Cookbook Club

Cookbook Club

Cookbook Club, where cooking enthusiasts of all skill levels meet to share and sample each other’s cuisine! Have lunch and enjoy good company as we talk about recipe, cooking experiences, and the cookbook-of-the-month.

February 2024

The Savory Baker by America's Test Kitchen

Sat, Feb 17 @ noon

From super simple quick breads to show-stopping special-occasion centerpieces, the staff at America's Test Kitchen help you transform you baking. Their inventive recipes showcase fresh vegetables, herbs and spices, nuts and seeds, and cheeses and meats. They thoroughly explain preparation techniques so that everything is totally achievable.

How it works

  1. Each month, the cookbook-of-the-month will be on display at the library.
  2. Those wishing to participate can browse it, then choose and make a copy of the recipe. (The cookbook is not available to checkout during it's featured month.)
  3. Add your name and selected recipe to the sign up sheet.
  4. On Cookbook Club Day, each person brings their dish to share with the group!

Questions? Contact Robyn at (218) 773-9121 ext. 221 or

Previous Cookbooks

January 2024

Home is where the eggs are by Molly Yeh

Farmhouse food for the people you love! From the host of Food Network's Girl Meets Farm, bestselling author, and IACP award-winner, comes a collection of cozy low-maintenance recipes that feel like celebrations. The flavors in this book draw inspiration from a distinctive blend of Molly’s experiences—her Chinese and Jewish heritage, her time living in New York, her husband’s Scandinavian heritage, and their farm in the upper Midwest.

December 2023

Magnolia Table Vol. 3 by Joanna Gaines

Joanna Gaines--cofounder of Magnolia, cook and host of Magnolia Table with Joanna Gaines, and New York Times bestselling author--brings us her third cookbook filled with timeless and nostalgic recipes reimagined for today's home cook.

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November 2023

Snackable Bakes by Jessie Sheehan

100 easy-peasy recipes for exceptionally scrumptious sweets and treats!

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October 2023

Apple Kitchen by Madeleine Ankner & Florian Ankner

Explore the fascinating world of apple growing and discover varieties you don't usually see in the supermarket as well as popular favorites. Then delve into a delicious array of more than 70 classic and creative recipes that shows the versatility of this fruit.

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August 2023

The Complete Small Plates Cookbook by America's Test Kitchen

This collection of recipes is achievable and low-stress, with helpful make-ahead advice and presentation tips. Instead of thinking in terms of mains and sides, we approached this collection by thinking about what each plate contributes to the whole and offer guidance and strategies for mixing and matching recipes into winning combinations.

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September 2023

Korean American : Food that tastes like home by Eric Kim

With thoughtful insights, New York Times staff writer and son of two Korean immigrants Eric Kim introduces Korean flavors to comforting American classics and makes traditional Korean dishes more familiar through the addition of a beloved American flavor profile. It's an homage to what it means to be Korean American with more than 85 delectable recipes that explore how new culinary traditions can be forged to honor both your past and your present. 

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July 2023

Watermelon & Red Birds by Nicolge Taylor

All-day cook-outs with artful salads, bounteous dessert spreads, and raised glasses of “red drink” are essential to Juneteenth gatherings. As a master storyteller and cook, she bridges the traditional African-American table and 21st-century flavors in stories and recipes. 

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June 2023

Williams-Somona's Picnics and Tailgates by Diane Rossen Worthington

Create a festive casual outdoor feast!

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May 2023

The Essential Wok ⇗ by Naomi Imatome-Yun

Enjoy Chinese comfort food at home with The Essential Wok: a simple Chinese cookbook for stir-fry, dim sum, and other restaurant favorites. With this simple cookbook in your kitchen and a mighty wok in your hand, Chinese favorites are now quicker, healthier, and cheaper than delivery.

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April 2023

Two Peas & Their Pod ⇗ by Maria Lichty

Quick and easy everyday recipes from the popular food-blogger that celebrates a family, friends, and community-oriented lifestyle.

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February 2023

Homestead Recipes ⇗ by Amanda Rettke

Midwestern inspirations, family favorites, and pearls of wisdom from a sassy home cook and Minnesota food-blogger.