Dominique Crenn launches an all-female-chef dinner series

Award-winning chef Dominique Crenn has teamed up with the mobile reservation app Resy to launch an all-women-chef dinner series. The six-evening event will be held in San Francisco on March 27, and depending on the series' success, may travel to other cities as well.  Twelve of the top female chefs in the United States will join Crenn, including Nancy Silverton (from… read more

The Immigrant Cookbook

The Immigrant Cookbook: Recipes That Make America Great is a beautiful book collected and edited by Leyla Moushabeck. Immigrant chefs contributed their stories and recipes to create this treasured volume. It made my best cookbooks of 2017 list but to call it a cookbook doesn't seem quite right - it is so much more than that. More than 42 million people living… read more

Tips for online cookbook clubs

The Cookbook Junkies is a group for cookbook lovers that I started around 2004 as a way to connect with other cookbook lovers after the birth of my son. When CBJ was small, there were no specific rules. As we grew, rules for organization and order had to be set up so that the group worked for everyone.  Fast forward a… read more

Two cookbook awards nominee lists announced

Cookbook awards season seems to creep up earlier and earlier each year. No sooner than we finish compiling our "best of" lists here at EYB, than announcements for various awards start popping up in our news feeds. Today we learned about two organizations that have released their nominees for the 2018 cookbook awards.  The first of these is from The… read more

The Complete Plate by Lauren Klukas

The Complete Plate: 120 Recipes · 30 Meals · A Stronger, Healthier, Happier You by Lauren Klukas features meal plans for 1,500, 2,000, and 2,500 caloric diets to demonstrate that weight maintenance, and weight loss, can be achieved through the science behind a balanced diet that meets nutritional goals. Here, the author features 30 daily meal plans with each day's… read more

Sara Moulton shares her ‘me too’ moment

The food industry is going through some soul-searching following accusations of sexual harassment that have come to light in the past few months. These reports have prompted high-profile chefs like John Besh, Mario Batali, and Johnny Iuzzini to step away from their respective organizations. Until now, one person who hasn't commented on the issue is Sara Moulton. Today she broke… read more

Chili hater’s chili and snacks for the big Game

When your team doesn't make it to the big game, the most important thing becomes the food. Let's be honest, even if your team is in the game - it's still about the food.  I enjoy the game and especially the commercials (even though they are not as amazing as they once were.)  In the past, I would work hard… read more

Making something from almost nothing

  Those of us who live in cold climates have days where we just do not want to leave the house because the weather is downright punishing. People in more temperate climes may also feel like staying in for other reasons. Days like this, when the cupboard is nearly bare and the pickings in the refrigerator are slim, that can… read more

Portland Cooks by Danielle Centoni

Portland Cooks: Recipes from the City's Best Restaurants and Bars by Danielle Centoni shares 80 recipes from 40 of Stumptown's (Portland, Oregon) most popular restaurants and bars. I am a huge fan of Figure 1 Publishing's Cooks and Eats series which includes: Montreal Cooks, Ottawa Cooks, Calgary Cooks, Winnipeg Cooks, Edmonton Cooks, Toronto Cooks, Toronto Eats and now Portland Cooks joins the pack. This… read more

Celebrity chefs among those who purchased fake Twitter followers

In today's world, having a large social media following can provide leverage to land you a job or provide a steady income. If you are looking to write a cookbook, for example, publishers will want to see that you have thousands of people following you. Social media 'influencers' make money by promoting products to those who follow them. It used… read more

Three women bringing their adventures back to our kitchen

People who love to create and explore are often incredible writers. They need to be, they rely on their ability to convey what they are experiencing to us in mere words. They weave their magical web to draw us into the beauty of their food or location and when we find ourselves trapped in their experience, we have no desire… 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

Fistfights break out in France over a sale on Nutella

  It's not a secret that Nutella - the chocolate and hazlenut spread - is adored the world over. But is it good enough to get in a fight over it? The answer, it would seem, is yes. The BBC is reporting that Nutella 'riots' are breaking out in French supermarkets.  The 'rioting' began when French supermarket Intermarché offered a 70% discount… read more

Our Favorite Instant Pot Cookbooks

The Instant Pot® has been the subject of many promotional and informational posts here at Eat Your Books including A Beginner's Guide; an In-Depth Look; French Tips and Instant Pot Fever. These articles may be helpful for anyone who have recently purchased this product. Type in a search in our cookbook library with just the words "Instant Pot" you will find 51 cookbook results with… read more

The kitchen cleaning debate

  Most people who cook fall into one of two camps: those who clean as they go, making sure to wash each utensil and bowl as it's used, and others who pile up the pots and pans next to the sink for one large cleanup effort. Each of these approaches has its merits and drawbacks, says Valerio Farris at indexed… read more

Three Book Giveaway from Oxmoor House

How is that resolve to cook healthier meals in 2018 holding up? I know I could make better choices for my family and myself. Thankfully, Oxmoor House has three beautiful books designed to help us get back on track, one meal at a time. First we have 100% Real: 100 Insanely Good Recipes for Clean Food Made Fresh by Sam… read more

Score a touchdown at your Super Bowl party

  The largest sporting event in the United States, the Super Bowl, is only ten days away. This year it's happening in my backyard, but as usual our team's hopes of playing in the big game were dashed due to a poor performance in the playoffs. Not only is Super Bowl Sunday an important day for sports fans, it's also… read more

The Cookie that is Taking Over the World, Or At Least Mine

When I first laid eyes on Dining In: Highly Cookable Recipes by Alison Roman, I knew it was special.  In October's monthly cookbook roundup, I wrote: "This title shares 125 recipes that are tempting enough to attract seasoned cooks but easy enough for the novice. Roman is known for her keeper recipes and simple approach as well as for her fun,… read more

Meet ‘Feast’, The Guardian’s new food supplement

Cooks in the UK, including hundreds of EYB Members, have long considered The Guardian Cook supplement to The Guardian newspaper to be an indispensable resource. The slim weekly volume is packed with delightful recipes and articles from esteemed chefs and food writers like Rachael Roddy, Sam Clark, Anna Jones, Vivek Singh, and Jeremy Lee. Last week, the beloved supplement received a… read more

January’s Cookbook Club Summary

We have been busy working through Smitten Kitchen Every Day, The Zuni Cafe Cookbook and Dorie Greenspan recipes over in the Eat Your Books Cookbook Club, our online cooking group. Desserts are still be churned out in our second group working through Ottolenghi's Sweet (please see our errata sheet for the Americanized version of this book). Please be sure to… read more

Best selling cookbooks of 2017

Last month our friends at cookbook stores around the world gave us their picks for their favorite books of 2017. Now we asked them for their top sellers. We thought it would be interesting to compare the lists from specialist stores in the USA to that for all US sales from the publishing industry data company, Nielsen.   The unstoppable… read more

Add another tool to your cooking arsenal

  A good cook should have several tools in her or his toolkit for amping up flavors or adding zing to a dish. Umami boosters like soy sauce, fish sauce, and Parmesan cheese are commonly used to provide depth of flavor. But sometimes umami isn't what's missing, and you need to add a little tang. For those cases, says indexed… read more

Observer Food Monthly celebrates its 200th issue

Observer Food Monthly is celebrating this January, and with good reason: this month it publishes its 200th issue. Befitting such a momentous occasion, the magazine is filled with recipes from celebrity chefs like Nigella Lawson, Nathan Outlaw, and Fergus Henderson.  For those who are unfamiliar with the publication, Observer Food Monthly is a supplement to the British Sunday newspaper The Observer. Published on the… read more

January 2018 Cookbook Roundup

I've said it before and I'll say it again, the scope and breadth of 2017's cookbooks were epic. Both authors and publishers muscled through with Herculean efforts to deliver titles that were both beautiful and engaging. My love of cookbooks is my strongest weakness and our 2018 Preview Post has me, as always, looking forward. As humans, we prepare ourselves for what… read more

Autentico – Rolando Beramendi

When I first picked up Rolando Beramendi's Autentico: Cooking Italian, the Authentic Way, I was instantly reminded of why Italian food is loved worldwide: simple elegance. Rolando is an importer and connoisseur of the finest ingredients from Italy which is reflected beautifully in this book, his guide to Italian food. Manicaretti, his company, is a frequent winner of awards and… read more
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