Christmas Shopping at Tonari Gumi’s Gift Shop!

Looking for that extra special gift?  Don’t overlook the hidden gems that you can find at Tonari Gumi’s gift shop.  We’ve got hand-made handbags, aprons and unique clothing items tailored from kimono fabric and produced by our skilled seniors.  We also have some jewelry items, mugs, eco-shopping bags, craft items and, of course, our own hand-crafted Tonari Gumi greeting cards.  Also available is our famous Tonari Gumi cookbook for your special friends and relatives.   You also know that in doing your Christmas shopping at the Tonari Gumi gift shop you are supporting the many programs and services provided by Tonari Gumi for our seniors and others needing assistance during this time of the year.  So bring joy not only to the recipient but also to the giver in knowing that you are supporting a worthy cause.  Shop TG this year! For that last minute purchase, we can also mail a copy of our best selling Japanese cookbook to anywhere in Canada.  Just go to the following link and you can also pay on-line:  COOKBOOK Tonari Gumi’s gift shop is open 9:00 am – 5:00 pm each week day.  Address is at 42 West 49th Ave., Vancouver V5Y 1M7.  Parking is no problem for a quick shopping stop–just park in the passenger unloading area immediately in front of Tonari Gumi for up to 30 minutes.  See you there!

TG Cookbook Reviewed by Seattle Paper

The Seattle-based, North American Post (北米報知) recently published a review of our Tonari Gumi cookbook, “Home Away from Home”.  Check out this review and tell your U.S. friends to order our cookbook either on-line or at Kinokuniya in Seattle and Portland. Check their link below. North American Post

“Home Away from Home” showcased on CBC and at Barbara-Jo’s Books to Cooks

Recently our TG cookbook, “Home Away from Home”, has been getting a lot of publicity. On Saturday, May 28th, Motoko Reed and Yuko Shibata were interviewed about the cookbook and some of the recipes by CBC host, Sheryl MacKay, on her show, “North by Northwest”. Click on the link below to hear the podcast. Also on that same Saturday, Lurana (Kikko) Tasaka and Tomiko Noda demonstrated some of the cookbook recipes at Barbara-Jo’s Books to Cooks in Vancouver. Kikko says: “We at Tonari Gumi have a saying:  “Serving good and healthy food, is the best way to a person’s heart”!!  The fun times we have all had in making this cookbook was a great experience for all of us!  We are so happy that so many people have enjoyed our book!” To see more of those pictures, also click on the cookbook link to the right. North by Northwest from CBC Radio British Columbia (Highlights)  bcnxnw_20110528_63609.mp3 (MP3 Format Sound, 56.4 KB)