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August 2016

Happy Labor Day: Be the Host with the Most with Pantry Items from Cook!


Labor Day is upon us, and that means we’re prepping for our final summer barbecues before it’s back to the daily grind. With that in mind, COOK has all you’ll need to have a stylish and delicious holiday weekend. We have some suggestions to make sure your final soiree of the season is memorable!

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COOKbook Corner: The Best Cookbooks for Beginners


For many people, cooking can feel intimidating. After a series of failed attempts to recreate that mac n’ cheese recipe your mother made so well, it’s possible you’ve thrown in the towel. Even looking up simple recipes online and trying to mimic the finished product can be discouraging. If you’re willing to give the kitchen another shot, COOK has some great cookbooks for beginners. Take a look at some of our favorites and stop by to pick one up for your kitchen!

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Technical-ly Speaking: Back to School with How-To Sessions at COOK!


Summer is nearing its end and the kids are returning to the classroom – some more begrudgingly than others. While they might not be so amused with the idea, some of us are nostalgic for the opportunity  to get back to the classroom. This September, learn something new with some informative and how-to classes at COOK – enroll online today!

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2016 Audi FEASTIVAL Tickets Now on Sale!


Each September for the past six years, FringeArts has joined forces with Philadelphia’s world-class restaurants to present Audi FEASTIVAL. Co-hosted by Stephen Starr, Michael Solomonov and COOK Owner Audrey Claire Taichman, Audi FEASTIVAL has been hailed as the “cultural event of the year,” “best party in Philadelphia” and “a party from a different world”. Audi FEASTIVAL celebrates both our artistic and culinary scenes – two great economic engines that push Philadelphia forward.

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Recipe: Moqueca de Bahia with Health and Wellness Coach Frances Vavloukis


Health and wellness coach Frances Vavloukis made her third appearance in the COOK kitchen earlier this week, and for those of you who have attended her earlier classes, it was NOT what you would expect. Frances, who has prepared recipes from her Greek heritage in the past, decided to switch it up for an evening with some festive Brazilian cuisine in honor of the Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics!

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Recipes: Get Boozy with Stateside Urbancraft Vodka Cocktails


A wonderful, boozy time was had this past Friday with Stateside Urbancraft Vodka Co-Founder Bryan Quigley and Bartender Kyle Diraddo. As we sipped on our drinks, Bryan and Kyle shared details on distilling vodka, crafting cocktails, and more importantly, their soon-to-open Federal Distilling Room – a tasting room where you’ll be able to enjoy delicious Stateside Vodka cocktails. At the end of the evening, they were kind enough to leave us with some recipes from the evening. So if you’re looking to shake things up, look below for some vodka-based cocktail recipes straight from the source!

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Sneak Peek of September at COOK


With September approaching, school will soon be back in session. So join us for a class (or two or three)! We’re putting the finishing touches on our September schedule. Take a look at what we have coming up and don’t forget to grab your seats TOMORROW, Tuesday, August 9th at 2 p.m.

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COOKbook Corner: Gear Up for the Rio Olympics with Some International Cookbooks


We’re just days away from the opening ceremony of the 2016 summer Olympic games in Rio. Whether you’ll be attending viewing parties, hosting your own or just kicking it solo, we know you’re going to need some good festive eats to get into the Olympic spirit. Why not stop into COOK for some international and Rio-inspired cookbooks for some inspiration? Take a look at some of our international selections from the COOK bookshelves.

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