores the kind of flavorful yet unfussy food everyone wants to make at home. Jonathan will demonstrate foolproof recipes for more nutritious takes on the simple and comforting meals. This class will inspire home cooks to create great meals for the years to come.

THURSDAY, MAY 12
6:30 pm
$105 or $137 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

3 SPOTS LEFT

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CLAUDIA RODEN’S MEDITERRANEAN

Claudia Roden

Join world-renowned food writer Claudia Roden on a culinary journey across the Mediterranean. You’ll find tried-and-true favorites from France, Greece, and Spain to Egypt, Turkey, and Morocco, inspired by Claudia’s decades of travel and research throughout the region.
On this evening join us on another culinary journey. Giuseppe will delight you with an array of dishes that span from the vast Mediterrean 

TUESDAY, MAY 17
6:30 pm
$105 or $137 with cookbook included
with Jonathan

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UNDER COCONUT SKIES

Yasmin Newman

In this vivid cookbook, Yasmin Newman invites you into her kitchen sharing traditional dishes, and modern interpretations on the classics of Philippines cuisine. 
This class will emphasize the colorful and vibrant foods of the Philippines, highlighting the culmination of naturally salty, sour, and sweet ingredients. With simple yet rich recipes for home cooks, there’s inspiration for all occasions. 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 18
6:30 pm
$105 or $143 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

SOLD OUT waiting list available

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LIDIA'S A POT, A PAN, AND A BOWL: SIMPLE RECIPES FOR PERFECT MEALS

Lidia and Tanya Matticchio Bastianich

Beloved TV chef and best-selling author Lidia Bastianich shares more than 100 delicious Italian recipes that are both easy to make and will leave you with fewer dirty dishes. Using just one (or two) pots, pans, or bowls, these homey dishes are quick and simple to prepare, requiring fewer steps and less stress, all without sacrificing any of the delicious flavors that are Lidia’s trademark. 
Jonathan will bring all the simplicity and convenience to you with one pot meals on this evening. You will be relieved to know that cooking at home can be done with less fuss and mess!

TUESDAY, MAY 24
6:30 pm
$105 or $137 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

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Flavors of the Sun

Christine Sahadi Whelan & Kristin Teig

A comprehensive guide to vibrant Middle Eastern ingredients, with more than 120 recipes that let them shine, from James Beard award winning Sahadi's market in Brooklyn, New York. The seasonings, staples, and spice blends used throughout the Middle East offer deliciously simple ways to transform food.

In this class you will learn to build up your flavor intuition so you can effortlessly incorporate any of the featured spices, condiments, and preserves into your daily repertoire. Your family kitchen table will become more adventurous this month!

WEDNESDAY, MAY 25
6:30 pm
$105 or $137 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

SOLD OUT waiting list available

SOLD OUT waiting list available

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Milk Street Tuesday Nights Mediterranean

Christopher Kimball

From the James Beard award-winning Milk Street team, enjoy easy weeknight dinners that bring the flavors of the Mediterranean into your home—with most meals ready in under 45 minutes. Mediterranean cooking is so much more than olive oil, grilled fish, and just-harvested vegetables. It is a diverse cuisine that encompasses the cultures and traditions of Southern Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. The food is direct, simple, and honest. It is proud to be served without disguise or embellishment. Dinner? Solved - every night of the week.

 

THURSDAY, MAY 26
6:30 pm
$105 or $140 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

SOLD OUT waiting list available

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Modern Tiffin

Priyanka Naik

Travel the world in a tiffin with 55 delicious recipes showcasing the global vegan experience.

With VEGETABLES as the star of the show, ​we will take you to a different part of the world in each chapter, adding Indian-inspired twist to each dish. The recipes in the book are made to be put into a tiffin, an Indian-style lunch box, so that each meal can be perfectly packaged to take on your own adventures, near and far.

MONDAY, MAY 30
6:30 pm
$105 or $133 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

SOLD OUT waiting list available

JUNE 2022

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Food52 Big Little Recipes

Emma Laperuque

Fewer ingredients, big-time flavors—that’s the magic of Big Little Recipes. Inspired by Food52’s award-winning column, this clever cookbook features 60 new recipes that’ll deliver wow-worthy results in five, four, three... or, yep, even two ingredients.

Minimalism at its best. Learn how to turn those long-winded classics into quick weeknight wonders. Give your meal planning a burst of energy with and turn less into more.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1
6:30 pm
$105 or $133 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

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Your Home Izakaya

Tim Anderson

In Your Home Izakaya, chef Tim Anderson explores the "anything goes" concept of izakaya by showcasing over 100 flavor-packed recipes. Izakaya began as sake stores that allowed their customers to drink on the premises, and, over time, they began to serve food as well. The food is simple to prepare but big on flavor, making it conducive to sociable snacking in between gulps of booze.
In this class you will learn recipes that are impressive yet simple to achieve and with no need for specialist equipment.  Full of delicious dishes, this class is perfect for anyone wanting to make show-off food fit for a dinner party with minimum fuss and maximum fun.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8
6:30 pm
$105 or $145 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

2 SPOTS LEFT

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Grist

Abra Berens

Make grains the easiest, healthiest, and most exciting stars on your table.
In this class you will learn recipes that are impressive yet simple to achieve and with no need for specialist equipment.  Full of delicious dishes, this class is perfect for anyone wanting to make show-off food fit for a dinner party with minimum fuss and maximum fun.

TUESDAY, JUNE 14
6:30 pm
$105 or $145 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

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Italian American

Angie Rito & Scott Tacinelli

Make grains the easiest, healthiest, and most exciting stars on your table.
In this class you will learn recipes that are impressive yet simple to achieve and with no need for specialist equipment.  Full of delicious dishes, this class is perfect for anyone wanting to make show-off food fit for a dinner party with minimum fuss and maximum fun.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15
6:30 pm
$105 or $143 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

4 SPOTS LEFT

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