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Want to try new recipes this fall? Join the All in a Weekend Cookbook Club

We have a brand new crop of books to get you through the chilly weather, and maybe try something different.

Cuisines from all over the world including Ukraine, Cypress, China and the U.S.

Book covers of Dinner in One, The Vegan Chinese Kitchen and Home Food
Dinner in One, The Vegan Chinese Kitchen and Home Food are part of this edition of the All in a Weekend Cookbook Club (Rana Liu/CBC)

The All in a Weekend Cookbook Club is back for the fall season!

We're inviting home cooks to try a new fall cookbook and then talk about their adventures in the kitchen on the radio.

We have three of the hottest cookbooks with cuisines from around the world:

  • Dinner in One by Melissa Clark, a New York Times food writer and bestselling cookbook author
  • The Vegan Chinese Kitchen by Hannah Che, a Chinese-American chef and blogger who has cooked at some of the most prestigious restaurants in the world
  • Home Food: 100 Recipes to Comfort and Connect (Ukraine, Cyprus, Italy, England and Beyond) by Olia Hercules, a Ukrainian-born chef, activist and bestselling cookbook author.

All you have to do is choose from one of the three cookbooks (and let us know your second choice, if you have one) and tell us about yourself: your cooking experience, the cuisine you're most familiar with and who you're cooking for — even if it's just for yourself!

We'll choose two people to review each book. You'll have a few weeks to make at least three recipes and take notes about how it turned out — or didn't! Then, you'll talk about your experiences with host Sonali Karnick on All in a Weekend.

Here's a little more about the cookbooks up for grabs:

Dinner in One: This cookbook by Melissa Clark takes a no-fuss approach to one-pan or one-pot cooking and the time frame for each recipe is about an hour. The goal is to get dinner on the table without dirtying all of the pots, pans and utensils in your kitchen.

The Vegan Chinese Kitchen: Hannah Che introduces us to Zhai cai cuisine, a vegetarian method of cooking Chinese food that is hundreds — if not thousands — of years old. The recipes are naturally plant-based and aren't super complicated with many using only a handful of ingredients.

Home Food: Ukrainian chef Olia Hercules documents her childhood spent in Eastern Europe, England and Italy through stories, photographs and of course delicious recipes that are comforting and even a little surprising when she blends cultures and cuisines.

Our thanks to Jonathan Cheung from Appetite for Books who helped us whittle down the list of cookbooks. He talked about this season's selections with Sonali Karnick.

Jonathan Cheung from Appetite for Books joins us once again to launch the fall 2022 edition of the All in a Weekend Cookbook Club. We talk about the three selections for this season that include cuisines from all over the world including Ukraine, Cypress, China and the U.S.

How to Register

To enter, send an email to weekend.montreal@cbc.ca before Oct. 15, 2022, with the following information:

  • "Fall Cookbook Club" as the subject line
  • Your postal address
  • A daytime phone number
  • Your cookbook picks
  • Your cooking experience, the cuisine you're most familiar with and who you're cooking for

Please note that the Cookbook Club is open to Quebec residents only.

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