Baking Club

Come Break Bread with Our Baking Club This Month

May  4, 2017

All throughout May, our Baking Club will be baking our way through Uri Scheft's Breaking Breads and we hope you'll join us. Read on for details on how to participate and get started (even if you don't have the book yet!), and check out a couple of photos from community members who have already been baking up a storm.

How to participate

Here's a quick primer on how to join in the fun:

1) Get the Book

Pick up a copy of Uri Scheft's Breaking Breads online or pay a visit to your favorite local bookstore. Or, if you’re not ready to commit quite yet, check it out of 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 Books 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

Join the Baking Club Facebook group here—we chat there all month long! Get in on the action by posting pictures of what you bake and share reviews—fill everyone in on what you thought of the dish (remember to share the recipe name and even the page number, too, if possible). Plus, you can also share on social media: Post mini-reviews, photos, or tricks you pick up from the book by tagging content on Instagram with #f52bakingclub—your photo might get featured in a post like this one!

Get Started

Don't worry if you don't have a copy of Breaking Breads yet. We have a couple of recipes from the book and a babka article to get you pumped up for the bread-filled month ahead:

Tell us in the comments: Are you a bread baking pro or is it an area you need a little more practice with?

See what other Food52 readers are saying.

  • Windischgirl
  • Lindsay-Jean Hard
    Lindsay-Jean Hard
I like esoteric facts about vegetables. Author of the IACP Award-nominated cookbook, Cooking with Scraps.


Windischgirl May 10, 2017
Ugh, no. I am being a problem child!

I am on Not Recipes and on Tumblr, if that helps.
Lindsay-Jean H. May 11, 2017
Ack, I'm sorry, you're not being a problem child, but most of the activity happens on Facebook and Instagram, because we just don't have the capacity to interact in the same way here on the site. When authors aren't on Facebook, we will sometimes have a live chat with them on the Hotline, as will be the case later this month with Julia Turshen for the Cookbook Club. I know it's not the same, but we'd love to have you chime in on the comments on the weekly posts to let us know what you've been making!
Windischgirl May 10, 2017
I got the book from the library! :-)
I am not on Facebook :-(
Lindsay-Jean H. May 10, 2017
Awesome! Are you on Instagram by chance?