Guido’s Cookbook Club

//Guido’s Cookbook Club

Do you read have a stack of cookbooks on your nightstand? Do your ears perk up at words like lebnehspätzle, and soufflé? It sounds like you should join THE GUIDO’S COOKBOOK CLUB!


Here’s how it works:

  1. Get your hands on a copy of the book of the month. Get it out of the library, borrow from a friend, or buy it at Guido’s at 10% off! We’ll also have some key ingredients from the book at 10% off for the month.
  2. Send an email to so we know you’re participating.
  3. Try out a few recipes, and pick a favorite to bring to the potluck. Let us know what it is!
  4. Join Guido’s Marketing Manager and cookbook author, Alana Chernila, for our monthly in-store potluck. We’ll meet on the last Thursday of the month in the Pittsfield store. Make your favorite dish, and enjoy a feast with all the cookbook club members. We’ll announce the next month’s book, and raffle off a copy.

We’ll be taking the summer off from the Cookbook Club, save for one special meeting at Tanglewood on Friday, July 13. To RSVP for the summer potluck or to learn more about the club, email Alana at


The Guido’s Cookbook Club Reading List (all the books we’ve covered!):

Persia by Naomi Duigood

Life in Balance by Donna Hay

My Two Souths by Asha Gomez

Simple by Diana Henry

Tasting Rome by Katie Parla and Kristina Gill

The Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking by Marcella Hazan

All books by Yotam Ottolenghi (Jerusalem, Ottolenghi, Sweet, Plenty, Plenty More, Nopi)

Six Seasons by Joshua McFadden

Made in India by Meera Sodha

Kaukasis by Olia Hercules

Dining in by Alison Roman

Chinese Soul Food by Hsiao-Ching Chou

Want to get a sense of the party? Check out a few potluck recaps here and here. Or have questions? Check out our FAQ here, or email alana at