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Vacation Destination: Kitchen
We all know how to eat when we travel—but what if you want to cook, too? Get a hands-on education from some of the country's top chefs at these cooking shops and demo kitchens, and consider your next dinner planned.
Located just off Center City’s soigné Rittenhouse Square, Cook is a food-freak boutique from Audrey Claire Taichman, who runs two restaurants on the same block. Shoppers can browse smartly curated books, magazines, and kitchen gadgetry by day; at night, the 16 counter seats fill up for themed multi-course dinners from local and national chefs. One of the most popular fixtures is the monthly Open Stove event, pitting two up-and-coming sous chefs or line cooks against one another in an unpredictable (and often booze-fueled) mystery-ingredient competition.
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