A new bible from dessert diva Rose Levy Beranbaum

Rose Levy Beranbaum has inspired the endeavors of countless bakers, and her new cookbook, The Baking Bible, hits bookstores tomorrow. (Enter our contest for your chance to win a copy.) More than just a retread of The Cake Bible and The Pie and Pastry Bible, The Baking Bible is a magnum opus filled with all-new recipes for scrumptious cakes, pies, tarts, cookies,… read more

Cookbook giveaway – The Baking Bible

Rose Levy Beranbaum has been inspiring bakers for over 25 years, and her much-anticipated cookbook, The Baking Bible, hits bookstores tomorrow. (Read more about Rose and the book on the EYB blog.) The Baking Bible is a magnum opus filled with all-new recipes for scrumptious cakes, pies, tarts, cookies, candies, pastries, breads, and more. We're delighted to offer two copies… read more

Featured Cookbooks & Recipes

Finding the best recipes amongst the millions online is not easy - but you don't have to! The team here at Eat Your Books, searches for excerpts from indexed books and magazines and every week we bring you our latest finds. Every day recipes are added from the best blogs and websites. As a member, you can also add your own… read more

Cocktails and tea together

It will likely not come as a surprise to learn that recipes for drinks with alcohol outnumber non-alcoholic beverages in the EYB Library by nearly 3 to 2.  Now a growing movement meshes the non-alcoholic beverage world with the world of cocktails: adding tea to liquor, unleashing sophisticated flavor combinations. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports on the trend. Jesse Held, "cocktail czar" at several… read more

October 2014 Cookbook Roundup

Every month Susie Chang reviews new cookbook releases and notes trends in the United States. And she may also occasionally throw in a review of a "not-quite cookbook." And for our non-U.S. members, Jane and Fiona provide similar reviews for new Canada, U.K., Australia, and New Zealand releases. US Whatever else this month may turn out to be, it's a… read more

Dorie’s “behind the kitchen door” desserts

Dorie Greenspan, part-time Parisian and patron saint of American home bakers, is out with her 11th cookbook, Baking Chez Moi (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), in stores now. (You can enter our contest for your chance to win a copy.) We're delighted to announce that we've indexed all of Dorie's recipes - eleven cookbooks, newspaper and magazine articles, and posts from her blog,… read more

Cookbook giveaway – Baking Chez Moi

In Baking Chez Moi, Dorie Greenspan's eleventh cookbook, she shares simple yet sophisticated French desserts from her Paris kitchen. You can read her charming EYB interview to learn more about the cookbook and the differences in baking culture in France and the United States. We've indexed all of Dorie's recipes on EYB -  eleven cookbooks as well as newspaper & magazine… read more

Meat, meat, meat, meat!

Is cooking meat the first great hurdle of any omnivorous cook?  I think it's between that and baking.  I think my progression was pretty typical: first boneless chicken breast, then ground beef, then pork chops, then whole chickens and chicken parts, then ground pork, then the rest.  I didn't get round to beef cuts until a few years in.  (And… read more

Happy birthday, Reuben!

As with any iconic food, the origins of the reuben sandwich are a bit fuzzy. Legend has it that the combination of Irish corned beef, Jewish rye, German sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and Russian dressing was created in 1914 at the long-shuttered Reuben's Delicatessen in Manhattan. That makes the sandwich an even 100 years old. "There's lots of evidence that the… read more

The top pumpkin recipes, just in time for Halloween

  With Halloween just a few days away, we wouldn't be surprised if you had pumpkin on your mind. Whether you're carving one or roasting it, there are many inspiring examples to choose from during the fall season. As a general rule, the pumpkins sold for decoration aren't very flavorful as they are bred mainly for appearance. Instead of cooking… read more

Culinary trends for 2015

Colorado-based Sterling Rice Group, a consulting and advertising firm, has issued its predictions for culinary trends in 2015, reports Elaine Watson of Food Navigator USA. The trends range from new foods to twists on cuisine to restaurant incubators. If their forecast is accurate, here's a sample of what we can expect to see next year: Regional grains - health conscious… read more

Recipes with warmth and ease in The Kitchn Cookbook

Faith Durand is Executive Editor of The Kitchn, one of the United States' largest websites devoted to home cooking, reaching over 14 million readers a month. Faith is also the author of Bakeless Sweets, the first cookbook dedicated to pudding and no-bake desserts. Her newest book is The Kitchn Cookbook, coauthored with Sara Kate Gillingham, published by Clarkson Potter and… read more

Cookbook giveaway – The Kitchn Cookbook

The Kitchn, one of the United States' largest websites devoted to home cooking, reaches over 14 million readers a month. Not content with the 3,449 recipes on the website (all indexed on EYB), Faith Durand and Sara Kate Gillingham came up with great new recipes in The Kitchn Cookbook. In addition to the new recipes, you'll find favorites like Monkey bread… read more

Featured Cookbooks & Recipes

Do you find other people's comments on recipes helpful? Have you written your own recipe Notes? It's a great way to remind yourself how a dish turned out and share your experience with the EYB community. On each Recipe Details page you'll find a Notes tab. Adding online recipes to your EYB Bookshelf is a really great way to expand… read more

The foods of Diwali

Diwali, a five-day festival of lights celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains across the world, celebrates new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness. The actual day of Diwali is traditionally celebrated on the third day of the festival, this year that day is Thursday, October 23. Diwali celebrations frequently include fireworks, candles, and other forms of… read more

Move over tacos, here come arepas

Riccardo Romero, the owner of NYC's Arepas Café, has a big dream: he hopes that arepas, the cornmeal cakes from his native Venezuela, seared on a griddle and stuffed with a dizzying array of fillings, may one day be as widely eaten as tacos. Indexed blog Serious Eats reports on the rise of arepas, the Venezuelan and Columbian sandwiches, which are… read more

Ruhlman on paying attention

Award-winning author Michael Ruhlman is back with another cookbook, How to Roast. (You can enter our contest for your chance to win a copy of the book.) It's the first in a series of "how-to" books he plans to publish, and he's hinted that the next book will be about braising. Ruhlman provided EYB with an excerpt from the introduction… read more

Cookbook giveaway – How to Roast

Michael Ruhlman begins a new series of "how to" cookbooks with How to Roast, a treatise that provides clear, no-nonsense advice on a fundamental cooking technique. "Of all our cooking terms," Ruhlman writes, "sautéed, grilled, poached, broiled--I believe roasted is the most evocative adjective we can attach to our food, conjuring as it does ideas of deep rich flavors and delicious browning."… read more

Artisanal meat alternatives?

Until recently, meat alternatives were mostly shunned by foodies, because many of the products were highly-processed, bland, had weird textures, or a combination of the three. That's changing, accordng to an article posted on Civil Eats. Kristina Johnson reports that as demand for meatless protein grows, it has spurred the creation of companies devoted to foodie-worthy meat alternatives. One of these… read more

The Perfect Instruction

So, over my years as a cookbook reviewer, I've come to realize there is actually a word formula for the kind of recipe that works for me. The ingredients list doesn't matter that much - unless there's a bunch of callouts in the list, like "Saba vinaigrette (see p. 289)" and "48-hour croutons (see p. 311-313)".   No, for me,… read more

Observer Food Monthly announces award winners

Awards season in the U.S. won't happen for several months, but in the U.K. there's food award action now, as indexed magazine Observer Food Monthly announces its 2014 award winners. While much of the action focuses on restaurants and retailers, there are some awards that EYB members outside of the U.K. may find interesting. Persiana: Recipes from the Middle East… read more

Be it ever so humble

Over at the NY Times, Sam Sifton is waxing poetic about baked potatoes. Steaming hot russets with crisp skins loaded with traditional toppings like sour cream and chives, or more avant-garde combinations like blue cheese and rosemary, are delicious as a side dish. Appropriately topped, baked potatoes can be a complete meal and they're perfect for cool weather cooking. Baked… read more

Fried foliage

Nothing says fall like the return of pumpkin spice--it's in everything: lattes, desserts, quickbreads, and even salads. But if you get bored with pumpkin spice and want to try a new fall treat, you may want to look to Japan, says Svati Kirsten Narula of Quartz.  She writes about an unusual snack from Japan's Minoh Park, a tree-covered valley and tourist destination near Osaka. The… read more

Featured Cookbooks & Recipes

At Eat Your Books we want to bring you the best recipes - our dedicated team searches out and finds online recipes excerpted from newly indexed cookbooks and magazines. New recipes from the best blogs are indexed daily and members index their favorite online recipes using the Bookmarklet all the time. Below you'll find this week's recommendations from the EYB team.… read more

Belly up to the (fictional) bar

It looks like life really does imitate art. Real-life versions of Central Perk, the fictional coffee shop from the American television series Friends, are popping up worldwide. According to The Guardian, "to celebrate Friends' 20th anniversary, a pop-up Central Perk has had fans queuing for more than an hour for free coffee and a chance to look at 'Joey's ceramic white… read more
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