Nigella Lawson on “bowl food”

Nigella Lawson remains one of the most popular authors in the EYB Library. NPR's Steve Inskeep recently talked with Nigella about her latest cookbook, Simply Nigella: Feel Good Food, which explores the breadth of food you can serve in a bowl. Noting that "bowl food" sounds a bit similar to "soul food", Nigella explains that it has a similar connotation,… read more

The best food books you’ve never read

The trend in cookbooks to be part travelogue, part memoir, and part instruction follows from the increased interest in leisure reading about food.  While not a new trend - people have been writing about food and cooking for centuries - food writing has especially blossomed in the last few decades. Paste Magazine takes a look at this trend and provides… read more

Make ahead for the holidays

Holiday meals can be stressful, especially for a food lover. Trying to make each dish absolutely perfect may cause blood pressure to rise and even tempers to flare. Unachieveable perfection goals aside, it is a challenge to juggle the many side dishes and holiday roasts that all compete for oven space, not to mention having a house (and kitchen) full… read more

Rene Redzepi set to embark on a new chapter

René Redzepi has been described as the most influential chef in the world. His Copenhagen restaurant, Noma, has sat atop the world rankings for several years, and has spawned any number of imitators. Now the Danish chef is releasing a new documentary called Noma: My Perfect Storm, and has also announced big changes at Noma. You can view the stunning… 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

Cocktail revival resurrects old spirits

The growing cocktail revival has made an impact on the drink scene in many ways, not the least of which is resurrecting spirits that had all but disappeared. Two people who contributed heavily to this revival are Erik Ellestad, a San Francisco-based cocktail expert and former bartender who spent years working through every recipe in the classic Savoy Cocktail Book and… read more

Baking tips from Claire Ptak

Claire Ptak is a California pastry chef who moved to London in 2005 after working at Chez Panisse restaurant in Berkeley, California. She owns Violet, a baking company in East London which supplies her popular Broadway Market stall and is best known for its American-style cupcakes with buttercream frostings that change with the seasons. Her latest cookbook, The Violet Bakery… read more

A life of food, wine, and travel

Roberta Muir's passion for food, wine and foreign culture has led her on adventures in Europe, Africa, Turkey, South East Asia and Australia. Since 1997 she has managed Australia's leading cooking school, Sydney Seafood School at Sydney Fish Market. A restaurant reviewer and trained cheese judge, she assisted Australian chef Janni Kyritsis with his cookbook Wild Weed Pie, a Lifetime of… read more

Cookbook giveaway – a collection of books by Roberta Muir

Roberta Muir's career is enviable. Her passion for food, wine and foreign culture has led her on adventures in Europe, Africa, Turkey, South East Asia and Australia, and even the Arctic Circle. Roberta manages the Sydney Seafood School and has co-authored several cookbooks. (Read our Q&A with Roberta about her storied career.) We're excited to announce this contest, because we… read more

See David Lebovitz’s Paris kitchen

Pastry chef turned food blogger David Lebovitz remains one of the most popular authors in the EYB Library, thanks to his recent hit My Paris Kitchen. Now he is letting readers into that very kitchen in an interview with The New York Times. While his previous kitchen was small and cramped, like most big city kitchens, this newer space in… read more

Bittman to join food delivery service Purple Carrot

  When Mark Bittman recently announced that he was leaving his job at The New York Times to join a startup with the goal of helping people eat more plants, speculation swirled as to where he was headed. We now know the answer - Bittman will be joining food delivery service Purple Carrot.  The company, which launched late last fall,… 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

Treats to make with leftover Halloween candy

It's probably safe to say a few kids are having candy "hangovers" today after trick-or-treating last night. If you want to reduce your child's candy stash, or if you have leftover candy from the giveaway bowl, you can find inspiration for using it to make some decidedly grown-up treats. Paste Magazine starts us off with five ways to use leftover… read more
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