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What You'll Get
Chefs’ ovens burn much hotter than conventional ovens, allowing them to quickly roast meats and melt glacier chunks into gourmet ice water. Expand culinary prowess through chef-gotten tips with today’s Groupon: for $19, you get a Vancouver Cooks 2 cookbook from The Chef’s Table Society of British Columbia (a $40 value). Books are available for pickup at the Hamilton Street Grill at the following times:
- Monday–Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
- Monday–Sunday at 5 p.m.<p>
Winner of the gold medal for English Canadian Food Culture from the 2010 Canadian Culinary Book Awards, The Chefs’ Table Society of British Columbia’s Vancouver Cooks 2 celebrates the dynamic dining heritage of the northwest coast with more than 100 recipes from chefs around the province. A roster of 70 innovative gustatory wizards including Rob Feenie and Hidekazu Tojo of Tojo’s Restaurant divulge the secrets behind their most sought-after dishes through easily followed recipes that ensure painless re-creation by home cooks and robot chefs of all abilities.
Hailed by the Canadian Culinary Book Awards judges for bolstering “Canada’s culinary culture by showcasing West Coast ingredients,” the cookbook is divided into four sections focused on local food, international flavours, emerging talents, and pioneering chefs. Recipes range in complexity and ingredients, from a salade de homard from Michel Jacob of Le Crocodile to a late-summer-vegetable lasagna from Mo:Le Restaurant’s Cosmo Meens. The book is also interspersed with more than 50 full-colour photographs showcasing select dishes dressed in full regalia and looking wistfully into the distance. The royalties of the book’s sale go toward the Chefs’ Table Scholarship and Bursary Fund.
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