Welcome to Local Technique, a bookstore and cooking club in Brooklyn, New York.

We offer guidance and inspiration to home cooks through books, recipes, and educational resources for cooking food direct from the source. Each month we focus on a single ingredient, provenance, or method. Have a look at our monthly newsletter or our recipe library to get an idea of what we do.

The shop is brand new as of January 2022, and at the moment all shopping is online only. The name local technique comes from the French term for a utility closet, which accurately describes our current headquarters in Brooklyn. In the coming weeks we'll be adding to the website a small collection of kitchen accessories and pantry items, made in small batches by people across the country. New books (and sometimes old ones) will be added as they fit each month's theme. We will never be comprehensive, but everything we sell is in the shop for a reason.

In the meantime please consider becoming a member to support Local Technique and receive 15% off all orders. Our goal is to guide curious cooks to a deeper and more rewarding understanding of ingredients, technique, and the world beyond their doors. We believe that cooking is not just one of the best things in life but a fundamental part of what it means to be human, and we look forward to welcoming you in person someday soon.

Adrienne Anderson