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Cooking Canadian


A Dirty Apron Cookbook

by (author) David Robertson

foreword by David Hawksworth

Figure 1 Publishing
Initial publish date
Aug 2019
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Aug 2019
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Bestselling chef David Robertson, of The Dirty Apron Cooking School, is back with a stunningly designed book of new recipes for the home cook and the whole family
The Dirty Apron Cooking School has taught thousands of Canadians to cook. In this anticipated follow-up to his bestselling Dirty Apron Cookbook, David Robertson's latest book celebrates the simple pleasures of cooking food for friends and family.

Gather features an enticing collection of 80 delicious recipes designed to be shared, whether on platters or heaped high in big bowls, and served with care, generosity and a lot of love. From crème brûlée French toast, to a salmon, spinach and fennel Wellington, to beef tenderloin with salsa verde and honey-roasted vegetables, these crowd-pleasing recipes are super approachable and bursting with flavour. David includes more options for plant-based and gluten-free diets and introduces some new techniques to the mix. After all, good cooking is all about coaxing flavours out of your ingredients, and if you get the techniques down, you'll have success in the kitchen and see big smiles around the table.

No matter the skill level, home cooks can learn how to cook with more confidence so they spend less time in the kitchen and more around the dining table with friends and family. Gather gets to the heart of cooking and is an indispensable addition to any food lover's library.

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Contributor Notes

David Robertson began his career at age fifteen as a dishwasher in a restaurant kitchen—and thirty years later, he hasn’t looked back. As the founder of The Dirty Apron Cooking School and Delicatessen, he teaches more than thirty-five classes to 8,000 students each year. He discovered his passion when cooking for others, and he's extremely pleased that he so inspired one of his daughters that she too wants to be a chef. In his off-time, David likes to cook for kids in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and fundraise for his favourite charities. He and his wife and business partner Sara believe we can break down the barriers between people with the art of good food. He is also the author of The Dirty Apron Cookbook.

DAVID HAWKSWORTH owns acclaimed Vancouver restaurants Hawksworth, Nightingale, and Bel Café. He and his restaurants have won countless awards, including five awards for Best Upscale Restaurant from Vancouver Magazine. Hawksworth was named among the top three new restaurants by enRoute magazine in 2011 and was named nation-wide "Restaurant of the Year" by Maclean's in 2012. Chef Hawksworth is one of Canada's leading culinary talents and the youngest chef inducted into the BC Restaurant Hall of Fame.

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