Location: Devour! Studios Date: Thursday, October 22, 2020 Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pmPrice: $20.00 - Buy Now
Returning host and longtime festival friend, Bob Blumer, is releasing his latest amazing cookbook, Flavorbomb on October 27. From Los Angeles, Bob will give us a sneak preview of the book and share some hacks from his culinary travels while he teaches 90210 and Private Eyes star and Devour! Advisory board member Jason Priestley in Vancouver how to make two recipes from the book. Spoiler alert, Jason is an accomplished cook and may surprise Bob with a trick or two of his own. Watch the cooking hijinks ensue.
Bob and Jason will be cooking Puttanesca Pasta La Bomba and Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Caramel and Banana Wontons. Join us in-person at the Devour! Studios to stream the workshop and sample one of Bob’s dishes served up by our culinary team.
Ticket Price: $20
Sponsored by: RBC & Russell Hendrix
Gastronaut, author, and eight-time Guinness World Record holder Bob Blumer is best known as the creator and host of Food Network’s award-winning shows Surreal Gourmet and Glutton for Punishment, and as the host of World’s Weirdest Restaurants. He has written six cookbooks—transforming ordinary ingredients into wow-inspiring dishes through simple cooking methods and whimsical presentations that have become his culinary trademark. His seventh book, Flavorbomb, will be released in the fall of 2020 (Appetite/Penguin Random House). Bob is a long-term ambassador for Second Harvest, Toronto, a perishable food bank. He is also the ambassador for Love Food/Hate Waste, a national Canadian zero-waste initiative. His other car is a Toastermobile. @bobblumer
Jason Priestley currently stars as former hockey player turned PI Matt Shade in the international hit series Private Eyes, where he also serves as executive producer and director. Recent credits include the FOX reboot BH90210, the Lifetime series of V.C. Andrews Casteel Family movies, features Away from Everywhere, and Zoom, starring Gael Garcia Bernal, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. Additional credits include Raising Expectations, Love and Death on Long Island, Eye of the Beholder co-starring Ashley Judd and Ewan McGregor, Charles Busch’s comedy Die, Mommie, Die!, Medium, and My Name is Earl.
Priestley garnered multiple awards for the Canadian comedy series Call Me Fitz, (which he also produced and directed several episodes), including Best Comedy Actor at the Canadian Screen Awards, Best Comedy Actor at the Monte Carlo Television Festival, and Best TV Performance by a Male at the Canadian Comedy Awards. He received the ACTRA National Award of Excellence, and has been inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame.
Behind the camera, Priestley has spent a good part of his career directing successful films and television shows, for which he has received numerous accolades. Beyond starring on Beverly Hills 90210, Priestley also directed and executive produced multiple episodes of the iconic series. He directed Barenaked in America, a documentary about the Canadian rock band Barenaked Ladies. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and was recognized as a turning point of fame for Barenaked Ladies.
Priestley’s notable directing credits include Dark Matter, Van Helsing, Rookie Blue, Saving Hope, and Haven. His first independent film, Cas & Dylan, starring Richard Dreyfuss and Tatiana Maslany received critical acclaim, including a Canadian Screen Award nomination for Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role. Additionally, the film received the Best Canadian Film Award at the Toronto International Film Festival’s “Film Circuit People’s Choice Awards” and the Audience Award and Best Actress Award at the Whistler Film Festival.
Priestley is a native of Vancouver, B.C. and resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two children. @jason_priestley