Whether you’re a cookbook enthusiast or a cooking novice, Cookbook Club is the place to meet other food lovers & home chefs, and help expand your recipe repertoire. Essentially, it’s a themed potluck where everyone brings a different dish from the same cookbook. Each month we choose a different book — anything from old-school classics to this year’s hottest read! Join us as we explore a wide variety of cuisines and cultures through the eyes of some of the world’s most influential chefs and authors.
This month we’ll be cooking from and discussing Edna Lewis’s The Taste of Country Cooking, a treasured cookbook that changed the course of American cuisine. Lewis was a renowned African American chef, teacher and author who helped redefine the American view of Southern cooking. Lewis’s recipes reflect her country-style seasonal cooking with a focus on fresh, in-season ingredients.
Cookbook Club FAQ
What’s included in the ticket price?
This class is hosted at Revel OTR Urban Winery, so you’ll receive complimentary glasses of wine, paired specifically for the cuisine by Alex Sena, Revel’s head winemaker. Along with the space rental and beverages, the Tablespoon chefs will bring along supplementary dishes so that no matter what everyone brings, you’ll always have a well-rounded meal.
I’m new to this whole cooking thing…what if my dish is terrible!?
Even our experienced regulars show up with concerns about what they’ve made. Nobody cares, we promise! We’ll all go around and talk about what went well and what was challenging for us. That’s the fun of it! You might not get any votes for the “best dish” award at the end, but we won’t tell anyone 😉
I have allergies or dietary restrictions, is cookbook club right for me?
Probably! As long as we know in advance, we’ll make sure that you have plenty to eat. Plus – we’ll help you figure out what’s safe for you to eat based on the ingredients.