What’s Cooking On 1060: Kids’ Classes, Center City Seafood, and an Arts Fundraiser

(Alyssa Shilliday, chef at kids' playspace "Nest."  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

(Alyssa Shilliday, chef at kids’ playspace “Nest.” Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

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By Hadas Kuznits

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The center city Philadelphia playspace called Nest, 1301 Locust Street, is now offering cooking classes for kids.  Nest chef Alyssa Shilliday (top photo) says they are for children ages 3 and up, and promote good family nutrition.

“Our goal for our class was to encourage parents and kids to gather around the family table together and enjoy preparing their food and eating their food and exploring new ingredients and new kitchen gadgets, and learning, having some confidence in the kitchen,” Shilladay tells What’s Cooking.

Hear the full “Nest Cooking Classes” interview (runs 7:45)…

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Meanwhile, Ocean Prime is taking over the space formerly occupied by Roy’s restaurant, at the corner of 15th and Sansom Streets.

Executive chef Sonny Pache says they’re all set to open on Monday, Sept. 9th.

(Sonny Pache, executive chef at Ocean Prime.  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

(Sonny Pache, executive chef at Ocean Prime. Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

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“It is seafood driven, but we also have a lot of great steak options as well,” Pache says.  “Some of the hot things are going to be our Chilean seabass, we also have some great local snapper.  Filet is always a great winner, and our dry-aged Kansas City strip.”

Hear the full “Ocean Prime” interview (runs 4:36)…

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The culinary arts and the performing arts come together this Thursday for the fourth annual Feastival.

Nick Stuccio, president and producing director of Fringe Arts, says this spectacular food fundraiser for the benefit of the annual fall arts festival draws about 80 chefs.

Stuccio (below) says Feastival takes place this Thursday evening on Pier 9, on Delaware Avenue near Spring Garden Street, and includes a visual art element, too.

(Nick Stuccio of Fringe Arts at the KYW Newsradio studios.  File photo by Hadas Kuznits)

(Nick Stuccio of Fringe Arts at the KYW Newsradio studios. File photo by Hadas Kuznits)

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“They map the very environment that you’re in, and it comes to life,” he explains.   “They’ll animate the walls — the walls will collapse or they’ll catch fire or beautiful vistas will appear on the walls.”

And of course their will be lots and lots of food.

“The food’s tremendous, absolutely amazing.  This year there are 15 new chefs!”

Tickets are $250.

Hear the full “Feastival” interview (runs 8:32)…

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And for this week, that’s “What’s Cooking on 1060!”

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