Online Event

Salt + Spine Cookbook Club

Dinner Party with Jake Cohen

Wed | Apr 28, 2021 | 5:30–7P PT

Featured Author Jake Cohen

Guest Host Brian Hogan Stewart

The Salt + Spine Cookbook Club is thrilled to welcome Jake Cohen and his new cookbook, Jew-ish: Reinvented Recipes from a Modern Mensch. Join Jake, Brian Hogan Stewart of Salt + Spine, and other club participants for a virtual Dinner Party. Cook along with the author (or just watch!), enjoy the opportunity to ask questions, and connect with other cookbook lovers.
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.
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: 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.

Menu | Recipes

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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 Jake Cohen's chat with Salt + Spine host Brian Hogan Stewart about his first cookbook, and more. Already listened? Take a moment to re-visit the episode.

Jake Cohen on Salt + Spine


Grab your copy of Jew-ish and pick some recipes you’d like to make this month. Click here for featured recipes from Jake's visit with Salt + Spine to get you started.
Don’t have a copy of Jew-ish yet? You can purchase one from Dinner Party sponsor Hardcover Cook or from 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 Jew-ish! Snap a pic and make sure to use the hashtag #TalkCookbooks when sharing. And check out 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 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

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, 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).
More about Jake

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.