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Seats Still Available for November Classes at COOK!


Photo: Christina Rando of Mission Taqueria.

Good news, friends! If you thought you missed out on our November class schedule release, you’re in luck because we still have plenty of seats available. Take a look at what we still have left!

Foobooz & Philadelphia Magazine Present Open Stove XLVI: Cruisin’ for a Boozin’ with Resa Mueller and Christina Rando of Mission Taqueria vs. Dominic Carullo and Mike Buonocore of Oyster House

Watch four of Philadelphia’s finest bartenders duke it out against each other for the title of Open Stove Champion! We’ll be putting them to the test with challenging secret ingredients that they’ll have to incorporate into a craft cocktail to be served out to our panel of judges – that’s you! So get your tickets now because this is one you won’t want to miss!

Gobble, Gobble, Bottle, Bottle: Thanksgiving Wines with Jonathan Sauerwald of Urban Earth Wines

Whether you’ll be spending Thanksgiving at home, joining your in-laws, or spending it alone, there is one thing we know for sure, you’re gonna need a good bottle of wine! Join us at COOK to learn more about pairing that delicious Thanksgiving meal with the perfect bottle of wine. And yes, there will be a bit of tasting involved! Perhaps you’ll even be able to impress some of your relatives with your newly gained knowledge.

All About Apples with Gerald Meyers of Meyers Farm Bakery

Need I remind you what the doctors say? Come in to COOK for a lovely fall afternoon with Gerald Myers of Myers Farm Bakery and learn all there is to know about cooking apples from savory to sweet. We’re particularly excited to learn how to make Gerald’s apple tart pies for our own Thanksgiving feasts!

Empanadas for Everyone! with Jezabel Careaga of Jezabel’s Cafe

Returning this November to the COOK kitchen is Jezabel Careaga. Her first empanada class was so delicious that we just needed to have her back for another go! Come in and stuff your face with us as we learn how to make our own empanadas with a seasoned pro. Plus, everyone will be taking home their own handmade empanadas to enjoy at home!

Crazy for Kati Rolls: An Afternoon with Vaishal Soni and Arjun Thakur of Masala Kitchen

Join us for an afternoon feast with Vaishal Soni and Arjun Thakur of Masala Kitchen. The duo will be taking you through several courses of delicious Indian street food including a demo of two styles of Kati rolls. At the end, we’ll finish it all off with some rose and mango lassi. Maybe you’ll even feel inspired to recreate these dishes in your own kitchen!

“Colonial Spirits” with Steve Grasse and Michael Alan of Quaker City Mercantile

Take a journey through time with some old-school cocktails with Steve Grasse and Michael Alan of Quaker City Mercantile. They’ll be mixing up the drinks of our ancestors while talking about their newly released book, “Colonial Spirits.” Don’t worry about writing down the recipes, everyone will be taking home a copy of their book after class!

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COOK Pantry: Have Some Fun with The Fresh Artists Memory Game


You might be finding yourself longing to spend some quality time with your kids now that they’re back in school. Why not make the most of your time together by playing some fun, mind-expanding games? More specifically, why not enjoy a few rounds of the Fresh Artists Memory Game?

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Recipe: Fall Harvest Salad From Farmer’s Keep


There’s been a chill in the air the past few days, signalling the official arrival of the fall season. With that in mind, we know you’ll be searching for those great seasonal ingredients to incorporate into your cooking. Joshua Bullock of Farmer’s Keep recently stopped by our kitchen and gave us an easy and delicious recipe for his fall harvest salad that we know you’ll love!

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Class Recap: Awesome Autumn Lunch with Farmer’s Keep!


The weather is slowly but surely cooling off and the COOK crew is getting excited for fall! For this reason, we decided to do lunch with Joshua Bullock of Farmer’s Keep who impressed us with some wonderfully colorful and fresh seasonal ingredients perfect for fall fare.

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Class Recap: A Spoonful of Fall with Spoonful Magazine and Green Meadow Farm


Our friends from Spoonful Magazine and Green Meadow Farm teamed up with Chef Sam Jacobson of Stargazy for a very special event at COOK last week and the menu was something to fall in love with.

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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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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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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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Class Recap: Hands On COOKery with Becca O’Brien, Robin Admana and Sandy Trinh


There were plenty of shenanigans going on in the COOK kitchen this past Tuesday evening when Becca O’Brien of Two Birds Catering and Robin Admana and Sandy Trinh of Foolish Waffles came in for a hands-on cooking experience.

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