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First Arcadia Cookbook Swap Includes Valley Chefs, Cooking Demos, Canned Food Drive

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Ready to trade your Jean-Georges Vongerichten in for a Joel Robuchon? How about your edition of How to Cook Everything for a copy of Gourmet Today?

From 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., Saturday, December 14, home cooks, bakers, and gift givers alike can exchange their favorite cookbooks with those from their neighbors at the Inaugural Arcadia Cookbook Swap.

Held outdoors at 3623 East Indian School Road (in the parking lot directly in front of Nook, at the Gaslight Square shopping center), the event will also give guests a peek at live cooking demos from Valley chefs as well as a chance to help those in need this holiday.

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Along with the cookbook swapping, guests can enjoy cooking demonstrations by chefs from Nook, Crudo, and Beckett's Table as well as extra discounts at participating Gaslight Square stores.

Admission is free, however, in addition to at least one swappable cookbook, guests are asked to bring either a canned good or small donation that will be given to St. Mary's Food Bank.

"This plaza has some great culinary expertise and Nook loves being a part of it," says Frank Vairo, partner at Nook. "We know a lot of our neighbors are home cooks too, so this is a great chance to get out and revamp your cookbook shelf."

For more information, visit the Arcadia Cookbook Swap Facebook page.

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