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An Evening with Ned Bell and Valerie Howes hosted by Chef Lynn Crawford

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Nov 15 7:00PM - 10:00PM

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Join Toronto Chef's Lynn Crawford and Lora Kirk as they host Chef Ned Bell in celebration of "Lure" his latest cookbook!

The evening will feature a live cooking demo from Chef Ned Bell, delicious dishes featured in Lure", exciting wine pairings, insight into the writing by co-author Valerie Howes and a Q & A hosted by Chef Lynn Crawford!
All guests in attendance will leave with their own copy of this fantastic book!


This bright and bold cookbook is the definitive guide to selecting, preparing, and cooking simple and delicious fish. Eating sustainable seafood is about opening your mind (and fridge) to a vast array of fish and shellfish that you might not have considered beforeand the Pacific Coast is blessed with an abundance of wild species.

With Lure, readers embark on a wild Pacific adventure and discover the benefits of healthy oils and rich nutrients that seafood delivers.

This stunning cookbook, co-authored by chef and seafood advocate Ned Belland food writer Valerie Howes,features simple techniques and straightforward sustainability guidelines around Pacific species as well as 80 delicious recipes to make at home.

Neds passion for sustainable seafood is infectious and this book irresistible. Bring his recipes into your home to support healthy oceans. Dr. David Suzuki, award-winning scientist, environmentalist, and broadcaster ABOUT

ABOUT CHEF NED BELL: Ned Bell is the cook, writer, and advocate behind Chefs for Ocean, which he founded in 2014. Ned is passionate about creating globally inspired dishes crafted with locally grown ingredients with an emphasis on sustainable seafood. His community-focused life is firmly based on the health and wellness of his home, his country, and the world through extraordinary life experiences.

As the father of three sons, Ned is dedicated to inspiring Canadians to become part of the solution for healthier oceans for todays children and generations to come.

Ned has earned numerous accolades, including Canadas Chef of the Year at Food Service and Hospitality magazines 2014 Pinnacle Awards and the Seafood Champion Award from Seaweb in June 2017. He currently lives in Vancouver, BC .

ABOUT VALERIE HOWES: Valerie Howes grew up just across the water from Edinburgh in Fife, a Scottish county on the east coast. Today, she lives with her family in Toronto, always a little nostalgic for the sound of the sea.

As the food editor of Readers Digest Canada, Valerie created a blog about Canadian food culture, Open Kitchen. It won Gold for Best Blog at the Canadian Society of Magazine Editors Awards and the Canadian Online Publishing Awards, as well as a National Magazine Awards nomination.

Valerie has written about culinary travel, sustainable food systems, and people who are making a difference in their communities, for publication such as enRoute, Martha Stewarts Whole Living, Globe and Mail, National Post, Canadian Living, Chatelaine, and Pure Canada Before going freelance, the Scottish-born, Toronto-based (and Newfoundland-curious) writer was managing editor of Maisonneuve magazine, a senior editor at Spafax, (the publisher of Air Canadas enRoute), and the food editor of Readers Digest. Her Readers Digest blog, Open Kitchen, won Gold at the Canadian Online Publishing Awards and Canadian Society of Magazine Editors Awards and was a finalist at the National Magazine Awards.

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