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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

SUMMER CLASSES!

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

SOLD OUT waiting list available

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Green Fire 

Francis Mallman

A groundbreaking new approach to grilling vegetables and fruit!
Green Fire is an extraordinary vegetarian cookbook, as Mallmann brings his techniques, creativity, instinct for bold flavors, and decades of experience to the idea of cooking vegetables and fruits over live fire.

This cooking class will focus on the transformation wrought by flames, coal, and smoke on fruits and vegetables. This class will inspire you to “return to the garden” in order to go beyond a classic barbecue and you’ll leave realizing that things taste better when cooked outdoors!

Time to turn the fire “green.”!

THURSDAY, JULY 7
6:30 pm
$110 or $150 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

2 SPOTS LEFT

vegetarian

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Vegetariano

In this book Rizzoli offers a more authentic take on Italian vegetarian cooking than almost any cookbook in the category. It will appeal to fans who seek a more direct insight into Italian cooking, straight from the source.

This class celebrates vegetarian Italian cooking, which is unmatched in authenticity and scope, and draws on traditional recipes from every region--from Aosta and the Veneto to the tip of the boot and the islands. This class will inspire you toward a more ethical, environmental, healthful, and delicious table.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 13
6:30 pm
$105 or $137 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

vegetarian

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MI COCINA

Rick Mart​ínez

In Mi Cocina, Rick shares deeply personal recipes as he re-creates the dishes and specialties he tasted throughout his journey. Inspired by his travels, the recipes are based on his taste memories and experiences. 
This class focuses on authentic Mexican cuisine! In this class you will be instantly transported to Mexico with an intimate look at this country’s cuisine. You will leave this class with a passion to revitalize your pantry and transform your cooking repertoire.

TUESDAY, JULY 19

6:30 pm

$105 or $143 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

SOLD OUT waiting list available

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Half Baked Harvest Everyday

Tieghan Gerard

The millions of fans of the Half Baked Harvest blog and bestselling books have fallen in love with Tieghan Gerard’s recipes. Written and photographed in the stunning mountains of Colorado, inspired by her big, unique family, and focused on what you’ll want to eat day-in-day-out, Half Baked Harvest Every Day delivers more than 120 all-new recipes that will feed your body and soul.

This class will highlight Gerard’s recipes for their wholesome decadence, unfussy approach, and smart twists on comforting favorites. Enjoy an evening of well balanced, flexible, and feel-good meals that you can easily recreate at home.

TUESDAY, JULY 26

6:30 pm

$105 or $137 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

SOLD OUT waiting list available

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MAMA GHANNOUJ

With Guest Author Dima Adra!

 

We are excited to host Montreal based Dima Adra, author of the beautifully self published cookbook Mama Ghannouj, to the store. On this night, she will chat about her love of Lebanese cooking and how she realized the importance of preserving food traditions in her first book. 
The recipes shared this night will transport us into the kitchens of all the Mama's that contributed their traditional dishes. 

TUESDAY, JULY 5
6:30 pm
145$ this class includes a signed copy of Mama Ghannouj

with guest author Dima Adra & Jonathan!!!

SOLD OUT waiting list available

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I Dream of Dinner

Ali Slagle

With minimal ingredients and maximum joy in mind, Ali Slagle's no-nonsense, completely delicious recipes are ideal for dinner tonight—and every single night. Ali combines readily available, inexpensive ingredients in clever, uncomplicated ways for meals that spark everyday magic. All the recipes come together with fewer than eight ingredients and forty-five minutes, using one or two pots and pans. 

This class will combine structure to get you excellent meals, in your kitchen, in your way. You'll learn fast and loose ways of cooking that will make your mediocre days better and the good days great! You'll maximize your time, minimize your waste, spark inspiration, and nourish with food that feels good to make and eat. Remember: Do more with less. Don’t overthink it. And also: it’s only dinner.

MONDAY, JULY 11
6:30 pm
$105 or $137 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

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Rodney Scott's World of BBQ

Rodney Scott & Lolis Eric Ellie

ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR: The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time Out, Food52, Taste of Home, Garden & Gun, Epicurious, Vice, Salon, Southern Living, Wired, Library Journal • 

In the first cookbook by a Black pitmaster, James Beard Award–winning chef Rodney Scott celebrates an incredible culinary legacy through his life story, family traditions, and unmatched dedication to his craft.
This cooking class will light up your barbeque dreams and instill a new passion for incorporating this way of cooking in your everyday life!

THURSDAY, JULY 14
6:30 pm
$110 or $142 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

SOLD OUT waiting list available

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Flavors of the Southeast Asian Grill

Leela Punyaratabandhu 

Sharing beloved barbecue dishes from the Southeast Asian countries of Thailand, Burma, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, and Indonesia, experienced author and expert on Asian cooking Leela Punyaratabandhu inspires readers with a deep dive into the flavor profile and spices of the region. She teaches you how to set up your own smoker, cook over an open flame, or grill on the equipment you already have in your backyard.
This class will focus on the fact that Southeast Asian-style barbecue naturally lends itself to the American outdoor cooking style which in turn means that this cooking style can remain true to tradition without any need for them to be Westernized or altered at the expense of integrity. 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 20

6:30 pm

$110 or $142 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

SOLD OUT waiting list available

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Tokyo Up Late

Brendan Liew

Eat the streets after midnight.
As the sun sets, the neon lights of Tokyo flicker to life: hidden restaurants and bars come alive; rounds of beer, highballs, and sake are ordered, and the scent of yakitori and sounds of nightlife fill the air. Tokyo Up Late is your food guide through the night: from noisy izakayas, ramen joints, and tempura bars, to gyoza pit-stops, curry restaurants, and the iconic convenience stores that stitch the city together.

In this class you will be instantly transported to the busy streets of Tokyo. We will introduce you to late night food culture, which normally involves something fast, tasty and comforting. These healthy late-night eats and late-night classics will be something you can enjoy not just after bedtime!

THURSDAY, JULY 28
6:30 pm
$105 or $143 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

SOLD OUT waiting list available

AUGUST 2022

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Learning Korean, Recipes for Home Cooking

Peter Serpico

The best Korean food is Korean home cooking. The cornerstones of every meal are kimchi and white rice, and once you unlock that perfect marriage of flavor, the universe of wholesome, vegetable-centric cooking will inspire healthy eating, every day. In this insightful and endearing cookbook, new flavors, techniques, and ways to enjoy one of the world’s greatest cuisines are revealed by chef and father Peter Serpico.
This class shares Serpico’s promises of satisfaction and comfort for cooks of all backgrounds. You will find inspiration and delight in this unique take on Korean cuisine. A class not to be missed!

TUESDAY, AUGUST 2
6:30 pm
$105 or $143 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

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The Complete Vegetable Cookbook

James Strawbridge

Whether you are looking to include more veg in your diet, moving to a vegan or meat-free lifestyle, or looking for some flavor inspiration for your dishes, this is a vegetarian cookbook with a difference—giving you the confidence and knowledge to safely prepare and cook the edible parts of seasonal vegetables.
This class will highlight a seasonal guide to cooking with vegetables! Learn unique characteristics, different varieties, and how best to prepare produce in your kitchen. A great class to bring this seasons vegetables to your family table.

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 4
6:30 pm
$105 or $137 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

vegetarian

SOLD OUT waiting list available

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Portugal The Cookbook

Leandro Carreira

Celebrate Portugal’s vibrant, globally-influenced and highly influential food culture via more than 550 classic and contemporary recipes from the acclaimed chef Leandro Carreira. 

This class offers accomplished cooks and culinary newbies the opportunity to make simple, tasty dishes. This evening, you will learn easy, simple, nourishing, and comforting dishes that Portugal has to offer. 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 9
6:30 pm
$105 or $157 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

SOLD OUT waiting list available

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10 minute Chinese Takeout 

Kwoklyn Wan

10-Minute Takeout is the fastest, easiest ever cookbook for all your favorite Chinese dishes. Cooking star Kwoklyn Wan offers 80 inventive ways of getting food on the table in 10 minutes flat, from start to finish – quicker than doing an online order or picking up the phone! 

This class will explore the art of quick dishes without sacrificing flavor in the pursuit of speed. You will leave this class excited and newly informed about how easy it is to get your Chinese takeout fix faster than ordering it!

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10
6:30 pm
$105 or $129 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

3 SPOTS LEFT

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For The Table

Anna Stockwell

From a rising food star, a toast to the art of the dinner party
During socially distanced times, the perfect dinner party might have felt like a lost art, but in For the Table, writer Anna Stockwell provides all the tools needed for bringing back the ritual of hosting memorable yet modern dinner parties.

This class will explore easy, adaptable, and crowd-pleasing recipes that are perfect for entertaining. In this class, you will discover that dinner parties don't have to be formal or fussy, or even a lot of work, to be celebratory and gratifying. You will leave this class inspired to gather people around your table for dinner parties!

TUESDAY, AUGUST 16
6:30 pm
$105 or $141 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

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Bad Manners Fast As F#ck,

101 Easy Recipes to Pack your Plate

by Bad Manners

Bad Manners: Fast as F*ck holds your hand and explains ingredients so you'll feel confident knowing exactly what the f*ck you're cooking. This kickass kitchen primer also serves up health benefits and nutrition to remind everyone, from clueless newbies to health nuts, how a plant-based lifestyle benefits our bodies, minds, environment, and pocketbooks. THAT'S RIGHT. EAT GREEN, SAVE GREEN.
So scared of commitment you can't even dedicate some time to cook? This class is here to fix that sh*t by showcasing recipes that are guaranteed to be faster than delivery, so you can whip up some tasty meals with simple ingredients regardless of when you stumble home from work.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17
6:30 pm
$105 or $129 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

2 SPOTS LEFT

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The Cook You Want To Be

Andy Baraghani

In The Cook You Want to Be, Baraghani shows home cooks on how to hone their own cooking styles by teaching the techniques and unexpected flavor combinations that maximize flavor in minimal time.

This class explores recipes that cooks will find inspiration to riff on, quick meals for hurried weeknights, condiments galore, and memorable meals to impress dinner guests. During this class you will learn go-to recipes and knowledge, delicious, and simple home cooking for modern times.We will help define and develop your personal cooking style—and become the cook you want to be.

MONDAY, AUGUST 22
6:30 pm
$105 or $143 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

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Sea Salt and Honey

Celebrating the Food of Kardamili

Nicholas, Chloe, Olivia Tsakiris

Sea Salt and Honey pays tribute to authentic and Greek-inspired cuisine, and is a culinary celebration of a place where the love of the land, of nature, and of a simple but rich life makes you feel at home.  

In this class you will learn healthy, fresh, feel-good, uncomplicated, and everyday recipes. You will be instantly transported to Kardamili exploring the cooking techniques and skills to maximize health, flavor and nutrients.

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

with Jonathan

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The Family Meal,

Home Cooking with Ferran Adrià

What does Ferran Adrià eat for dinner — and how did he feed the hard-working staff at his fabled elBulli, the first 'destination restaurant', nestled on the Mediterranean coast north of Barcelona? The Family Meal features a month's worth of three-course menus created for and by Ferran and his team — meals that nourished and energized them for each evening's service. 

This class will explore relatively everyday dishes are executed with haute-cuisine precision, and include a few, unusual twists. You will learn top-table insights and tricks to show off tried-and-test dishes, enabling you to nip in and out of the kitchen with enviably agility. 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24
6:30 pm
$105 or $153 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

SOLD OUT waiting list available

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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, AUGUST 31st
6:30 pm
$130 includes knife
with Jonathan

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