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I always have a long list of cookbooks I want to check out and there's nothing like a group of people to share the meal with that will inspire me to dive in to new recipes. The idea is simple: we pick a cookbook, everyone picks a recipe from the cookbook and makes it, we all get together for a delicious potluck, and then we pick a new book and do it again! All it takes is a group of people willing to cook one dish and bring it to share, and we'll get to try a variety of dishes, and connect with new friends.

I eat everything, but have a soft spot for vegetarian cuisine. I prefer creative vegetable focused dishes to heavier meat centered meals, so you'll see my cookbook suggestions reflect that. Feel free to chime in and recommend any next book.

Everyone is welcome, this is a friendly group, not a competition! Also, anyone is welcome to host events, that's how we can keep having events - just message me and I'll set you up. There is a lot of enthusiasm in the group and not enough events today for everyone that wants to participate so I encourage anyone to host, and it can be a group as big or small as you want :). Hosts makes the rules, so if there is a specific book you want to use the best way to do it is to host a meetup, or find a friend who is willing to!

Treat the group and, especially the hosts, with gratitude and respect by taking your RSVPs seriously. Hosts spend time preparing, open up their home, and the group waits for everyone to arrive before eating, so if you are not committed to coming, please leave the spot for someone else. Our events often have waitlists, please don't be a no-show. Of course life happens and there is nothing wrong with updating your RSVP if you can't make it, just please keep your RSVP up to date.

If you are bringing a guest you have to RSVP with a +1 to respect the waitlist. Bring one dish per person, or double the dish you are making if you are bringing a guest.

Also, if you don't mind, please use your real name so that we know who you are when we see you on the guest list, commenting, and finally meet you in person. It helps people connect and stay in touch to know who you are!

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A Modern Way to Eat by Anna Jones

Katy's Apartment

For those who already love, or want to explore more, plant based delicious variety in their cooking, Anna Jones book, A Modern Way to Eat, is a treasure trove of recipes. This book has over 200 quick, healthy, and fresh recipes, as well as handy charts that help you whip together meals using what is in season, in your fridge, and sounding good to you that night, with lots of swappable, build-your-own guides to killer no-recipe recipes. There is a hefty dessert section too, don't worry it's not that virtuous :) Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Modern-Way-Eat-Satisfying-Vegetarian/dp/1607748037 The library has a good stack of copies, both physical and e-book. If you can, try to use one of the recipes from the book - I imagine many are available online, and the index is available on Amazon to browse for exact recipes titles. I will share a bunch that I took photos of. If you can't find recipes from the book, she has a ton online, on her site, http://annajones.co.uk/recipes, and in her Guardian column, https://www.theguardian.com/profile/anna-jones Reminders: Do not RSVP if you are not committed to coming. If something changes and you can't make it, no problem, just update your RSVP as soon as possible! We usually have a waitlist so let someone else take your spot instead of being a no-show. Pick a dish from the book or blog to make and post what you will be bringing in the comments – 1 dish per person, so if you have a +1 please bring two dishes or double a recipe. This helps us avoid duplicates and have a balanced menu. Make sure your Meetup settings allow messages from the organizers - in Settings under Email Updates and then under Seattle Cookbook Club, you should have the "Announcement about a specific Meetup" option checked. If you don't get the emails, check your spam, or social folders (for those on Gmail). Bring serving utensils for your dish - and remember to take them home 😊 Your dish must be prepared in advance and ready to serve when you arrive - there is no time or space to cook in the host's home. If you need to use the oven to reheat, or something like that, ask the host directly if they have the space for that, otherwise assume not. Bring a dollar or two to help cover the Meetup fees for hosting a group ($178/year) – please give to the host. Feel free to BYOB

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Side Dish Handbook

Lauren's Place

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