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The Books You Need to Pick Up for Our Cookbook Club This Summer

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If you've been keeping up with our Cookbook Club, you already know that the books we cook through are self-selected by the group. Earlier this month, we held a vote to find out what books you all wanted to cook from for the months ahead. Today, we're revealing those results!

Read on for the winning books, plus details on how to participate in the club.

Photo by James Ransom

the books

This is the kind of summer reading list we can get behind.

*We know that some of you won't be able to get your hands on this one until September 7th, so we vow to provide enough content to keep you busy until your copy arrives!

Ottolenghi, Jerusalem, Plenty More

Ottolenghi, Jerusalem, Plenty More

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, Signed Copy

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, Signed Copy


how to participate

Are you new to the Cookbook Club? Here's a quick primer on how to join in the fun:

1) Get the Book(s)

Buy a book or two—either online or from your favorite local bookstore. Or, if you’re not ready to commit quite yet, check them out 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

We chat in our Facebook group all month long! Join the Cookbook Club here and post pictures of what you bake from the books and share reviews, too. Fill everyone in on what you thought of the dish (remember to share the recipe name and even the page number, if possible). You can share photos on Instagram as well. Just remember to tag them with #f52cookbookclub.

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