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August 2011

Shellbark Hollow Farm joins roster for our Chocolate + Wine Class

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Good news, people who worship cheese and are already signed up for our sold out John & Kira’s Chocolate + Wine = Heaven class on September 12: the cheese-masters from West Chester’s Shellbark Hollow Farm are joining us that evening to add cheese into the already heavenly mix!

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Chef Peter Woolsey Enters the Blogosphere (and we welcome him with open arms!)

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Ever wonder how some chefs spend their summers? Well, if they’re lucky Francophiles married to French people, they probably go to France for part of it.

Chef Peter Woolsey (whose September 23rd class at COOK is sold out) blogged about his time in France this past summer for Bistrot La Minette’s website.

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It’s In The Bag!

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We’re letting the cat out of the bag at COOK. Check out the bags we’ll be using in our retail space – thanks to genius designer, Jeremy Kucholtz and the Bag Man himself, Barry Gold of Commonwealth Packaging. Speaking of our retail space – here’s a quick rundown of what we’ll be carrying  – and you’ll have to buy something to get one of these paper beauties of your own.

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FEASTIVAL Patron Party

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Last Monday night was the FEASTIVAL* Patron Party at Percy Street Barbecue and so many of COOK’s instructors were there. We hung out with James Beard Foundation Award winner and host with the most Michael Solomonov and his right-hand woman there at Percy Street, Erin O’Shea. Peter Woolsey of Bistrot La Minette, Rob Wasserman of Rouge, Michael Schulson of Sampan, David Lipson and Jason Sheehan of Philly Mag, Art Etchells from Foobooz, Michael Klein from philly.com/food, Georges Perrier – and several others were all there to celebrate with FEASTIVAL’s sponsors. Check out all the photos of the event online.

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Best of Philly® 2011 Party

Last week, COOK attended Philadelphia magazine’s Best of Philly® party. Being named to the annual list – which will form the basis for a series of classes at COOK beginning next month – is one of region’s highest honors, particularly in the food world.

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