Saveur Blog Award winners announced

On Friday, Saveur magazine announced the winners of its sixth annual blog awards. I must admit that I hadn't heard of many of the blogs, but now I have even more sites on my "need to visit" list. The awards, which celebrate celebrate the best in food, drink, and design blogging, were broken down by category, with an editor's choice, a reader's… read more

Memories influence your choice of food

Scientists are continually on a quest to understand how our minds work. Recent research delved into determining how our memories can influence the food we choose, and was reported in the scientific journal Neuron. Everyone has memories that revolve around food, and we would expect that we choose food that we liked based on our pleasant recollection. That is not… 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

How good are lower sugar baking recipes?

Alternative sweeteners and lower-sugar desserts are all the rage, as evidenced by two popular new cookbooks - Baking with Less Sugar by Joanne Chang of Flour Bakery fame and Real Sweet by blogger Shauna Sever. Each aims to create delicious desserts using alternative sweeteners, unrefined sugar and/or less sugar. If you have been wondering just how well these alternative sweeteners… read more

Beat the heat (and save time) with no bake desserts

Recently we looked at cool stuff to drink when the temperature rises, and today we turn to desserts. Often you'd like to have a little something sweet to end a meal, take to a potluck or picnic, or share with friends along with iced tea on a warm afternoon. The last thing you want to do, however, is turn on the… read more

100 is the magic number

Browse the EYB Library long enough and you're certain to stumble across the number 100 in a cookbook title. There are over 3,000 centuplicate cookbooks in the Library, and this year there are a few big names who are featuring 100 in their cookbooks. Emeril Lagasse has a new book due out this October, in which he distills his storied… read more

The world’s top 50 restaurants

Yesterday, San Pellegrino unveiled its ranking of the top 50 restaurants in the world. The big question was whether Noma would appear at the top of the list for a fifth year, but it fell to El Celler de Can Roca in Girona, Spain, which was named the best restaurant for 2015. Noma - the best restaurant for four out… read more

Bring teatime in Paris to your home

Jill Colonna fell in love with a Frenchman she met in her native Scotland and they moved to Paris together over 20 years ago.  She couldn't speak much French and had never needed to entertain before.  Soon realising that her "banana surprise" with custard from a packet mix was not going to hack it with her new French dinner guests,… read more

Cookbook giveaway – Teatime in Paris

Born in Scotland, Jill Colonna moved to Paris with her husband over 20 years ago. She realized she not only needed to learn the language, but that her baking skills needed upgrading. Jill learned how to make macarons, which led to a cookbook (Mad About Macarons!). She has expanded to other French patisserie recipes in her second book, Teatime in… read more
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