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The idea behind Cookbook Club is a simple one—we all make recipes from the same book and gather to share the results, a crowdsourced feast. So much better than a book club! Check out our event recaps at http://www.cookbookclubfun.com or follow us on Instagram @cookbookclubfun (http://instagram.com/cookbookclubfun).

Inspired by an article on Serious Eats ( http://www.seriouseats.com/2015/10/how-to-start-a-cookbook-club.html ), this takes the potluck to another level by letting us share in a common experience (one cookbook) while creating different dishes. We have two events per month, both cooking the same cookbook in two different locations. Got other questions? Check out our FAQ. (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1l6DIcVyp9drTxjHjnQB15bOW2KYm6E7oebFoELnpWAk/edit?usp=sharing)

Cookbook Club is Community

People in big cities can feel isolated. Cookbook Club was created as an opportunity to bring people together month after month. Nothing could be better than a group of people breaking bread and swapping stories around the dinner table.

A welcoming space
Cookbook Club strives to be a welcoming space. The more the merrier! Thank you to everyone for making a special effort to make sure that new comers feel welcome.

Easy is better than perfect
Cookbook Club is a space to explore new techniques, new dishes, new chefs. That means we’ll make some mistakes along the way, and that’s OK. The goal is to have fun and to try new things, even if a dish or two is a flop. Cookbook club should feel easy and fun. No one needs another chore to manage.

Diversity makes us better
We share a love of food and the people that it brings together. We are free to differ in every other way. We encourage different kinds of cookbooks, people from different ages and backgrounds, and visiting different parts of the city as we expand. We try fancy cookbooks and simple cookbooks, vegan dishes and whole hog. We even occasionally try beach BBQs and brewery-hosted events (coming soon!)

Hosts come first
Cookbook club doesn’t exist without space to host it. We depend entirely on volunteers to open their space up to strangers. It’s a tall order! In LA, we have the extra constraint of smaller spaces, making it even trickier. What the hosts want, the hosts get. We want them to be comfortable. This means respecting their limitations, making it easy for them to host, and protecting their privacy, to name a few.

Upcoming events (5+)

Sunday Potluck - Beyond Santa Monica

5530 Strand

The idea behind Cookbook Club is a simple one—we all make recipes from the same book and gather to share the results, a crowdsourced feast. The cookbook for this month is The Kitchen Diaries: A Year in the Kitchen with Nigel Slater This event is in a gated community, a parking pass is available for you at this link. Please print the pass and bring with you. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1TH0DBK3sfO-KxFDiSFEKCizaOMvgQ3Ey?usp=sharing The pass will have an access code on it which opens the gate. You can also get in the easy way by following another car in. Park in a space that has GUEST printed on the ground, and display the parking pass on your dashboard. At the building, enter 3357 on the keypad to unlock the door. Take the elevator to the second floor and turn left. I'm unit 201. Carpooling is encouraged due to limited parking. I've never had to do this, but if there is no parking, the nearest street parking is by the Denny's on El Segundo Blvd. If you park here, call me and I will come pick you up. My Phone Number is[masked] Have a question? Check out our FAQ here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1l6DIcVyp9drTxjHjnQB15bOW2KYm6E7oebFoELnpWAk/edit?usp=sharing What should we cook next time? Nominate a cookbook here: https://goo.gl/forms/jbOgJA6bQ5aluUKU2 As with previous LACBC events: - Please post your dish of choice below at least 2 days before the event. - Please only choose dishes that can be served room temperature/cool or can be reheated in the microwave only, and remember to bring a serving spoon/utensil to serve your dish. - We have a strict no-show policy, so please keep your RSVP updated.

Sunday Potluck - Westside

Alyssa's House

The idea behind Cookbook Club is a simple one—we all make recipes from the same book and gather to share the results, a crowdsourced feast. The cookbook for this month is The Kitchen Diaries: A Year in the Kitchen with Nigel Slater Have a question? Check out our FAQ here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1l6DIcVyp9drTxjHjnQB15bOW2KYm6E7oebFoELnpWAk/edit?usp=sharing What should we cook next time? Nominate a cookbook here: https://goo.gl/forms/jbOgJA6bQ5aluUKU2 As with previous LACBC events: - Please post your dish of choice below at least 2 days before the event. - Please only choose dishes that can be served room temperature/cool or can be reheated in the microwave only, and remember to bring a serving spoon/utensil to serve your dish. - We have a strict no-show policy, so please keep your RSVP updated.

Saturday Potluck - Beyond Santa Monica

Needs a location

The idea behind Cookbook Club is a simple one—we all make recipes from the same book and gather to share the results, a crowdsourced feast. The cookbook for this month is: The Immigrant Cookbook: Recipes That Make America Great by Leyla Moushabeck Have a question? Check out our FAQ here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1l6DIcVyp9drTxjHjnQB15bOW2KYm6E7oebFoELnpWAk/edit?usp=sharing What should we cook next time? Nominate a cookbook here: https://goo.gl/forms/jbOgJA6bQ5aluUKU2 As with previous LACBC events: - Please post your dish of choice below at least 2 days before the event. - Please only choose dishes that can be served room temperature/cool or can be reheated in the microwave only, and remember to bring a serving spoon/utensil to serve your dish. - We have a strict no-show policy, so please keep your RSVP updated.

Sunday Potluck - Westside

Needs a location

The idea behind Cookbook Club is a simple one—we all make recipes from the same book and gather to share the results, a crowdsourced feast. Detailed are still being decided for this event. Have a question? Check out our FAQ here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1l6DIcVyp9drTxjHjnQB15bOW2KYm6E7oebFoELnpWAk/edit?usp=sharing What should we cook next time? Nominate a cookbook here: https://goo.gl/forms/jbOgJA6bQ5aluUKU2 As with previous LACBC events: - Please post your dish of choice below at least 2 days before the event. - Please only choose dishes that can be served room temperature/cool or can be reheated in the microwave only, and remember to bring a serving spoon/utensil to serve your dish. - We have a strict no-show policy, so please keep your RSVP updated.

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