▶️ The Cookbook Club brings people of all cooking skills together


You’ve heard of books clubs and you’ve probably taken part in a few potlucks. Maybe you’ve even had a potluck with your book club. There’s a club in bend that brings the two ideas together.

Bend’s The Cookbook Club is a diverse group of people passionate about food with varying levels of cooking experience.

Jill Goatcher is the creator of The Cookbook Club, starting it up a couple of years ago. 

“This month we did ‘The Silver Palate Cookbook,’ such a fun one. It smells like garlic in here which is in incredible,” Jill said.

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No matter your culinary skills, all are welcome. The group shares insight into recipes, knowledge of ingredients, details on deserts and helpful reminders — like when cooking with beets.

“And the only thing I would do differently is wear a pair of gloves,” one club member said, showing his red-tinted hands.

After Jill’s first year in law school, she traded in her legal literature for 20 cookbooks.

“Like when am I going to ever reference a property text book right?” Jill said. She also notes law school text books are really expensive.

“Every time I open a book I learn something about cooking.” she said.

Recently she’s started sharing her kitchen exploits on social media at @cookwithjill. You can also find a list of upcoming Cookbook Club events at this link.

Jill's French Onion Soup Galette




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