The last I updated this space was May 2021. We're in January 2023 right now.
Not to say the cookbook club hasn't been active. It has! More active than ever!
It's just that I stopped updating this space after a while.
And I think it's about time I change that now.
What I can assure you is that our space on Instagram is always updated. Anyway, I should and I will update the website every few months.
So, let's go over everything that's happened since May 2021.
What books did we cook out of? How did our experiences cooking out of these books fare?
There was a good amount of Asian food (no brainer, there)
Bowls and Broths
And several books that covered regional Indian cuisine:
The Essential Konkan Cookbook
Cuisine from Coorg
Daastan e Dastarkhwan
And, of course, there were a whole lot of other books as well.
In terms of how enthusiastically these books were received overall:
Selina Periampillai's The Island Kitchen had us cooking the most out of it.
The Incredible Spicemen by Cyrus Todiwala and Tony Singh came a close second.
Parwana by Durkhani Ayubi did pretty darn well too.
Folks enjoyed cooking out of Rangoon Sisters, Asia Express, Daastan-e-Dastarkhwan and Ottolenghi Test Kitchen: Shelf Love too.
There was a post on every day of the month (barring a day or three left out) for each of these.
Through 2023, we're hoping to do things a little differently. Continue cooking out of books, yes. But just a teensy twist on how we pick the book/s.
Sometimes there are on-time authors whose books we love. Sometimes there are chefs, with a half dozen (or so... or even more) books where we're such big fans of the chefs, we'd be happy to cook out of any of their books. So, we decided to pick chefs/bloggers/youtubers who we really like and profile all of their books in a single month. You'll see just what I mean when I put out our selection for January 2023!