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Class Recap: Beer Dinner with Brady Taylor of The Cambridge!

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Chef Brady Taylor of the Cambridge made his debut in the COOK kitchen this weekend for a wonderful night of food and beer. He was joined by owners Heather Annechiarico and Chris Fetfatzes who brought some great beer pairings to the table. Take a look at the delicious meal they prepared!

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COOK Pantry: Check out our locally crafted cutting boards from Jezabel of Jezabel’s Cafe!

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Jezabel Carreaga, of Jezabel’s Cafe, has become pretty popular in the COOK kitchen for her delicious Argentine food. However, as of this week, Jezabel is about to be known for something else here at COOK; her gorgeous hand-crafted cutting boards! You heard that right. Outside of the kitchen, Jezabel has been working on her wood-working skills and is ready to unleash it for you all to enjoy.

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Class Recap: South in Your mouth with Justin Swain of Rex 1516

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Our friend, Justin Swain of Rex 1516, stopped in this week to show us how to make some Southern barbecue. From biscuits to briskets, this four course meal was the stuff of dreams. Take a look at what he whipped up!

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COOK Pantry: Shop our Local selection at COOK!

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At COOK, we’re proud to support our local businesses. Visit our pantry and bookshelves to take a look through our fabulous selection of local brands like Side Project Jerky, Green Aisle honeys and syrups, and the Fresh Artists memory game.  Take a look at some local items that we’re loving right now!

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Destination Quebec: A Jewish Food and Drink Road trip with Joseph Howard of Abe Fisher and Steve Wood of Luca Restaurant

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Our guests joined us at COOK last night for a delicious and boozy evening with Joseph Howard and Steve Wood as they joined forces to take us on a roadtrip. The duo created six stunning cocktails and five decadent dishes prepared in the spirit of Quebec. Take a look at some photos of the evening!

Our guests were greeted with a Caribou. This traditional warm Canadian beverage was delicious even with yesterday’s unseasonably warm weather. The beverage was comprised of a syrah base with pear eau de vie, walnut liqueur, maple syrup, spices, and garnished with an orange peel.

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To start off our evening, Joe Howard served us grilled oysters with creamed onions, white cheddar, schmaltz bread crumbs, fresh herbs, and caviar. This was paired with Steve’s “Tonique d’ Ouverture” which consisted of Byrhh Grand Quinquina, fino sherry, toasted sesame tonic, and celery soda.

Quebec4Quebec2Joe then demonstrated his process for roasted mushrooms which he then served with bacon jam, herbs, six-minute egg, truffles, and everything spiced bagel. This was served alongside a glass of “Torontian Milk Punch” made with a blend of lemon, pineapple, spices, maple sugar, Jamaican and Trinidadian rums, Canadian Rye whiskey, Fernet Branca, Angostura Bitters, English breakfast tea, and whole milk.

Quebec5Quebec3For the third course, we enjoyed potato latkes plated with duck gravy, foie gras, fried onion, and schmaltz caramelized onion. Steve’s pairing was foie washed dark rum, amontillado sherry, smoked maple syrup, truffle salt, a whole egg and nutmeg.

Quebec6The main event was Duck served with leeks, butternut squash, brown butter, kale , and garlic. To match the richness of this dish, Steve prepared the “Vecchio Amico” which was made with apple brandy, sweet and dry vermouths, Capaletti Vino Aperitivo, Smokey Rabarbaro Amaro, spiced cranberry and bitter orange shrub, smoked saffron, and vanilla bitters.

Quebec7As with any good meal, we ended it with something sweet. Joe served us coffee cake with maple, cinnamon, brown sugar, labne ice cream, and smoked nuts. To go with this, Stebe broke out the blender and whipped up some “Monte and Maple Milkshakes” made with Calvados, Montenegros Amaro, labne and vanilla bean ice cream, maple syrup, whole milk, and maple cotton candy.

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Valentine’s Day Recipe: Chocolate Truffles from Rouge!

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If you’re looking to make a sweet gesture this Valentine’s Day, we have just the thing. Our friends at Rouge provided us with a delicious recipe for the most decadent chocolate truffles and because we love you guys so much, we wanted to share it with you! Look below for the recipe.

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Find the Perfect Valentine’s Day Gift at COOK!

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Valentine’s Day is coming up, and here at COOK we have the perfect gifts for your special someone. Stop in and browse through our selection of cookbooks, soaps, candles, and other pantry items to find a unique gift. Take a look below for some of our favorites!

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Class Recap: Cinder-Ale-A Beer Dinner with Chef Jonathan Petruce and Garrett Williams of Cinder

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Jonathan Petruce and General Manager, Garrett Williams, from the newly opened beer and pizza joint, Cinder, stopped by this week to talk about their new spot and to share some of their favorite food and beer with us! Cinder is focused on serving sour beers, ciders, and a variety of those hard-to-find beers along with wood-fired pizza and other fare. Take a look at some of the great food and beer we enjoyed!

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Class Recap: Cooking with (and Drinking) Sparkling Wine with Joncarl Lachman

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We celebrated our last class of 2016 the best way we know how with lots of bubbly and Joncarl Lachman of Noord, Neuf, and The Dutch. We were popping bottles all night as we cooked our way through four courses and got to enjoy a different glass of sparkling with each plate. Take a look out our evening!

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Cocktail Recipe: Warm Up with a Cocktail from Twenty Manning Grill!

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Are you in need of a cocktail to help you warm up this holiday season? Our friends at Twenty Manning Grill have just the thing to get you in the holiday spirit. Spread some cheer with one of their popular seasonal cocktails, Charm of Finches. See the recipe, courtesy of Resa Mueller, below!

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