The Catalan Kitchen by Emma Warren

The Catalan Kitchen: from Mountains to City & Sea – recipes from Spain’s culinary heart is the new book from Melbourne chef & new author Emma Warren

The Catalan Kitchen by Emma Warren

Join us on Friday 9 November for the launch of this beautiful new book on Catalan cookery from new local author Emma Warren The Catalan Kitchen: from Mountains to City & Sea – recipes from Spain’s culinary heart.

We’ll be having some authentic ‘Pica Pica’, a Moritz beer or two and an intimate chat with Emma about her love of Catalan food, her book The Catalan Kitchen: from Mountains to City & Sea – recipes from Spain’s culinary heart, and her life in the kitchen – and we’d love you to join us.

About the Event

Where:  Books for Cooks 115-121 Victoria St, Queen Victoria Market
When: Friday 9 November 6.30pm

Tickets: via Eventbrite

About the book

Catalunya (once known as ‘Occitan’) is the fiercely independent, highly creative, autonomous province in Northern Spain that is home to Barcelona, Gaudi, Ferran Adria and el Bulli, Moritz beer and delicious uniquely Catalan food.

Catalunya is an historical melting pot of Mediterranean, Arabic and New World cuisine; a unique food culture strongly rooted in deep tradtion but also highly creative and innovative.

Although a Melbournian through and through, Emma has lived in Catalunya; is classically trained in Catalan cuisine and worked in Barcelona at the highest level.  More recently Emma is the chef behind the chef, working with local names such as Karen Martini, Matt Preston as well as working in some of Melbourne’s best restaurants.

But let us assure you – this is not a celebrity cookbook.  Emma has written a thoughtful, respectful, engaging book focused entirely on the true heroes of Catalan cuisine – the traditional recipes, the seasonal ingredients, and the traditions that make Catalanya one of the richest food cultures in Europe.

Think Baccala, Meatballs with Cuttlefish, Fideos Pasta Paella, Arroz Negra, the stunningly simple Bread with Tomato; all washed down with a local beer, albarino or grenache!

We’ll be serving tastes from the book with matched Catalan drinks courtesy of Movida Alimentaria.

Please join us for an intimate chat with Emma Warren as we explore her new book The Catalan Kitchen and taste delicious Catalan food, beeer and wine

Buy Tickets

Sponsored by

Movida Alimentaria

Moritz Beer


Can I buy/pre-order signed copies of The Catalan Kitchen?

Yes – copies will be available for signing and purchase on the night – $55.  If you can’t attend we can organise to post signed copies to you.  Postage (tracked & insured): Victoria $7.95; Australia wide $9.95; overseas we’ll quote.

I’ve already purchased the book  – can I bring it to be signed?

Well…to be honest…we’d rather you didn’t…we do these events to sell books. The tastes we provide at the event are subsidised by the sale of books on the night and we would prefer not to have to increase our event fee. If you did want to bring a book along for signing, please consider buying a book in-store on the night to support our events.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

As alcohol may be served, attendees must be 18+ or accompanied by a parent/guardian

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

If you have been to one of our events before, please note we have moved to the northern side of the Queen Victoria Market.  Our new address is 115-121 Victoria Street (next to A Shed)

We recommend public transport.

The 19, 20, 57 (Elizabeth St)and 55 (William & Peel St) trams go past the Queen Victoria Market and run frequently.  We are in the Free Tram Zone and are a short 50m walk from the Elizabeth St Queen Victoria Market stop and the Peel St Queen Victoria Market stop.  Melbourne Central and Flagstaff railway stations are two blocks away.

If driving, there is plenty of metered parking on Queen St near the corner of Victoria St.  There is also limited parking on Victoria Street outside the store.

Is my registration/ticket transferable?

Yes – to another person – just have them present your ticket on the evening.

What is the refund policy?

Tickets are not refundable but can be transferred if you can’t attend.


Please advise of any allergies or intolerances.

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