Sneak Preview: February At COOK

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So here we are again, another month gone by and it is time again for the new class schedule to be released at COOK.

So what’s on tap this time around? How about an evening of Basque cuisine with the crew from Tinto? Or desserts from the crew at Oyster House and Mission Taqueria? Ned Maddock from Brigantessa is coming in. As is Angelina Branca from Sate Kampar, who’ll be doing a class on sambal and cheeses. And tickets for all of these go on sale this Thursday, January 5, at 2pm.

So take a look at the full schedule below, plan your attack, and be ready to click when the schedule goes live. Because as always, these classes sell out fast and you don’t want to get left out in the cold.

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Sneak Preview: COOK’s December Classes

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Okay, folks. For those of you looking to score a perfect gift for the gastronaut in your life, we have good news. Tickets for COOK’s December classes will be going on sale on Monday, November 7 at 2pm, and we’ve got a special early peek at the list just for you.

December has everything from a pasta making class with Damon Menapace from Kensington Quarters to an evening spent learning how to cook with (and drink) sparkling wine with Joncarl Lachman.

You know what to do, right? Check out the schedule, plan your attack, and be ready on Monday at 2pm to make with the clickety-clicks to get tickets to the class of your choices before it sells out.

So let’s take a look, shall we?

COOK’s December class schedule

About Last Night: The Oyster And The Taco

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We have done a LOT of Open Stove nights at COOK. The official count is 46, but that number seems low to me. But even if we accept that figure, that means four years of Open Stove. 184 cooks in our Thunderdome. 92 winners and 92 losers and 368 courses and countless numbers of shots.

In all that time, we have had some great dishes. We have had some terrible dishes, too, but most of them have been better than they had any right to be, considering we were making the chefs work with Swedish Fish, Fruity Pebbles, with their hands tied behind their backs, or blindfolded. We have screwed with our contestants mercilessly because I firmly believe that chefs possess some of the greatest, most creative minds on earth, but that their unique version of greatness and creativity is only brought out under stress. The greater the stress, the greater the genius. And these past four years of Open Stove have been like our own private laboratory in which we prove that every month.

Last night’s contest? In a way, it was no different than 45 that have come before. Four rounds, multiple courses, tricks, booze, shenanigans–it had all the requisite pieces. In one way, it was very different: We had bartenders competing instead of chefs. And in one way, it was the most surprising ever because last night’s Open Stove came about as close as I think we’re ever going to get to the perfect contest.

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Sneak Preview: October At COOK

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And here we are again, staring down another new month of classes at COOK. Want to see what they’ve got goin in October? We have an early sneak peek at the list just for you, and it has everything from gourmet mac and cheese to brunch with the crew from The Dutch.

You ready? Here we go.

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Sneak Preview: September Classes at COOK

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August just started, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to starting thinking about the new batch of COOK classes coming in September. Tickets will go on sale tomorrow, Tuesday, August 9th at 2 p.m. Don’t miss out on the Oktoberfest beers, dessert for dinner and of course another round of Foobooz Open Stove.

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About Last Night: Chestnuts Roasting by an Open Stove*

open-stove-neuf-bardot-940On May, 4th the Open Stove contestants at Cook guessed that we would torture them with a Cinco de Mayo themed competition. But instead we gave them blue milk and Starburst in a memorable Star Wars themed battle. This month our kitchen warriors Malik Ali (Restaurant Neuf) and Bryan Tanczak (Bardot Cafe) were thinking hot dogs, hamburgers and maybe even apple pie as it was just past the 4th of July. But with the mercury well above 90°, we had a different idea, Christmas in July. So there was ham, plums, ginger snaps and since no one has chestnuts in the summer, water chestnuts. And to Ali and Tanczak’s credit, they embraced these secret ingredients with (ahem) aplomb.

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Sneak Preview: July Classes at COOK

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Summer is starting to heat up so are the classes at COOK. We’re giving our beloved Foobooz readers a preview of what to expect for July, before tickets go on sale on June 7th at 2 p.m. Take advantage of the COOKbook series, another Foobooz Open Stove night, a wine war, and cocktails and canapés before the tickets disappear.

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Sneak Preview: June Classes at COOK

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Another month, another great lineup of classes at COOK. If you want a nice afternoon tea, a lesson on empanada making, or to take your dad for some Father’s Day drinks, COOK has you covered. Check out next month’s class schedule before tickets go on sale tomorrow, May 7, at 2 p.m.

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Sneak Preview: May Classes At COOK

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The time has come for COOK to release next month’s schedule, and May is full of good stuff: the next Foobooz Open Stove Night, a Cinco de Mayo celebration with Revolution Taco, COOKbook author appearances, and springtime wines. So, here’s the full schedule to check out before tickets go on sale tomorrow at 2pm.

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Sneak Preview: April At COOK

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Hey, guess what? COOK is releasing their April class schedule today. But because you are good and attentive Foobooz readers, you’re going to get an early look at everything they have going (A Game Of Thrones beer dinner, a Hawaiian luau, an “A-Pork-Alypse Dinner” with Nick Macri) so that you can be prepared when ticketing goes live at 2pm this afternoon.

So are you ready? Let’s dive right in.

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