Welcome to the Salt + Spine Cookbook Club!

The Salt & Spine Cookbook Club is like a ‘regular’ book club…but with a very special twist. Each month we focus on one author's work—reading, cooking and connecting about it on social media.

The bonus: every month we get together live with the author for a Dinner Party, sponsored by HARDCOVER COOK, the subscription box and ingredient shop for cookbook lovers. Currently, the Dinner Party is virtual (via Zoom); we look forward to the day when the club can meet in person at The Civic Kitchen.



Join the Salt + Spine Cookbook Club and our April featured guest, author Jake Cohen, and debut cookbook, JEW-ISH. Join us as we cook through this book, share on social media, get a peek into Jake's creative process with exclusive content. Then come together on a Zoom Dinner Party with Jake and other cookbook lovers! Reserve your spot at the Dinner Party now!

Jake Cohen: I’m a nice Jewish boy who loves food. I love food so much that my entire existence, personal and professional, is pretty much centered around cooking and consuming it. I studied at the Culinary Institute of America, during and after which I spent time working the line at NYC institutions, DANIEL and ABC Kitchen. Eventually, I transitioned out of restaurants and into food media, first at Saveur Magazine, where I led up recipe testing in the publication's test kitchen. After Saveur, my career has led me writing and contributing to dozens of incredible food publications including time serving as the Food Editor of TastingTable.com, the Food Critic for Time Out New York, and the Editorial and Test Kitchen Director of The Feedfeed.

Now, I’m spending my days developing recipes and cooking from my first cookbook, JEW-ISH. Need a recipe conceived/tested/developed/styled? I'm your guy. Need someone to host a culinary video/event? I look great on camera, and in person (especially when I talk with my mouth full). So slide into my DMs and hit me up. And don’t forget to tell all your friends to follow me on Instagram and TikTok at @jakecohen (I casually posted my feed below to make it easy for them).

Our cookbook club is hosted in collaboration with our friends at The Civic Kitchen cooking school, and this month's Virtual Dinner Party is presented by Hardcover Cook, the subscription box and ingredient shop for cookbook lovers.

Below are some of the ways you can take part in the club:

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Your email address will be shared only with Salt + Spine and our partner, The Civic Kitchen, for periodic updates on the cookbook club and associated dinner parties.
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Start your month by tuning in as Jake Cohen sits down with Salt + Spine host Brian Hogan Stewart to talk about his career, his debut cookbook JEW-ISH, and more. This episode originally aired on March 31, 2021. (Already listened? Take this moment to re-visit the episode.)


Grab your copy of JEW-ISH and pick a few recipes you’d like to make this month. Here are two featured recipes from  cookbook to get you started:

Plus: Reserve your seat for the Virtual Dinner Party and get access to more featured recipes.

Don’t have a copy of JEW-ISH yet? See links above to purchase. You can also check your local libraries for hard copies or digital versions.


Show off what you’re cooking from Jake's JEW-ISH! Snap a pic and use the hashtag #TalkCookbooks when sharing on social media. And see what others are making, too!

Plus, learn from Jake as he shares cooking tips, recipes, behind-the-scenes content, and more—exclusively on our social media.


Come together on Zoom with Jake Cohen and other Salt + Spine cookbook club members for a Virtual Dinner Party!


Cook along from JEW-ISH (if you'd like!), then sit back and take the chance to ask Jake all your culinary questions and meet other cookbook lovers.

Reserve your seat for OUR Dinner Party WITH JAKE COHEN HERE!
And then join us next month for our August featured author, PRIYA KRISHNA!
Reserve your seat for OUR Dinner Party WITH PRIYA KRISHNA HERE!