Susan Mendelson, co-founder and President of the Lazy Gourmet Catering in Vancouver Canada

This evening was organized by Richard Wolak, Vancouver Foodster.

Speaker shown in this video is:

Susan Mendelson, co-founder of the Lazy Gourmet

Here is Susan’s bio, courtesy of

Susan Mendelson co-founded the Lazy Gourmet in 1979 and her catering company has been going strong ever since, she loved working with people and loved cooking. Her first cookbook started with the concept of simplifying classical recipes for people who wanted gourmet food but who were to “lazy” to follow all of the complicated steps, it’s title, “Mama Never Cooked Like This” in 1980. Susan has also written, “Let me in the Kitchen” in 1982, “Nuts about Chocolate” in 1983, “Fresh Tarts” in 1985, “Expo ’86 Souvenir Cookbook” in 1986, “Still Nuts about Chocolate” in 1992, “Food to Grow on” in 1994, “The Lazy Gourmet Cookbook” in 2000. Over 30 years later Susan Mendelson released her newest and magnificently orchestrated group of recipes in “Mama Now Cooks Like This” in 2006.

Over the years she has shared her recipes on radio, television and in the ten cookbooks. It’s been over 30 years and Susan still feels passionate about delicious and beautiful food and believes that only the finest ingredients should go into any food that is created. Susan has supported many organizations over the years with donating a percentage of royalties of her books including Big Sisters of BC along with the Vancouver Jewish Family Service Agency Food programs.

Food Talks is an evening of expert speakers from the Vancouver Food community.

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Food Talks Volume 8 was held in Vancouver BC Canada on June 11th 2013.

Presented by Richard Wolak,

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Videography by Geoff Peters of Birds in the House Productions

Filmed at the Westin Grand, 433 Robson Street, Vancouver BC Canada

Closing music by Laundryman used with permission.

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