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A third of the space at Basics is dedicated to a Nutrition Classroom and a state-of-the-art Discovery Kitchen, where Chef Fernandino Divina holds cooking classes.

Basics Market goes beyond simply selling food

A chef-driven store guides consumers on what to eat and how to cook

At Basics Market, which opened in September in Portland, Ore., customers often stop in for a class on knife skills or check in with the nutritionist before beginning a shopping trip. A shopping trip usually means stopping off at a meal station and gathering ingredients.

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