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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. And in an effort to plan ahead—especially for library reserving and book purchasing and shipping purposes—we held a vote last week to find out what books you all wanted to bake through in our Cookbook Club for the months ahead in. Today, the results are revealed!
Consider this our version of back-to-school fall shopping:
- September: Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat by Samin Nosrat
- October: Made in India by Meera Sodha
- November: The Food Lab by J. Kenji López-Alt
- December: Genius Recipes by Kristen Miglore
how to participate
If you're 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—they're available in our shop 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 Melissa Clark's Dinner: Changing the Game this month, and will continue to do so until the end of August. Look for a recap with some of our community's game-changing dinners next week!