The gentrification of food

  Grubstreet posted an article today on how the price of chicken wings has drastically increased in recent months. Wings were once little more than throw-away pieces, with low prices to match their low popularity. Then sports bars across the US - and to some extent, around the world - starting making spicy wings a mainstay of their menus, causing… read more

Cookbook Giveaway – Naples and the Amalfi Coast

Naples and the Amalfi Coast by The Silver Spoon Kitchen follows the success of Tuscany, Sicily and Puglia with just as stunning of a book. The coastline, markets and people of this region equal the beauty of its cuisine.  Please remember Eat Your Book members receive 30% off Phaidon titles when using the link provided.   For more information on this cookbook, please see our review… read more

The Silver Spoon Naples and the Amalfi Coast

Naples and the Amalfi Coast by The Silver Spoon Kitchen follows the success of Tuscany, Sicily and Puglia with just as stunning of a book. The coastline, markets and people of this region equal the beauty of its cuisine.  From Torta Caprese Alle Noci (a chocolate walnut cake) to a Timpano Imbottito Di Scammaro (seafood timbale) - the Naples and Amalfi… read more

Use your melon

  Here's a scenario that most food lovers can probably identify with: It's the peak of summer produce season, and the quality of the fruit - plus fantastic prices - leads you to fill your cart to the brim with one (or more) of everything you see. Deciding what to make with this bounty can be a daunting task. While… read more

Indian Cookbooks – A World of Spice

Often in The Cookbook Junkies, members ask "what is your favorite fill-in-the-blank (Indian, Mexican, Thai) cookbook." I've been collecting the responses and will be doing a series of posts sharing the results. Today's post features Indian cookbooks which definitely are favorites in my collection. The warm, earthly spices used in Indian dishes can bring an awakening punch to our menus. … read more

Spice support: lovage

Nothing beats an easy-to-grow perennial herb. Not only do they add interest to your garden, they are useful in the kitchen as well. One of these herbs, lovage (levisticum officinale), has been all but forgotten by modern gardeners, who instead opt for more exotic fare. If you live in a temperate climate where it doesn't get bitterly cold, you should… read more

Cookbook Giveaway – East West

Adequate words do not exist to describe the vibrancy of Shane Delia's East/West: A Culinary Journey Through Malta, Lebanon, Iran, Turkey, Morocco, and Andalucia. To say it is beautiful is an understatement of epic proportions.  For more information on this cookbook, please see our review post which shares a recipe you can try now. We are pleased to offer two copies of this… read more

East West by Shane Delia

Adequate words do not exist to describe the vibrancy of Shane Delia's East/West: A Culinary Journey Through Malta, Lebanon, Iran, Turkey, Morocco, and Andalucia. To say it is beautiful is an understatement of epic proportions.  TV chef and restaurant owner, Shane Delia, traveled the Middle East on a quest to unravel his historic ties and bring the unexpected, delicious cuisine of… 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 team.… read more

Friday Flashback – Brown Eggs and Jam Jars

Brown Eggs and Jam Jars: Family Recipes from the Kitchen of Simple Bites by Aimée Wimbush-Bourque is the subject of today's Friday Flashback.  Aimée's book came to mind while updating the library in anticipation of her October release (more about that later) - it appears this will be a Flashback and Flashforward piece! Brown Eggs and Jam Jars contains over one hundred… read more

French tips for getting the most out of your pressure cooker

  There is little doubt that Amazon's Prime Day ended with thousands more Instant Pots and related devices being shipped to homes in countries across the globe. Once the unit arrives on your doorstep, however, getting into the rhythm of using it can be daunting if you are not accustomed to pressure cooking. While pressure cookers have been around for… read more

Making a case for onion powder

When I first started cooking, my spice rack held only a few spices: salt, black pepper, a few dried herbs, cinnamon, garlic powder, and onion powder. As I grew more adventurous and sophisticated in my cooking, using more fresh herbs and fewer processed ingredients, some of the spices on my shelf seemed to be outdated. The garlic powder, most of… read more

So Good – Richard Blais

So Good: 100 Recipes from My Kitchen to Yours by Richard Blais Top Chef alum, winner and now judge, recently hit the shelves. This book follows the success of his first title, Try This at Home, with more creative yet unfussy recipes. Improved classics, options for adventurous cooking, nose-to-tail cooking and new favorites of his family are all shared. Classics that have… read more

Cookbook Giveaway – So Good by Richard Blais

So Good: 100 Recipes from My Kitchen to Yours by Richard Blais Top Chef alum, winner and now judge, recently hit the shelves. This book follows the success of his first title, Try This at Home, with more creative yet unfussy recipes. For more information on this cookbook, please see our review post which shares a recipe for a lovely appetizer. We are pleased… read more

Cookbook Giveaway – The Haven’s Kitchen Cooking School

The Haven's Kitchen Cooking School: Recipes and Inspiration to Build a Lifetime of Confidence in the Kitchen by Alison Cayne is not another run of the mill book devoted to the basics of preparing a meal. It is a cookery course teaching techniques and perfecting skills in the hope that the reader develops their own style and instinct - all… read more

Why are there so many technique-driven cookbooks today?

  While gorgeously-illustrated, recipe-based cookbooks still dominate the market, another category of books has been quietly experiencing a rennaissance. As Sarah Whitman-Salkin of Food52 explains, technique-driven, back-to-basics cookbooks have been on the rise in the last few years.  There have always been general cookbooks, but the new crop sets themselves apart from older works that were straightforward in their descriptions… read more

The Haven’s Kitchen Cooking School by Alison Cayne

The Haven's Kitchen Cooking School: Recipes and Inspiration to Build a Lifetime of Confidence in the Kitchen by Alison Cayne is not another run of the mill book devoted to the basics of preparing a meal. It is a cookery course designed to teach techniques and perfect skills in the hope that the reader develops their own style and instinct… read more

Pyrex remains popular after more than a century

 If you live in the United States, chances are good that you have a piece of vintage Pyrex or two somewhere in your kitchen collection. The heavy glass product, created over 100 years ago, has endured through the decades. NPR's The Salt takes a look at Pyrex's continued popularity, especially among mid-century modern collectors. The story of the glassware's origins… read more

July 2017 Cookbook Roundup

As usual, I have waded through piles (albeit it smaller piles this month) of glorious cookbooks, selecting and reviewing all the best new releases from the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and other countries. This month again is light but that doesn't mean there aren't fantastic books to tempt us. If you are planning to purchase any of… read more

Put excess produce on ice

  Feeling overwhelmed with the amount of produce that is ripening all at once in your garden? If you have too much to use and don't want to let it go to waste, you have a few choices. Canning takes time, heats up the kitchen, and requires special equipment. Freezing, on the other hand, is quick and easy, but not… read more

This app aims to identify recipes from photographs

  Seeing a photo of a gorgeous dish is nice, but it won't do much good in learning the recipe - at least for now. Researchers have developed an algorithm that locates a recipe for a dish using only a photograph.  The algorithm has been made into an app called Pic2Recipe (if they had asked me, I would have suggested Pic2Plate).… read more

Cookbook Giveaway – Tom Kerridge’s Dopamine Diet

Tom Kerridge's Dopamine Diet: My Low-Carb, Stay-Happy Way to Lose Weight by Tom Kerridge fits into an unusual category of books for me. Yes, it is technically a diet cookbook but one that is full of recipes that are comforting and totally appeal to me. For more information on this cookbook, please see our review post which shares a recipe for Curried… read more

Tom Kerridge’s Dopamine Diet

Tom Kerridge's Dopamine Diet: My Low-Carb, Stay-Happy Way to Lose Weight by Tom Kerridge fits into an unusual category of books for me. Yes, it is technically a diet cookbook but one that is full of recipes that are comforting and totally appeal to me. Kerridge lost eleven stone in three years - that's over 150 pounds using his Dopamine… read more

Chefs dish on the worst mistakes you can make in the kitchen

  Everyone makes mistakes in the kitchen. There are some things you may not be able to avoid, but many errors are completely preventable. The Independent recently quizzed a number of chefs to find out which mistakes they see most often, and which ones really raise their hackles. One of the most grievous errors is wasting food. Buying more than is… read more

Friday Flashback – Wintersweet

This week's Friday Flashback has slid into Saturday with Wintersweet: Seasonal Desserts to Warm the Home by Tammy Donroe Inman. Of course, most of the world is in the midst of sultry heat waves but I'm a cart before the horse type of gal - winter is coming! Winter is my favorite time of year followed by Fall - you… read more
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