Hey there, fellow cookbook lover. Did you know that every month, Food52ers collectively cook through a new cookbook? We do! And we want you to join us. (More of a baker? We've got a Club for that, too.)
This month, our Cookbook Club will be focusing on The Moosewood Restaurant Table by The Moosewood Collective. It's packed with 250 never-before-published recipes from the iconic restaurant. And with some vegan and gluten-free options mixed in, too, there's definitely something for everyone.
If you're waiting for your copy to arrive, we've got a few Moosewood-inspired recipes to tide you over, and, if you're new to the Cookbook Club, we've got the full rundown on how to jump in and join in on the fun.
how to participate
If you're new to the Cookbook Club (welcome!), here's a quick primer on how to play with us:
1) Get the Book(s)
Buy a book or two—find them at your favorite local bookstore or online. Or, if you’re not ready to commit quite yet, check them out from your 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 from Assistant Editor (and regular cookbook reader) Katie Macdonald's playbook: She recommends reading through the entire introduction as well as 15 headnotes and recipes to get a feel for the cookbook, and then ideally, cooking at least three recipes.
3) Share Your Opinions
We chat in our Facebook group all month long! Join the Cookbook Club here, post pictures of what you bake from the books, and share reviews. 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.
for a pita-perfect plate
What's first on your list to make this month? Fill us in below.