Eat Your Books Cookbook Club January - March Selections

In September we announced the formation of the Eat Your Books Cookbook Club on Facebook. We have grown to over 4,400 members and welcome all to join us.

In October and November, roundup posts highlighting the wonderful creations our members have been posting were shared. For ease in locating EYB Cookbook Club articles, I have tagged all posts with #EYBcookbookclub and include a link if you wish to Bookmark that search.

December is days away and as a reminder the books scheduled are Six Seasons or Salt, Fat, Acid and Heat. Also, throughout December please share your favorite holiday cookies and treats - your holiday treats will also be the subject of a special roundup post. If you have links to recipes for your treats, please share them on your posts in the group. 

Now we are tackling 2018 and I have calculated the voting results. As a few books aren't available in the States until sometime in 2018, those titles will be moved until their publication dates. We are including a main cookbook, an online option, a Flashback option (older title) and a baking option. In this way, we are more inclusive and everyone can participate. As we grow and have more participation, I may include more roundup posts throughout the month.

The schedule for January through March is as follows:


Main Title: Smitten Kitchen Everyday by Deb Perelman.

This title delivers more than 100 new, easy-to-cook, impossible-to-resist recipes from the beloved blogger (indexed here) and New York Times best-selling, award-winning author of The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook. In Hollywood, often times the sequel is never better than the original, the same can't be said about cookbooks and absolutely not Deb's sequel. Recipes include Winter squash flatbread with hummus and za'atar, Parmesan Dutch baby with creamed mushrooms, and Pretzel linzers with salted caramel.

Online option: Deb's online recipes which total 1,147 recipes at this time from her Smitten Kitchen blog which is indexed for our members

Baking option:  Anything by the baking diva, Dorie Greenspan including recipes from her Everyday Dorie online recipes, Everyday Dorie at the Washington Post, and On Dessert. Dorie Greenspan is an author that we have a complete recipe index for - 3,072 recipes!

Flashback option: The Zuni Cafe. In honor of Judy Rodgers and her legacy, I would like to challenge us all to make her Zuni roast chicken with bread salad sometime during the month of January. I will do a special post just on this event. I've made it several times and it is incredible and everyone should make it once. 


Main title: The Home Cook: Recipes to Know by Heart by Alex Guarnaschelli.

Alex's newest title is an all-in-one cooking bible for a new generation with 300 recipes for everything from simple vinaigrettes and roast chicken to birthday cake and cocktails. This book is a keeper - with recipes that appeal to a wide range of tastes and are totally approachable.

Online option: Any recipes by Nigel Slater  .


Main selection: David Tanis' Market Cooking  by David Tanis.

This new title from Tanis focuses on seeking out the best ingredient and exploring the best ways of cooking it, pulling from all the world's great cuisines. So whether it's Louisiana dirty rice, Persian jewel rice, Chinese sticky rice, Arroz Valenciana, or Italian risotto, you learn the qualities of each ingredient and the best methods and recipes for showcasing what makes it special. See our review and giveaway post for more information and to enter for a chance to win a copy of this brilliant book.

Online option: David's online recipes which are indexed from his City Kitchen column. 

Baking titleBraveTart: Iconic American Desserts for more information on Stella's remarkable book see our promotion post

Flashback option: any recipe from any Moosewood title 

Looking forward to cooking and baking with you all in the coming months. Please remember the EYBCC group concentrates on the titles and recipes selected each month. For general cookbook questions you can check out the forum and The Cookbook Junkies.  Make sure you tag your photos on social media with #EYBCC as well as uploading those photos here at EYB ( learn more). 

Check out the beautiful photos and creations in both EYB groups and join the fun at Eat Your Books Cookbook Club and Eat Your Books Sweet Ottolenghi Cookbook Club


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  • bellasf  on  11/29/2017 at 9:20 PM

    How do I join this cookbook club?

  • Jane  on  11/29/2017 at 10:48 PM

    Click the Facebook link in the second line of this post then request to join the group. Your request will be approved within a few hours (unless it is the middle of the night).

  • LouiseQuasiChef  on  12/10/2017 at 7:16 AM

    I don't questions to answer on FB group page! confusing.

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