October 2023 Great Big Cookbook Club Summary

As our members know, each month we offer several cooking options in our Eat Your Books Cookbook Club. There are other fun cookbook clubs around the interwebs and we’d like to highlight those for those members who might want to cook or bake something other than our choices. 

We want to get this information out to you so you can prepare and will update when we have any further details. If you have updates or information about any online cookbook clubs, please email jenny@eatyourbooks.com with those details. Thank you.

I will be updating as clubs make their current announcements. Please note the addition of Chetna Makan’s club on Facebook.

Eat Your Books Cookbook Club – October

2023 year long options are:

Cafe Murano Book Club

Angela Hartnett‘s Cafe Murano Book Club will provide guests with an opportunity to go behind the scenes of these writers’ minds, creative processes, and forthcoming publications. The entire experience – including a welcome cocktail, signature Cafe Murano nibbles and a two-course menu – will be influenced by the speakers’ themes.

Oct 29 – Fuchsia Dunlop Invitation to a Banquet: The Story of Chinese Food
Nov 26 – Sami Tamimi and Tara Wigley

Chetna Makan started a club on Facebook

Description: A place to cook, share and enjoy Chetna Makan’s recipes! Upload what you have been cooking, talk to other fans and have fun with your food!

Scrumptious Reads Bookclub – Brisbane, Australia

  • Sep 21 – Cookbook Club – BBQ
  • Oct 4 – The Vegan Home Baker – Georgia Irwin
  • Oct 31 – Cookbook Club – Halloween
  • Nov 24 – Christmas Shopping Night


Each month Dorie will post a new baking project. She’ll give us all the recipes we need to get started and a place where we can talk about them – Playing Around // xoxoDorie Facebook group.

You can learn all the details here including how to subscribe.

Dorie also has launched a Bake & Tell free group.

Great British Chefs

Rainyday Bites – Deborah Balint – Instagram’s first cookbook club

Year long end of month baking book: What’s for Dessert?: Simple Recipes for Dessert People by Claire Saffitz

Saveur Cookbook Club

October 2023: Latinísimo: Home Recipes from the Twenty-One Countries of Latin America: A Cookbook by Sandra A. Gutierrez

Kitchen Arts & Letters – 92nd Street Y

New session begins October 10th – The club meets online from 7:00-8:30 pm, Eastern Time. Sign up here.

Food52 Baking Club

Food52 Cookbook Club

The Cookbook Club

The Kitchn Cookbook Club made an annoucement that it did not have the bandwith to continue running the club and has given it over to the members and renamed it “The Cookbook Club”.

  • 2023 Cookbooks for the Year

Cookbook Divas

September 2023: Baking Yesteryear: The Best Recipes from the 1900s to the 1980s by B. Dylan Hollis
Winter 2023: 2023 revised edition of Roast Figs, Sugar Snow: Food to Warm the Soul by Diana Henry

Lambs’ Ears Cookbook Club

This club is a Facebook online group focusing on books popular in Australia. Started by the blogger behind Lambs’ Ears & Honey.

Jamie Oliver’s Cookbook Club

Cook Republic Cooking Club

September/October 2023: Vietnamese Vegetarian: Simple Vegetarian Recipes From a Vietnamese Home Kitchen by Uyen Luu

2023 Year Long Book: Rick Stein’s India: In Search of the Perfect Curry: Recipes from My Indian Odyssey by Rick Stein.


  • Please check GCCC’s Instagram as difficult for me to determine what is being covered. It appears that they are covering multiple titles, plus adding another cookbook club to the mix.
  • Get Cooking Cookbook Club – an Instagram cookbook club. To participate tag your photos with #getcookingcookbookclub and follow the co-hosts Bebe and Steph at Champagne & Cookies and A Whisk and a Spoon respectively on Instagram.

Salt & Spine is the leading podcast focused on telling the stories behind cookbooks through in-depth, in-person interviews with compelling authors. The Salt + Spine Cookbook Club is now on a seasonal schedule – they will feature one author each season and cook along with them in a Virtual Dinner Party.

Club Masala

To find out more information, please see this post.


Every Tuesday, EYB Member, Lisa has a Milk Street Kitchen cookalong on her Cook Like I Mean It Instagram. Any MSK recipe is fair game just tag your posts #milkstreetcookalong. For more information see this reel.


From Hardcover Cook: “Claudia Prieto-Piastro is a Mexican food anthropologist living in London. Her cookbook club focuses on recovering recipes, books, authors and cuisines that have been forgotten by social media because they do not have pictures or enough marketing. Every month there is a “theme” rather than one book.”

To participate:

Post to Instagram using hashtag #forgottenrecipescookbookclub and also tag moderator, @piastromexicankitchen.

Skordo Cookbook Club

Skordo (Greek for garlic) is a family owned business with two shops, one in Portland and another in Freeport, Maine. I am a frequent buyer of their spices and products. Their items are packed with care and once you tear into a box you are enveloped by a world of aromas and culinary possibilities.

The Sunday Times Cookbook Club

Each month this group will feature a cookbook and invite members to cook along with readers and members of The Dish team to try new recipes, learn new skills and be in with a chance of winning some great prizes along the way. In this group, you’re encouraged to share your photos, tips and recipe tweaks. Journalists from The Sunday Times, authors and experts will be taking part from time to time, and your comments and photos could be featured in our publications.

Stained Page News Cookbook Club – for more information visit here.

Updated: other clubs I’ve located:

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