Food52 creates a cookbook club

Art of the PieJust a couple of weeks ago we discussed the rise of cookbook clubs here on the EYB blog. Today indexed blog Food52 added to the trend by announcing its inaugural community cookbook club. Those who were paying close attention may recall that the site hinted at starting a club last fall, and now they are following through on that.

The first book that Food52 is exploring is Kate McDermott's highly-regarded Art of the Pie: A Practical Guide to Homemade Crusts, Fillings, and Life. There are three simple steps to participate in this inaugural club: 1) buy the book, 2) cook from it, and 3) report the results. You can do the last step either via social media (by sharing mini-reviews, photos, or tips you learned) or by participating in the day-long Food52 Hotline discussion on Monday, February 27th.

Kate McDermott will be joining the hotline from noon to 1:00 p.m. Eastern (US) Standard Time. If you have been thinking about giving an online cookbook club a whirl this one may provide a good "test drive", especially for the 93 of us EYB Members who already have the book. Perhaps it will also push a few people over the edge to finally picking up a copy of the excellent Art of the PieDon't forget to read Jenny's review of the book, which includes a recipe excerpt.


  • Chowyunfood  on  2/1/2017 at 9:31 PM

    Thanks for the heads up!!

  • kmcdermott  on  2/1/2017 at 10:26 PM

    It is such an honor that Food52 chose my book ART OF THE PIE to roll out the new Community Cookbook Club! Kate

  • Rinshin  on  2/2/2017 at 12:05 PM

    Isn't EYB also the biggest cookbook club?

  • DragonWell  on  2/2/2017 at 7:12 PM

    Thanks! I'm going to join. I wish we had an organized club on this site.

  • XXOOL  on  2/23/2017 at 9:26 AM

    I second that. Perhaps EYB could start a cookbook club.

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