A better cheese storage solution?

  Properly storing cheese in a home refrigerator can be a confounding task. Placing it in plastic and sticking it in the deli drawer leads to mold. Keeping cheese unwrapped is no better, as it desiccates and hardens. You can purchase specialty wraps, but they are cumbersome and expensive. Jessica Sennett, formerly of Cowgirl Creamery and Bedford Cheese Shop, thinks… read more

Cookbook Giveaway – The Adventures of Fat Rice

The Adventures of Fat Rice: Recipes from the Chicago Restaurant Inspired by Macau by Abraham Conlon and Adrienne Lo and Hugh Amano shares 100 recipes exploring the vibrant food culture of Macau - an east-meets-west melting pot of Chinese, Portuguese, Malaysian, and Indian foodway. An hour's ferry ride from Hong Kong, on the banks of the Pearl River in China, lies Macau -… read more

When it’s good to get into hot water

  When my husband and I were traveling through England on our anniversary trip last month, we enjoyed a few meat pies. My husband remarked that the crust was interesting and very different from the flaky pot pie crusts that I made. He wondered if I could learn to make something like the sturdy yet tender package that we experienced.… read more

Gourmet Traveller turns 50

  Fifty years ago last February, the first edition of what would become Australian Gourmet Traveller magazine appeared on newsstands. To celebrate a half century of celebrating Australian food culture, the magazine has issued a 'virtual reprint' of its inaugural magazine, when it was known as The Australian Gourmet Magazine.  The magazine notes that a lot has changed since its… read more

A Treasury of Great Recipes – Mary and Vincent Price

Halloween is the perfect time to talk about one of my favorite books: A Treasury of Great Recipes: Famous Specialties of the World's Foremost Restaurants Adapted for the American Kitchen by Mary Price and Vincent Price. The Master of Menace, Price, was well known for his horror films but he was also one of the first culinary/lifestyle experts before there was… read more

Oprah set to release new cookbook

The latest celebrity to jump on the cookbook bandwagon is none other than Oprah Winfrey. Her book, titled Food, Health and Happiness: 'On Point' Recipes for Great Meals and a Better Life, debuts in January, 2017. She's distributing the book under her new (as yet unnamed) publishing imprint. Given Oprah's proven ability to promote books through her book club, the… 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

You’ve got to know when to hold ’em

The days are getting shorter and colder in much of the Northern Hemisphere right now, and that means winter squash are coming into the markets and finding their way to our dinner tables. Although many different varieties are lumped together under the term "winter squash", they are not all created equal. Julia Rosen of NPR's The Salt describes how different varieties of squash ripen at different… read more

The evolution of a recipe

  For an office function last week, I made my "famous" caramelized onion dip, which I got ages ago from a magazine that has been lost to history. A friend asked me for the recipe, so I went to fetch it off my computer. As I got ready to print a copy, I realized that I no longer used that… read more

How to cook with pumpkin seeds

  This fall, millions of pumpkins will be carved for Halloween or seasonal decorations. Most people will dispose of the seeds and strings they scrape out of the inside. That's a shame, say Nick Kindelsperger and Joseph Hernandez of The Chicago Tribune, as they discuss several uses for often overlooked pumpkin seeds.  If you don't want to spend the time removing the… read more

October 2016 Cookbook Roundup

I am still here happily wading through hundreds of cookbooks, selecting and reviewing all the best new releases of U.S., Canada, U.K., Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand cookbooks (and this month one from Germany). The only thing left for you to do is to add them to your Bookshelf (and maybe buy another bookcase!) Cookbooktober! Oh, how I love this… read more

Something sweet about this election

After months - years, really - of advertisements, debates, stump speeches, and vitriol, citizens in the U.S. are feeling election fatigue (and the rest of the world is probably also ready for it to be over). But now there is a reason to think positively about the voting process: election cake. Bon Appetit Magazine looks at the history of election… read more

Classic German Baking – Luisa Weiss

Luisa Weiss' Classic German Baking: The Very Best Recipes for Traditional Favorites, from Pfeffernüsse to Streuselkuchen is baking greatness. Laura's first title, My Berlin Kitchen, is a wonderful read containing over forty recipes. I was so pleased to learn she had this baking title in the works. Luisa's blog, The Wednesday Chef, is indexed for our members. Her new book contains over… read more

Cookbook Giveaway – Classic German Baking

Classic German Baking: The Very Best Recipes for Traditional Favorites, from Pfeffernüsse to Streuselkuchen by Luisa Weiss is a glorious book devoted to all the tempting and classic baked goods for which Germany is known. The Wednesday Chef, Luisa's blog is indexed for our members as is her first title, My Berlin Kitchen. Luisa rigorously researched and tested recipes, gathered… read more

The amazing achievements of our indexers

As I'm sure you will all agree, EYB is an amazing resource. One important reason it is remains so valuable to our Members is the stellar work of our expert indexers, located in Australia, New Zealand, England, Canada, and the United States. Their speed is impressive: one of our indexers (jumali on EYB) recently accomplished a marathon indexing of Mark… read more

The food book that never was

  EYB Members love to read not just cookbooks but also literary works with food or cooking as the primary subject matter. Books by M.F.K. Fisher, Anthony Bourdain, and Ruth Reichl stand alongside standard recipe-filled volumes on our bookshelves. NPR's The Salt tells us about a food book that we would have loved to read - had it ever been… 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… read more

BBC announces new cooking show

  Fans of The Great British Bake Off who were disappointed that the show was leaving the BBC now have something to look forward to watching. The network has just announced that it will be producing a new reality cooking show begininng in 2017. Called 'The Big Family Cooking Challenge', the program will follow multi-generational family teams of amateur cooks, who… read more

Sweet Sugar Sultry Spice – Malika Ameen

Malika Ameen, the author of the newly released, Sweet Sugar Sultry Spice: Exotic Flavors to Wake Up Your Baking, won me over with her first line, "If I were a spice, I would be cardamom." I love using warm spices to add something special to my baking and cardamom is one of my favorites.  Malika's debut offering is overflowing with bold,… read more

Cookbook Giveaway – Sweet Sugar Sultry Spice

Sweet Sugar Sultry Spice: Exotic Flavors to Wake Up Your Baking by Malika Ameen is sure to be a highly sought after baking title this Fall. Malika is a classically trained pastry chef who will introduce us to a world of exotic spices and flavorings in her debut cookbook.  Every level of baker will benefit from Malika's encouraging instructions and her… read more

Appliance cookbooks

  Every new appliance, large and small, comes with an instruction manual and recipe booklet. In times gone by, even trade groups got in on the act, with gas and electric associations publishing small volumes to promote their particular fuel supply. The trend continues today, with recipe booklets packaged along with ranges, toaster ovens, blenders and ice cream makers. You… read more

Cookbooks for Brunch Lovers

Brunch is one of my favorite ways to entertain. As I write that sentence, I realize I've only hosted one brunch since we've been in Colorado and that was on a holiday morning. I will need to remedy that. I have a thing for brunch cookbooks - I can imagine your thoughts - she has a thing for all cookbooks.… read more

Cookbook Giveaway – The London Cookbook

The London Cookbook: Recipes from the Restaurants, Cafes, and Hole-in-the-Wall Gems of a Modern City by Aleksandra Crapanzano is a marvelous book that will be appreciated by travel, food and cookbook lovers alike.  Nearly 120 recipes from London restaurants, profiles of the chefs that created the relatively recent surge of culinary greatness and Aleksandra's research and charming narrative make this book… read more

The London Cookbook – Aleksadra Crapanzano

London is on my ever-growing list of cities where I'd love to live or at least spend additional time. Fifteen years ago, we visited London on our honeymoon and I remember being surprised at how incredible the food was. I had heard the rumors - bland, simple and the words black pudding were mentioned. Thankfully, London's stodgy reputation in regards… read more

Amazon’s 100 cookbooks for a lifetime of eating

  If there is one trait that sets humans apart from the rest of the animal kingdom it must be our love of making lists. We rank, rate, and organize everything. Perhaps an even more human characteristic is the inclination to disagree about what should be placed on any such list. Cookbook lovers (i.e., EYB Members) will want to check… read more
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