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Class Recap: Cooking with the Greek Twins! Frances Vavloukis and Katherine Pardalios

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Our favorite Greek Chef, Frances Vavloukis, returned to the COOK kitchen this week and this time around, she brought a special guest with her- her twin sister Katherine. Katherine has been visiting from Greece and decided to join Frances for a Greek family affair. The duo showed us how to make all the classic Greek dishes we love. Take a look at their incredible menu!

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Oh, The Places You’ll Go with Classes at COOK!

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It should come as no surprise that here at COOK, we absolutely love a good meal. For many people, sharing a meal is a way to bond and create lasting memories. Swapping recipes and our own secret tricks to making a delicious dish have become a way to connect with each other long before the days of social media. Food also has the power to transport you and for many, it’s become a way to experience the world. Attending a COOK class is often just like taking a mini-vacation. Throughout the years, our chefs have taken us everywhere from Argentina to Germany and all the way to Thailand. Take a look at where we’ve been so far this month!

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Heard, Chef! Seafood Suggestions from George Sabatino of Aldine

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When you’re working in a fast-paced kitchen, communication is key. When the chef gives out directions, there’s no time for conversation. You simply respond with, “Heard, Chef!” In this COOK series, we’ll be bringing you all of the wonderful, tips, tricks, and secrets that we’ve heard during our classes. This month, we’re sharing some great tips for preparing seafood courtesy of George Sabatino of Aldine. During his Seafood Shindig class this week, George prepared five courses of delicious seafood and along the way, he shared tons of tips for making the most of our ingredients. We were particularly impressed with his preparation of shrimp and sardines and we thought we would spread the word!

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Class Recap: Summery Vegan Bites with Rachel Klein of Miss Rachel’s Pantry

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Rachel Klein of Miss Rachel’s Pantry returned last week for an occasion we can all certainly get behind: happy hour! Rachel prepared three amazing happy hour vegan dishes to be enjoyed by carnivores and vegans alike. And, in true happy hour fashion, we kicked things off with a light summery cocktail: a grapefruit gin rickey. She also brought along a few vegan friendly bottles of wine to share. Look at what else she prepared!

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Class Recap: Pasta Makes Perfect with Pat Alfiero of Morgan’s Pier

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Pat Alfiero made his debut in the COOK kitchen yesterday and he schooled us all in the art of pasta making. Not only did we all go home full and happy, but we also took home some great tips for making our own pasta at home. To compliment this Italian meal, we served our favorite Italian wines: Primitivo and Vernaccia.  Take a look at this amazing menu!

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Heard, Chef! Top 5 Chef Tips Heard in the COOK kitchen

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When you’re working in a fast-paced kitchen, communication is key. When the chef gives out directions, there’s no time for conversation. You simply respond with, “Heard, Chef!” In this COOK series, we’ll be bringing you all of the wonderful, tips, tricks, and secrets that we’ve heard during our classes. This month, we’ve been rounding up our favorite tips from our talented chefs and we’d like to pass on the wisdom! Take a look at the top five tips we’ve learned from our visiting chefs.

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Class Recap: Rock n’ Roll! Kids Class with Shayna Marmar of Honeypie Cooking!

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Shayna Marmar, of Honeypie Cooking, returned to the COOK kitchen this week for another exciting and informative kids class! This time, the theme was Rock n’ Roll and we did just that! Shayna walked us through the process of rolling your own sushi, summer rolls, burritos, and crepes. At the end of class, we all got to take home what we made and we even had some more ideas for recipes of our own! Take a look at what we were up to.

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Class Recap: Springtime in Sicily with Michael Vincent Ferreri of Res Ipsa

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Chef Michael Vincent Ferreri of Res Ipsa stopped in this week to deliver a fantastic five-course Sicilian meal that had us all practically licking our plates! Take a look at what he prepared.

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Class Recap: A Taste of Scarpetta with Jorge Espinoza

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The Scarpetta team came in this week and stunned us with a delicious, 6-course Italian meal. Chef Jorge Espinoza talked us through everything from perfectly cooking an octopus to making the most delicious pasta sauces. Take a look at what they cooked up!

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Class Recap: Meat & Greet & Eat with George Sabatino of Aldine and Heather Thomason of Primal Supply Meats

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We were joined, once again, this week by the fantastic duo, George Sabatino and Heather Thomason for an informative, food-filled evening at COOK! Heather Thomason, the mind behind Primal Supply Meats, brought in her best cuts of meat to walk us through the butchery process while George Sabatino of Aldine prepared a wonderful 5-course meal. Take a look at what these two prepared for us!

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