Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Guest Post: Cook Book Club

Today's post is to tell you about a fabulous idea,  my friend Kay had ( @monkylicious on twitter) to start a cook book club. The Cook Book Club is a great idea, new and old friends getting together to share food. Kay also has a food blog - www.Bellygood.net - that you should check out for both Brisbane and Melbourne based reviews. There are details on the site about starting your own Cook Book Club, if you are inspired. I will also be posting some of the blog posts she has written that show the events in detail.

From Kay:

About The Cook Book Club

Cookbook Club came about when I realised I had a bookcase full of cookbooks that I was not using enough. Some of the books had barely been used if at all. Because I have an addiction to cookbooks and I need to justify future purchases I decided this would be a great way to get through them.I love entertaining and love an excuse to have people over to eat, especially one where I don’t even have to cook all the food!

So each 4 to 6 weeks I choose a cookbook and invite friends to pick a recipe to prepare and bring to our cookbook club meeting where we share each others food and generally just have a good time. It’s lots of fun and I encourage others to try it out with their friends. @DrLing has started one in Sydney and I was able to go to their first one.

As of May 2011 I am now also inviting anyone who cannot attend in person (food bloggers etc) to participate virtually. You can pick a recipe as with everyone else and then prepare the recipe in your own time leading up to the cookbook club date. Then simply create a blog post or tweet or email me about the recipe you cooked and I will link it up on a wrap up post for that month’s club.

7 fabulous comments:

Alison Wood said...

Wow, it's like a Jane Austen book club but you're talking sharing about food which is equally interesting! You have some addiction to cook books? Haha. Don't worry, I have some hidden addiction with dictionaries, too! It'll be our little secret.

This sounds so much fun! So it starts this month or is it ongoing?

Eats Food, Hates You said...

That's a fantastic idea. Thank you for sharing it. :)

Nic@diningwithastud said...

I def want to do this. My bookcase is full of cookbooks and Stud's murder mysteries have been shunned to the spare room lol

Ladybird said...

What a great idea! Could be dangerous though.. I have a serious cookbook addiciton and I need help! :P

The InTolerant Chef said...

Terrific idea! I have several hundred cookbooks (perhaps more, but I gave up counting ages ago) and think this is a great way to share.

My Fashion Dolly said...

What an awesome idea! I too have a lot of cookbooks that I haven't used. Pretty cool idea! ツ

Rocio R.

Linda V @ Bubble and Sweet said...

What a good idea, although as most of my cookbooks are sweet related it would have to be a dessert club.

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