Make New Friends: Start a Cookbook Club
Written by: Allison Swan
Looking for an excuse to plan a get-together? Start a cookbook club! It's like a book club, but when you meet, everyone brings their favorite dish from the same cookbook.
This party doesn't have to be an extravagant event--keep it low-key and relaxed. If you want to widen your circle and meet new people, tell your friends to invite a friend who doesn’t know you. This guarantees that everyone there only knows one other person.
If you're not sure about what cookbook to use, narrow your search by looking at bestsellers. Try Tasty Latest and Greatest: Everything You Want to Cook Right Now (An Official Tasty Cookbook) by Tasty, Buzzfeed's popular cooking brand, It's All Easy: Delicious Weekday Recipes for the Super-Busy Home Cook by Gwyneth Paltrow, Food Swings: 125+ Recipes to Enjoy Your Life of Virtue & Vice by Jessica Seinfeld, Dining In: Highly Cookable Recipes by Alison Roman, Smitten Kitchen Every Day: Triumphant and Unfussy New Favorites by Deb Perelman, or Cravings: Recipes for All the Food You Want to Eat by Chrissy Teigen.
You'll meet new people, try new food, and who knows? Recipes you don't feel drawn to right away might end up being your new favorite dish! Try meeting every other month, alternating hosts, and voting on the next cookbook.