Food news antipasto

Australian online bookseller Booktopia, which has been in business since 2004, has been placed into Voluntary Administration, which is similar to US receivership or bankruptcy. Orders have been temporarily suspended while the reorganization or sale of its business is completed. If you are a customer with outstanding gift cards or orders placed prior to 3 July 2024, please visit this… read more

July 2024 EYB Cookbook Club Summary

Each month we offer at least four cooking options in our Eat Your Books Cookbook Club. This month we cooked from our favorite recipe from any cookbook, magazine, blog or online option. We are having a midyear catchup. In September, we will start cooking from new and classic titles. We hope that sharing our favorite recipes will help our Members discover… read more

Why freezing your bread could make it healthier

Bread experts have long cautioned against storing bread in the refrigerator, noting that it can negatively affect the texture of the loaf, especially with rustic breads. However, freezing bread is an excellent storage method, and recent research suggests that not only does freezing keep bread from spoiling but it can also provide health benefits. While it may seem strange that… read more

1,900 EYBD Previews, The Big Bakeover, recipes and more

This week we hit another EYB Milestone! We now have 1,900 EYBD Previews uploaded to our site. As we state below, all Preview recipes are indexed, whether the full book is indexed or not. Any Preview recipe can be added to your Bookshelf. A sampling of some of our EYBD Preview Recipes Just in case you missed it, I recently… read more

Phaidon turns 101

I'm not sure how I missed this news from last year, but worldwide cookbook publishing house Phaidon celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2023. Last November, Publishers Weekly posted about how Phaidon, which didn't embrace cookbook publishing until 2005 with the release of The Silver Spoon, has since turned into a culinary publishing powerhouse. The article includes a Q&A with the… read more

Cookbook Deals

I will update this post when time permits– new additions are always at the top of each bulleted list below. If no update is available, be sure to check the publisher links and "cookbook deals" links under each region as they are updated periodically. If you spot a deal that isn't in the links below (publishers and or separate entries) please… read more

August 2024 Great Big Cookbook Club Summary

As our members know, each month we offer several cooking options in our Eat Your Books Cookbook Club. There are other fun cookbook clubs around the interwebs and we’d like to highlight those for those members who might want to cook or bake something other than our choices.  We want to get this information out to you so you can prepare… read more

Portland’s star chef Naomi Pomeroy dies

Naomi Pomeroy, a shining star of the Portland restaurant scene, died last weekend in a tragic accident. The 49-year-old chef was tubing on the Willamette River near Corvallis, Oregon with her husband (fellow chef Kyle Linden Webster) and another party on Saturday, when the group hit a snag and were pulled under. Her husband and the other person were removed… read more

Vegetables by Mark Diacono – Cookbook Giveaway

Enter our worldwide giveaway to win a copy of Vegetables: Easy and Inventive Vegetarian Suppers by Mark Diacono. Vegetables: Easy and Inventive Vegetarian Suppers showcases almost 100 inventive vegetarian recipes that encourage you to celebrate the seasons, switch up your diet, upgrade your sense of vitality and health and be more kind to the planet. This book makes our most-loved… read more

Should mocktails be off limits for kids?

The mocktail trend shows no sign of slowing down as companies develop more and more products tailored to people who want a tasty drink sans the alcohol and its effects. Not only are there alcohol-free wines, gin, whisky, tequila, and other spirits, canned ready-to-drink mocktails are popping up on store shelves too. Most US states have no age restrictions on… read more

Easy Indian Vegetarian: Delicious Recipes for Every Day Giveaway

Enter our US/CA giveaway to win one of three copies of Easy Indian Vegetarian: Delicious Recipes for Every Day by Chetna Makan. Chetna's newest book Easy Indian Vegetarian: Delicious Recipes for Every Day takes inspiration from the incredible vegetarian food that India has to offer. From deliciously spiced Gujarati thepla to indulgently sweet balushahi, Chetna's recipes celebrate the vibrant flavours… read more

Food news antipasto

It's heading toward peak tomato season in much of the Northern Hemisphere, but some chefs have found clever ways to keep tomatoes on the menu all year. Well, at least the appearance of tomatoes appears in these restaurants. Eater's Bettina Makalintal explains the trompe l'oeil tomato trend with fool-the-eye creations both savory and sweet. New Orleans-style beignets from Williams-Sonoma Breakfast… read more

Ottolenghi answers the eternal question: why so many ingredients?

It is safe to say that our Members love Yotam Ottolenghi. His books hold the top three slots in the EYB Library in popularity: Plenty currently resides on 13,927 Bookshelves, followed closely by Jerusalem and Ottolenghi Simple. Two more of his books are in the top 10. To provide more perspective, the most popular non-Ottolenghi book sits on 7,984 shelves… read more

Fast Fix Baking, Let’s Eat Cookies, Prime Day, recipes and more

Next month the latest cookbook from the talented team behind Bake From Scratch will be published and features recipes that can be made quickly but are still impressive. Fast Fix Baking: 85 Recipes to Make in 2 Hours or Less by Brian Hart Hoffman shares recipes that include Turtle coffee cake, Sweet potato spice cake with toasted meringue, and Raspberry… read more

Getting to know masa

A staple of Mexican cuisine, masa - the dough made from nixtamalized corn that has been ground to a coarse flour - is getting renewed interest from chefs, according to Food and Wine contributing editor Khushbu Shah. Masa's importance to Mexican food cannot be overestimated. Corn is critical to the national identity, dating back at least to the Mayans, who… read more

The latest travel trend is grocery store tourism

For once I can say I was ahead of the game. Wherever I travel, one of the must-do events is go to a grocery store, whether it's a different supermarket brand or an obscure specialty shop. I love to see the unique products, check out how the prices compare, and hopefully snag a few items to take back home. Currently… read more

The Giveaway Roundup

All of our current giveaways are now on one convenient roundup which will be continually updated! If you are having any difficulties with entering our giveaways, please see our step-by-step help post. Giveaways are tagged by the countries the contests are open to. Bookmark the searches below for easy reference! To enter our contests click on the blue link beneath the… read more

My Little Cake Tin – Cookbook Giveaway

Enter our worldwide giveaway to win one of three copies of My Little Cake Tin: Over 70 Versatile, Beautiful, Flavourful Bakes Using Just One Tin by Sinha Tarunima. Tarunima Sinha's glorious cake and biscuit creations are the stuff of Instagram dreams. And yet her baking journey started only when she came to the UK from northeast India in 2001, repurposing… read more

Verdura: 10 Vegetables, 100 Italian Recipes

Enter our worldwide giveaway to win one of three copies of Verdura: 10 Vegetables, 100 Italian Recipes by Theo Randall. In Verdura: 10 Vegetables, 100 Italian Recipes, world-renowned chef Theo Randall shares his 10 favourite vegetables and reveals his preferred ways to cook with them through 100 fabulous recipes. The vegetables that are covered are aubergines, zucchini, asparagus, artichokes, mushrooms,… read more

Food news antipasto

While much of the Northern Hemisphere swelters in the wake of heat advisories, in the Southern Hemisphere the winter is a little more chilly than normal. With heating costs soaring, it makes sense to look for ways to stay warm that don't involve turning up the thermostat. One thing you can do is to eat these five warming foods that… read more

Can you eat your way to fewer mosquito bites?

Spending a day puttering in the garden or enjoying an alfresco meal in the backyard are delightful summertime activities - at least until the mosquitos come out. They can ruin a lovely sunny day quicker than a popup rain shower. Bug sprays can help you avoid getting bitten, but they often contain chemicals that may be harmful and they usually… read more

The Caesar salad turns 100

There are many reasons to celebrate today: Independence Day in the US, EYB reaching 500,000 online recipes, and it's the birthday of the Caesar salad. It's not often that the exact origins of a dish are known, but this one is known down to the exact day. You would be forgiven if you thought the salad originated in Italy, but… read more

Half a million indexed recipes have links to the full recipe

It may seem the image is celebrating Independence Day in the USA. But no, it's fireworks for Eat Your Books today passing 500,000 Online Recipes, where one click takes you to the full recipe. 183,000 of these are from cookbooks; 146,000 are from magazines; 88.000 are from ckbk; and the balance are from blogs, newspaper columns and other online sites.… read more

Total recall

A food recall is issued almost every day in the US on either the USDA's recall website (for meat, poultry, and eggs) or the FDA's recall website (for all other foods, medicines, and medical devices). The reasons for the recalls vary - undeclared allergens, potential pathogen contamination, metal debris, undisclosed toxic ingredients, packaging defects - and no product categories are… read more

Le Creuset Factory to Table Sale

The Le Creuset Factory to Table sale is now live both online and instore and there are so many great deals to be had! If it is on your wish list, the Le Creuset piece in probably on sale! Dutch ovens, braisers, stoneware pieces, dishes and more. One of my favorite pieces is the oval skillet - pictured below -… read more
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