Memories in the cupboard

Most New Year's resolutions have likely been abandoned by now, as S. Irene Virbila of the L.A. Times relates. However, there was one resolution that Virbila was determined to complete, that of cleaning out her kitchen cabinets and drawers. She vowed to get rid of any items she hadn't used in a year's time. In the process of digging through… read more

And ode to sweetened condensed milk

Oh how we love thee, sweetened condensed milk. HuffPost Taste has counted the ways and arrived at 30 great uses for sweetened condensed milk. The decadent, über-sweet confection can be found in the cuisines of many cultures, and is an essential ingredient in drinks like Vietnamese iced coffee and desserts like key lime pie, tres leches cake, and magic bars… 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

Americans place second at Bocuse d’Or

On Tuesday, the United States culinary team at the Bocuse d'Or did something no other U.S. team has done: receive a medal. They placed second out of 24 teams in the biennial international culinary competition in Lyon, France. Previously, their best showing was a sixth place finish. Norway, which has taken home the top honor five times previously, was the… read more

Forget wings, you can ‘Buffalo’ anything

This Sunday, millions of buffalo wings will be consumed at tailgate parties, bars, restaurants, and homes in conjunction with the largest sporting event in the United States, the Super Bowl. The popularity of this game-day snack might make it difficult to find wings in the supermarket, but that's okay because you can get the same great flavor in a variety… read more

Top selling cookbooks of 2014 around the world

Last month our friends at cookbook stores around the world gave us their picks for their favorite books of 2014.  Now we asked them for their top sellers.  We thought it would be interesting to compare the lists from specialist stores in the USA to that for all US sales from the publishing industry data company, Nielsen.  They are very… read more

January 2015 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 Recipes from My Russian Grandmother's Kitchen: Discover the rich and varied… read more

Blizzard cooking

Snowmageddon hasn't been so terrible in our valley so far. Some wind and a lot of powder in the air. But my 8-year-old, bundled in her snowsuit, has been happily making snow angels and tunnels and castles for an hour.   Our local weather guru counseled us to make a big pot of chili ahead of the storm, in case we… read more

The many faces of sugar

If you have any vintage recipe books, you probably will find only one or two kinds of sugar specified in the ingredients list of recipes. That is no longer the case today, as the types of sugar available to consumers has greatly expanded. Epicurious explains the many types of sugar available today in their ultimate guide to buying and using the… read more

Ivy Manning goes veg in her latest cookbook

Ivy Manning is a Portland, Oregon-based food and travel writer and author of several cookbooks. Her work regularly appears in Cooking Light, Fine Cooking, Sunset, Eating Well, and Everyday with Rachel Ray. We caught up with Ivy as her latest cookbook, Weeknight Vegetarian, hit the shelves. EYB Members in the U.S. and Canada can enter our contest for a chance… read more

Cookbook giveaway – Weeknight Vegetarian

Weeknight Vegetarian gives us the tools to put a delicious, wholesome meatless meal on the table on any schedule. It offers quick, easy, and healthy meatless dinner ideas for any time of the year, with dozens of choices for any occasion. You can learn more about author Ivy Manning's inspiration for the book in our author interview. Organized by season,… read more

How important are cookbook directives?

You see the directives in most modern (and even many older) cookbooks: use only unsalted butter, all eggs should be large, use X-brand kosher salt. Dire consequences are threatened if you do not follow these admonitions. But how much do these instructions really matter? It depends on who you ask, says The Telegraph. Most of these demands are from authors… read more

Salt, fat add flavor to cocktails

You have probably heard the expression "fat equals flavor." This admonition holds true not only in the kitchen, but in the bar as well. The Washington Post reports on the technique known as "fat washing" that is used to add flavor to drinks. Fat washing is a method of infusing almost any type of flavorful fat, from coconut oil to… read more

Choosing the right yeast

Baking can be intimidating, especially when it comes to making foods with yeast. There are many different types of yeast available, and baking disaster stories abound concerning dense, misshapen loaves or out-of-control dough monsters. But yeast baking doesn't have to be scary, says Susan Reid, Publications Manager at King Arthur Flour. In an interview with Epicurious, Reid dispels common yeast baking… 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

Cookbook store profile – Good Egg

Our latest installment in our profiles of great cookbook stores takes us to Good Egg located in Toronto, Canada. Good Egg is a shop dedicated to those who like to eat. Visit the store and you'll be immersed in books and things devoted to the art and culture of food. Their selection of books reflects every food philosophy, but they've whittled… read more

Around the world in 193 meals

Talk about traveling the world via food. A husband-and-wife team blogging under the name United Noshes, is making one meal from each member state in the United Nations, alphabetically, as a series of dinner parties. That's 193 meals, featuring widely varying ingredients from diverse cuisines. Jesse Friedman and his wife, Laura Hadden, began this culinary journey three years ago "as a way… read more

Men in T-shirts, cooking

I noticed something funny in my "Discards" pile this morning - a trio of men in T-shirts and jeans. looking at out me with bright eyes and white teeth.  What's going on with  that?  I thought. It turns out that two of them - Jorge Cruise in The 100 and Abel James in The Wild Diet - were suggesting that… read more

The 2015 Piglet has begun

The Piglet cookbook tournament from Food52 is back in its sixth year. The contest pits 16 of the previous year's most notable cookbooks against each other in a head-to-head, bracket-style competition. We enjoy this three-week tournament for a number of reasons. First, it allows you to get to know the judges, many of them professional food writers plus chefs and… read more

‘White Heat’ turns 25

Anyone who's been paying attention to in the last few decades knows about the fiery Marco Pierre White. He came into the limelight over 25 years ago, when he became the youngest person at the time to win first two, and then three, Michelin stars. His cookbook White Heat was a game-changer, and it's now set to be released as… read more

The first rule of Soup Club

What do you do when busy schedules prevent you from staying in touch with friends and making meaning contributions to each other's lives? If you are Courtney Allison, Tina Carr, Caroline Laskow, and Julie Peacock, you start a Soup Club. Indexed blog Leite's Culinaria shares the heartwarming story of the four friends, who decided that once a week each would… read more

A toast to toast

When you hear about an event called the Winter Fancy Foods Show, you probably think of exotic foods and ingredients. But one of the stars of this year's show in San Francisco has very humble origins. Toast made a splash at several vendor booths. We're not talking about toasted, as in toasted nuts or seeds; this is the humble breakfast… read more

Featured Cookbooks & Recipes

Did you know adding online recipes to your EYB Bookshelf is a really great way to build your personal recipe collection? You can now do this even if you have a free membership! Try it out now and see how easy it is. Browse the recipes below, choose one that appeals, click on the link, and add it to your… read more

Good news for Bonnie Slotnick Cookbooks

In November, we chronicled the struggles of Bonnie Slotnick Cookbooks, a treasured NYC cookbook store. Slotnick lost the lease on her Greenwich Village storefront, and was searching to find a new space that would be affordable, not an easy task in New York. We're happy to report that Slotnick has announced that her store will be moving to a new location… read more

Cheese, cheaper

For many of us cheese lovers, buying a hunk of our favorite fromage can put a pinch on our pocketbook. That's why it's great to find a less expensive substitute that will satisfy our flavor craving without breaking the bank. Indexed magazine Food & Wine is here to help with four legendary cheeses with cheaper (but still delicious) alternatives. The… read more
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