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Heard, Chef! Seafood Suggestions from George Sabatino of Aldine

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When you’re working in a fast-paced kitchen, communication is key. When the chef gives out directions, there’s no time for conversation. You simply respond with, “Heard, Chef!” In this COOK series, we’ll be bringing you all of the wonderful, tips, tricks, and secrets that we’ve heard during our classes. This month, we’re sharing some great tips for preparing seafood courtesy of George Sabatino of Aldine. During his Seafood Shindig class this week, George prepared five courses of delicious seafood and along the way, he shared tons of tips for making the most of our ingredients. We were particularly impressed with his preparation of shrimp and sardines and we thought we would spread the word!

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COOK Test Kitchen: Chickpea Tagine from Vegan: The Cookbook by Phaidon

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If you’ve visited us at COOK before, you’re well aware of our fairly extensive selection of cookbooks. While we offer books on everything from French cuisine to ice cream making, we are particularly fond of our selection of vegan and vegetarian cookbooks. With all the limitations that come along with vegan and vegetarian cooking, we’ve found that these cookbook authors have been able to bring more creativity and flavor to cooking while still keeping it fairly simple and easy for the home cook. In this new Test Kitchen series, we are going to be exploring these cookbooks more in-depth and recreating a recipe from each to demonstrate the scope of possibility in vegan and vegetarian cooking.

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COOKbook Corner: Our new cookbooks are in!

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We’ve just added a ton of new cookbooks to our shelves so if you’re searching for some culinary inspiration, are shopping for a loved one, or just want to browse, stop in to COOK. Take a look at some of the latest cookbooks to join our shelves!

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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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COOKbook Corner: Start Prepping for Super Bowl LI with recipes from COOK!

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Super Bowl Sunday is right around the corner and whether you’re a fan of the Patriots or the Falcons, one thing will be sure to unify us all next weekend: the food! Get over to COOK and pick up some COOKbooks to inspire your Super Bowl Sunday menu. Check out some of our recommendations below.

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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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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 for  (and photos of) Frances’ amazing baklava!

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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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Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes from Beth Kaufman Strauss of Grateful Plate!

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Beth Kaufman Strauss of Grateful Plate joined us this week to show us how to get the most out of our Thanksgiving leftovers with some fun recipes. Not only did she whip up a great meal, she also made sure to leave us with the recipes so you could recreate them. Check out some of these great ways to transform your holiday leftovers!

Roasted Vegetable Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette
Serves: 4-6

Savory Granola:
1 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup sunflower seeds 1/2 cup almonds, sliced 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
2 tbsp poppy seeds
2 tbsp sesame seeds
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp cayenne
1 1/2 tsp fresh rosemary 1 1/2 tsp fresh thyme
1 large egg white, beaten 1/4 cup olive oil
1 tbsp maple syrup

Salad:
2 cups leftover roasted vegetables
8 cups mixed salad greens

Make granola: Preheat oven to 350°. Toss all ingredients together in a medium bowl. Transfer mixture to a rimmed baking sheet and bake, stirring once, until golden 25- 30 minutes. Let cool.

Make salad dressing – Make all ingredients together. Set aside. 3. Make salad -Mix salad greens, leftover vegetables and dressing.

Top with granola.

Stuffing Waffles with Maple Gravy Topped with Fried Egg
Serves: 6

Waffles:
4 cups leftover stuffing
2 whole eggs, beaten
1/2 – 1 cup vegetable stock

Gravy:
2 Cups leftover gravy 3/4 cup maple syrup

Fried Egg:
6 eggs
olive oil
salt & pepper

In a large bowl, stir together the leftover stuffing and eggs. Add 1/4 cup of veggie broth and mix until well combined. Continue adding stock until the mixture is well moistened.

To make gravy, heat your leftover gravy up. Once hot slowly whisk in maple syrup. Set aside.

Waffles- Preheat the waffle baker and grease it with cooking spray.

Scoop 1⁄2 cup stuffing mixture into the prepared waffle baker, spreading it evenly. Close the lid and let the waffle bake until golden brown about 7-10 minutes. You want to make sure the egg is cooked completely.

While Waffles are cooking, start cooking fried eggs.

Transfer the waffles to a serving plate then repeat the filling and baking process with remaining stuffing.

Serve with maple gravy and fried egg on top.

Pumpkin Pie Milkshake
Serves: 4

4 3-inch slices of leftover pumpkin pie
8 large scoops vanilla ice cream
1 1/3 cups milk
1/2 cup reserved crust

Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until almost smooth. Top with crumbled piecrust. Enjoy!

If you don’t feel up to the task of cooking your entire Thanksgiving meal this holiday, not to worry! Grateful Plate is offering their Thanksgiving Fixin’s menu with plenty of amazing sides for you to choose from. Each portion serves four people and the best part? They deliver! Deliveries will be made on Tuesday, November 22nd and Wednesday, November 23rd. Be sure to check out the menu and get your orders in by Thursday, November 17th!

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COOKbook Corner: Get your Thanksgiving Baking On!

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You probably know what’s for Thanksgiving dinner, but what are you gonna have for dessert after gobbling up all that turkey? Why not get some inspiration with some baking cookbooks at COOK! Take a look at some of the newest additions to our shelves!

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