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 info@appetitebooks.ca, 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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***For a seamless, safe and enjoyable evening for our clients and staff we require, as of Sept 1st 2021, in accordance with government regulations, double vaccination to attend a cooking class in-store. We will be checking your vaccine passport (Vaxicode or hard copy) upon entry. Access will not be granted to anyone without proper documentation and no refunds or credit will be given.***

FALL 2021 COOKING CLASSES

SEPTEMBER 2021

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Knife Skills

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, SEPTEMBER 22
6:30 pm
$130 includes knife
with Jonathan

SOLD OUT waiting list available

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FROM THE VEG PATCH

Kathy Slack

Kathy Slack takes us through a year in her veg patch in this celebration of her ten favourite things to grow and eat. Most recipes are vegetarian, some use meat or fish, but every dish makes veg the star of the plate.
Learn to incorporate more vegetables into your cooking with this class that demonstrates the versatility of fresh produce. This is food for everyone and every day, using the best ingredients of the season.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

6:30 pm

$105 or $148 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

5 SPOTS LEFT!

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UNDER THE OLIVE TREE

Irini Tzortzoglou

Under the Olive Tree is a stunning and user-friendly collection of delicious Greek family recipes. With accessible, everyday dishes for the home cook, as well as recipes for entertaining to impress your guests, there is something for every occasion. 

A cooking class featuring the sunshine-filled food of Greece. These dishes will bring the warmth and vibrancy of Greece to your kitchen.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
6:30 pm
$105 or $139 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

SOLD OUT waiting list available

OCTOBER 2021

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OTTOLENGHI FLAVOR (vegetarian)

Yotam Ottolenghi

Yotam Ottolenghi is back with another collection of instant-hit recipes, with 60 percent of them ideal for the rapidly growing vegan market.

In this cooking class based on Ottolenghi’s newest cookbook, you’ll learn what makes vegetables distinct and how to maximize their flavours by following the "three P's":

•  Process: Key reactions that happen when vegetables or supporting ingredients are cooked.

• Pairing: What you match a vegetable with to accentuate its defining qualities.

• Produce: Understanding the sheer depth of flavour that certain vegetables naturally possess. 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5
6:30 pm
$105 or $141 with cookbook included

with Giuseppe

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PARWANA

Irini Tzortzoglou

A collection of authentic Afghan recipes interwoven with family narratives and stunning photography, Parwana tells one family’s story of a region long afflicted by war, but with much more at its heart. 

Based on the dishes from the family-run restaurant Parwana in Australia, the recipes shared in this cooking class have been passed down between generations and each one has a story to tell about the country the family left behind and it’s traditions of generosity and hospitality.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6
6:30 pm
$105 or $141 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

SOLD OUT waiting list available

SOLD OUT waiting list available

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BITTER HONEY

Letitia Clark

In Bitter Honey, seasoned chef Letitia Clark invites us into her new home on one of the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean Sea – Sardinia. Each of these recipes, and the stories behind them, will transport you to the glittering, turquoise waters and laid-back lifestyle of this Italian paradise. Cooking here reflects life: it is a slow and relaxed affair. 

The vibrant recipes featured in this class don't take long to make but each reflects the ethos of the Sardinian lifestyle, which invites you to slow down, to enjoy yourself, and to nourish yourself with food, friends, and family.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12
6:30 pm
$105 or $151 with cookbook included

with Giuseppe

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TO ASIA WITH LOVE (vegetarian)

Hetty McKinnon

For bestselling cookbook author Hetty McKinnon, Asian cooking is personal. McKinnon grew up in a home filled with the aromas, sights, and sounds of her Chinese mother’s cooking. These days she strives to recreate those memories for her own family—and yours—with traditional dishes prepared in non-traditional ways. 

Celebrate the exciting and delicious possibilities of modern Asian cooking in this cooking class! On this evening you’ll discover creative vegetarian recipes featuring pan-Asian dishes that anyone can prepare at home using supermarket ingredients.

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

with Jonathan

SOLD OUT waiting list available

SOLD OUT waiting list available

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PENANG LOCAL

Ahmad Salim and Aim Aris

The best recipes from Penang, an island obsessed with food. Like the island itself, Penang Local celebrates the traditional cuisine that is cherished by locals and fervently adored by visitors, while embracing the multicultural influences that continue to shape this dynamic and historic food scene.  

This cooking class brings the famed local dishes of Penang to you with delicious and approachable recipes that you’ll want to recreate in your own kitchen.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 18
6:30 pm
$105 or $143 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

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SUMAC

Anas Atassi

Drawing from neighbouring countries, Syrian cuisine has deep historical and cultural roots that illustrate the ways that food creates connection. Sumac is filled with traditional and contemporary Syrian recipes inspired by personal stories. ways. 

The recipes shared in this cooking class evoke the rich aromatic flavours of the Syrian kitchen where fragrant spices like deep red sumac are prized ingredients.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19
6:30 pm
$105 or $141 with cookbook included

with Giuseppe

SOLD OUT waiting list available

2 SPOTS LEFT!

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SOUL

Todd Richards

Black American chefs and cooks are often typecast as the experts of only one cuisine—soul food, but Todd Richards’ food is anything but stereotypical. While his dishes are rooted in family and the American cuisine known as soul food, he doesn’t let his heritage restrain him. The message of Soul is that cooks can honour tradition yet be liberated to explore. 

This cooking class will ignite your creativity and passion for good food with inventive recipes that highlight what soul food can be for a new generation of cooks.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20
6:30 pm
$105 or $137 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

SOLD OUT waiting list available

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AT HOME IN THE KITCHEN

David Kinch

This laid-back cookbook by James Beard Award-winning, three-Michelin-starred chef David Kinch shares 120+ recipes for the unfussy dishes that he cooks at his home on the Northern California coast.

This cooking class shares simple recipes that use clever techniques and fresh flavour combinations to guarantee delicious and impressive results. These go-to recipes encourage a casual and fun approach to cooking great food at home.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26
6:30 pm
$105 or $142 with cookbook included

with Giuseppe

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ASMA'S INDIAN KITCHEN

Asma Khan

Asma Khan of the award-winning Darjeeling Express and star of Chef’s Table reveals the secret to her success, telling her immigrant’s story and how food brought her home. More than just a collection of delicious and accessible recipes, Asma’s Indian Kitchen is a celebration of heritage, culture, community and quality. 

Inspired by Asma Khan’s beloved family recipes, the dishes served in this cooking class boast a variety of textures and intense flavours that you’ll want to recreate at home for your own family.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 25
6:30 pm
$105 or $140 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

1 SPOT LEFT!

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COOK, EAT, REPEAT

Nigella Lawson

Cook, Eat, Repeat is a delicious and delightful combination of recipes intertwined with narrative essays about food, all written in Nigella Lawson’s engaging and insightful prose.  

Fans of Nigella Lawson’s laidback approach to cooking will love this cooking class featuring new, easy recipes for every mood and every season.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27
6:30 pm
$105 or $141 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

3 SPOTS LEFT!

2 SPOTS LEFT!

NOVEMBER 2021

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SICILIA

Ben Tish

A love letter to one of the oldest, most richly varied food cultures of Europe, Sicilia brings the food of Sicily to your table. Sitting at the heart of the Mediterranean, between east and west, Europe and North Africa, Sicilian cuisine reflects a unique combination of culinary influences.

Experience this unique culinary heritage for yourself in this cooking class where the strong aromas and flavours of each dish are informed by the abundant fresh ingredients of Sicily.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1
6:30 pm
$105 or $143 with cookbook included

with Giuseppe

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JAMIE OLIVER TOGETHER

Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver’s newest cookbook offers a joyous celebration of incredible food to share. Being with our loved ones has never felt so important, and great food is the perfect excuse to get together in any fashion. 

Based on Jamie Oliver’s latest collection of inspirational yet practical recipes, this cooking class will show you how to minimize your time in the kitchen so you can maximize the time you spend with your guests.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3
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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RIPE FIGS

Yasmin Khan

The acclaimed author of Zaitoun returns with vibrant recipes and powerful stories from the islands that bridge the Mediterranean and the Middle East. Traveling by boat and land, Yasmin Khan traces the ingredients that have spread through the region from the time of Ottoman rule to the presence of recent refugee communities.

This cooking class features healthy, seasonal, vegetable-focused recipes for home cooks that reflect the diverse cuisine and evolving flavours of the eastern Mediterranean.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9
6:30 pm
$105 or $143 with cookbook included

with Giuseppe

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THE VEGGIE CHINESE TAKEOUT COOKBOOK (vegetarian)

Chinese food is ideal for a veggie diet as it makes the most of fresh vegetables and meat substitutes, and uses very little dairy – but at the same time packs fantastic flavour into everything.

Learn to recreate your favourite takeout dishes at home in this cooking class with accessible and delicious meat-free recipes that will satisfy your takeout cravings.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10
6:30 pm
$105 or $131 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

3 SPOTS LEFT!

SOLD OUT waiting list available

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EAT, HABIBI, EAT!

Shahir Massoud

In Arabic, "habibi" translates to "my darling," and it is this loving endearment, reserved for the closest friends and family, that permeates every recipe shared by Canadian-Egyptian chef and television host Shahir Massoud.

This cooking class explores the bold flavours, bright colours, and fresh tastes of the Middle East. From delectable street foods and everyday staples to new interpretations of traditional dishes, these are irresistible recipes for every meal and time of day.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15
6:30 pm
$105 or $133 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

SOLD OUT waiting list available

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DINNER IN FRENCH

Melissa Clark

New York Times star food writer Melissa Clark breaks down the new French classics with 150 recipes that reflect a modern yet distinctly French sensibility.

This cooking class will introduce you to the French cuisine of today, with updated techniques and fresh dishes that reflect a new and improved approach to the classics.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18
6:30 pm
$105 or $139 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

SOLD OUT waiting list available

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MATTY MATHESON HOME STYLE COOKERY

Chef Matty Matheson follows up his New York Times bestseller with an even bigger book that is all about quality home cooking. Here are 135 of his absolute favourite recipes to cook at home for his family and friends that you can make for the people you love.

Equal parts approachable and tasty, Matty’s signature recipes are bold, fun and made for sharing. Elevate your home cooking in this class that celebrates cooking and eating together.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16
6:30 pm
$105 or $137 with cookbook included

with Giuseppe

4 SPOTS LEFT!

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BAVEL

Bavel features personal stories and more than eighty recipes celebrating the diversity of Middle Eastern cuisines from the acclaimed chefs behind the award-winning Los Angeles restaurant. 

Explore the broad and varied cuisines of the Middle East in this cooking class where modern recipes are influenced by the flavours and techniques from all corners of the region and where cooking is not limited by borders.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23
6:30 pm
$105 or $145 with cookbook included

with Giuseppe

4 SPOTS LEFT!

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GREEN FEAST FALL/WINTER (vegetarian)

Nigel Slater

The second instalment in the Greenfeast set of season-lead cookbooks by Nigel Slater offers simple and fast plant-based recipes for cooking in fall and winter.

This cooking class features beautiful, warming dishes that will guide you towards a more vegetable-focused way of cooking during these cold months.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24
6:30 pm
$105 or $131 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

SOLD OUT waiting list available

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MILK STREET: TUESDAY NIGHTS MEDITERRANEAN

From the James Beard award-winning Milk Street team, enjoy 125 easy weeknight dinners that bring the flavours of the Mediterranean into your home. 

Learn to recreate the diverse cuisine of the Mediterranean in your own kitchen with this cooking class that explores delicious, colourful dishes that encompass the cultures and traditions of Southern Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30
6:30 pm
$105 or $140 with cookbook included

with Giuseppe

1 SPOT LEFT!

DECEMBER 2021

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FOOLPROOF FISH

America's Test Kitchen

For many home cooks, preparing seafood is a bit of mystery. But I'm going to let you in on a little secret: cooking great-tasting seafood is easy and anyone, anywhere can do it! America’s Test Kitchen provides you with everything you need to create satisfying and healthy seafood meals at home.

Learn to prepare fish perfectly every time in this cooking class that will show you that cooking delicious fish at home can be easily achieved any night of the week.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2
6:30 pm
$105 or $137 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

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DONNA HAY: WEEK LIGHT

Australia's bestselling cookbook author and most trusted home cook, Donna Hay returns with a beautiful cookbook that you'll want to use every night of the week. 

Discover new ideas for fast, vegetable-focused weeknight cooking in this class featuring hearty, colourful recipes that are as nutrient-rich as they are delicious.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 6
6:30 pm
$105 or $136 with cookbook included

with Giuseppe

SOLD OUT waiting list available

SOLD OUT waiting list available

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Knife Skills

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, DECEMBER 8
6:30 pm
$130 includes knife
with Jonathan

SOLD OUT waiting list available

YOU CAN NOW REGISTER ONLINE! 

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***For a seamless, safe and enjoyable evening for our clients and staff we require, as of Sept 1st 2021, in accordance with government regulations, double vaccination to attend a cooking class in-store. We will be checking your vaccine passport (Vaxicode or hard copy) upon entry. Access will not be granted to anyone without proper documentation and no refunds or credit will be given.***