Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Last weekend I had the chance to cook a few recipes out of my new favourite cookbook Momofuku. I made a few different kinds of quick pickled vegetables (the pickled asian pears were particularly delicious), and two different kinds of Bo Ssam: one made with pork butt cured with an obscene amount of salt and sugar then slowly roasted until it falls off the bone (served with spicy ssam sauce), and another made with cured and roasted pork belly which was served with a creamy mustard sauce. The roasted brussels sprouts with fish sauce were absolutely scrumptious! Just as I had expected, each dish was a huge success!


The Thermomix is the ultimate Kitchen appliance. It chops, grinds, mixes, blends, steams, heats, stirs, weighs, times, kneads, whips, stews and even homogenizes, with over 20 different functions it supposedly makes up for over 12 other appliances. We've just received our first machine, and can't wait for our training session so we can get started! The machines aren't available in stores, so If you would like anymore information about purchasing a machine, please contact Matthew at 403-265-8192

And don't forget to check back for updates on our Thermomix progress.

Monday, January 11, 2010

A-16 Supper Club

On January 25th Cookbook Co. owner Gail Norton and catering chef Matthew Altizer are hosting a supper club inspired by the San Francisco Restaurant A-16, here's a sneak peak of the menu!

Marinated Olives

Bruschetta selection:
Braised Cannellini beans, Arugula and Pecorino
Housemade Ricotta and Peperonata
Dungeness Crab, Rapini and Anchovy

Chicken Meatballs with Peperonata

Raw Zucchini Salad with Green Olives, Mint and Pecorino

Roasted Potatoes and Cauliflower with Red Onion, Capers and Chiles

Pizza Margherita

Chocolate Budino Tartlets with Sea Salt and Olive Oil

Space is limited so give us a call and sign up!

Cooking Classes

Our 2010 cooking school season is just around the corner and classes are selling like hotcakes!

Here's a list of available cooking classes in January:

20th G is for Grenache

21st From a Vegetarian Kitchen

23rd Breadmaking: A Hands on Class

24th All-Day Canning Workshop

25th Monday Night Cookbook Supper Club: A-16

26th You Only Live Once: Indulgant Foods

27th Food and Wine of French Bistros

30th Knife Skills 2

31st Kids Can Cook

For more information check out our website for the full calendar ( or call us at the store (403-265-6066)

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