In case you missed it, last month we launched a brand spanking new Cookbook Club to create a space for us to come together, get to know each other a little better, and learn from each other. (And to explore and cook from more cookbooks, too, of course!)
Based on member votes, this month we’ll be making our way through Deep Run Roots, and immersing ourselves in Vivian Howard’s corner of the South.
Howard charmed her way into our hearts with her PBS series A Chef’s Life—a series that won a Peabody and earned her a James Beard Foundation award for Best Television Personality, by the way. And her release of Deep Run Roots, means you’re not out of luck if you can’t make it to her Kinston restaurant, Chef and The Farmer: Her first cookbook is a 550+ page tome, packed with more than 200 recipes and stories—it’ll be like having her alongside us in the kitchen this month.
Buy one (you can get a signed copy in our Shop or on a visit to your favorite local bookstore). Or, if you’re not ready to commit quite yet, check out a copy from your local library or borrow a copy from a friend.
2) Read & Cook
Rather self-explanatory, as this is one of the most important parts of participating in a cookbook club, right? If you’re not sure where to begin, take a page out of our Cookbook Editor Ali Slagle's playbook. When she reviews a cookbook, she reads through the entire introduction as well as 15 headnotes and recipes, and then cooks at least three recipes.
3) Share Your Opinions
There are two ways to participate, choose one or the other, or both!
a) Social Media: Share mini-reviews, photos, or learnings you pick up from the book by tagging content on Instagram or Twitter with #f52cookbookclub. We'll regram some of our favorites!
b) Group Discussion: Join us on our Cookbook Club Facebook page, where we'll be talking about the book all month long. Head to the page here and request to join (it's free!)—we'll add you to the group lickety-split.