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February 2015

Second Annual Philly Wine Week Popping Off March 22-29

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We all know Philly is a great beer-drinking city but it is also a great wine-drinking city worthy of its own weeklong celebration.

Philly Wine Week is a citywide festival of eight days and effervescent nights from March 22-29. Attendees can expect exciting events at some of the city’s best restaurants, bars and other venues (including COOK). Additionally, there will be fun and casual nightly “Wine at Nine” gatherings. A wrap party capping the week is in the works.

As Philly Wine Week heads into its second year, oenophiles and wine enthusiasts of all stripes can look forward to more than double the number of participating bars and restaurants with festive days and nights of wine tastings, talks, pairing dinners, and other spirited events. All events will be posted on PWW website. PWW’s Wine at Nine events held throughout the city at 9pm, foster community and create an opportunity for wine professionals, industry insiders and wine enthusiasts to come together at a new location each night following events.

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Recipe: A Colorful Salad for a Grey Winter’s Day

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During this stretch of single-digit temperatures and salt-streaked sidewalks, we could use a break from the grey. This past weekend, Betsey Gerstein Sterenfeld of Essen returned to COOK and began the meal with a colorful respite from winter. Thank you to Betsey for braving the snow and for sharing the recipe for her delicious winter salad.

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Sneak Peek of March 2015 at COOK

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Above: Peter Woolsey of Bistrot La Minette and La Peg. Photo by Michael Spain-Smith.

This March, lose an hour, gain some flavor at COOK. We may be in the thick of winter, but with March comes Daylight Savings, the official first day of spring, and so much deliciousness at COOK. Below is a preview of our March class schedule. Share with friends and family, and be ready to make your purchase TOMORROW AT 2PM!

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Kitchen Products of the Future?

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We live in some list-filled times. Top 11 Places to Eat Artisanal Popcorn While Wearing a Sombrero. Top 5 Shades of Purple Lipstick to Apply Before Capoeira Class. Top 8 Influential Cinematic Swine (shoutout to Porky Pig in Space Jam!). And no site produces lists like rabbits produce babies quite like Buzzfeed. One of their latest — 30 Futuristic Kitchen Products You Had No Idea You Needed — really spoke to us here at COOK. After the jump, check out just a few of the ridiculous culinary items we’ll most likely be purchasing for no reason during our next late-night online shopping sesh.

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