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Sunday, October 23, 2011
A Cozy Apero with Laura Calder
"I realized that feeding friends is about food that comes from the heart, not about what kitchen you happen to cook it in. In other words, chez moi is a place within that you give out to the world, and you can't help take with you wherever you go..." -Laura Calder from Dinner Chez Moi
Friday evening, Laura Calder made herself at home chez Barbara-Jo for a cozy apero to celebrate Dinner Chez Moi: The Fine Art of Feeding Friends. As guests enjoyed a delightful spread of Beet Hummus and assorted crudites and warm Roasted Cashews with Garam Masala, Laura chatted with guests and signed her latest collection of cherished recipes and stories. To our guests' delight, Laura demonstrated one of her elegantly simple recipes, Spicy Baked Shrimp.
To top off the evening, guests enjoyed Laura's all-time favourite cookies, Honey Hearts. A truly sweet way to finish an evening with a sweet hostess.
We have a limited number of signed copies of Dinner Chez Moi. Drop by the shop to pick up your copy.
More photos of the festive evening may be found here.
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