Tuesday, December 22, 2009


Last year on a trip to New York, a friend had recommended that I eat at one of the Momofuku restaurants in the East Village, I hadn't taken much thought to the recommendation simply because the choice of restaurants in NY is pretty overwhelming. After getting a little lost in the City I stumbled upon Momofuku SSam bar (American food with plenty of ethnic crossover) Despite having that too cool for school look it still seemed very inviting so I decided that was where I would have one of several dinners for the enening. I ordered a beer and a few appetizers including their famous steamed pork buns and the fried brussels sprouts with fish sauce vinaigrette. Momofuku serves their dishes Izakaya style (meaning that each dish arrives whenever it is ready) but everything seemed to arrive at my table at just the right time. After one bite of the delicious tender steamed pork bun I knew that the hype was well deserved and after another order, I knew I had to recreate this recipe for my friends. One year later the Momofuku Cookbook arrived at The Cookbook Co. The back cover even has a picture of said pork buns and I can't wait to recreate my Momofuku experience for my friends at home!

Momofuku is available at The Cookbook Co. for $49.00 and in my opinion, it's the perfect last minute foodie gift!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Christmas Favourites

Christmas is right around the corner, and I thought I would share a few of my favourite gift items for the holiday season...


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

2010 Schedule

Well, Christmas is just around the corner and the sneak peak of the 2010 Cooking School schedule is here!

If you have any questions or want to sign up just give us a call (403-265-6066)

Friday, November 6, 2009

Michael Smith - Chef At Home

On Wednesday The Cookbook Co. hosted a sold out cooking class with Food Network star Michael Smith. We hosted a signing to celebrate Michael's new book before the class -- here are a few photos from the event.

Mini Tomato Basil Bruschetta - found on page 16

Potato Fish Cakes - found on page 128

Signed copies of "Chef At Home" are available at the store for $29.95

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Staff Lunch

Thomas Keller's latest book titled "ad hoc at home" is quickly becoming one of our favourite new cookbooks. It's inspired by the staff meals Thomas Keller serves at his restaurants and it has inspired us to share some of the staff meals we enjoy at The Cookbook Co. 

One of our recent lunches was slivers of onion marinated in olive oil with a splash of pomegranate molasses, we then added tomatoes and let the mixture sit for about 10 minutes. A staff member had brought some roasted beets and black chickpeas so we added them to the tomato mixture. We tossed the tomatoes with Hotchkiss spinach, portioned it out and topped it with a couple thick slices of bufala mozzarella. Sided with a slice of Aviv's French bread, it was yummy indeed.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Kitchen Scraps

On October 21st, Pierre Lamielle launched his first, and very humorous, cookbook "Kitchen Scraps". The launch party was held here at The Cookbook Co. and was a huge success. In the typical entertaining style of Pierre, there were drawing contests and custom artwork as door prizes, not to mention plenty of artful appetizers hand picked from Pierre's new book. Here are just a few of Pierre's cleverly offbeat recipes....

Snails in the Garden - crunchy escargot with aioli slime on fresh garden greens

PiƱa Colada Panna Cotta

Whirled Peas Soup

Dr. frankensteinmanburgs Latkes

Signed copies of "Kitchen Scraps" are available at the Cookbook Co. for $24.95

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