Toronto Lit Up: Mad Love – A Cookbook

Devan Rajkumar

TLU: Toronto Lit Up: Mad Love – A Cookbook

11:00am ET

Saturday, May 11, 2024

Cheese Boutique

45 Ripley Ave, Toronto, ON

Please note: This is an offsite event.

On Saturday, May 11, join us for a block party to celebrate the launch of Chef Devan Rajkumar‘s debut cookbook, Mad Love: Big Flavors Made to Share, from South Asia to the West Indies (Figure 1). The event is in partnership with Cheese Boutique. Bring your family and friends for a ton of fun and indulge in complimentary eats while we celebrate! The event will run 11am–4pm and guests are free to drop in at any time.

Don’t miss out on special Mother’s Day promotions and fun for the entire family. With Mother’s Day around the corner, it’s the perfect time to grab a copy for Mom and get it signed 🖊️. A portion of the book sale proceeds will support the Cheese Boutique Mental Health Promise Fund at St. Joseph’s Health Centre Foundation.

This is a free Toronto Lit Up event and will have fun events for the whole family, including face painting, a magician, a live DJ, giveaways, a food truck and more!


Toronto Lit Up is a multi-year initiative, started in 2016 by the Toronto International Festival of Authors and the Toronto Arts Council, to spotlight Toronto writers and empower local artists with career-building opportunities. Between April 2016 and March 2024, Toronto Lit Up has presented over 200 events featuring over 250 Toronto authors and illustrators. Toronto Lit Up book launches take place throughout the year at venues across the city. They are open to the public and free to attend. Click here for more information.

This event will be followed by a book signing.

Toronto Lit Up

How to attend

This FREE event is open to the public.

On Saturday, May 11, join us for a block party to celebrate the launch of Chef Devan Rajkumar‘s debut cookbook, Mad Love: Big Flavors Made to Share, from South Asia to the West Indies (Figure 1). The event is in partnership with Cheese Boutique. Bring your family and friends for a ton of fun and indulge in complimentary eats while we celebrate! The event will run 11am–4pm and guests are free to drop in at any time.

Don’t miss out on special Mother’s Day promotions and fun for the entire family. With Mother’s Day around the corner, it’s the perfect time to grab a copy for Mom and get it signed 🖊️. A portion of the book sale proceeds will support the Cheese Boutique Mental Health Promise Fund at St. Joseph’s Health Centre Foundation.

This is a free Toronto Lit Up event and will have fun events for the whole family, including face painting, a magician, a live DJ, giveaways, a food truck and more!


Toronto Lit Up is a multi-year initiative, started in 2016 by the Toronto International Festival of Authors and the Toronto Arts Council, to spotlight Toronto writers and empower local artists with career-building opportunities. Between April 2016 and March 2024, Toronto Lit Up has presented over 200 events featuring over 250 Toronto authors and illustrators. Toronto Lit Up book launches take place throughout the year at venues across the city. They are open to the public and free to attend. Click here for more information.

This event will be followed by a book signing.

Toronto Lit Up

Featured Authors

Devan Rajkumar
Devan Rajkumar, aka “Chef Dev,” is a classically trained and award-winning chef who has plowed his way through top-tier kitchens, marquee events and much-lauded television programming, pushing boundaries of innovation and creativity at every step of the way. He is the stalwart chef expert on CityLine and a Food Network judge for the critically acclaimed program Fire Masters. Proudly Guyanese-Canadian with strong East Asian roots, Chef Dev celebrates the food traditions of East and West Indian cuisine and demonstrates how easy it is to make bold, flavorful food with easy-to-find ingredients. Outside the food space, he mentors youth and performs community service. Chef Dev is based in Toronto, Canada.

Read more about Devan Rajkumar

11:00am ET

Saturday, May 11, 2024

Cheese Boutique

45 Ripley Ave, Toronto, ON

Please note: This is an offsite event.

How to attend

This FREE event is open to the public

What to read

Mad Love: Big Flavors Made to Share, from South Asia to the West Indies by ,
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