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TBSP Cookbook Club: Jerusalem
Love collecting cookbooks and trying new recipes? Do you live to eat? Want to meet other foodies and talk about food and cooking? Join the TBSP Cookbook Club!
A cookbook club is a themed potluck where everyone brings a different dish from the same book.
This month, we’ll be working out of Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi. Here’s more about the book:
“In Jerusalem, Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi explore the vibrant cuisine of their home city—with its diverse Muslim, Jewish, and Christian communities. Both men were born in Jerusalem in the same year—Tamimi on the Arab east side and Ottolenghi in the Jewish west. This stunning cookbook offers 120 recipes from their unique cross-cultural perspective, from inventive vegetable dishes to sweet, rich desserts. With five bustling restaurants in London and two stellar cookbooks, Ottolenghi is one of the most respected chefs in the world; in Jerusalem, he and Tamimi have collaborated to produce their most personal cookbook yet.”
The Tablespoon Chefs will prepare the main dishes and pair them with great wines throughout the meal. All you have to do is bring an appetizer, side dish or dessert and show up ready to eat, drink and be merry!
Find the book on Amazon, by clicking here, or purchase it from our favorite local bookstore, Joseph Beth Booksellers. Tablespoon may receive a share of the sales made through this link.
What is a cookbook club?
It’s not a regular book club; it’s a cool book club. We’re going to eat, drink, and celebrate our way through the chapters! We’ll spend the month cooking recipes from the book and discussing it in our Facebook group. Then, we’ll all meet in person and everyone will bring a dish they’ve cooked from the book. It’s like a themed potluck, but with really great food!
Do I need to buy the book?
Ideally, yes. We love to support our favorite local bookseller Joseph-Beth, but you can also buy it online here. You could also borrow from the library, look for recipes online, or share it with a friend!
What is included with my ticket?
The chefs from Tablespoon Cooking Co. will prepare several main dishes for us to eat at the meeting. Additionally, there will be wine pairings to go with the meal from the experts at Revel OTR.
What do I need to bring?
You need to bring a dish cooked from the book, a serving utensil and containers for plenty of leftovers.
Where do I sign up with my dish?
Check out this spreadsheet where everyone can sign up for what they are bringing. This helps us plan the menu and prevent duplicate dishes.
What if I can’t cook?
We don’t believe in “can’t”. If you love food, you’re among friends! Our cookbook club is open to all skill levels. If you have questions about your recipe, the Tablespoon chefs can help guide you through it via discussion in the TBSP Cookbook Club Facebook Group.
I have dietary restrictions and/or food allergies. Can I still come?
Of course! But please let us know right away so we can make accomodations.
Who can I contact with questions?
Email Jordan at [email protected]