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Holiday Pop-ups: Machine Shop Boulangerie and Aurora Grace Chocolates

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What’s poppin’ Philly? I’ll tell you what’s popping, two sweet pop-up shops at COOK! If you love baked goods and sweets get excited.  Joining us Sunday, December 17th from 11am – 4pm is Machine Shop Boulangerie, a South Philly French-inspired bakery that churns out amazing breads and pastries. Then, on Friday, December 22nd from 12 – 6pm we will have Aurora Grace Chocolates, an artisanal confectionery shop in Philadelphia that specializes in chocolates, macaroons and pastries. Stop in both days to purchase from their gorgeous selection of baked goods.
With the holiday season underway, this is a perfect opportunity to get some sweets for friends, coworkers, and loved ones. Or simply treat yourself! These treats and breads from Machine Shop and Aurora Grace are also great additions to any holiday feast, with no kitchen hassle for you! We will be serving hot spiked mulled beverages during each pop-up so that you can warm your body and mind while doing some holiday shopping. And if all of that wasn’t enough, our 12 Days of COOKmas sales are still underway during the pop-up events so you can enjoy 20% off on select retail items! Check below for details on what Machine Shop Boulangerie and Aurora Grace Chocolates will be selling and what retail items COOK has for sale each day.
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Sneak Peek of January at COOK

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Photo: Jason Cichonski of Little Noodle Pasta Co.

We’re putting the finishing touches on our January schedule, but here’s a sneak peek of what we have coming up. Don’t forget to grab your seats here Monday, December 4th at 2pm.

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Class Recap: Some Like It Hot with Jane Guo and Nick Brozek of Jane G’s

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Jane Guo, owner of Jane G’s, the popular Szechuan Chinese restaurant in Rittenhouse Square made her COOK debut this week. A hands on wonton-making lesson from Jane herself and some powerful cocktails from her partner Nick Brozek made this class a hit. Fresh off having the legendary Samuel L. Jackson eat at Jane G’s, Jane excitedly prepared some of the dishes that he loved from the restaurant. After experiencing Jane’s charm and cuisine, one can understand why Samuel L. Jackson is such a fan! Here’s what Jane and Nick dished out.

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Sneak Peek of December at COOK

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Photo: Mel Tonorio of Usaquen.

We’re putting the finishing touches on our December schedule, but here’s a sneak peek of what we have coming up. Don’t forget to grab your seats here this Thursday, November 9th at 2pm.

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Sneak Peek of November at COOK

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Photo: Mel Tonorio of Usaquen.

We’re putting the finishing touches on our November schedule, but here’s a sneak peek of what we have coming up. Don’t forget to grab your seats here this Saturday, October 7th at 4pm.

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Sneak Peek of October at COOK

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Photo: Damon Menapace of Kensington Quarters.

We’re putting the finishing touches on our October schedule, but here’s a sneak peek of what we have coming up. Don’t forget to grab your seats here this Friday, September 1st at 2pm.

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Class Recap: Sushi 101 with Matt Kemp of Shoon Sushi

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Matt Kemp of Shoon Sushi stopped by last week to show us the ropes on all things sushi. From breaking down a fish to making sushi rice, Matt offered up pro-tips from his years of practice. After class, we all left excited and ready to try it at home. Take a look at what he made for us!

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Check Out what we’ve been up to on our COOK Gallery Page

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Summertime is nearing an end in just a few short weeks and we’re already feeling the nostalgia from all our wonderful summer classes.  If you’ve missed out on the summer fun or want to relive your own moments here at COOK, check out our ever expanding gallery page where we share all the food-filled moments we’ve captured in our kitchen.

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Get your tickets for Philly S.E.E.D Festival!

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Save your appetite because Philly’s second annual S.E.E.D festival will be taking place this Sunday, August 13th, from 3 to 6 p.m at Sugarhouse Casino.

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Shift Drink: A Cold Beer with Fountain Porter

As an industry worker zipping around on your feet for hours, the best part of the day is enjoying a shift drink: a post-work alcoholic beverage to decompress, take a load off, and yes, enjoy a nice buzz before heading home to bed. In this series, we’ll be exploring the many fantastic bar programs of Philadelphia where you can treat yourself after a hard days work.

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