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

The Food Lab’s 20 most influential books

J. Kenji López-Alt can count at least 1,897 EYB Members as fans (that's how many of us have The Food Lab on our Bookshelves), although it is surely much more than that. López-Alt has written numerous columns for Serious Eats (more than 12,000 recipes are indexed) that are marked as Member favorites, and people frequently turn to him for advice, especially… read more

Clever uses for your salad spinner

A salad spinner is one of those kitchen gadgets that is so good at what it does - wash and dry leafy greens - that you forgive it for being a one-trick-pony. It takes up a fair amount of cabinet space, so you might think about getting rid of it to make room for something else. Before you do that,… read more

Cuba The Cookbook by Madelaine Vazquez Galvez and Imogene Tondre

Influenced by Spanish, Caribbean and many other cultures, Cuban cuisine is a melting pot of flavors. It has often been characterized as peasant food due to the rationing system and widespread poverty. These obstacles, however, haven't stopped the people of this beautiful island from creating delicious food to feed their families.  Over the last few years, there has been an… read more

The case of the disappearing salt shaker

Something is missing from more and more restaurants in the United States, and it's not politicians. The trend has nothing to do with politics, and everything to do with confidence. Across the country, chefs are removing salt and pepper shakers from their tables. This practice is occurring across the spectrum of restaurants, from fine dining to more casual eateries. While… read more

Use thrift stores as a guide for your cookware collection

EYB Members have frequently posted about the great items they discover at thrift stores. Whether it's a wonderful cookbook, vintage cookware, or a gorgeous serving piece, there is a thrill involved in digging through the shelves to find the perfect gem. But the things you pass over - and the things you don't find at these stores in the first… read more

Cookbook award winners in New England

Last week I attended the 3rd Annual Readable Feast, a celebration of the best of culinary writing in New England. For those not familiar with this area of the USA, it comprises the northeastern states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. It was a fun evening, catching up with old friends, making new ones, and applauding the… read more

What children and parents can learn by baking together

I, like so many people who love to cook and bake, developed an enthusiasm for the culinary arts by standing at my mother's elbow, first watching and then helping her make everything from simple cookies to more complicated dishes like strudel and pâte à choux. The time spent baking with my mom created indelible memories, but there is more to the… read more

Almond extract is this baker’s secret weapon

Every baker has a secret weapon, whether a special type of flour, a certain brand of cocoa powder, or another ingredient that they feel adds a spark to their baked goods. For Elizabeth Chambers Hammer, founder of BIRD Bakery in San Antonio, that secret weapon is an elixir known as almond extract.  Hammer says almond extract is the secret to… read more

First, We Brunch by Rebecca Wellman

Anthony Bourdain said something to the effect that society will always have a need for brunch and if things took a wrong turn in his career, he could go back to a brunch gig. People love brunch. Why? Because there is something for everyone. We can have our choice of a sweet or savory entree (or both!). Brunch can be… read more

Are you making these appliance mistakes?

Kitchen appliances ranging from blenders to microwaves to slow cookers allow us to save time and energy for many cooking tasks. However, sometimes we don't use these tools appropriately. We might not even realize that we are making mistakes with the appliances, so it can be helpful to get reminders. Taste of Home is here to help, providing a list… read more

Molly Yeh’s New Food Network Show – Girl Meets Farm

Food blogger and cookbook author, Molly Yeh's Girl Meets Farm debuted on Food Network today. If you missed the first show, as I did, Food Network is reairing this episode on June 26th at 11:30 am Central - set your DVRs. Girl Meets Farm is scheduled for the Sunday mornings 10:00 a m Central slot.   Each week, Molly will share… 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

What to bring when cooking in someone else’s kitchen and tips for moving

 I love to cook and bake, and my friends all know and (mostly) understand that I all but live in the kitchen. So when I go to visit them, I'm often helping them prepare a meal or a special dessert. Cooking in someone else's kitchen can be tricky, and as Anna Stockwell of Epicurious wisely notes, it makes sense to bring… read more

An ode to an unsung kitchen workhorse

l As far back as people began to cook as a hobby as much as they did for mere sustenance, kitchen gadgets have beckoned to food lovers. While it is fun to have the latest small appliance or smartly-designed tool, sometimes these items don't stand the test of time. A few items, however, are indispensable and their utility extends well… read more

June 2018 Eat Your Books Cookbook Club Summary and August – October Annoucements

Last month we topped 5,000 members in the Eat Your Books Cookbook Club, come join us. I find myself cooking more recipes from my books than normally because the photos are so inspiring. One of the many great benefits of EYB is our recipe notes (as you will see below in our first entry regarding the Rhubarb cake in the Sweet… read more

A cookbook cafe opens in a Texas library

  What could be better than going to a library and browsing through stacks of cookbooks, thumbing through the pages and discovering new cuisines? How about eating at a cafe in the library where all of the recipes come from cookbooks in the library? That's what is happening at the new central library in Austin, Texas.  Conceived two years ago… read more

June 2018 New Cookbooks Review

We are half-way through 2018! The remainder of this year has many good things in store and my Cookbooktober post contains a breakdown of the must have titles and my 2018 Preview Post by month. Before I get to our roundup, a few housekeeping reminders: Please make sure you have entered all our giveaways, there are some exciting promotions up… read more

Myrtle Allen, champion of Irish cooking, dies at 94

Pioneering Irish chef Myrtle Allen has died at age 94. Allen was a Michelin-star-winning chef and co-founder, along with her husband, of Ballymaloe House located in County Cork, Ireland. Her pioneering work there created the road map for Ireland's current status as a force to be reckoned with on the global culinary scene, and the name Ballymaloe has become synonymous with great Irish… read more

World’s 50 Best Restaurants for 2018

  The 2018 list of the World's 50 Best Restaurants was just published. Unfortunately for Dominique Crenn, the prediction that her restaurant would be among this select group did not come true, as Atelier Crenn was shut out of the rankings entirely after debuting at number 83 last year. Last year's number one restaurant, Daniel Humm and Will Guidara's Eleven Madison Park, fell… read more

Vegan 100 and Green Burgers Promotion

Today, I have two books to share with you. One is strictly vegan and the other is vegetarian. Both, however, are beautiful and filled with recipes that vegetarians and carnivores alike will love. I am neither a vegan or a vegetarian but I find myself leaning toward more vegetarian options lately. When I worked in Manhattan, one of my favorite… read more

Can you ever really replicate a restaurant dish?

If you have ever eaten at a restaurant and loved it, were thrilled when the restaurant published a cookbook, but struggled to replicate the dishes you admired, this Grub Street article by Rachel Sugar is made for you. Sugar attempts to make the Superiority Burger from the eponymously named cookbook.  Her recounting of the struggle to replicate a real Superiority Burger… read more

Bake for Syria

#Bake for SYRIA by Lily Vanilli is a double whammy of a cookbook. Not only is it strikingly beautiful and filled with innovative and showstopping recipes, its purpose is to help others. ##Bake for SYRIA follows in step behind #Cook for SYRIA and #Soup for SYRIA in their mission to raise money for relief efforts in Syria.  Contributors to this title include: Anna Jones, Bill… read more

A.A. Gill on last meals

If you are a food critic or writer, almost inevitably someone will ask you what your "last meal" would be. Beloved British writer A.A. Gill was no exception. Over a decade ago, he wrote a column for Australian Gourmet Traveller magazine on the subject. They have recently republished the article, which is part of a new collection of the late writer's… read more

World’s 50 Best Restaurants to be announced next week, 51-100 out now

Next week the annual list of the World's 50 Best Restaurants will be unveiled. This week we got to learn about the runners-up, the restaurants ranked from 51-100. The list contains restaurants on the move, either new restaurants working their way up the rankings, or older establishments formerly in the top 50 that have since lost their luster.  One restaurant… read more
Seen anything interesting? Let us know & we'll share it!