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A Complimentary Menu Sampling At The Phoenix Lounge

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Free stuff, free stuff.  We all love free stuff!  We are very happy to present this awesome complimentary event to you guys!  If you’re not part of my email newsletter (why not??), you may have missed this posting, so I’m including it here on the blog too. Anyway, without more blabbing…

Forkable Blog and theWit Hotel’s Phoenix Lounge Present:

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A Toast to The Phoenix Louge: A Complimentary Menu Sampling

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Do you know where you can forget all your worries and forget all your cares? That’s right, DOWNTOWN. So why not spend an evening of carefree complimentary sampling at one of Downtown’s most stylish destinations!

theWit Hotel, already a hub for sophistication in Chicago, has shaken up the classic hotel lounge experience, with its new Phoenix Lounge, on the Hotel’s second level mezzanine and would like to invite you to sample a menu of hand crafted cocktails and Mediterranean-inspired small plates while enjoying live musical performances from local and emerging artists.

This sleek and contemporary lounge features floor to ceiling glass walls showcasing Downtown Chicago’s street nightlife and a view of the State and Lake elevated train platform punches up the venue’s stylishly irreverent character, inspired by the culture and self-expression so inherent in its urban surroundings.

The lights are much brighter here. Everything’s waiting for you!



RSVP now!

Thursday, November 18th
6pm – 8pm
free with RSVP

Phoenix Lounge
201 N.State St. Chicago

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Please Note: RSVP does not guarantee admission. Arriving early is a good idea for an event of this caliber. Venues always have discretion over capacity issues.

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Forkable’s Festive Christmas Cookie Cooking Class

Christmas Baking Bonanza: Cookies, Cookies & More Cookies
December 4, 2010.  12pm  – 4 pm   $40  Register now!

Nothing puts me in the holiday spirit more than starting my holiday baking. Want in on the baking action? This year, we’re hosting a baking day for readers who’d like to get some hands-on time in the Forkable Kitchen.

Announcing:

Christmas Baking Bonanza: Cookies, Cookies & More Cookies
December 4, 2010.  12pm  – 4 pm   $40  Register now!

If you’d like get in the holiday mood with some sprinkles and spice, bone up on some cookie skills or just have fun baking with a great group of like-minded foodsters, here’s your chance!

This will be an intimate event: the class has 5 spots open and we’ll make three to five different kinds of cookies.   We’ll post the cookie menu before the event.  Aprons, ingredients and kitchen tools will be supplied.  You won’t need anything other than holiday spirits (attitude, not liquor, although no one’s stopping you!)

Each guest will go home with a mixed bag of a dozen homemade cookies.  Reserve your spot today because space is VERY limited!

Our Thanksgiving Cooking Class Guarantees Your Holiday Success

Beginners Guide to Thanksgiving: Poultry, Potatoes and Pie
Saturday, November 13  12-4 p.m.  $50 Sponsored by: These fabulous Dining Sets
Reserve your spot today!

Ever wanted to host your own Thanksgiving celebration, but been too afraid to try.  Sure you can make a mean broiled chicken breast, but roasting a whole bird, let alone a turkey, can scare the stuffing out of anyone!  Well fear no more!

Our Beginners Guide to Thanksgiving will teach you all in the ins and outs of:

  • Roasting poultry from start to finish, including brining, stuffing, seasoning and basting!
  • Whipping up magnificent mashed potatoes
  • Perfecting pumpkin pie from scratch.

This class includes a full Thanksgiving meal! After learning how to roast poultry, whip up potatoes and prepare a pie, I’m sure you’ll get a bit hungry.  So, we’ll just have to our money where our mouth is and eat this food we’ve made!

AND THATS NOT IT!  There’s also a give-away!  One lucky student will be the recipient of a brand new  Reston Lloyd Calypso Roaster Pan with Rack courtesy of Cookware.com!

Beginners Guide to Thanksgiving: Poultry, Potatoes and Pie
Saturday, November 13  12-4 p.m.  $50

To sum up, this class will give you:

  • the confidence to cook your own Thanksgiving meal from start to finish
  • a full meal afterward
  • a chance to win a stylish new roasting pan
  • and an afternoon of fun in the kitchen with a few other fun foodies.

This will be an intimate event: the class only has four spots open.  Aprons, ingredients and kitchen tools will be supplied.  We want you to just relax and have fun hanging out while you learn.

So, what are you waiting for?  Reserve your spot now!  Spaces are very limited.

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**INTERESTED IN CHRISTMAS COOKIE BAKING?
Get in the holiday spirit with some sprinkles and spice:

Christmas Baking Bonanza: Cookies, cookies, fudge and cookies!
Sat. Dec. 4 12 – 4 p.m.
$40 Reserve now!

Learn the craft of holiday baking and go home with a mixed grab bag of delicious cookies!

Goulish Treats to Terrify: Take Our Halloween Treats Baking Class!

Halloween Bootcamp: Saturday, October 16th   12 – 3 p.m.
Reserve Your Spot Today!

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Don’t be boring.  Halloween is one of the only days a year, where we get to get totally, flamboyantly inappropriate!  Our Halloween Boot-camp class will make sure you serve the most gruesome grub and terrorific treats to taunt and tantalize all your party guests and/or make you the hit of your kid’s classroom.

Halloween Bootcamp: Saturday, October 16th   12 – 3 p.m.  $30

For this class, we’ll be baking up our Halloween favorites including Crunchy Eyeball bars, Witch’s Finger Cookies, as well as going over a few more of our past fearsome formulas including our Dexter Blood Slides and Ghosts on a Stick.

This will be an intimate event: the class only has four spots open and we’ll make three or four different kinds of treats.   Aprons, ingredients and kitchen tools will be supplied.  You won’t need to bring anything other then a goulish desire to have some fearsome fun!  Each guest will go home with a mixed bag of a dozen homemade Halloween treats.

We want you to just relax and have fun hanging out while you learn.  Register your spot today! Space is VERY limited!

Forkable U: Beginners Guide to Canning and Preserving

Maintain a higher quality of living for less; take our canning class:

Beginners Guide to Canning and Preserving:  Saturday, Sept. 11  12 – 4 p.m. Reserve your spot today!

We all want to eat the best quality organic foods, but its not always affordable.  Canning is a great way to make the most of basement bargain prices on organic and high quality produce during the harvest season and make it last year round.  When you can your own foods, you can guarantee you won’t be eating foods stuffed with preservatives and gross additives.

Are you intimidated of the process?  Think you need all kinds of fancy equipment? Well, here’s your chance to learn this simple process in a stress-free environment.   Our intro canning course will give you all the info and experience to help build your confidence to start your own kitchen cannery.  Reserve your spot today!

Beginners Guide to Canning and Preserving:  Saturday, Sept. 11  12 – 4 p.m. $30
This class will give an overview of the various tools and techniques needed as well as important safety information for safe canning practices as well as give you hands on experience with two of my favorite basic fool-proof canning recipes, a simple pickled green bean as well as a simple fruit jam.

Canning is a hot and steamy process, so wear light, cool clothing.  Although canning is very easy to do at home, there are a few safety precautions necessary.  This class will be mostly a demonstration course, however, we will have a few hands-on sections to give you the feel of the tools and techniques.

We always maintain small class sizes to create a casual welcoming social environment.  We want you to just relax and have fun hanging out while you learn.  Register your spot today! Space is VERY limited!

Forkable U: Class Schedule

Here’s our schedule of classes for upcoming fall and winter:

.Sept. 11  Beginners Guide to Canning and Preserving
.                     4 hrs          12 – 4 p.m.          $30
.                    Register now!

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Oct. 16          Halloween Bootcamp: Treats to Terrify
.                       3 hrs          12 – 4 p.m.          $30

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Nov.  13        Beginers Guide to Thanksgiving: Potatoes, Poultry & Pie
.                       4 hrs          12 – 4 p.m.          $40

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Dec. 4          Christmas Baking Bonanza: Cookies, Cookies & More Cookies
.                     4 hrs          12 – 4 p.m.          $40

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Jan. 15         Simple Soup:  Fool Proof Guide to Making Any Soup
.                     3 hrs          12 – 3 p.m.          $30

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Contact us with questions or for more class information!

Conquer The Kitchen : Take Our Cooking Classes!

Do you love food, but break out in cold sweats the minute you enter the kitchen? Do you hide the fact from your other foodie friends that you can’t make anything more complicated then toast? Fear no more!

Forkable is launching a new series of monthly cooking classes targeted to help the helpless find their way through the kitchen of doubt to the table of delicious and fun home made foods.

No matter what the fancy-schmancy restaurants might make you think, cooking is not rocket science. Its just mixing a few things together and possibly adding heat. Our classes are all about bringing food prep back to the people – taking snobbery (and fear!) out of the kitchen.

“I don’t bake much, but I’d like to do more, and this was the perfect no-stress way to get me excited about it. We felt totally at home in the cozy red and white kitchen, and the recipes were indeed easy but so yummy!”  -Bengi speaking of our Christmas cookie class.

We have a really down-top-earth approach to food and entertaining.  Our specialty is making good food on tight budgets so you don’t need to be made of money to enjoy our style (although it certainly doesn’t hurt!) Our straight forward approach is taught in an intimate setting of a real kitchen, with a class limit of five persons to allow for as much personal attention as possible. I love to cook and I want you to love it, too.

“Great class! Extremely informative and well organized with some good company and delicious results”  -Mike M.

So, if you can’t stand the heat, come to my kitchen!  Check out our calender of upcoming classes!

Forkable Takes Teaching Live

Yesterday marked my first ever attempt at teaching a cooking class.  I thought it was a total success!  I planned four cookies for our four hour class and we got through each one. Here’s a list of the cookies on the menu.

Jam Kolaches
Almond Crescents
Nut Clusters
Mini Chocolate Bottomed Cupcakes

I’ve already posted the recipe for Jam Kolches, which have to be one of my favorite cookies of all time.  The recipe for almond crescents is a secret and cannot be divulged online, only in person.  If you wanted this recipe, so sorry.  Should’ve come to the class! He he.  Anyway, the nut clusters and the Mini Chocolate Cupcakes will be featured this week, so stay tuned.


Here we’re whipping up the chocolate batter for the mini cupcakes.

I had such a great time baking with Bengi, Aylin and Mike (pictured above in that order, except for me and my fancy apron).  We listened to holiday tunes, whipped up some easy to make cookies and sipped on my favorite cold-weather drink, hot cocoa and peppermint schnapps.  Thanks to everyone who came!  I’m definitely doing this again next year.

Forkable’s Festive Christmas Cookie Cooking Class

Nothing puts me in the holiday spirit more than starting my holiday baking. Forkable’s Annual Holiday Christmas Party is one of the highlights of the year, due in part to the 10+ varieties of cookies and candies we serve.

Want in on the baking action? This year, we’re hosting a baking day for readers who’d like to get some hands-on time in the Forkable Kitchen.  Announcing…

Forkable’s Festive Christmas Cookie Cooking Class!
Saturday, December 5.  12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Suggested donation: $40

If you’d like get in the holiday mood with some sprinkles and spice, bone up on some cookie skills or just have fun baking with a great group of like-minded foodsters, here’s your chance!

This will be an intimate event: the class has 5 spots open and we’ll make three to five different kinds of cookies.   We’ll post the cookie menu before the event.  Aprons, ingredients and kitchen tools will be supplied.  You won’t need anything other than holiday spirits (attitude, not liquor, although no one’s stopping you!)

Each guest will go home with a mixed bag of a dozen homemade cookies.  Here’s last year’s cookie list for some inspiration!

Reserve your spot today because space is VERY limited!

Official Launch Party Menu

To celebrate our new official looking website, we’re having a party (of course) and we’re making up foods from our most popular posts! Here is the official menu, so you can weigh your options for tomorrow night.


BBQ seitan

Jalapeno Poppers

Cheesy Onion Casserole

Anti-pasta Platter with Roasted Red Peppers

Roasted Salsa and Chips

Apple Pie in a Skillet



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