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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 SUMMER COOKING CLASSES

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YOU CAN CLICK ON PHOTOS TO REGISTER ONLINE

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

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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

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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

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MAMAGANOUJ

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.

TUESDAY, JULY 5
6:30 pm
$?? or $?? with cookbook included

with Jonathan

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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

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Flavors Of South East 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

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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

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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

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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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

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For The Table

Anna Stockwell

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

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

with Jonathan

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The Cook You Want To Be

Andy Baraghani

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, AUGUST 22
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

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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

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Band Manners Fast As F#ck,

101 Easy Recipes to Pack your Plate

by Bad Manners

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

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

with Jonathan

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The Family Meal,

Home Cooking with Ferran Adrià

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.

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

with Jonathan

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Sea Salt and Honey

Celebrating the Food of Kardamili

Nicholas, Chloe, Olivia Tsakiris

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!

TUESDAY, AUGUST 30
6:30 pm
$105 or $140 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!

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1st
6:30 pm
$130 includes knife
with Jonathan

OR

YOU CAN CLICK ON PHOTOS TO REGISTER ONLINE