What: A swap meet for brewery collectibles, plus a double-threat book signing Where: N Great Lakes Brewery, 30 Queen Elizabeth Blvd., Etobicoke When: 28 March 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Other Details: Book signing and more. Tickets: free admission, $5 tall cans of Great Lakes.
What: A beer dinner featuring a small plates tasting menu based around the recipes in The Canadian Craft Beer Cookbook. Where: Nick and Nat’s Uptown 21, at 21 King St. N., Waterloo When: 21 January 6:30 p.m. Other Details: A signed copy of my book is included in the ticket price. Tickets: $60, available by calling the restaurant at 519-883-1100.
What: Selling and signing my book, The Canadian Craft Beer Cookbook, as part of the Barley’s Angels Holiday Market with lots of other great vendors. Where: The Rhino, 1249 Queen St. W., Parkdale When: 14 December, 4 – 7 PM Other Details: Copies of my cookbook will be for sale and I’m more than happy to sign them. I take cash or credit cards. Tickets: Free. Women are an undeniably important part of craft beer’s success in the slow mission to chip market share away from macro-breweries. There is something about emphasizing quality over crude marketing that seems to bring those who were previously […]
The Gourmet Food and Wine Expo is one of Toronto’s grandest opportunities to sample wine, spirits, and beer from around the world, in one place, all over a four-day weekend. It’s held in a hall big enough that you almost see horizons instead of walls, buried deep below Toronto’s convention center. That matters a bit less because this event is conveniently scheduled for the start of the season when we’d much rather be as far away from the elements as possible. The GFWE, especially on Thursday’s VIP night and weekend evenings, is obviously a hot ticket and undeniably popular with those […]
What: Cooking demonstration of a few of the beer-centric recipes from The Canadian Craft Beer Cookbook. Where: The Cookery Store, 303 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto When: 1 November, 12:30 PM Other Details: Copies of my cookbook will be for sale and I’m more than happy to sign them. Tickets: Free. I’m thankful that several entrepreneurs have stepped in to fill the void that was created when The Cookbook Store closed earlier this year. Most of these new entries tend to lean in the direction of diversification and sell kitchenwares and cooking equipment as well as cookbooks. Happily, as of just over a month ago, […]
What: Talk and demonstration of a few of the beer-centric recipes from The Canadian Craft Beer Cookbook. Where: Albion Bolton Branch, Ena Badger Room When: 30 October, 7 – 8 PM Other Details: Copies of my cookbook will be for sale and I’m more than happy to sign them. Tickets: Free. As I mentioned last month, library events are a favourite of mine. So, I was definitely happy to be invited to Bolton by the folks from Forster’s Book Garden and the Caledon Library Cookbook Club to introduce the group to a few of the recipes from my cookbook, offer some tips about […]
What: On-stage cooking competition Where: Delicious Food Show, Direct Energy Centre, Toronto When: 19 October, 4 – 5 PM Tickets: Ticket to DFS required. More info about purchasing them here. As part of their mission to raise the profile for Canada’s cookbook awards, Taste Canada is bringing back their Cooks the Books competition for a second year. Cookbook authors who were nominated for an award will be paired with separate teams of culinary students who will prepare one of the recipes from the book as part of an onstage, judged competition at the Delicious Food Show. The chefs-to-be from St. Pius […]
What: My workshop will be part of the first annual What’s Cooking Bracebridge: The Great Muskoka Cookbook Adventure festival. Guests will get to see how two recipes from my cookbook are made and then taste samples. Muskoka Brewery will also provide beers sample pairings. Where: Exact venue to be confirmed in Bracebridge, ON. When: 4 October, 4 PM – 5 PM Other Details: I will be selling (cash or credit) and signing copies of my cookbook. Tickets: $25. Buy tickets here.
What: An evening of food stations paired with craft beer and hosted by the Enoch Turner Schoolhouse foundation. Jordan St. John and I will talk briefly about the basics of cooking with craft beer and also the historical connection between Enoch Turner and brewing in Toronto. Where: Enoch Turner Schoolhouse Foundation, 106 Trinity St., Toronto When: 15 October, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Other Details: I will be selling (cash or credit) and signing copies of my cookbook. Tickets: $40 includes five beer and five food samples. Buy tickets here.
What: Books and Brews discussion panel with Stephen Beaumont and Jordan St. John, moderated by Mike Warner Where: Sanderson branch of Toronto Public Library, 327 Bathurst St., Toronto When: 18 September, 7 PM – 8 PM Other Details: I will be selling (cash or credit) and signing copies of CCBC Tickets: Free, but register here.