Cookbook clubs are the dinner party we need in 2022
Did anyone else feel like they forgot how to engage in small talk, which fork to use for what, or how to sit patiently at a restaurant table without staring into the abyss of their phone? As we emerge from years of sheltering-in-place and avoiding time with folks outside of our immediate social groups, cookbook clubs have also become a way for folks to get back into the habit of socializing regularly, making small talk, and - most importantly - making personal connections with folks who may not be in your established social circle.
By all measures, cookbook clubs are a fantastic investment. You spend the time to prepare one dish and then get to enjoy many others without having to clean all those pots and pans afterward. Most of the time, for me, things only get better from there.
I have been a member and organizer of many cookbook, cocktail, book-clubs-that-were-really-monthly-dinner-parties, as well of more traditional cooking clubs and they have all been rewarding and wonderful experiences. From my, experience that it doesn't really take much time and effort to organize a club and keep it sustained over a period of time. In fact, my longest membership has been sustained for 15 years and across a period of time when I didn't even live in North Carolina at all.
To help you start your own cookbook club, check out our Cookbook Club Tips & Tricks page for advice - and let Blackbird Cookbooks help if need a little inspiration, advice, or cookbooks. We're happy to help and we even offer cookbook club concierge services that offer free delivery, discounts, and inspiration for your next gathering.