The idea behind the San Diego Cookbook Club is a simple one—a group of friends all make recipes from the same book and gather to share the results, a crowdsourced feast. Whether you're an avid or aspiring cook, there's room for you at the table!
Create a cohesive group of members who share our passion for food and drinks.
Discover new recipes, chefs, foods, cultures, etc. through cookbooks.
Meet on a regular basis to share these experiences.
The SD Cookbook Club is a group of people who enjoy food, cooking, learning, and sharing based around a central topic. Each gathering is hosted in a member’s home and we meet monthly on Sunday afternoons. Since the Coronovirus quarantine, we meet virtually on Zoom. To see photos and recipes from our gatherings, click here.
Members are responsible for finding and obtaining the proper cookbooks for each month’s cookbook. Depending on the month, we may feature a specific cookbook, any cookbook by a particular author, a cookbook from a certain source (ex. Junior League Cookbooks), or a cookbook about a particular ethnic cuisine. We encourage members to share among their personal collections and check out public library resources.
Each member chooses a dish or drink to prepare for the gathering from the theme. A Google shared document is open to members to post what they are bringing so we have a wide variety of offerings without duplication.
The rules are simple: choose a recipe you have not prepared before - that can be served at room temperature and is easy to transport; follow the recipe exactly as written (no need to multiply to feed the masses - we need just a taste); bring your own serving utensils (extra points for presentation!).
We'd like members to look for ways to challenge themselves (for example: to use a technique or ingredient that's new to them). Come to the gathering prepared to discuss why the recipe was chosen and share any comments regarding the preparation, as well as your impressions of the book and/or author.
The monthly Host is responsible for providing a kitchen for the meeting and a signature beverage.