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Come Bake with Us! Our November Pick for Kitchn’s Cookbook Club Is Sister Pie by Lisa Ludwinski

published Nov 1, 2019
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Welcome to November, Cookbook Club-ers! Last month we tackled the inspiring and delicious Indian-ish by Priya Krishna. We swooned over plates of saag feta and aloo gobi in our Facebook group, and people posted the most incredible photos of the ginger-garlic chicken on Instagram using the #kitchncookbookclub hashtag. I hope you found a new-to-you recipe that you’ll continue to make even now that the month is over (I know I certainly did). And if you’re still cooking through the book, please check out the most popular recipes that our readers made from the book to get inspired.

Alright, let’s get down to business and talk November: I’m so excited to announce that Sister Pie by Lisa Ludwinski is our pick for this month! Read on for how you can follow along and why we decided Sister Pie is the ideal way to spend time in the kitchen right now.

Kitchn’s cookbook club is a digital one (although we encourage people to get together IRL as well!). Here’s how it all works.

  1. Get the book! You can buy the book here or look for it at your local library.
  2. Join Kitchn Cookbook Club Facebook group. This is our private space for all of you to talk about the book, ask questions, and chat about what you’re cooking. Click here to join!
  3. Share a recipe review on Instagram and tag with #kitchncookbookclub. Make a recipe from Sister Pie. Post a photo of your dish on Instagram, with a short review of the recipe in the caption.
  4. See what everyone else cooked (and what they thought about it!) on our Cookbook Club page. We’ll pull in as many Instagram recipe reviews as we can on our big cookbook club page.
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Why Sister Pie Is Our November Cookbook Club Book Pick

Sister Pie is a self-described “big-hearted” bakery located in Detroit, Michigan, that opened four years ago. The bakery itself has a cult-like following, and is known for its community-oriented approach. For example, they have a “pie-it-forward” program where customers are encouraged to pay for an extra slice of pie so a stranger who might not be able to afford a slice can still enjoy the bakery.

Sister Pie’s cookbook came out last fall, and since then it has received a lot of positive press and word-of-mouth recognition. It’s been lingering on my shelf for far too long, and I’m ready to crack it open and start baking! We think November is the perfect time cook through this book because the holiday season is fast approaching (hello, Thanksgiving pie!), and turning on our ovens finally feels like a welcome treat after a hot summer.

And, hey, if you’re not a big baker you can always catch up on the previous months with Indian-ish and Salt Fat Acid Heat.

Don’t be fooled by the cover of Sister Pie or the name of the cookbook — it’s not just about pie. There are many sweet pies to choose from, but also savory pies like a sweet potato, black bean, and feta hand pie. There are also scones, buns, cookies, and even a few salads! There’s something for every baker here.

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I’ve got my eye on the honey lemon meringue pie for Thanksgiving, and also the peanut butter paprika cookies. What do you plan on making first? Follow along in our Facebook group and let us know.

Can’t wait to bake with you all!
— Arie, News & Culture Editor