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Find any recipe from your own recipe collection in seconds

Eat Your Books has indexed more than 2.5 million recipes - so now you can have a search engine to find all your recipes in your cookbooks, magazines & favorite blogs


Connect with a community of
like-minded enthusiasts

Exchange recommendations with other members, discover new ideas & read blogs written by culinary enthusiasts

How does it work

1. Create

As you add the cookbooks you own your recipe index is automatically created! Also add magazines you subscribe to and the blogs and websites you follow.

2. Discover

Search YOUR collection of recipes in ways you'd never have dreamed was possible - ingredients, recipe types, ethnicity, etc.

3. Organize

Tag your books and recipes any way you want. Organize books by location, tag your favorite recipes, create menus for special's up to you.

4. Connect

Join our growing community of food and cookbook lovers. Swap cooking tips and advice, comment on and rate books and recipes.

Become a member & start organizing your recipes

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What our members are saying

I wanted to let you know that I think EYB is wonderful and incredible! I had seen EYB mentioned in other Facebook cooking groups and decided to try it. It blew me away!!!
Gary, December 2023

YOU'RE A GENIUS!!! I'm so thrilled to have found this website, and I'm having a ball adding my cookbooks!
Ellen, November 2023

I LOVE YOUR SITE! I cannot tell you how much it has changed my life! Especially because I look up recipes by ingredients that I get in my farm box or some thing that looks good at the market. And $40 a year - heck I’d spend $40 a month!
Marla, October 2023

EYB has unleashed the value of my collection of 300 cookbooks. For years I've wanted an efficient way to know what's inside my books. Many went untouched for years for no good reason other than there are only so many you can peruse, resulting in me using only a relatively small subset of the books. Those days are behind me now.
Ron, January 2023

EYB just gets better and better. I became a member soon after you started and it’s the only blog I read religiously and the most helpful site for recipes I’ve ever found.
Frannie, August 2022

I've been a member since the beginning and I can't say enough how much I've loved watching this site grow. This website has been an invaluable resource.
Bonnie, August 2022

You guys rock! Best thing I subscribe to. I use your website at least once a day.
Steve, April, 2022

...just loving this service! It's a brilliant idea and it truly has allowed me to "rediscover my cookbooks"!
Becky, April 2022

Now my cookbooks are ‘available’ to me again and I can find my recipes and enjoy the book for exactly the reason I bought it in the first place.
Lise, April 2022

I have been DELIGHTED with Eat Your Books and find it makes a huge difference in the way I cook. I can actually find recipes without taking hours to go through my very large collection of cookbooks.
Jane, January 2022

I simply cannot imagine not having your service available. It has me cooking more than ever and enjoying the wealth of my library in ways I never imagined. I have come to love simply searching an ingredient to see what ideas come up, ideas that were already on my shelf in books I would never have thought to peruse for that ingredient.
Tom, November 2021

I LOVE this resource! It is such a wealth of knowledge and keeps my cookbook collection (202 and counting!) organized so that I can easily find recipes in books.
Suphada, November 2021

We find it incredibly useful. We liken to it the change from moving to music streaming from playing CDs. With CDs we always ended up playing the same albums, with streaming we listen to a much wider range of music. It's the same with EYB. We are using our books much more than we used to do.
Mark, March 2021

I think your service is invaluable. It has brought me back to my cookbooks - they were too numerous and hard to search before. I'm definitely a satisfied customer.
Gene, March 2021

You've created a brilliant resource and it has really changed my life for the better. I adore cookbooks and now I have access to them and can have so much more fun with them.
Rachel, October 2020

WOW! You nailed it! This is exactly what was missing. A site that allows indexing and searching of recipes you own. I've made 5 new meals in a week all because I could finally search through all my recipes! And indexing popular recipe websites? Pure Genius!
Diane, July 2020

I love EYB! Wasn't sure what to do with chicken cutlets tonight and am now making 'Skillet Basil-Peach Chicken Breasts'. Never would have thought of it or had the time to go through my cookbooks.
Debbie, June 2020

Now I have so much better access to my cookbooks than I ever thought possible. I can search for a recipe idea and retrieve every recipe among 630 books on my bookshelves and then choose. And I can even do this from the grocery aisle.
Gregg, May 2020

Your website has been an invaluable tool that enables me to leverage all of the recipes in my library, and I will be a customer for life!!! I use it nearly every day. I especially love the ability to look up a recipe from one of my favourite authors and know instantly which book holds it. In the past, I used to have to go through all of one writer’s books before finding the recipe.
Chantal, May 2020

I love using the website! I feel like I'm using all my cookbooks now for the first time.
Shyla, March 2020

Eat Your Books has directed me into cookbooks on my shelves that I hadn’t used in years. A tremendous resource! … and great, delicious fun.
Michael, January 2020

I truly think that your program is brilliant, and I really do tell everyone who will listen all about it. I probably should be on your advertising payroll!
Mary, February 2019

I am a recent member and so excited to finally have all my beloved cookbooks organized in a more user-friendly format! I think I'll cook more, from a wider variety of my books, and I'll hopefully waste less food from my CSA box, since I'll be able to search by ingredients I have on hand. So cool!
Cheryl, January 2019

This website is fabulous! I have so many cookbooks that I never use because it's so time consuming to go through each index. What a brilliant idea!
Nancy, November 2018

I have hundreds of cookbooks and cooking magazines. I've already tried your site and it's just amazing. In the last week I've used it 3 times to find something "new" for dinner from one of my books. What a great idea !!!
Roseanne, November 2018

I'm new to your site and I have to tell is amazing! I absolutely love it! I have almost 40 cookbooks...I have a slight problem...and I can't ever find what I'm looking for easily. It's incredible.
Jillian, January 2018

This is the . . . absolute best . . . idea I think anyone has ever had in the history of the world. You have just solved the one main problem I have with all of my cookbooks and magazines.
Pete - February 2017

EYB is a pillar of management for me…EYB knows what meals can be made from the bits and pieces in the fridge and pantry.
Adrienne - September 2017

I have to tell you ~ this site is the most amazing thing that I have encountered in a long long time!
Bonnie – March 2017

I love it. It has immeasurably improved the way I use my cookbooks. I grow my own veggies and can collect relevant recipes instantly when I have a harvest.
Cynthia - February 2017

I’ve definitely been using my cookbook recipes so much more…EYB is the best thing to happen to cookbook fans since cookbooks!
Diane – July 2017

I can take odds and ends in my fridge, or the contents of my farm box and pantry, type them into the search, and find a list of dishes to cook from my cookbooks. Recipes that I would never have the time to stumble across while manually flipping through pages.
Kelley - November 2016

I think it's brilliant! I certainly get more out of my books and I certainly buy a lot more books now.......
Jeanne – May 2017

I love EYB – I get a kick out of finding new recipes and rediscovering cookbooks that I had forgotten I have - it appeals to my sense of environmental responsibility/sustainability.
Sandra - April 2017

What the media is saying

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