Cookbook Club

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

May 26, 2017

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!

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.

We've been cooking our way through Julia Turshen's Small Victories this month, and will continue to do so until the end of May. Look for a recap with some of our community's small victories next week!

See what other Food52 readers are saying.

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I like esoteric facts about vegetables. Author of the IACP Award-nominated cookbook, Cooking with Scraps.


averything July 20, 2017
My copy of Dinner: Changing the Game just arrived and it is a beautiful book!! I can not wait to start cooking from it.
Lindsay-Jean H. July 20, 2017
Hooray! One of the best kinds of mail!
Will we able to vote or submit a book suggestion for the next round of books from October onwards?
Lindsay-Jean H. July 17, 2017
Books are always member-selected! We'll keep you posted when it's time to vote again.
Nancy May 30, 2017
This sounds like a lovely combination of known favorites & new books to explore :)
Posie (. May 26, 2017
YES so excited for August!
KDH9966 May 26, 2017
I bought Plenty today and The Cookbook last month for June....had already ordered Dinner and SFAH and just ordered My Paris Kitchen. I am enjoying this club so much!!!
Shalini May 26, 2017
Oh my gosh, I'm so excited for this! We own and use the June choices already, and the September pick's author has some recipes in the June Bon Appetit Grilling issue. Wonderful book choices!