#ckbkclub: the club for everyone who ❤️s cookbooks and cooking
We love books, particularly cookbooks, so today, on World Book Day, we're announcing the launch of #ckbkclub! It's a group for cookbook fanatics and enthusiastic home cooks (like you!) to come together and cook from a rotating selection of cookbooks and themes.
How does #ckbkclub work?
Every month we'll select one book or theme from the ckbk website to cook from. Browse online and favorite recipes you’d like to make.
Cook whichever recipes sound appealing to you, take photos of your dishes, and post to the group along with any notes, comments, and cooking tips.
Invite your friends and anyone who loves to cook.
What is this month’s theme? September 2019
This September #ckbkclub is diving into the world of Thai cuisine. We’ll explore delicate fresh spring rolls, flavor packed noodle dishes and complex Thai curries. Cook from Quick & Easy Thai by Nancie McDermott or explore the nearly 500 Thai recipes available on ckbk.
Do I need a subscription to ckbk to participate?
Books will be selected from our extensive collection of curated cookbooks—that means you’ll won’t have to purchase new books or chase down classic editions. But, if you'd like to buy the book or already have it in your collection we welcome you to join!
What should I post?
Post photos of dishes you’ve made along with notes, tips, or adjustments you’ve made.
Ask questions to the group or share tips about books, authors, or recipes.
Share photos of your cookbook collection, we’d love to see it!
Be respectful and supportive, we’re all here because we love cooking and want to become better cooks. Please refrain from any self-promotions or advertisements.
We hope you’ll join us and help us kick off our first month of #ckbkclub!
Past books & themes:
August 2019: Let's keep cool this August by exploring recipes to "beat the heat". Instead of cooking from a single book, we're inviting members to explore a range of recipes that will help you satisfy your hunger while keeping you cool. Think fresh salads, raw fish, cooking al fresco on the grill, or whipping up your favorite frozen desserts. Here are a few books from our collection to get your started:
Salads by Peter Gordon
Salmagundi by Sally Butcher
Ample Hills Creamery by Brian Smith and Jackie Cuscuna
Frozen Desserts by Francisco Migoya
How to Grill by Steven Raichlen
Dos Caminos by Ivy Stark and Joanna Pruess
July 2019: Calling all bakers—in celebration of summer's fruit and vegetable bounty #ckbkclub is tackling the theme of Summer Baking this July. We're inviting members to explore a range of sweet and savory cakes, pies and pastries from any book on ckbk. Here are a few books from our collection to get your started:
June 2019: In the spirit of summer wanderlust, our team selected Around the World in 80 Dishes by award-winning photographer David Loftus for our June #ckbkclub book. He’s pulled together a collection of international recipes inspired by trips with his famous-food loving friends and clients. It’s a gorgeous travelogue that takes us on a route shadowing that of Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days, intertwined with whimsical passages from that much-loved adventure.
May 2019: The Silver Palate Cookbook It’s sold over 2.5 million copies worldwide and holds a treasured place for many in the United States. Published in 1982 with recipes from their famous NYC gourmet deli, The Silver Palate, Sheila Lukins and Julee Rosso brought international flavors to home cooks and spawned a gourmet renaissance of unfamiliar ingredients and flavors from Provence, the Mediterranean, and Asia.