America's first contemporary artisan chocolate manufacturer, SCHARFFEN BERGER Chocolate Maker set out to craft the richest, most flavorful chocolate by sourcing the best cacao in the world, blending it in small batches, and gently processing it to maintain the subtle flavors in the beans. From brownies to breads to savory beef, SCHARFFEN BERGER Chocolate adds rich, chocolate flavor to your favorite recipes. Stop by for a taste of this delectable chocolate this Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m., just in time for Valentine's Day!
Decatur - Bialetti Aeternum
We here at Cook's like to keep you informed on any developments in the cooking world. This week we present Bialetti Aeternum cookware. They feature a stain resistant white nonstick nano-ceramic interior, heavy-gauge aluminum construction for great heat conduction, and high temp silicone exterior. They're Eco friendly and reasonably priced. We like them. Stop by this Saturday between 3 and 5 to see what they can do. Our wines for this week are Staff Picks.
East Cobb - Chef and The Fatman - Live Radio Show!
You enjoy them on their "Good Life" weekly radio show each Sunday on Newstalk 1160, so come on in while they're taping! Beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday, the dynamic duo of Fred Genovese and Kevin Jenkins will be taping their broadcast, cooking up a storm, dispensing advice, and answering questions. It's a fast paced two hour show that will leave you breathless, sore from laughter, and full of knowledge! Join us for the fun!
Midtown - Souper Bowl
It's Super Bowl weekend! Who isn't going to or hosting a Super Bowl party and wondering what to make? Let us inspire you with our Fissler pressure cooker and see just how fast and easy a "Souper Bowl" treat can be! There is no need to fear the pressure cooker of your Grandmother's day with the safe and easy version of today.
FROM THE COOKING SCHOOL
Still looking for the perfect way to celebrate Valentine's Day with your sweetheart? What better way than to prepare a gourmet meal together, under the direction of one of our talented chefs, and then sit down to enjoy the fruits of your "labor of love" with a glass of wine?
Plus, you get the added bonus of going home with some tried and true recipes that you can recreate in your own kitchen, for the perfect date night - any time of year!
Or, if you already have Valentine's Day plans but want to surprise him or her with some homemade treats, we've got you covered there as well!
Many of our Valentine's Day classes are sold out, so we've scheduled several overflow dinner classes on the evening of Monday, February 13 to accommodate the huge demand (see below). Seats are still available in ALL of these great classes below - but not for long. Sign up soon and impress your sweetheart!
Valentine's Day is coming and you will want to make something special for that special someone. Let Jamie Gorey (co-author of Back Home Baking: Two Chicks from the Sticks) welcome you into the kitchen where you'll learn the secrets to some of her most "romantic" dessert ideas. Today, you will make Chocolate Cupcakes with Cream Filling and Chocolate Ganache Frosting; Frosted, Heart-shaped Sugar Cookies (on or off a stick); Cream Puffs with fresh Whipped Cream and Homemade Chocolate Sauce; and Truffles. Few things say "I Love You" like freshly baked treats. Show them how much you care with these handmade treats from the kitchen.
Have you tried cake pops yet? These fun "cakes-on-a-stick" are colorful, creative, fun to make, and are the perfect bite-sized dessert. The delightful Angie Dudley, Atlanta's own and the creative force behind the Bakerella blog and the Cake Pops cookbook, pioneered the cake pops concept. The phenomena is being carried on and fueled by other creative cooks, including Meridith Ford Goldman, who is here today to show you how to create these delicious treats for Valentine's Day. So put on your creative cap as you step into the kitchen with Meridith to make Red Velvet Cake Pops and Chocolate Cake Pop Bon Bons. But why stop at these? Once you have learned the technique, you will be inspired to create your own versions of Cake Pops for any and all occasions!
Whoever said "everything old is new again" must have had fondue parties in mind! Like fashion and music, this throwback style of entertaining has made a huge comeback. Don't miss the chance to work alongside Chef Michele to make Classic 60's Beef and Seafood Fondue; Beringer Cheese Fondue; Decadent Chocolate Fondue; and Spinach Salad with Dried Cherries, Pecans and Goat Cheese drizzled with a Citrus Vinaigrette. And for those who are too young (or simply don't remember the 60's!), Chef Michele will host a brief discussion on the origins of fondue and its popularity in the U.S.A.
Well, there may be 50 ways, but we won't have time to explore all of those in one class! There are times when you want a very special menu - like Valentine's Day - and this class is here to help. And just in time for Valentine's Day! Chef Doris will begin with Corn and Crab Bisque and then show you how to make Rack of Lamb with Port Sauce; Potato & Mushroom Napoleons; and Wilted Spinach with Bacon, Figs & Goat Cheese. And what desert can be more romantic than Chocolate Rapture - Rum-Chocolate Sauce with Berries? Don't find yourself on the waiting list for this one- register today.
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, and a sparkling Champagne Punch. You'll have a tough time topping this Valentine's next year!
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 and Classic Cream Scones with Chambord Butter. As you dine, sip on Pomegranate Champagne Cocktails with your special someone. After this amorous menu, who knows what the evening will bring?
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; and Meringues (Pavlovas) with Mascarpone Cream and Raspberry Sauce.
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 and 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!
Love Potion 214 Hands On
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
As we approach Valentine's Day it is time to start setting the mood. Nothing says 'romance' like sensual food and drink. Tonight's class will tantalize the taste buds and caress the palate. Join Chef Richard Ruben to prepare a dinner that pairs perfectly with Love Potion 214®- a drink infused with hints of Vanilla, alluring Rose Essence, and splashed with Coconut Milk and Cocoa. The menu includes Wild Mushroom Soup, Sautéed Beef Tenderloin with Caramelized Shallot Sauce, Zucchini with Almonds, and Baby Greens and Herbs dressed with Raspberry Vinaigrette. For dessert, enjoy Individual Cinnamon Chocolate Cake with Rose Scented Cream. Spend a special evening with us and your Valentine's date to create this memorable menu.
Dazzling Date Night Hands on
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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". Let's 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. Decadence is the order of the day so let's end this meal with a 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!
Dinner for Sweethearts Hands On
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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 served alongside Ginger & Sweet Potato Gratin and Sautéed Haricot Verts with Caramelized Shallots. For dessert, Rosemary showcase her pastry talents as you learn to make and enjoy Mini Baked Alaska (Toasted Italian Meringue, ice cream and homemade chocolate cake). Share this holiday and this exceptional menu with someone special!
French Macarons are tres chic! Our upcoming class with cookbook author and pastry chef/instructor Kathryn Gordon on February 11 has already sold out, so we've scheduled an additional session with her on Friday, February 10. Sign up today before this class also sells out!