Dianne Jacob on the future of cookbooks

  Despite the popularity of food television shows, Instagram posts involving food, and the continued strength of cookbook sales, Americans are cooking less.  Food writer and former editor Dianne Jacob takes a look at this trend, and asks an important question: what does this mean for the cookbook industry? Jacob notes that 2015 was the first year that Americans spent… read more

Cookbooks – Giveaway Roundup, Information and Loving Books

This post will provide you with a full breakdown of all our current promotions as of this date. Links for the articles, recipes and giveaway posts for each title are shared. If you enter our giveaways, please be sure to check your spam or promotion folders for email notifications - or add jenny at eatyourbooks dot com to your filters.… read more

Choosing the right chocolate

  Not that long ago, when a recipe called for chocolate, your options at the supermarket were limited to just one or two brands, with a likewise limited range within them (usually the choices were only one type each of milk and dark chocolate). Now, the choices can be overwhelming: white, milk, and dark chocolates from many different brands, with various cocoa… read more

Cuisinart issues huge recall

  If you own a Cuisinart food processor made in the last 20 years, it may be subject to a huge voluntary recall that the company just announced. The recall of over eight million units was initiated in response to consumer reports of faulty blades that can break, leaving pieces of the blade in the processed food. Twenty-two models are included in… read more

Cookbook Giveaway – The Homestead Kitchen

Homestead Kitchen: Stories and Recipes from Our Hearth to Yours, the debut title from Eve and Eivin Kilcher, is the back-to-nature lover's dream. Beautiful photographs, recipes made with fresh produce, wholesome ingredients along with homesteading tips and stories - make this an all-around great read. You can find out more about this title and try two recipes over at our review… read more

The Homestead Kitchen – Eve & Eivin Kilcher

Homestead Kitchen: Stories and Recipes from Our Hearth to Yours, the debut title from Eve and Eivin Kilcher, the charming young couple who star on the reality show, Alaska The Last Frontier is a wonderful read. I enjoy watching the show as Alaska fascinates me - it has always been somewhere I've wanted to visit. I think it all started with… read more

Cookbooks for Holiday Cooking & Baking

Between shopping, parties, wrapping and other festive activities, somehow we all manage to bake delicious treats and plan totally knock-out meals for the holidays. For those who are new to baking and cooking or would like some ideas to shake things up, I've compiled a list of holiday favorites. It's December 12th, every year I promise I will start holiday… read more

What goes into making a cookbook

On this blog we've previously discussed bits and pieces of the cookbook publishing process. We've spoken to editors, writers, ghostwriters, and others about their roles in the lifespan of a cookbook. Now, in a series on Plate online, the authors of The Adventures of Fat Rice - Abe Conlon, Adrienne Lo and Hugh Amano - tell us, from start to… read more

Catching up with Diana Kennedy

Diana Kennedy reigns as one of the top authors in the EYB Library, holding two of the top ten spots in the Mexican genre. NPR's The Salt recently interviewed Kennedy, who is as feisty as ever at age 93.  Born in England, Kennedy moved to Mexico in the 1950s. Once there, she began to chronicle Mexican cooking and plant life.… read more

Cookbook Giveaway – All Under Heaven

All Under Heaven: Recipes from the 35 Cuisines of China by Carolyn Phillips is one of my picks for top cookbook of 2016 and has found its deserved way to many best books list.  Carolyn is the writer of the blog, Madame Huang's Kitchen. All 400 of her blog recipes are indexed on Eat Your Books (add them to your bookshelf with one… read more

All Under Heaven – Carolyn Phillips

All Under Heaven: Recipes from the 35 Cuisines of China by Carolyn Phillips is one of my picks for top cookbook of 2016 and has found its well-deserved way to many best books list.  Carolyn is the talented voice behind the blog, Madame Huang's Kitchen. All 400 of her blog recipes are indexed on Eat Your Books (and you can add them to… read more

Noted reviewer AA Gill dies at 62

We are saddened to report that award-winning writer, television host, and restaurant critic AA Gill has died at the age of 62, just a few weeks after he revealed that he was seriously ill with cancer. Gill was a longtime writer for the Sunday Times.  In a column last November, Gill revealed that he had the "full English" of cancers. He had… read more

Featured Cookbooks & Recipes

Finding the best recipes amongst the millions online is not easy - but you don't have to! The team here at Eat Your Books, searches for excerpts from indexed books and magazines and every week we bring you our latest finds. Every day recipes are added from the best blogs and websites. As a member, you can also add your… read more

Items to avoid giving to your food loving friends

We've spent the last couple of weeks focusing on beautiful, practical, and just-plain-fantastic gifts for cookbook and food lovers, so it might be time to take a look at the flip side of the equation. Epicurious is here to assist us by laying out the presents that you should NOT give to the food obsessed people on your list. Sam… read more

Gifts from the kitchen

  For those of us who are passionate about food, nothing says love more than making someone a delicious meal or treat. That often means we look to the kitchen for gifts to give our friends and loved ones for the holidays. If you are looking for ideas for homemade presents, The Washington Post just released their favorite 25 sweet,… read more

Cookbook Gift Guide for New to Advanced Cooks

This is the final gift guide for this year. Prior posts covered the Forty Best Cookbooks of 2016, cookbook suggestions for art and music lovers, cookbooks for entertainers and cookbooks for bakers. I hope these guides were helpful for your shopping or your collection endeavors. All gift guides can be found at this #hashtag link. A few final reminders: be sure to enter all… read more

The Swiss cheese of your dreams

  Gruyère  lovers, this post is for you. Saveur Magazine has just published a lovely article on a rare Swiss cheese that is produced using only very traditional Gruyere methods that date back centuries. Known as L'Etivaz, it is such a special cheese that it has and A.O.P. (appellation d'origine protégée) status bestowed by the Swiss government. When you read the romantic… read more

Cookbook Gift Guide for Bakers

The fall and winter are synonymous with baking more so than any other time of the year. What would Thanksgiving be without pie, or Christmas without cookies, or Hanukkah without rugelach or snow days without brownies and hot chocolate? Pretty sad - that's what it would be. Pretty sad. Today, I've put together a baker's dozen of great baking books… read more

Iron Chef America coming back to Food Network

  Fans of the television series Iron Chef America will be happy to learn that the show, which left Food Network in 2014, is returning in spring 2017. The reboot of the show includes a new name: the new program will be called Iron Chef Gauntlet.  Reports indicate that Alton Brown will be reprising his role as host of the competition. It's… read more

Taste of Persia by Naomi Duguid

Taste of Persia: A Cook's Travels Through Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, and Kurdistan by Naomi Duguid is a "reason to celebrate" to quote The New York Times. Duguid has authored many books exploring various cuisines from Burma to different regions of China. Every one of her titles is in my collection and I am always thrilled to learn when she… read more

Cookbook Giveaway – Taste of Persia

Taste of Persia: A Cook's Travels Through Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, and Kurdistan by Naomi Duguid delivers another world to us by journaling her travels. The countries that encompass the Persian region while a mix of centuries old religions, cultures, and politics, are connected by food traditions. The food shines with jeweled pomegranates, the golden hues leached from saffron, and the… read more

Quick and easy dinners for the hectic holiday season

  Between the parties, cookie baking, shopping, candy making, musical events, family gatherings, and gift wrapping, the year-end holidays make for one of the busiest times of the year. It can be exasperating to fit in home-cooked meals when you are scurrying about at breakneck pace. To help keep you sane yet well-fed, we've gathered a few resources so you… read more

Cookbook Gift Guide for Entertainers

We all know those people who love to bring folks together around the table with food. I'm one of them - many of you are as well. This post highlights some cookbooks that are ideal for the entertainer or those that wish to be. A perfect hostess gift would be one of these titles with a cute kitchen towel -… read more

There’s a cookbook for every personality

It's sometimes all too tempting to purchase a gift for someone based on what you would like to receive. We've all been guilty of it at one time or another - or have been the recipient of a gift that left us scratching our heads, until we realized that it was exactly what the sender wanted. For cookbook lovers, this… read more

The Forty Best Cookbooks of 2016

How do I decide which books are the best in any particular year? It's a long, arduous process that leaves me feeling as if I'm choosing between children. Don't get me wrong - there are plenty of books published that aren't worthy of that comparison - but the books that I write about - truly must be special. I would… read more
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