2022 Global Children’s Book Club Cook Along Recipes

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One of the new things I’m doing for the 2022 Global Children’s Book Club is a monthly cook along of a recipe that ties into that month’s country and children’s books. This is something so many of you said you’d be interested in doing with us, so I’m thrilled to be able to share it with you. And, just like all the other GCBC resources, it’s completely free!

Here’s the full book list for the 2022 Global Children’s Book Club that shares the featured country and books we’ll be reading each month:

How I Chose the GCBC Cook Along Recipes

First and foremost, I’ve done my best to choose recipes that are authentic to the country and region we’ll be virtually visiting each month. I’ve tried to find dishes that are fairly commonly prepared and not super obscure. Whenever possible, I’ve tried to find a simple and straightforward recipe that uses easily accessible ingredients in order to help as many families participate as possible.

I’ve also tried to find recipes shared by someone of the culture represented. However, I was not always able to find one so a couple of the recipes are adapted by other bloggers. In a couple other cases, I was not able to find a recipe that I love at all. In these cases, I’ll be tinkering with my own recipe and sharing our outcome at the start of the month during which we will prepare it together.

How To Join the Cook Along

Below is the full list of the recipes we’ll be preparing each month. I’ll update this post with the recipes I’m creating as soon as I’ve perfected them.

I’ll host the cook along over on Instagram on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, so be sure to follow along over there. Happy cooking!

January: Italy

Recipe: Befanini cookies

Befanini - Befana Star Cookies
Image via Cooking with Nonna

February: Korea

Recipe: Gyeran Mari

Korean Egg Roll (Gyeran Mari) | MyKoreanKitchen.com
Image via My Korean Kitchen

March: India

Recipe: Simple Sambar

April: Afghanistan

Recipe: Potato Bolani

Afghani bolani on plate
Image via Scrambled Chefs

May: Thailand

Recipe: Pumpkin curry

overhead shot of thai pumpkin curry with rice, lime wedges, etc on the side
Image via Always Delicious

June: New Zealand

Recipe: Parāoa Parai (Maori fry bread)

fry bread flat lay
Image via Maimoa.nz

July: Kenya

Recipe: Ugali

Image via Nairobi Kitchen

August: Canada

Recipe: Three Sisters Stew

3 Sisters Soup Recipe
Image via Wandering Wagars

September: American Jewish Diaspora

Recipe: Honey Cake

majestically moist honey cake
Image via Smitten Kitchen

October: Cuba

Recipe: Frijoles Negros

Frijoles Negros - Black Beans and Rice
Image via iCuban

November: Mexico

Recipe: Pan de Muerto

Day of the Dead Bread recipe
Image via Mexico in my Kitchen

December: Norway

Recipe: Pepperkaker

Spicy Norwegian Pepperkaker
Image via North Wild Kitchen

We can’t wait and hope you join us!

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