Salt + Spine Cookbook Club

Dinner Party with Lauren Ko

Wed | Feb 24, 2021 | 5:30–7P PT

Featured Author Lauren Ko

Guest Host Brian Hogan Stewart

The Salt + Spine Cookbook Club is thrilled to welcome Lauren Ko and her cookbook, Pieometry: Modern Tart Art and Pie Design for the Eye and the Palate. Join Lauren, Brian Hogan Stewart of Salt + Spine, and other club participants for a virtual Pie Party. Bake along with the author (or just watch!), enjoy the opportunity to ask questions, and connect with other cookbook lovers.
The Salt & Spine Cookbook Club is like a ‘regular’ book club…but with a special twist. Each month we focus on one book, reading, cooking and connecting about it on social media (see “Participate” below). The bonus: each 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.
Please note: The Salt + Spine Cookbook Club Dinner Party is not a formal cooking class. It is a cooking-optional event meant for gathering together, interacting with the author and other club participants, and celebrating an exceptional book and cookbook writer.

Menu | Recipes

Everything (but the) Bagel Tart Pastry Shell

No Rings Attached
Smoked Salmon Tomato Tart

Ingredient/Equipment Prep

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There’s no charge to take part in other Cookbook Club activities:


Start the month by tuning in to Lauren Ko's chat with Salt + Spine host Brian Hogan Stewart about her cookbook, her irresistible instagram presence, and more. Already listened? Take a moment to re-visit the episode.

Lauren Ko on Salt + Spine


Grab your copy of Pieometry and pick some recipes you’d like to make this month. Click here for featured recipes from Lauren's visit with Salt + Spine to get you started.
Don’t have a copy of Pieometry yet? You can find the book at Lauren's local go-to shop, Book Larder, or purchase from Dinner Party sponsor Hardcover Cook or our friends at Omnivore Books, or support other local bookstores through Bookshop or Indiebound. You can also check local libraries for hard copies or digital versions.


Show off what you’re cooking from Pieometry! Snap a pic and make sure to use the hashtag #TalkCookbooks when sharing. And see what others are making, too!
Plus, learn from Lauren as she shares cooking tips, recipes, behind-the-scenes content, and more—exclusively on our social media pages.

This salt + spine cookbook club dinner party is live and interactive.

The Dinner Party is held via Zoom, and you only need to purchase one spot per household. After registering, you will receive instructions for logging into the event. If applicable, cook-along recipes will be available 48 hours prior to the start of the event.

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Featured Author

Lauren Ko

LAUREN KO is an artist, self-taught home baker, founder of the popular Instagram account @lokokitchen, and author of the best-selling cookbook, PIEOMETRY: Modern Tart Art and Pie Design for the Eye and the Palate.
Her colorful geometric style made all hell bake loose on the frontier of contemporary pie art, and her iconic signature spoke design has been dubbed the “modern lattice.” Her work has been featured in publications such as Vogue, O Magazine, Buzzfeed’s Tasty, and on-screen in Martha Bakes and CBS’ Sunday Morning.
Originally from San Diego, Lauren currently lives in Seattle, WA with her partner and their bear dog.
More about Lauren

Guest Host

Brian Hogan Stewart

BRIAN HOGAN STEWART is the host and creator of Salt + Spine. He is a once-budding chef who passed on a culinary school degree to pursue journalism. He's not a professional cook nor a cookbook author—but an avid home cook and an enthusiastic cookbook collector, with a collection now in the hundreds. (That may seem like a lot to some, but he envies Diana Henry’s 4,000-book library almost daily!)
Brian has worked extensively in journalism and new media, including leading a media company featuring a daily newspaper with circulation of 50,000+, a nightly newscast, and multiple digital properties. He has conducted hundreds (and hundreds…) of interviews throughout his career, including time spent covering food culture and personalities in the midwest.
Brian is a native of Iowa and graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in journalism, English, and American studies.


Other Classes taught by Brian

Dinner Party with Julia Turshen
Wed | Mar 24, 2021 | 5:30P