Planning for the leftovers

  Cooks in the U.S. are in the midst of Thanksgiving meal preparations, and we are happy to offer Rick Rodgers' expert advice to help your meal be the best ever. While you are planning your menu, you may also want to give some thought to how you will use up any leftovers so you aren't feeling the turkey sandwich… read more

Cooking Help from Rick Rodgers is Now Open

Thanksgiving is one week away and our friend, Rick Rodgers, who is an expert when it comes to holiday meals, will answer any questions left in comments on this post until November 23rd. After 3 p.m on the 23rd, Rick will be busy making his own Thanksgiving dinner - so get your questions in early!  Rick Rodgers has written some great books… read more

Food trends of the last decade

  Every year prognosticators try to guess what the next year's food trend will be. We recently saw that vegetable yogurt and watermelon juice are two of the foods to watch in 2017. How well those predictions actually play out is another story. Looking back at the last decade, Nation's Restaurant News reports on which foods actually increased in the… read more

Cookbook Giveaway – A Recipe for Cooking

Cal Peternell's second cookbook, A Recipe for Cooking, was released last month. This new title delivers seasonal recipes designed to elevate home cooking and help us relish our time in the kitchen whether we're cooking for family and friends or just ourselves. His first title, Twelve Recipes, taught the essentials of cooking, and this book takes the reader to a whole new level… read more

A Recipe for Cooking – Interview with Cal Peternell

Cal Peternell grew up in New Jersey on a small farm and pursued a BFA in painting from the School of Visual Arts in New York. It wasn't until he was living in Italy with his wife, a fellow artist, that he was inspired to pursue a culinary career. After time at various acclaimed restaurants in San Francisco and Boston,… read more

You say potato…

  While exotic, expensive ingredients can make a dish shine, some mundane, even cheap, foodstuffs transcend their humble origins. Take the potato, for example. It's equally at home in breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and the forms it can take are myriad. You can dress potatoes up for the fanciest dinner party, but a simple baked potato also pleases the palate.… read more

Blogger Cookbooks

Today, there are so many inspirational food blogs with stunning photography and tasty dishes to tempt us. Religiously, I would stalk my favorites but had to cut down because I was spending all my time reading about what they were cooking and not finding time to take care of my kitchen.  I try to frequent and follow as many as… read more

That 70s food

  As food trends change through the ages, people often look back to previous eras and revive the popular food and drink from that time. The craft cocktail movement is one example, hearkening back to the golden age of cocktails in the early 20th century, and even reviving 19th century favorites. Anna Pallai is taking a look at a different… read more

Dorie’s Cookies – Dorie Greenspan

Dorie's Cookies by Dorie Greenspan has moved up to the coveted spot of my favorite cookie book of all time. From the royal purple cover, inside pages that are speckled with cookie illustrations and full-page photographs with a retro feel - this book is a visual feast for the eyes. 170 unique and classic cookie recipes fill the 500 plus… read more

Cookbook Giveaway – Dorie’s Cookies

Dorie's Cookies by Dorie Greenspan is any cookie lover's ultimate cookbook. Over the course of her baking career, Dorie Greenspan has created more than 300 cookie recipes. Cookies for every taste and occasion are shared in this 500 plus page tome and are broken down by chapters as follows: Brownies, Bars, Break-ups and Biscotti; Cookies for Every Day, Any Day;… read more

How many times should you flip a burger?

  Joe Isidori knows a thing or two about burgers. He's the owenr of Black Tap, a NYC restaurant specializing in bold, gourmet-flavored burgers and sky-high milkshakes adorned with donuts, sparklers, and oversized cookies. Black tap has generated a massive cult following on social media and the streets of New York, with people waiting in line for hours just to score… read more

Cookbooks of November – Part 3

These highlight posts are costing me money, too! Sadly, yet thankfully, the numbers of cookbooks being released will slow down for a bit before Spring hits with a whirlwind of titles.  Between now and then, there are new cookbooks coming our way but not in the copious numbers of the Fall.  My first and second highlight posts covered mainly U.S. titles,… 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 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 Bookshelf.… read more

Supersize your pies

  When planning a holiday dinner, it's often difficult to settle on a dessert. Pies are traditional, but if you have a large crowd gathering around your dinner table it can be a chore to make enough of them to ensure everyone gets a piece. There is a solution to this dilemma: slab pies. Forget about round pans and use… read more

White truffle bonanza

White truffle fans, rejoice. An excellent growing season with plenty of rain has created a bumper crop of white truffles in Italy's Tanaro river basin, home to the famous Alba variety of the truffle. Not only is the yield up, chefs say the quality is top notch too. All this means the wholesale price is down about 30% over 2015.… read more

Cookbook Giveaway – The Gourmet Kitchen

In The Gourmet Kitchen: Recipes from the Creator of Savory Simple home-cooked meals are elevated with unique and bold flavors. Jennifer Farley, the author, is also the creator of the blog, Savory Simple (451 recipes currently indexed on EYB) with almost half-a-million followers who eagerly await her new recipe posts. This new release delivers over 100 sophisticated, but approachable, recipes accompanied… read more

The Gourmet Kitchen – Jennifer Farley

In The Gourmet Kitchen: Recipes from the Creator of Savory Simple home-cooked meals are elevated with unique and bold flavors. Jennifer Farley, the author, is also the creator of the blog, Savory Simple (451 recipes currently indexed on EYB) with almost half-a-million followers who eagerly await her new recipe posts. With recipes for Spicy Gochujang Chicken Wings, Asparagus and Sun-Dried Tomato… read more

Cookbooks of November – Part 2

There are still more great books coming this month and today I share a few more highlights. My first post dished on nine titles that range from Southern breakfast to how to master the sous vide at home so be sure to check out that post if you missed it. Les Diners de Gala by Salvador Dalí which is being re-printed… read more

The cookbook market defies predictions

Just a few years ago, cookbook industry professionals predicted a doom and gloom scenario for the genre. Lorena Jones, vice president and imprint publisher at Ten Speed Press, called it "a prevailing sense of doom." With the rise of iPads and eBooks, publishers thought hardcover books sales would plummet. A few holdouts weren't convinced the end of cookbooks was nigh,… read more

2017 food trends according to Waitrose

As we get close to the end of the year, predictions about what will be the "next big thing" are being formulated. The Waitrose grocery chain has just weighed in on what to expect in 2017 by providing the results of its annual survey of food trends. Waitrose surveys shoppers who use all supermarkets in the UK. The report of… read more

The Encyclopedia of Spices & Herbs – Padma Lakshmi

The Encyclopedia of Spices and Herbs: An Essential Guide to the Flavors of the World by Padma Lakshmi with Judith Sutton and Kalustyan's was released this September. Kalustyan's is a specialty food store in New York City for those who may not have heard of it.  Cooking is a passion of mine, as I'm sure the same can be said… read more

Cookbook Giveaway – The Encyclopedia of Spices & Herbs

The Encyclopedia of Spices and Herbs: An Essential Guide to the Flavors of the World was inspired by Padma Lakshmi's life traveling the world and brings together the world's spices and herbs in a comprehensive alphabetical guide. This reference book is illustrated with photographs that capture the essence of various spices and their authentic flavors.  The Encyclopedia of Spices and Herbs includes complete… read more

In a pickle: a guide to resources for fermenting and pickling

The art of curing and pickling foods is more popular now than any time since prior to the advent of refrigeration. Finding good sources to begin either of the two processes can be confusing, but luckily Food Republic has done the hard work for us. They've produced a guide of their 40 favorite print and online resources for fermenting and pickling.… read more

Preparing for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving will be upon us in no time and our friend, Rick Rodgers, is riding in on his white horse (or donning his apron carrying a perfect turkey) to save the day. He won't actually arrive at your house with a turkey, but he will be here at Eat Your Books to help our members with any cooking or baking questions. Even… read more

Kitchens of the future

  Sous-vide cooking. Internet-connected refrigerators. Remote thermometers that send text messages about your food. All of these innovations promise new ways to work in the kitchen. Some are more revolutionary than others, but how much do they really change how we cook? Digital Trends takes a look at kitchen evolution and discovers that the more kitchens change, the more they… read more
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