Ina Garten announces new cookbook

We've just received good news for Ina Garten fans - the Barefoot Contessa announced that she has a new cookbook coming out this fall. Named after Garten's latest program, Cook Like a Pro: Recipes and Tips for Home Cooks is set to hit store shelves this October. You can preorder it now through Amazon.  In her new book, the popular television… read more

Bob Dylan is launching a whiskey brand

Yesterday we discussed how Diana Kennedy is showing no signs of slowing down at age 95. Today, in another instance of not resting on one's laurels, we learned that songwriter and Nobel laureate Bob Dylan also has a new venture planned - he's launching his own brand of whiskey.  Dylan's songs have long featured whiskey and other spirits in the… read more

Diana Kennedy is as active as ever at 95

When you have spent a lifetime immersed in work on a single subject, you might expect that in your later years you would step back and enjoy a quiet, relaxing retirement. Author and Mexican food expert Diana Kennedy fits into this category, but taking it easy does not seem to be in her genes. At the age of 95, Kennedy… read more

Winners of the JBF Cookbook Awards

  Jane and Jenny are at the James Beard Foundation awards ceremony in New York City, and live-tweeted the winners of the JBF Cookbook Awards. The first announcement was in the American category, where The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen by Sean Sherman and Beth Dooley edged out Homegrown and The Lost Kitchen.  It's no surprise that the comprehensive Modernist Bread: The Art… read more

Featured Cookbooks & Recipes

EYB wants to make your cooking life easier. Our main focus has always been indexing cookbooks and magazines so you can efficiently search your own collection instead of paging through individual indexes. We also aim to keep members up to date on the best new titles being published. Our latest feature,  EYB Book Preview, allows you to view an extract from… read more

EYB Book Previews for Hardie Grant/Quadrille Titles

For the last month, our team has been busy adding the to almost sixty titles which equates to 180 recipes.  It is going to sound odd for me to say this - but my favorite feature at Eat Your Books has always been having the ability to look at an index to determine if the recipes appeal to me. Every… read more

A concise guide to amari

  When you stumble across a cocktail recipe on the internet that features an unfamiliar ingredient, it can be next to impossible to determine whether or not you will like it. Since it can be cost-prohibitive to purchase an entire bottle of an unusual spirit or aperitif just to try it, many times these recipes get passed over as not… read more

Are pancakes set to be the next big food trend?

  Pancakes are easy to love, because they offer an excuse to eat cake as the main part of a meal. Although they never really went out of style, pancakes are currently enjoying a moment in the spotlight, says Eater's Meghan McCarron, who spies an increase in pancakes on restaurant menus across the US.  Instagram and other social media seem to… read more

April 2018 Cookbook Roundup

Does it seem to you, as it does to me, that the previous month's roundup was just published and here I am already rounding up another? Sometimes keeping up with it all feels like I'm herding cats. Publication dates change, titles change, covers change and I strive to make sure it is all correct and fresh and interesting for our… read more

Eat Your Books Cookbook Club – April 2018

April has been a busy month with members enjoying all the dishes they have been making from Chinese Soul Food. The author, Hsiao-Ching Chou, has been popping in the group sharing tips and instructional videos such as a stir-fry demo, a video on making dumplings, and another on reducing the sauce in her Sweet and Sour spare ribs in our Eat Your… read more

A dessert desert on many menus

As someone with a voracious sweet tooth, I am often disappointed with the offerings on restaurant dessert menus - if one is even offered. Faced with increasing financial pressures, many restaurants are removing desserts altogether. As a former pastry chef, Alex Stupak (chef/owner of Empellón Midtown restaurant in New York and author of Tacos: Recipes and Provocations) bemoans the current state of… read more

Around the world in 13 cookbook stores

  "There's something magical about a cookbook shop..." So begins a recent post on indexed website Food52, and we could not agree more. We also concur with the sentiment that there are too few of these stores in existence, which makes the ones who succeed that much more special. The Food52 article explores thirteen of the best cookbook stores around… read more

Own a piece of Martha Stewart’s history

Martha Stewart fans now have another reason to get excited. Not only is she coming to Chopped, but now fans can own a piece of her history. Stewart is auctioning off props from her television shows for charity, specifically the Martha Stewart Center For Living (MSCL) at Mount Sinai Hospital. MSCL promotes access to health care resources for older adults… read more

Chefs and food writers make a big impact

Food writers and chefs have always had an impact on the culinary scene, shaping tastes and imparting wisdom about food and cooking. For decades that influence remained in a relatively small sphere with only a handful of people gaining broader recognition. Thanks to the rise of food television, followed by the explosion of social media and blogs on the internet,… read more

Mary Berry’s arrest story

Mary Berry's fans are legion. She is one of the main reasons The Great British Bake Off became such a phenomenal success, and her new program is likely to be an instant hit as well. There is one thing her admirers may not know about the 83-year-old, however - she was once arrested at an airport. It happened about 25… read more

A Table in Venice by Skye McAlpine

A Table in Venice: Recipes from My Home by Skye McAlpine is an enchanting book that ferries the reader away to the canals of Venice adorned with a canopy of swaying laundry and faded buildings of brick. The book was released in the US, Canada and UK (US and Canadian cover to left, UK to the right) in March. In this debut book… read more

Featured Cookbooks & Recipes

EYB wants to make your cooking life easier. Our main focus has always been indexing cookbooks and magazines so you can efficiently search your own collection instead of paging through individual indexes. We also aim to keep members up to date on the best new titles being published. Our latest feature, EYB Book Preview, allows you to view an extract from a… read more

How Britain’s smelliest cheese got its name

Have you ever come across a food and wondered where it got its unusual name? "There has to be a fantastic story behind that product," you may mutter to yourself. If so, check out Gastro Obscura's article on Britain's smelliest cheese, called Stinking Bishop.  There are no bishops involved in the story, although it does involve pears, monks, and a… read more

Risotto & Beyond – Ruffoni Risotto Pot Set

My heart raced when I first read the title of John Coletta's book, Risotto and Beyond: 100 Authentic Italian Rice Recipes for Antipasti, Soups, Salads, Risotti, One-Dish Meals, and Desserts. Risotto is Italian comfort food at its finest and to be able to make a great risotto is a gift and one that I have mastered over the last few years.… read more

One butter to rule them all?

  If you have read a baking book published in the US in the past ten years, chances are you have come across the word Kerrygold. The Irish butter has become the most popular European-style butter in the United States, and many bloggers and cookbook authors swear by it. Eater explains how a butter from Ireland grew to be the… read more

Rediscovering Russian cuisine

  When you say the words 'Russian food', most people immediately think of borscht, beef Stroganoff, or possibly golubtsi. Many dishes everyone believes are classic Russian foods are not, in fact, Russian, according to Maksim Syrnikov. He has spent over twenty years researching pre-Soviet Russian foods, writing several (Russian language) cookbooks in the process. Syrnikov is a man on a… read more

Hong Kong Diner by Jeremy Pang

Jeremy Pang descends from a long line of Chinese chefs. He developed his passion for food early on and understood the importance of, and correlation between, basic cooking skills and eating well. Pang credits his father for his love of food as he was the one who encouraged him to try exciting flavours and exotic foods as a boy. After… read more

Spring’s best non-cookbook food books

  There is only so much time one can spend reading and cooking from cookbooks (in theory, anyway), but what can one do to remain occupied in the interim? Read other food-related books, of course! You can use Eater's guide to the 10 best new non-cookbook food books to make your library requests or fill up your Amazon cart.  One… read more

Tasting Paris by Clotilde Dusoulier

Clotilde Dusoulier, the beloved author of the blog Chocolate & Zucchini, has a new exciting cookbook out this month. Tasting Paris: 100 Recipes to Eat Like a Local shares more than 100 recipes, including both classic and contemporary dishes, as well as 125 evocative photographs that will charm readers. Clotilde is a native Parisienne, who as I mentioned, is the voice behind the… read more

Besh Group and Alon Shaya settle their dispute

Several months ago, when the news of sexual misconduct allegations about John Besh came to light, another problem for Besh's restaurant group was also brewing. Chef Alon Shaya, who led the Besh Restaurant Group (now known as BRG Hospitality) establishment bearing his name, said that he was forced out because he spoke up about the allegations. The dispute between the… read more
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