The Book Drunkard Literary Festival

Join us at Urban Pantry Restaurant on Thursday October 20 at 6:30 pm for a fabulous evening of food and conversation as Deirdre Buryk shows us how to make the most of seasonal Ontario produce when it’s freshest!

Your $115 ticket includes a 4-course meal prepared by the chef from recipes in the book, conversation with Deirdre, and the cookbook to take home and create your own peak season dishes.

Packed with 101 enticing and accessible recipes, Peak Season explores this simple idea and celebrates Ontario’s seasonal bounty as Deirdre guides you through each month of the year.  Your $115 ticket includes a 4-course meal prepared by Urban Pantry’s chef, using Deirdre’s recipes.  Deirdre will introduce each course and answer any questions you might have.  The book is also included in this fantastic Book Drunkard package!

In addition to the many veggie recipes, Peak Season upholds the importance of cooking with ethically raised meat, poultry, fish, and eggs with dishes like Apricot BBQ Sticky Ribs, Baking-Sheet Coq au Vin, and Crispy Salmon on Cantaloupe Ribbons & Salty Potato Crisps. Filled with stunning photography and charming illustrations, this book will inspire you to cook with fresh ingredients available right outside your door and leave you feeling confident that it will all work out deliciously.

DEIRDRE BURYK is a recipe and content developer who writes, styles, photographs, and films for various organizations, including Fresh City Farms, The Healthy Butcher, and The Leslieville Farmers’ Market. Her background is in clinical nutrition and she takes most of her inspiration from nature and Ontario’s seasons. She has been selected by Fjällräven North America to be Toronto’s local guide in sustainability and leads their major events surrounding food accessibility and healthy eating.

About the Venue

Urban Pantry

Urban Pantry is a contemporary Canadian, farm to table restaurant. They are a Feast On™ Certified Ontario establishment; a criteria based program which recognizes businesses committed to showcasing Ontario’s unique taste of place. They are located in Uxbridge, Ontario.

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