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July 2015

Low Country COOKing with Valerie Erwin of Geechee Girl Rice Cafe

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While Philly often feels like it has never-ending food options, Low Country cooking (traditionally the foodways of Georgia and South Carolina) may still be foreign to many of us Northerners. Valerie Erwin, formerly of Geechee Girl Rice Cafe, set out to give us a taste last Friday.

Though she too was born and raised in Philly, and never visited the South, she grew up with Low Country-inspired cooking, and, as she tells it, with two great cooks for parents (she remembers her father’s bouillabaisse fondly). Yet her food is approachable and delicious; Low-Country comfort with modern elegance.

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August Classes at COOK…What’s Left?

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Pictured above: Olga Sorzano of Baba’s Brew.

Team COOK is busy planning our September class schedule–stay tuned for a release date. In the meantime, there is still space available in a handful of August classes. Check out full descriptions below and enroll online today!

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Sneak Peek of August of COOK

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Above: Sam Jacobson of the upcoming Stargazy.

Summer school has never been so delicious. This August, there’s something for everyone–from kombucha to donuts, from British pies to Japanese pub fare. Our August classes go on sale TOMORROW, TUESDAY, JULY 7 at 2pm, so here’s the 411. Take a look at the schedule preview below, share with friends and family and then go here promptly at 2pm to purchase your seats!

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Lamb Butchery with Brett Romberg of Mainland Inn

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Alright people, prepare yourselves for this one (and non-meat-eaters, be wary)! We watched a whole lamb butchery this past Sunday, and we’re excited to share it with you. We learned a lot this past weekend, and enjoyed an entire meal of lamb dishes to boot.

Our guest chef for the evening was Brett Romberg, the Chef de Cuisine at Mainland Inn in Harleysville. Mainland Inn is run by farmer Sloane Six, whose farm, Quarry Hill, supplies the produce and meat. To complement the farm-to-table food they serve, all the ingredients used in the restaurant are entirely organic and sustainably sourced. Yes- we said all, even the spirits!

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