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“I received a COOK gift certificate. Now what?”

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Around this time of year, when so many of you receive a holiday gift certificate, there is one question we hear more than any other: “How do I get into a class?” The question is often followed by, “It seems like you’re always sold out!” While there are often SOME seats available to select classes, getting into the class of your (first) choice does indeed require some planning. So with February’s schedule coming out this Thursday at 2pm, we’d like to take the opportunity to offer some class registration tips. Before we begin, keep in mind that gift certificates never expire, so if you don’t see anything in February that strikes your fancy, no worries–hold out for the next month!

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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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Class Recap: Pumpin’ (Waffle) Iron with Robin Admana and Sandy Trinh of Foolish Waffles

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We felt like getting a little silly for Sunday brunch this week, or as Robin Admana and Sandy Trinh would put it, a little foolish. You guessed it! Foolish Waffles served up four courses of deliciousness, and it was no joke. Take a look at some of these amazing plates!

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Recipe: Frances Vavloukis’ Baklava

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Health and wellness coach Frances Vavloukis stopped in this week for a hands-on Greek pastry class at COOK and the results were delicious! She walked us through the steps of baklava, koulourakia, and kourambiethes. Guests took home their creations as well as the recipes, and we thought we’d spread the love. Look below for a recipe forĀ  (and photos of) Frances’ amazing baklava!

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Make a Resolution to Treat Yourself in 2017 at COOK

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New Year’s Eve is swiftly approaching. Why not make a resolution to treat yourself in 2017? Here are a few ways to do just that here at COOK!

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Twelve Days of COOKmas Sale

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It’s beginning to look a lot like COOKmas. That’s right, our Twelve Days of COOKmas sale kicks off this coming Monday, December 12! Through Friday, December 23, enjoy 20% off select retail items. Each day, we’ll be highlighting different items, all of which are perfect gifts for the food lover in your life! Check out the sale schedule below, which is subject to change, so check back before planning your shopping trip to COOK!

Monday, December 12, 12-8pm
COOK Products: t-shirts, tote bags, finishing salts, mulling spices, Celtic sea salt caramels, salt & pepper mills, bamboo recipe card box

Tuesday, December 13, 12-5pm
Kitchen Linens: Cuttalossa Turkish linen towels, Girls Can Tell tea towels, Norman Porter aprons

Wednesday, December 14, 12-5pm
Bar-Related items: Laguiole corkscrews, bottle openers, cocktail cookbooks, wine & beer books, shot glasses

Thursday, December 15, retail boutique closed–online sale only
Online gift certificate sale! Purchase a $350 gift certificate and receive a bonus $25. Purchase a $500 gift certificate and receive a bonus $50.

Friday, December 16, 12-5pm
Bambu Products: cutting boards, spoons, bread & cheese knives, tongs

Saturday, December 17, 12-5pm
Local Items: artisan honey and syrup, Girls Can Tell tea towels, Norman Porter aprons, Fresh Artists memory game

Sun, December 18, 3-7pm
Cookbooks: all titles on sale!

Monday, December 19, 12-5pm
Get Salty: COOK finishing salts, butcher and fisherman salts, salt & pepper mills, Celtic sea salt caramels

Tuesday, December 20, 12-5pm
Colanders: available in three sizes and two colors (white and turquoise)

Wednesday, December 21, retail boutique closed–online sale only
Online gift certificate sale! Purchase a $350 gift certificate and receive a bonus $25. Purchase a $500 gift certificate and receive a bonus $50.

Thursday, December 22, 12-8pm
Serving Pieces: AHeirloom cutting boards and cake stands, chutney bowls, Oliver tidbit bowl, glass half pint creamers, pinch bowls, salt cellar, porcelain berry baskets

Friday, December 23, 12-8pm
Soaps & Candles: Paddywax candles and bar soaps, Savon de Marseille hand/bar soaps and candles

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Sneak Peek of January at COOK

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Photo: Robin Admana of Foolish Waffles.

We’re putting the finishing touches on our January schedule, and it’s looking like a delicious New Year! Here’s a sneak peek of what we have coming up. Don’t forget to grab your seats here Monday, December 5th at 2 p.m.

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COOKbook Corner: Shop our new arrivals at COOK!

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Are you on the market for some new cookbooks or are you looking to shop around for friends and family this holiday season? If you’re searching for ideas, look no further than COOK! Here, our bookshelves are constantly evolving. Take a look at some of our new arrivals!

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Get your holiday shopping in at COOK!

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The holiday season has arrived and our decorations are up at COOK! That means holiday shopping is right around the corner. Are you looking for a great gift for your loved ones? Choose from our wide selection of cookbooks for the budding chef in your family or pick out a thoughtful soap or candle for your holiday host. Check out our holiday hours and start planning your holiday shopping spree!

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