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In Conversation: Chef Jeremy Charles and q host Tom Power

Indigo Bay & Bloor
MAY 24, 2019

Join Canada’s star chef, Jeremy Charles, as he discusses his debut cookbook celebrating the bounty of the Atlantic coast, Wildness: An Ode to Newfoundland and Labrador. Tom Power, a fellow Newfoundlander and host of q on CBC Radio One, will moderate the discussion. Book signing to follow.

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The first cookbook from acclaimed chef Jeremy Charles takes readers on a journey to Canada's rugged east coast - where wildness has a profound influence on the tasting menu at Charles's acclaimed restaurant, Raymonds, nestled in the historic port at St. John's.

Illustrated with evocative photography of finished food, ingredients, and landscape, the book's more than 160 recipes spotlight the local fare: cod, shellfish, moose, game, wild edibles, and more. Charles has written a story to accompany each recipe, along with essays about the people and landscape.

Charles is from Newfoundland, Canada. He cooked in Chicago and Los Angeles before returning, then opened Raymonds in 2010 and its casual sister, The Merchant Tavern. Raymonds is the only place to achieve first place on Canada's 50 Best Restaurants list for consecutive years, and is in The World's 50 Best Restaurants Discovery Series. Charles also participated in Massimo Bottura's Refettorio project in Milan and was on Parts Unknown with the late Anthony Bourdain.

"Wildness is one of the most beautiful books I have ever encountered. Even if you've never been to Newfoundland, and even if you wouldn't normally consider preparing a meal of seal carpaccio, partridge liver mousse, and a brandade made of cod tongues, you might discover that chef Jeremy Charles and his way-up-north network of hunters and fishermen manage to make you look at the world in a new way. The words and images in Wildness - like a feast delivered by the chef and his team — have inspired me to think differently about what we eat, how we cook, and the best ways to express our gratitude to nature itself." — Jeff Gordinier, Food & Drinks Editor of Esquire

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What You Need to Know! 

  • Friday, May 24, 2019

  • In Conversation followed by book signing

  • Indigo Bay & Bloor

    • 55 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON

    • TTC Stop: Bay Station

    • Parking: Impark (Manulife Centre Parking)

  • 7PM - 10PM

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