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Small Circle recipes are fresh from the home kitchens of celebrated chefs in your city. It’s a cookbook, a notebook, and a reason to gather around the table.


Look Inside,

In this small cookbook, you’ll find a full menu of recipes. A menu celebrating the distinct style and signature flavors its author brings to each and every dish. The recipes haven’t been over-edited or over-thought— as you may find in a big cookbook. Instead, they’ve been tested and tasted around tables of close friends and family. They’ve been passed between laughs and enjoyed with good company.

- From one chef ’s small circle to yours.



Our Story

Small Circle was created to share a personal side of some your city’s finest chefs. That’s why we’ve asked them to share their favorite recipes. Whether they are brand new, or full of memories, the flavors come from their own kitchen and are intended for home cooking. We made the book smaller than usual, so there’s room on the counter to cook. And shorter than most, so you get a chance to cook all of the recipes. Plus, there’s plenty of space for notes – or recipes of your own.

Our hope is that these little books bring chefs and their communities closer while bringing awesome food to your table. We’re so excited to share these recipes and stories with you. Your $50 subscription includes four cookbooks by award-winning chefs, order today to get the first issue featuring chef Ben Grupe. Future issues will be announced soon!

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Chef Ben Grupe

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Meet Ben Grupe.

Chef Ben Grupe has created world-class cuisine in St. Louis for almost 10 years. His hard work and love of cooking have earned him over thirty national and international medals, Second place at the Ment’or 2019 National Selection for Bocuse D’or Team USA 2019, Member and captain of the USA Culinary Olympic Team 2010-2016 and a nomination as a James Beard Award Semifinalist for Best Chef: midwest in 2018. In 2019 Ben will open Tempus, his first restaurant in St. Louis. He lives in South St. Louis with his wife Alex, their sons Thomas and Bennett, and dog Truffle.