Eat at the Bar Promotion

We all would love to travel the world, right? But financial constraints, work obligations, and personal situations make that difficult. This morning after watching an episode of Uprooted in which Sarah Sharratt traveled from her rural home in France for a few glorious days in Paris, I almost emptied the bank accounts and ran away from home. Instead, to placate… read more

Amazon’s list of 100 best food books

I am a sucker for lists and have been since a very young age. When I was little I used to type up lists of things to do during my summer vacation, banging out a new list nearly every day on my mom's old manual typewriter. Any time I see a "must-have" list of books to read, foods to eat,… read more

Denmark wins the 2019 Bocuse d’Or

Earlier today chefs wrapped up the two-day Bocuse d'Or competition in Lyon, France. This year's event resulted in a Scandinavian sweep, as top honors went to the team from Denmark, with Sweden and Norway finishing second and third respectively. Held every other year, the Bocuse d'Or is considered the most prestigious culinary competition in the world. Teams earn their spot… read more

The German Cookbook

Germany is made up of a series of distinct regional culinary cultures which varies according to the geography (mountains, farmland and waterways). From Hamburg on the north coast to Munich in the Alpine south, and from Frankfurt in the west to Berlin in the east, Germany's cities and farmland yield a remarkable variety of ingredients and influences.  The German Cookbook by… read more

The Beer Kitchen

Confession time. I do not like beer or wine. I know I am in the minority here, but they just aren't my beverages of choice. I've tried. My husband always tells me "you can work to acquire a taste for it" to which I reply, "I could work to acquire a taste for cauliflower, but I don't think beer and… read more

The Art of Eating announces its cookbook longlist for 2019

The Art of Eating magazine first appeared in 1986 in the form of an eight-page black-and-white newsletter written by Edward Behr. After three decades in print, it has transformed into a digital, advertising-free magazine with subscribers and contributors around the world. The magazine is about the best food and wine - what they are, how they are produced, where to find them… read more

Rachael Ray’s ’30 Minutes Meals’ is coming back to Food Network

Rachael Ray's Food Network program '30 Minute Meals' aired on Food Network for an impressive 11 seasons, from 2001 to 2012. Ray continued to cook on her daytime talk show, which is syndicated worldwide, and has published several cookbooks including a new title coming this October: Rachael Ray 50: Memories and Meals from a Sweet and Savory Life: A Cookbook. In an Instagram… read more

Chinese New Year Promotion

According to the Chinese 12-year animal zodiac cycle, the Chinese year beginning on February 5th, 2019 is the year of the Pig. To celebrate this special day, we are providing a promotion and another look inside one of my favorite books from 2018 - Chinese Soul Food: A Friendly Guide for Homemade Dumplings, Stir-Fries, Soups, and More by Hsiao-Ching Chou along with a… read more

Cooking confessions

I consider myself an experienced, adventurous, and up-to-date home cook. I've embraced new appliances and gadgets that promise to improve and streamline my cooking - I have an Instant Pot, a Thermpen, a spiralizer and a sous vide circulator. Although I enjoy trying all manner of new dishes and flavors, I have a confession to make. There is one trend… read more

Escaping to the Great British Bake Off Tent

Darcie wrote a post today entitled "Small things bring huge satisfaction" which encouraged me to write this piece that has been inside my head for a couple weeks. Trust me, it is very crowded inside there and I am happy to let these words go. While thousands of Netflix viewers are holding a dusty relic that they unearthed from the… read more

The best selling cookbooks of 2018

Last month our friends at cookbook stores around the world gave us their picks for their favorite books of 2018. Now we asked them for their top sellers. In past years we have compared the lists from specialist stores in the USA to that for all US sales from the publishing industry data company, Nielsen.  Unfortunately Publishers Weekly has not… read more

Small things that bring huge satisfaction

Today I celebrate a birthday ending in "0" that is large enough to result in serious introspection. As I take stock of all of the blessings and struggles I've encountered, a few moments stand out with enduring meaning. I wrote about one such event in one of my first blog posts here at EYB, nearly five years ago. Since that… read more

Tips for making the perfect pavlova

It's Australia Day today (it's already January 26 there), and many Australians will be celebrating with a traditional dessert - pavlova. It can be intimidating to make a pavlova if you are not a seasoned baker, which is why Sydney baker Nadine Ingram of Flour and Stone has put together a primer on how to make a perfect pavlova.  First… read more

IKEA’s food lab set to release a new cookbook

When you think about food and IKEA, what probably springs to mind are visions of Swedish meatballs and possibly lingonberry jam. However, since 2015 the global housewares giant has been taking a look at food. Space10, IKEA's global research and design lab, has been working diligently at identifying ways to make food more sustainable. This May, Space10 is coming out with a… read more

January 2019 New Cookbook Summary

This year promises to be rich with a wealth of cookbooks as evidenced in my constantly evolving 2019 Cookbook Preview Post. And you may notice a book listed under July with my name attached to it. Yes, that's me! 101 Things to Do with a Bundt® Pan will be published on July 2nd. Get your Bundt® pans ready for a collection of sweet… read more

Celebrate National Pie Day

Today, for reasons I will never understand, is National Pie Day (I believe the logical choice for the day is March 14). I've noticed in my Twitter feed that people from all countries seem to be celebrating this "holiday", so perhaps it should be renamed as International Pie Day. Regardless of where it originated, I am happy to join in… read more

‘The Naked Chef’ turns 20

Can you believe that Jamie Oliver's first cookbook is 20 years old? That's right, The Naked Chef premiered two decades ago when Oliver burst onto the scenic as fresh-faced, exuberant young chef with something to say. He hasn't stopped since, building a veritable empire of restaurants, cookbooks, and television programs. To celebrate this milestone, Penguin are re-releasing Jamie's first five… read more

The behind the scenes work that makes cookbooks great

When you crack open a freshly purchased cookbook, it can be like opening a window into another world. Everything you need is laid out before you, and you can just follow along on a journey of discovery. If the book is well written, this journey will be pleasant and satisfying. Writing a book that achieves that goal is tricky, and… read more

January 2019 Eat Your Books Cookbook Club Summary

We have an incredible community here at Eat Your Books that has flowed into our Eat Your Books Cookbook Club and Sweet Eat Your Books Cookbook Club, places where we share our successes and fails in cooking and baking from specific cookbook titles.  This month we've been cooking from the following titles:  Main Selection: Julia Turshen's Now & Again Alternative:… read more

Singapore’s famous street food markets face an uncertain future

Since the 1950s, Singapore has had a vibrant street food scene that draws on the many cultures of its varied inhabitants. While early on the city had vendors dotted on the street corners, they eventually consolidated into over 100 hawker centers, where stalls offer enticing foods ranging from Cantonese barbecued pork to Javanese tempeh to kopi tarik (sweet and rich pulled coffee).… read more

Kitchen items that spark joy

If you weren't going through your house getting rid of unwanted items last year, you probably are this year. Marie Kondo's life-changing advice on tidying up has become a hit series on Netflix and it's got everyone in full KonMari mode. (If you are into thrift shops, you'll probably find a lot of gems now.) Kondo's advice to keep only… read more

Page Street Publishing Titles – Win a Library of Titles

Cookbook publishers are knocking it out of the park by releasing titles that are not only beautiful but fresh and exciting. Everything from ethnic cuisines, challenging pastry recipes to involved techniques utilizing a world of electronic appliances that a home cook might never think of touching (think sous vide) are available. Cookbooks (and the infamous Instant Pot®) have made pressure cooking… read more

Big change is coming to the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards

Each year we post the listing for the San Pellegrino listing of the 50 best restaurants in the world, highlighting cookbooks from the chefs that helm these fine dining establishments. The list of winners was starting to sound like a broken record - Noma landed at the top five different times, and the top five contained many of the same… read more

Featured Cookbooks, Recipes, and the Latest EYBDigital Books & Previews

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 new EYBDigital platform allows us to provide EYBDigital Previews (sample pages from cookbooks) and EYBDigital Books (complete digital… read more

Is this the ultimate “Cake-Off”?

If you are a fan of either (or both) Cake Boss Buddy Valastro or Ace of Cakes star Duff Goldman, you are in for a treat. We just discovered that the two are set to face off against one another in a new six-episode Food Network series. The show premieres Sunday, March 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Food Network.  Simply titled… read more
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