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Sarah Moulton Cooks at The Happy Cook

Tuesday, June 14th 6pm 7:30pm. Come and join us as we welcome the much celebrated Culinary educator, Sara Moulton. She is celebrating nearly 3 decades of bringing great food to America. Sara will be presenting recipes from her newest book Sara Moulton’s Home Cooking 101. Menu: Warm Shrimp salad, Fusilli and Italian sausage and finishing off the evening with the ever popular Bananas Foster! $55 per person. Beverages Included. Please call The Happy Cook at 434-977-2665 to reserve your spot.

Pie Making 101: Salted Honey Pie

Wednesday May 25th 6pm-8pm. Join The Pie Chest’s Rachel Pennington as she leads us through the ins and outs of creating beautiful and delicious pies. This will be a hands on class, She will be making a Salted Honey Pie for this class. Students will make a pie to take home with them as well as learn how to make the dough.This will be 2 hour class.$55 per person. Beverages included. Please call The Happy Cook at 434-977-2665 to reserve your spot.

Canning 101: Strawberries

Thursday May 26th 6pm-7:30pm. Join Becky Calvert for this Hot Water Bath canning class. She will show you all that you will need to know to start canning you own Strawberry Jam. Just in time for Strawberry season!! $40 per person. Beverages included. Please call The Happy Cook at 434-977-2665 to reserve your spot.

Japanese Cooking Class: Tensoba (Tempura Soba)

Thursday May 12th 6pm-7:30pm. Come and join Ereina Avery as she shows us how to prepare Tensoba,(Tempura Soba). She will deep-fry shrimp, eggplant and green pepper in a light & crunchy batter. They will be served with soba noodles in a savory soy broth. This will be a very fun and delicious class. $40 per person. Beverages included.

Local Commons Volume 3 Meet the Chefs

Tuesday May 3 from 4-6pm. Come and meet the Chefs of The Local Commons Book and pick up a copy of Volume 3 hot off the presses. Chefs Melissa Close-Hart, Christian Kelly, Lu-Mei Chang and Mahabuba will all be here with samples of their delicious food. Gearharts fine Chocolates as well as Cardinal Point Winery will be here too! ! This is a FREE Event. Please RSVP  at The Happy Cook 434-977-2665 so we know you’re coming.

37th Anniversary Celebration

Join The Happy Cook Celebrating

37 Years of Serving the

Charlottesville Community


Monday, October 5th to Saturday, October 10th

We want to thank all of our customers for their support of The Happy Cook over the last 37 years.  We’ll be having prize giveaways, gourmet samples and demos during our Anniversary Celebration.

Prize Giveaways Everyday!

Come in to the store during the week and enter in for daily raffles.  Over $2,000 in prizes throughout the week.


Monday: 20% Off all Le Creuset

Includes: Dutch Ovens, Stainless & Non-stick Cookware, Bakeware and Gadgets

Excludes promotional pieces and sets.

Tuesday: 20% Off all Cutlery

Includes:  Wusthof, Shun, Global, Mercer, Chroma, Kikuichi and more.

11 AM to 3 PM – Wusthof Trunk Show

Check out a nearly complete selection of unique Classic, Classic Ikon and Gran Prix knives

Excludes promotional pieces and sets.

Wednesday: 20% Off all Polish Pottery

Thursday: 20% Off All-Clad

Excludes promotional pieces and sets.

Friday: 20% Off all Juliska 

Includes: Berry and Thread, Jardin du Monde, Pewter and Country Estate

Red Rooster Coffee Sampling:  10 am to 1 pm

Saturday: Vita-Mix Pro 750 $50 OFF!

Vita-Mix Demo/Tasting: 10 am to 2 pm


During our Anniversary Celebration come in each day and sign up for daily prize giveaways.  All entries will be carried over for the Grand Prize Drawing.  You may enter each day, making you eligible for all drawings as well as 6 entries for the grand prize.

Le Creuset 90th Anniversary

Le Creuset 90th Anniversary Celebration

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

10 am to 8 pm

 The Happy Cook, Barracks Road Shopping Center

We’re very excited to announce that The Happy Cook is one of only a handful of stores across the country that will be a part of celebrating Le Creuset’s 90th Anniversary. And, we want you to be a part of it! Join us for an exclusive trunk show, special gifts for ANY Le Ceruset purchase, refreshments and a free cooking class.


All Day Events

**Exclusive Trunk Show **

Trunk show will display exclusive pieces from Europe and Asia

never before sold in the U.S. Market


**Silent Auction to benefit Charlottesville’s PB&J Fund** 

One of only a handful of 3 1/2 qt Limited Edition Cast-iron Cocottes made after the Originale LeCreuset design from 1925 will be auctioned off with all proceeds to go to the  PB&J Fund.  The PB&J Fund helps provide youth with the resources and knowledge necessary to help develop a healthy diet.  They work to provide healthy meals and teach cooking habits to address kids’ nutritional needs.

Gift with Purchases

**Spend $200 that day and receive a FREE 20oz

90th Anniversary Cocotte in collector’s box**

**Everyone who purchases a Le Creuset product of ANY value will receive a FREE Gift that day.**
*Gift with purchase while supplies last

Scheduled Events

6-7 PM – Refreshments and Hors d’oeuvres 

7-8 PM – FREE French Cooking class

Class will be taught by Chef Christian Kelly of Maya

Seats are currently full but standing room is available

Veggie Pasta & Garnish Made So Easy!

We are excited to be demonstrating one of our new products in store today; a hand-held veggie slicer by Mastrad! It makes two different sizes of Julienne and ribbon spirals. This is a fun tool to add to any kitchen gadget collection!

Zing Anything

Staying hydrated during Virginia’s humid and sticky summers can be challenging. Water is not the most interesting drink and it is difficult to get the recommended amount. Zing Anything has come up with a convenient solution to this predicament with their Aqua and Citrus Zinger. This innovative product has a blending compartment in the base of the bottle that helps infuse fresh fruit and berry juices into the water above. Choice fruits and berries are placed in this section, the blades are turned, and the remaining pieces are left to slowly flavor throughout the day. Also, the double walled stainless steel of the Aqua Zinger insulates, keeping beverages hot or cold. It’s refreshing, easy to use, and may help you gulp down that much needed H2O this summer. 🙂


Aqua Zinger

Citrus Zinger

Specility Cookbooks

Tucked away in the back of the store, between tea and canning supplies, our cookbook section is easy to over look. For such an inconspicuous space, we have some wonderful specialty cookbooks that range from extremely involved to easy and pictorial. We stock the local artisan inspired books such as “The Best of Virginia” as well as the more in-depth, classic French cookbooks. Below are some customer favorites….

The Bread Baker’s Apprentice

Peer over Peter Reinhart’s shoulder as he learns from Paris’s most esteemed bakers, like Lionel Poilane and Phillippe Gosselin. You’ll put new found knowledge into practice with 50 new master formulas for such classic breads as rustic ciabatta, hearty pain de champagne, and old-school New York bagels.


The River Cottage Preserves Handbook

The River Cottage farm, established by British food personality Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall to promote high-quality, seasonal, and sustainable food, has inspired a television series, restaurants and classes, and a hit series of books. River Cottage master preserver Pam Corbin helps you transform the abundance of your garden into everything from simple Strawberry Jam to scrumptious new combinations like Honeyed Hazelnuts, Onion Marmalade, and Elixier of Sage.


Vegetarian cooking doesn’t mean sacrificing flavor. Thanks to the abundance of farmer’s markets, diverse fresh produce aisles, and excellent choices of pastas, grains, beans, and even frozen staples, ‘meatless’ cooking has never been easier or more delicious. Meatless features more than 200 recipes—each accompanied by a gorgeous photograph.


Artisan Cheese Making At Home

This lovely book is one of the most ambitious and comprehensive guides to home cheese making. Renowned cooking instructor Mary Karlin has spent years working alongside the country’s most passionate artisan cheese producers. Cookbook includes over eighty recipes for a diverse range of cheeses; from quick and satisfying Mascarpone and Queso Blanco to cultured products like Crème Fraiche and Yogurt.


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