Cookbook Club / Month 2

Cookbook Club is back for round 2 (and there’s a giveaway involved) and I’m so pumped. We’re heading into the holiday season and that means lots and lots of dinner parties, brunches, gatherings and events that need great food.

Small Victories / Cookbook Club from (@whatsgabycookin)

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 Facebook Live posts (every Wednesday at 11am PST) 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 we didn’t love, what worked, what didn’t…. the whole nine yards. And then we’ll do it all again the next month. How fun is this? 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 2 started!

This month is all about Small Victories by Julia Turshen! Julia is a writer and recipe-developer and has coauthored tons of cookbooks like Spain…A Culinary Road Trip with Mario Batali, It’s All Good with Gwyneth Paltrow, Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen with Dana Cowin, as well as The Kimchi Chronicles, Hot Bread Kitchen, The Fat Radish Kitchen Diaries, and Buvette!! Basically she’s a rockstar and Small Victories is her first solo book and it’s ah-mazing. It’s loaded with advice, recipes and tons of ideas to make home cooking a breeze and the forward is by Ina Garten and who isn’t obsessed with her!? There’s a little something for everyone here – Avocado Kimchi Toast, Snow Day Udon Soup, Shaved Carrot + Avocado Salad, Creamed Corn, Turkey + Ricotta Meatballs, Lasagna, Crispy Fish with Bacon + Chives, Peach + Bourbon Milkshakes… I mean the list goes on!

Here’s the link to the book on Amazon (Small Victories) 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 tonight!! Feel free to leave any comments here if you have questions. On Wednesday November 30th at 11am PST let’s all plan on tuning into Facebook live and discuss!

AND – if you want to take your chances and maybe win the cookbook, all you have to do is leave a comment below telling me you’re in for cookbook club round 2 and you’re entered. I’ll pick 3 winners at random by Friday and get the books out to you next week!  Giveaway closed!! Winners were notified below in the comments and via email! 

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!

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  1. Joan

    I stumbled upon and watched Round 1 and smiled all the way thru! So happy to know there’s another round coming soon. I’ll be there!

  2. Erin Dominy

    I’m in for round 2! I had a blast cooking from Alton Brown’s book for round 1.

  3. Megan

    I’m in for Round 2! Loved It’s All Good and can’t wait to see what’s in store for us in this new solo cookbook. 🙂

  4. estie

    i’m in for cookbook club! thanks for the giveaway — this book is on my wishlist!

  5. Annette

    I’m in for cookbook club round 2. The cover photo has me interested – I love all things soup and tomorrow I will be making one (just haven’t decided which).

  6. Whitney

    I’m totally in! Just wish I didn’t have to wait until the 30th to connect about it!! ❤️

    • Gaby

      Hey Caitlyn! Guess what! One copy is all yours! Emailing you now

  7. Megan

    So excited to try out Cookbook Club Round 2. First round was awesome. I’m still trying more recipes from Alton Brown.

  8. Nikki Prsa

    Yay! I love the Cookbook club! I saw the photos of this one on your snapchat and ah – swoon! <3

  9. julianne

    i am so in for cookbook club round 2!! this cookbook is definitely on my to-read list. the cover photo alone has me salivating!

  10. Lisa Mack

    This is such a great idea, Gaby! I missed the first book, but I’m so going to check it out. Love AB 😉
    Now, I just have to get on board with Facebook . . . .

  11. Chelsea Venegas

    I’m in for cookbook round 2. Can’t wait to try some yummy recipes. #WGCcookbookclub

  12. Jenna

    Loving all the treasures you name from this cookbook! I would love to have this small victory in my kitchen!!! for real though, seems like a need!

  13. Jess

    A cookbook club? Genius- count me in! A perfect meld of my love of cookbooks, fun of a club, and finding great new recipes to try

  14. lena gladstone

    I’m totoally in this month and excited. That book looks amamzing. Crossing my fingers to win.

  15. Allison Sexton

    I’m SO in, Gaby! Can’t wait to start cooking. The recipes look amazing and anything ‘Ina Approved’ is a must. Cheers to Round 2! 🙂

  16. Sara Delgado

    I’m in for Round 2! I’m so excited for this book, I loved her interview on the Bon Appetit podcast. Thanks!

  17. amita

    I love Julia Turshen! Her work with GP created a fantastic book so I am eager to try her next cookbook. I would love this book!

  18. Samantha Goldstein

    I’m in! These recipes look so comforting going into the fall/winter seasons!

  19. Bridget

    I’m in Gaby! With a foreward by the BC herself it must be a phenomenal book!

  20. Sarah

    I’m in!!!!!!! Ah can’t wait to start cooking and grow my cookbook collection!

  21. Audrey

    I am IN! Can’t wait to try this one!! My girl friend and I are going to do this every month — we are so excited!

  22. MARY

    I’m in! Between work, life and raising a toddler, ANY meal I can make is a small victory!

  23. jessica c

    count me IN!!!! i REALLY need to make those cinnamon buns. i cannot stop thinking about them!