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Cook the Part

Delicious, Interactive and Fun Team Cooking

Cook the Part is much more than a collection of recipes; it’s a complete entertaining guide. This book turns cooking into an experience where the culinary destination is not nearly as important as the journey.

Cook the Part provides detailed hosting plans that divide an entire gourmet menu into scripted parts, allowing groups of 6-12 participants to enjoy the cooking process together. Everyone cooks their part, contributing to multiple courses, while learning from each other and enjoying the interaction with other guests.

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Establishing connections with new friends.

Building memories with your team.

Reinforcing strong bonds with your family.

“I hosted a party at a friend’s house who had a larger kitchen and we prepared the Handmade Pasta meal. Two groups made pasta from scratch while the other two prepared the fillings for the ravioli, the salad and the lemon gelato. Everyone had a great time, including the husband who had rarely been seen in the kitchen before, and the food was wonderful. Each guest took pleasure in being able to help prepare the food. The instructions were easy enough to follow that everyone wanted to do it again.

“Cook the Part” is a great book for anyone hosting a dinner party and hopefully companion volumes will follow.”

H Hatfield, Deseret News

“I am always looking for new ways to entertain, and this book didn’t disappoint! Grouping the recipes by theme will make it easy to select my first attempt at hosting a cooking party. The recipes are mouth-watering, and the tasks are broken out thoughtfully and in a detailed manner.

Seeing the schedules in grid / spreadsheet form helped me visualize breaking out separate cooking tasks and how it will all come together on time, and I appreciated that time to socialize was worked in during the process as well as logically at the conclusion, when we all sit down together to eat. Well done – I can’t wait to get started!”

Emerson, Amazon Reviewer

Making Real Dough at Home: Handmade Pasta Chapter of Cook the Part

By | April 7th, 2011|Categories: Menus and Memories, Recipes, Team Cooking|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Most people don't tackle handmade pasta at home on their own.  It seems somewhat daunting.  But when you consider tackling this with friends, this suddenly seems like a  fun, easy task.  That's the power of [...]

Building a Great Paella: A Photo Recipe

By | March 20th, 2011|Categories: Cooking Tips, Menus and Memories, Team Cooking|Tags: , |

[gpslideshow] Last night a group of friends gathered to cook authentic Spanish Paella.  In fact, Barbara even hand-carried the rice from Spain last week.  Two teams worked together to create this one dish meal.  The [...]

Hillary and Carin Host “A Taste of Baja”

By | March 13th, 2011|Categories: Menus and Memories, Recipes, Team Cooking|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

[slideshow] The Taste of Baja chapter of Cook the Part was recently "beta tested" by hosts Hillary and Carin Canale-Theakston.  Four couples were invited to Cook the Part, including our very own San Diego County [...]

4 Amigos Cook the Part in Cabo: Ginger and Jack Graham share their experience

By | January 23rd, 2011|Categories: Dinner, Entree, Team Cooking|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The Tuscan Farmhouse Dinner in Cook the Part includes simple foods made with fresh ingredients.  Team cooking works especially well when you are vacationing with friends.  Ginger and Jack share their experience and [...]

The Kids are Never Too Young to Help with the Holiday Baking

By | December 23rd, 2010|Categories: Menus and Memories, Team Cooking|Tags: , , , , , |

  As you do your last bit of holiday baking, involve your children in the process.  They will be entertained and the family memories are priceless.  Twenty five years later, they [...]

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Laugh at Those Holiday Mishaps by Eric Karpo Karpinski and Karin Eastham

By | December 22nd, 2010|Categories: Desserts, Menus and Memories, Team Cooking|Tags: , , , , , |

The holidays are a wonderful time for giving and the kitchen is a favorite place to show your love for others with elaborate meals or baking delicious treats.  Cooking for someone is a powerful way [...]

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