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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Sneak Peek of September at COOK


With September approaching, school will soon be back in session. So join us for a class (or two or three)! We’re putting the finishing touches on our September schedule. Take a look at what we have coming up and don’t forget to grab your seats TOMORROW, Tuesday, August 9th at 2 p.m.

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COOKbook Corner: Gear Up for the Rio Olympics with Some International Cookbooks


We’re just days away from the opening ceremony of the 2016 summer Olympic games in Rio. Whether you’ll be attending viewing parties, hosting your own or just kicking it solo, we know you’re going to need some good festive eats to get into the Olympic spirit. Why not stop into COOK for some international and Rio-inspired cookbooks for some inspiration? Take a look at some of our international selections from the COOK bookshelves.

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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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In the Pantry: Shop our Finishing Salts at COOK!


Are you looking to add a little something extra to your home cooking? Why not try our finishing salts at COOK? We are always stocked up on Himalayan pink salt, black lava salt, and Cyprus flake salt as well as our beloved French Farms butcher and fisherman salts.

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August Classes Still Available at COOK!


Above: Team Herban, returning to COOK August 12.

Happy summer, all! We’re working hard here at COOK to complete our September class roster which is going up on Tuesday, August 9th at 2pm. Mark your calendars because this lineup is looking amazing! In the meantime, are you still making plans for August? If so, we’ve got some open seats for you here at COOK! Take a look below to see what’s still available.

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COOK Pantry: Check out our Summer Scents at COOK!


Things are really heating up this summer and we’re all indulging in our favorite refreshing summer scents whether it be the salty smell of the ocean, the citrus-y smell of fresh squeezed lemonade, or flowers from the garden. This summer, shop our COOK pantry and you’ll find some summer-scented delights for your home!

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Class Recap: Bastille Day Dinner at COOK!


France celebrated Bastille Day this Thursday, July 14th, and earlier this week here at COOK, we decided to join the festivities with Kenneth Bush of Bistrot La Minette. Check out the French picnic he prepared for us!

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COOKbook Corner: Shop Our Seafood Book Selection at COOK!


Ah, summertime! It’s a time for trips to the beach, for outdoor grilling, and enjoying some tasty seafood. If you’re looking for tips and recipes for the perfect crab dip or clam bake, look no further than COOK! Our shelves are currently stocked with some wonderful seafood cookbooks to help you create something special whether it’ s a fresh ceviche or a nicely prepared filet of fish. Take a look at some of our favorites!

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