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Thursday, February 9, 2012

It's Time for Romance at The @CooksWarehouse

A weekend share from my good friends at Cook's Warehouse!


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In this week's edition:

Brookhaven - Tea and Coffee Time
Decatur - Weat Free Breakfast Foods
East Cobb - Sweet Heat Brownie Bites
Midtown - Coeur à la Crème

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Brookhaven - Tea and Coffee Time

It's tea and coffee time at the Cook's Warehouse Brookhaven.  Join us on Saturday from 3 pm to 5 pm as we show off the wonderful products we offer for the perfect cup of coffee or tea!  We have a colorful selection of teapots, teakettles as well as top of the line coffee makers such as Jura, Moccamaster,  and Nespresso.  Join us for a delicious cup!  
Decatur Weat Free Breakfast Foods


This week, we take great pride in presenting a great new product line from Decatur, Weat Free Breakfast Foods. Weat Free is just as the name implies - "without wheat". Weat Free also means "we eat free" of the allergens you see in foods today which includes gluten, dairy, soy and nuts.  For years eating gluten-free meant that you might have to go without or sacrifice the flavor of your foods. The folks at Weat Free  have spent countless hours mixing and experimenting with a variety of ingredients to make the best breakfast foods you can enjoy without sacrificing great taste. Stop by between 3 and 5 to witness how tasty they are. We're also tasting the Wines of France this week.

East Cobb - Sweet Heat Brownie Bites
Nothin' spells lovin' like a little somethin' from our oven! And this Saturday afternoon, that little somethin' is our famous Sweet Heat Brownie Bites, made delicious with the addition of Fire and Flavor Coffee Rub, a touch of chipotle and coffee in a multi-tasking rub! They'll be baked right in our USA pans, our favorite bakeware for perfect results and easy clean-up. Stop by for a tasty hot and sweet treat, and grab a copy of the recipe, so that you can share it with your loved ones anytime!

Midtown - Coeur à la Crème


St. Valentine's Day is only days away so we are serving a savory coeur à la crème for you to sample. What is a coeur à la crême, you ask? A traditional heart-shaped creamy molded French confection usually served for dessert with a fruit sauce. Stop by to see how easy (and impressive) it is to make and surprise the loved one in your life with your own version!
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TWO fun classes rescheduled to a later date - don't miss out!


7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Rosemary Rutland          

As we continue to eat healthier by cutting fat, there is an increasing emphasis on legumes as an essential part of today's healthy diet. Chef Rosemary Rutland is here to show you how to incorporate a variety of beans, peas and lentils into your dishes while at the same time, adding a tremendous amount of flavor. You will learn the secrets to making:
  • Red Bean Dip with Spiced Pita Chips
  • Creamy Cannellini Bean Soup with Hazelnut Sage Pesto
  • Poached Fish & Tarragon French Green Lentils with homemade Lemon Aioli
  • Tunisian Chickpea Cookies
After this class, you will never serve boring beans again!


7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Nancy Waldeck and Deb Duchon             

It's the time of year to think "red hot", but we are not referring to the Valentine candies - we're talking chilies! Join Chef Nancy Waldeck and Cultural Anthropologist Deb Duchon as they explore the interesting world of chilies and then share their findings with food and wine!  Learn all about chilies and spice up your cooking repertoire as you learn these recipes:
  • Corn Cakes with Shrimp and Jalapeño Lime Drizzle
  • Chile Seared Salmon with Pear Pineapple Relish
  • Roasted Sage Spicy Sweet Potatoes
  • Red Hot Kale Ribbons
  • Zesty Hot Chocolate Mousse
Join us as we cook up an evening full of warm, spicy delights.

Other great classes, just around the corner:


6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Adeline Borra   

French cuisine is a true art form, and it seems to come naturally to Adeline Borra. A native of France, she grew up in a family surrounded by good food and good wine. But anyone that loves good food, and loves to cook, can prepare these well-known French classic dishes - it just takes a little know-how and practice. Gain both when you meet Adeline in the kitchen where she will teach you how to make:
  • Cheese Soufflé with Green Salad and Dijon Mustard Dressing
  • Blanquette de Veau
  • Classique French Apple Tart with Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

2:00 PM - 5:30 PM 
Kathryn Gordon              

Elegant Parisian-style macarons are popping up all over -- learn how to make them in this fun class with Chef Kathryn Gordon. Incorporating recipes from her new book, Les Petits Macarons: Colorful French Confections to Make at Home -- you will learn tricks from master chefs that will help you learn how to bake your own macarons. Chef Kathryn will demonstrate a French-meringue based method and teach you how to pipe the macarons. You will then gather into groups to make your own batches and fillings. Come enjoy a delicious "Valentine-flavored" menu:
  • Pink Almond Macarons with Popcorn Pastry Cream
  • Coconut Macarons with Strawberry Guava Pate de Fruit
  • Cocoa Macarons with Blackberry White Chocolate Ganache
Each group will share their macrons so that everyone will be able to enjoy these fabulously French desserts. Copies of Chef Kathryn's book Les Petits Macarons, Colorful French Confections to Make at Home will be available on the day of class.


OOOPS!  Forgot to make Valentine's plans for you and your sweetie?  The Cook's Warehouse comes to the rescue!  Make a lasting impression with your registration for two in any of these romantic classes.  But don't wait - Valentine's Day is just around the corner and classes are filling fast!
**Please note that all class registrations/fees (including Valentine's Day classes) are per person, not per couple**


11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Gloria Smiley

Valentine's Day shouldn't be stressful or rushed! It should be a special day when you can slow down a bit and spend some time with your sweetheart. This year, forget the usual routine and enjoy Valentine's Day a little early. Spend some time in our kitchen with your loved one and Chef Gloria Smiley! Let Gloria be your guide as you work together to create this elegant and romantic Valentine's Day Brunch:
  • Blinis with Caviar
  • Healthy Crunchy Fruit and Almond Granola with Goat's Milk Yogurt
  • Fettuccine with Creamy Egg, Prosciutto and Arugula
  • Candied Bacon
  • Meringues (Pavlovas) with Mascarpone Cream and Raspberry Sauce

East Cobb
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Elizabeth Weaver

Few things say "romance" like the iconic hills of Tuscany. The rustic landscape, the delicious food and wine - who wouldn't want to make that escape with someone special? Chef Elizabeth captures the spirit of Tuscany as she invites you into the kitchen to put together this delicious brunch inspired by the cuisine of the Italian heartland:
  • Eggplant Parmesan Frittata
  • Fennel Salad
  • Champagne Risotto
  • Fresh Fruit with Ricotta, Honey and Chocolate
Celebrate Valentine's Day a little early with this special menu and the special someone in your life!


11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Donica Daniels

Spend some time in our kitchen with that someone special, learning how to put together this show-stopping brunch. Romance your sweetheart with delicious dishes from Chef Donica Daniels as you join her in the kitchen for this brunch menu that you'll create and enjoy together:
  • Mini Sausage and Egg Casserole
  • Baked Cheese Grits topped with Zesty Shrimp
  • gooey Cinnamon Rolls
  • sparkling Champagne Punch
You'll have a tough time topping this Valentine's next year!


11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Michele Phillips

Valentine's Day is a very romantic day, but why wait until the evening to show your love? Get a jump start on your Valentine's Day celebration as you join Chef Michele Phillips in the kitchen to make:
  • Southern Fruit Ambrosia
  • Strawberry and Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast topped with Toasted Pecan Cinnamon Honey
  • Gruyere & Goat Cheese Quiche with Shallots and Mixed Peppers
  • Homemade Blueberry Sausage
  • Classic Cream Scones with Chambord Butter
  • Pomegranate Champagne Cocktails
After this amorous menu, who knows what the evening will bring?


East Cobb
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Elizabeth Weaver

Cooking in the kitchen together can be a great Valentine's Adventure. Join Chef Elizabeth Weaver in the kitchen to prepare dinner as you enjoy a fantastic "date night".
  • Start with a warm and irresistible French Onion soup for two
  • The main attraction is a Lime Marinated Pork Loin served with a Red Wine Cream Sauce and Lobster Mashed Potatoes
  • End this meal with a decadent sundae of homemade Hot Fudge and Hot Buttered Popcorn over Ice Cream
It's a day to splurge, so why not splurge with the one you love!


6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Rosemary Rutland

The way to a person's heart is through their stomach - show your Valentine how much you care by getting in the kitchen together to cook a luscious dinner together. Join Chef Rosemary Rutland tonight as she invites you into the kitchen to prepare this tantalizing meal that would make anyone swoon! Dazzle your sweetheart with:
  • Creamy Roasted Wild Mushroom Soup with Sage Croutons
  • Crab-Stuffed Shrimp with Champagne Beurre Blanc Sauce
  • Ginger & Sweet Potato Gratin
  • Sautéed Haricot Verts with Caramelized Shallots
  • Mini Baked Alaska (Toasted Italian Meringue, ice cream and homemade chocolate cake)
Share this holiday and this exceptional menu with someone special!


1 comment:

Rosa said...

thank you for this great opportunity.