Cookbook Club // Month 14

 Cookbook Club Month #14 is here and I’m READY! This month is all about Sam Kass and his new book Eat a little Better!

Here’s the deal if you’re new to cookbook club… each month I announce the cookbook of the month and then we can buy it, borrow it, check it out from the library and cook! Cook by yourself, invite your friends over, host your own cookbook club with the assigned book, whatever floats your boat. The idea is for us all to cook recipes from the same book in the same month. Pick one or two or three recipes. Whatever you can manage! THEN… for one of my Instagram Live posts we’ll cook a recipe from the cookbook together and you guys can tune in, share your own pics from the recipes you’ve made, share your friends photos, you name it!!

We can talk in real time about the cookbooks, what we loved about certain recipes, what you have questions about, what worked, what didn’t…. the whole nine yards. And then we do it all over again next month. Fun, right? We get to virtually eat our way through a different cookbook every single month. I’m so jazzed about this idea and I hope you will be too. So let’s get round 14 off the ground!

Sam Kass was Obamas chef while he was in the white house. Am I jealous? Yes. Would I go back to being a private chef so I could make guacamole for Obama… give me 10 seconds and I’m there.

Being a private chef is a LOT of work. I did it for many years and I can only imagine the pressure you’re under when you’re cooking for a family with such a crazy schedule. That was my favorite part… getting dinner on the table on time, performing under pressing, getting the call after you already shopped that dinner for 4 was all of a sudden 24… you get the idea. It’s a high stress job but it’s such fun, especially when you’re cooking for people who love food. Sam seems like he hit the jackpot in terms of clients!

His book is a tribute to his days in the White House and how he eats at home. He lays out his plan to eat a little better. He cares deeply about sustainability and healthfulness and shares his philosophy and methods to help make it easy to choose, cook, and eat delicious foods without depriving yourself of pleasure or fun. He knows that going organic, local, and so forth all the time is just not realistic for most people, and that’s ok–it’s all about choosing and doing a little better, and how those choices add up to big change. I am INTO IT!

OMG AND THERE IS SO MUCH MORE!!

His recipes feel very on brand for us here at What’s Gaby Cooking… I mean, take a look for yourself…

Roasted Kale. Gorgeous.

Charred Broccoli

Brussels Sprouts Caesar

Lucky Pasta

Summer Farro

Here’s the link to the book on Amazon – Eat a little Better – if you want to have it delivered or go grab it from your local bookstore or library! I’m starting to cook my way through it this week!! Feel free to leave any comments here if you have questions.

PS…. when you make something from the book, if you post it on insta use the hashtag #WGCcookbookclub so we can see!!

PSS – here’s cookbook club month 1 in case you’re interested! And month 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11, 12 and 13!

Images reprinted from Eat A Little Better. Copyright © 2018 by Sam Kass. Photographs copyright © 2017 by Aubrie Pick. Published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, an imprint of Penguin Random House, LLC.

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