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Cookbook Club: Madhur Jaffrey

Cookbook Club: Madhur Jaffrey

Saturday 3/2 from 10:30am to 1:30pm

New School of Cooking Pasadena

Each month we discuss a significant cookbook and prepare a group meal adapted from its recipes. Here’s what’s cooking this month:

An Invitation to Cooking Indian Cooking, Madhur Jaffrey, 1973
Indian-born food and travel writer, Madhur Jaffrey is recognized for bringing rich Indian cuisine to an American audience in her debut cookbook, An Invitation to Cooking Indian Cooking. During the 1970s she taught Indian cooking classes from her Manhattan apartment and at the James A. Beard School of Cooking. ($115)

Classes meet at New School of Cooking’s Pasadena campus.
525 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena 91101

Though reading the book prior to each class date is not necessary, it is available for sale here.

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Cookbook Club: Lizzie Black Kander

Cookbook author Joan Nathan and her collection of “The Settlement Cookbook” at her home in Washington, DC.

Cookbook Club: Lizzie Black Kander

Saturday 4/27 from 10:30am to 1:30pm

New School of Cooking Pasadena

Each month we discuss a significant cookbook and prepare a group meal adapted from its recipes. Here’s what’s cooking this month:

The Settlement Cookbook, Lizzie Black Kander, 1901
Originally published in 1901 by Lizzie Black Kander, a Milwaukee social worker, for young immigrant women, the many editions of “The Settlement Cookbook” have defined and documented the story of Jewish cooking in America. ($115)

Classes meet at New School of Cooking’s Pasadena campus.
525 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena 91101

Though reading the book prior to each class date is not necessary, it is available to read here.

register here

Cookbook Club: Fannie Merritt Farmer

Cookbook Club: Fannie Merritt Farmer

Saturdays 12/1 from 10:30am to 1:30pm

New School of Cooking Pasadena

Each month we discuss a significant cookbook and prepare a group meal adapted from its recipes. Here’s what’s on the Cookbook Club menu this month:

The Boston Cooking School Cook Book by Fannie Merritt Farmer, 1896
A true visionary, Fannie Farmer self published her Boston Cooking School Cook Book in 1896 and changed the way cookbooks were written forever. She was the first cookbook author to include standardized measurements in her recipes and to distinguish between recipes and directions. (Were it not for her, we might still be using recipes that call for “butter the size of an egg.”) She also taught nutrition at Harvard University. ($115)

Sign up for all three fall Cookbook Club classes at a discounted rate of $330.

Classes meet at New School of Cooking’s Pasadena campus.
525 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena 91101

Though reading the book prior to each class date is not necessary, it is available for sale here.

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Cookbook Club: Malinda Russell

Cookbook Club: Malinda Russell

Saturday 2/9 from 10:30am to 1:30pm

New School of Cooking Pasadena

Each month we discuss a significant cookbook and prepare a group meal adapted from its recipes. Here’s what’s cooking this month:

Domestic Cook Book: Containing a Careful Selection of Useful Receipts For the Kitchen by Malinda Russell, 1866
Published in Michigan in 1866, A Domestic Cook Book is the oldest known cookbook authored by an African American woman, Malinda Russell, predating Abby Fisher’s better known What Mrs. Fisher Knows About Old Southern Cooking by 15 years. Born and raised in Tennessee as a member of “one of the first families set free by Mr. Noddie of Virginia,” Russell’s book is a landmark in culinary and publishing history. ($115)

Classes meet at New School of Cooking’s Pasadena campus.
525 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena 91101

Though reading the book prior to each class date is not necessary, it is available digitally here.

register here