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goop Cookbook Club: Jack’s Wife Freda

GOOP COOKBOOK CLUB

Jack’s Wife Freda

With so many incredible new cookbooks hitting the shelves each month, it can be hard to keep up—so we’re bringing back the goop Cookbook Club. We’ll whip up recipes from a new favorite (or an oldie but a goodie), giving the cookbook a test run, so you don’t have to. First up is Jack’s Wife Freda—a NYC goop-fave with amazing atmosphere and an even better brunch. Want to join the cookbook club? Instagram your creations from the new book, tag @goop and #goopcookbookclub, and we’ll regram our favorites.

Cooking from the Jack’s Wife Freda book is a close second to experiencing the hugely popular modern South African/Middle Eastern/Jewish mash-up restaurant IRL. The pages are a mix of beautifully shot recipes (many of them customer favorites from the menu), helpful how-to’s (including how to make your own duck bacon), and fun, behind-the-scenes shots of the restaurants, which reflect the warmth and happy atmosphere locals love so much. These six recipes focus on brunch and lunch (plus two cocktails—because, YOLO) and were all big hits with the goop staff. Some take a bit of time to make, others are quick—and all are easy to follow and seriously delicious.

  • goop Cookbook Club: Jack's Wife Freda
  • goop Cookbook Club: Jack's Wife Freda Putting the finishing
    touches on our pea
    and ricotta toasts.
  • goop Cookbook Club: Jack's Wife Freda The unofficial goop
    mantra on Fridays: it’s
    5’o clock somewhere…
  • goop Cookbook Club: Jack's Wife Freda
  • goop Cookbook Club: Jack's Wife Freda We didn’t bother
    breading and
    frying these guys
    and they were still
    a major hit.
  • goop Cookbook Club: Jack's Wife Freda
  • goop Cookbook Club: Jack's Wife Freda House rules:
    First we ‘gram
    it, but then we
    dig in.
  • goop Cookbook Club: Jack's Wife Freda

From Their Kitchen to Yours

  • The Pink Guzzler

    The Pink Guzzler

    This might be the most refreshing cocktail we’ve ever tried. Watch out though—it lives up to its name. You’ll want to “guzzle” these all day long.

    Photo: Henry Hargreaves

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  • Melon Mimosa

    Melon Mimosa

    This is a fun riff of the OG/OJ mimosa. You can definitely make it work with an off season melon by adding a little honey while blending, but a peak season melon will really make this a next-level cocktail.

    Photo: Henry Hargreaves

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  • Greek Salad

    Greek Salad

    This salad comes together pretty quickly, but it’s easy to prep ahead of time, too. The sturdy kale and pickled onions will hold up just fine, just wait to add the tomato and cucumbers until right before serving.

    Photo: Henry Hargreaves

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  • Pea and Ricotta Toast

    Pea and Ricotta Toast

    This dish is basically spring on a plate. Plus, you can make the pea mixture in advance, so it’s perfect for a lazy Sunday brunch.

    Photo: Henry Hargreaves

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  • Peri Peri Chicken Wings

    Peri Peri Chicken Wings

    These chicken wings were def the belle of the ball at Cookbook Club. We went for the no-fuss gf baked option JWF suggests, and they were sticky, crispy, saucy, and spicy. We’re excited to give the breaded and fried version a go next time!

    Photo: Henry Hargreaves

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  • Poached Eggs with Roasted Tomatoes and Haloumi

    Poached Eggs with Roasted Tomatoes and Haloumi

    Who needs an English muffin when you have sweet roasted tomatoes and salty haloumi cheese as a base for your perfect poached egg?

    Photo: Henry Hargreaves

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