The SideDish Newsletter Vol 9, 2008

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Volume 09 - 2008

whisk bullet Holiday Party Planning
Celebrate 2008 with a Private Cooking Party
whisk bullet Seasonal Fare

Sweet Potato & Bacon Galettes with Sage Crème Fraîche

Halloween Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce

whisk bullet Cooking Classes Cooking & Wine Tasting Classes for Singles
whisk bullet The SideDish Special $200 Off, If you Book a Party by Oct 31
whisk bullet In the Media Fundraising Cooking Party for Adopt A Family
whisk bullet Shop Gift Certificates Now Available
whisk bullet Job Opportunities Join the Parties That Cook Team

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every guest a chef
Holiday Party Planning

Interactive Cooking Party 
Photo2008 has been full of challenges... Doesn’t your team deserve a proper holiday celebration?

Spread holiday cheer and let the good times roll with a deliciously fun private cooking party, where every guest is a chef!

Build camaraderie, encourage team bonding, and motivate your team of colleagues, clients or friends with a delicious international tapas party, gourmet four-course meal, or high octane Iron Chef-style cooking competition.

Right now, receive $200 off your holiday party, if you book with Parties That Cook® by October 31, 2008. Our stove is filling up fast, so reserve your date today!

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Seasonal Fare

Sweet Potato 
& Bacon Galettes with Sage Crème Fraîche RecipeSweet Potato & Bacon Galettes with Sage Crème Fraîche Recipe

Crispy bacon bits sneak their way into these delicate French galettes, miniature pancake appetizers made from sweet potatoes.

Reminiscent of the colors of autumn, the galettes serve as both decoration and savory starter for this Fall’s dinner party or cocktail hour. A dollop of crème fraîche and baby sage leaf assure these bites are fit for all self-proclaimed bon vivants.

Click here for Sweet Potato & Bacon Galettes with Sage Crème Fraîche Recipe

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Pumpkin Brioche Bread 
PuddingHalloween Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce

Sink your fangs into this ghoulishly rich bread pudding dessert reminiscient of custard and pumpkin pie. Brioche makes the ideal bread choice because of its lavish egg and butter content. We enjoy this recipe baked in individual ramekins with gooey caramel sauce cascading off the top - a sweet Halloween treat for ghost and goblins alike!   

Click here for Halloween Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce
This Recipe includes "How-To" Video!

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Cooking Classes & Events

Gourmet DatingSan Francisco: Gourmet Dating for Singles
*This Sunday, October 19 @ Sur La Table Union Square*
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Parties That Cook turns up the heat with Gourmet Dating, an upscale culinary event where singles learn cooking techniques, eat delectable food, and meet other fun singles. Each team works on a recipe from the evening's international tapas menu, all while sipping wine and listening to upbeat music. Menu includes crowd-pleasing appetizers like Ahi Tuna Tartar in Sesame Won Ton Cups and Mini Gyros Pita Pockets with Grilled Lamb and Tzatziki Sauce. $75 per guest.

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Cooking Crush Cooking 
ClassNEW! Chicago: Cooking Crush - Cooking Class & Wine Tasting for Singles
Thursday, November 20, 2008 @ Just Grapes
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Join us for the launch of Chicago’s Cooking Crush party, a wine tasting and cooking class event for singles! Eligible bachelor and bachelorettes will mingle, while enjoying wine tastes from around the world poured by the aficionados at Just Grapes. Glasses in-hand, we’ll shift into the kitchen, where co-ed teams will cook up a meal of delicious international appetizers and get to know each other between slicing and dicing. $95 per guest.

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The SideDish Special

Just in time for the holidays! Receive $200 off when you book a cooking party, holiday party or team building event by October 31, 2008. Our stove is filling up fast – to reserve your date, call 1-888-907-COOK or email Be sure to mention The SideDish Special coupon. Not valid with other discounts.

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In the Media

Adopt A FamilyParties That Cook congratulates the Ross Valley Women’s League on their October 7th fundraiser, which raised over $250,000 to help low-income parents and children of Adopt A Family of Marin. Parties That Cook is proud to be a supporter of the charitable organization, and will be throwing a special private cooking party for the auction's lucky winners!

Donate to Adopt A Family of Marin

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Parties That Cook Gift Certificates - Now Available!

Surprise the cook in your life with a gift certificate for a private cooking party by Parties That Cook! Choose from a variety of events and seasonal menus or leave it up to the recipient to plan their own exclusive cooking extravaganza! Gift certificates make wonderful presents for birthdays, holidays, weddings, retirement, graduation, employee appreciation and corporate gifts. Cooking class gift certificates are also available for our Gourmet Dating singles events.

Order Gift Certificates by phone or email: 888-907-COOK or

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Parties That Cook & Beau-coup – Serving Up Unique Party Favors

Holiday Mint TinsAfter a cooking lesson and delectable meal with Parties That Cook, serve up a party favor for a grand finale! Parties That Cook has teamed up with to offer you unique favors for your corporate and private cooking parties. Our selection of party favors includes holiday mint tins and chocolates, which can be made extra special when customized with your company’s logo or name.

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Job Opportunities

Parties That Cook Team PhotoParties That Cook is seeking service-oriented individuals who share our passion for cooking and entertaining. Positions available include Lead Chefs, Sous Chefs and Servers.

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