Julia Hembree Smith
Online Event

Salt + Spine Cookbook Club

Baking Party with Jessie Sheehan

Tue | Jul 26, 2022 | 5:30–7P PT

Featured Author Jessie Sheehan

Guest Host Brian Hogan Stewart

The Salt+Spine Cookbook Club returns! We invite you to join Jessie Sheehan in celebration of her brand new cookbook, Snackable Bakes: 100 Easy-Peasy Recipes for Exceptionally Scrumptious Sweets and Treats. Join Jessie, Brian Hogan Stewart of Salt+Spine, Monique Llamas of Hardcover Cook, and other club participants for a virtual Baking Party. Cook along with Jessie (or just watch), enjoy the opportunity to ask questions, and connect with other cookbook lovers.
Please note: The Salt+Spine Cookbook Club Dinner (or Baking!) Party is not a formal cooking class. It is a cooking-optional event meant for gathering, interacting with the author and other club participants, and celebrating an exceptional book and writer.
The Salt+Spine Cookbook Club is like a regular book club…but with a special twist. Each season, we focus on one book—reading, cooking and connecting on social media (see “Participate” below). The bonus: we get together live with the author for a Cook- or Bake-along Party sponsored by Hardcover Cook, the subscription box and ingredient shop for cookbook lovers. The Party is currently virtual (via Zoom); we look forward to the day when the club can meet in person at The Civic Kitchen.

Menu | Recipes

Sour Cherry Clafouti

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 Jessie Sheehan's chat with Salt + Spine host Brian Hogan Stewart about her new book, and more. Already listened? Take a moment to re-visit the episode.

Jessie Sheehan on Salt+Spine


Grab your copy of Snackable Bakes and pick some recipes you’d like to make this month. Click here for a featured recipe from Jessie's visit with Salt+Spine to get you started.
Don’t have a copy of Snackable Bakes yet? You can purchase one, along with a thoughtfully curated box of ingredients for making Jessie's recipes, from Party sponsor Hardcover Cook. Or buy from our friends at Omnivore Books, or check local libraries for hard copies or digital versions.


Show off what you’re cooking from Snackable Bakes! Snap a pic and use the hashtag #TalkCookbooks when sharing. And check out what others are making, too!
Plus, learn from Jessie 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

Jessie Sheehan

Jessie Sheehan is a cookbook author, recipe developer, and baker. She is the author of Snackable Bakes, The Vintage Baker (one of the Washington Post’s best cookbooks of 2018 and beloved by Oprah and Nigella) and the co-author of Icebox Cakes.
Jessie has developed recipes for many cookbooks besides her own, and has contributed recipes, written and created video content for Bon Appetit, Better Homes & Garden, Rachael Ray Everyday, the Washington Post, Fine Cooking, Yankee Magazine, Epicurious, Food52, The Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family Show, Kitchn, and TASTE, among others.
Jessie can be found online at jessiesheehanbakes.com and on Instagram and TikTok at @jessiesheehanbakes.


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.