Cookbook Love podcast celebrates new fall books

We have written about the Cookbook Love podcast before. Author and cookbook writing coach Maggie Green started the podcast in late 2018, and our own Jenny Hartin has appeared on the podcast before. The most recent episode also features Jenny. She and Maggie talk about a number of subjects, including Jenny's cookbook 101 Things to Do with a Bundt® Pan,… read more

Living Bread – Daniel Leader – Giveaway

Enter our giveaway to win a copy of Daniel Leader's Living Bread: Tradition and Innovation in Artisan Bread Making. The author has been touring and we have his remaining dates shared on our calendar. Living Bread: Tradition and Innovation in Artisan Bread Making is a masterpiece devoted to bread. Leader, the pioneer behind Bread Alone, revolutionized American artisan bread baking. Professional bakers… read more

Rekindling childhood food loves

I recently clicked on a link to an Epicurious article where Emily Johnson posted about her love of cinnamon toast, a childhood favorite that she had recently rediscovered. Johnson doesn't even call the toast a "guilty pleasure", instead unabashedly embracing her choice of breakfast breads notwithstanding the fact the substance is a nutritionist's nightmare. It can be an act of… read more

Focaccia di Recco (Melted Cheese Flatbread)

My obsession with focaccia di Recco began several months ago while watching The Cooking Channel. One of the hosts was describing a divine crispy flatbread dish filled with stracchino cheese. I did some research and found a special copper pan from Italy just like the chef used in the spot. It is gorgeous. There a number of recipes here on… read more

Home Made in the Oven & Cookware Giveaway

Enter our contest to win a copy of Home Made in the Oven: Truly Easy, Comforting Recipes for Baking, Broiling, and Roasting by Yvette van Boven with one grand prize winner in the US winning a 10-inch saute pan from M2B Art Metals. Yvette van Boven's books are magic. They are filled with her lovely illustrations as well as her husband's… read more

Food Network launches a new app

Late last month, Food Network announced that it was launching a new app that would provide subscribers access to on-demand cooking classes, including up to 25 live classes a week. The app, which was developed in partnership with Amazon, has now officially launched. SONY DSC Called Food Network Kitchen, the app offers cooking classes featuring Food Network chefs like Bobby… read more

Food news antipasto

Ever wonder why round pizza comes in square boxes? Apparently making a round one is easier said than done. Pizza Hut spent two years developing a round box, and the US chain is using the boxes, which use fewer resources than a traditional square one, on a special pizza. A test run is being carried out in Phoenix, Arizona with… read more

Great British Bake Off/Baking Show – Recap: Semi-Finals – Patisserie Week 9

Four bakers, one tent. Semi-finals. For a breakdown of what has happened in the big white tent, please see my earlier recaps Weeks 1 and 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5, Week 6, Week 7, Week 8. It is the semi-finals kids. And while I'll never stop watching The Great British Bake Off (I just can't quit it), each week it loses more charm. It's… read more

Spice support: curry leaves

The first time I encountered curry leaves as an ingredient in a recipe, I wondered how they were different than the curry powder that I purchased at a spice store. I assumed that curry leaves must be one of the components of curry powder, but I later discovered that they had nothing to do with the spice blend as I… read more

Rocco Dispirito’s rollercoaster career takes another turn

A couple of years ago I wrote about Rocco Dispirito's rise to fame and then sudden disappearance. In the ensuing couple of years, the made-for-TV chef had returned to the kitchen, this time at The Standard Grill in New York. By all accounts, his time there was successful, but he recently announced that he was leaving The Standard after just… read more

October 2019 New Cookbook Review

October is the cookbook lover's dream month. With hundreds of releases in a 31-day span, it is impossible to buy them all. For this new cookbook review, I have taken extra time to give you as much information as possible in the hopes that it will help you make your choices easier. I'm sure many will go on in our… read more

This week at Eat Your Books

Since our last roundup, Darcie has written about a number of interesting topics: your fall dessert based on your zodiac sign, fun ideas for a spook-tacular Halloween, a new Julia Child documentary, bergamot and how did it found its way into tea, and Ex-MasterChef stars to host a new Australian cooking show. Darcie’s weekly food news antipasto is shared every Sunday. As… read more

October 2019 EYB 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: Jamie Oliver’s 30 Minute Meals or 5 IngredientsOnline option: Jamie OliverBaking: When Pies Fly by… read more

What is bergamot and how did it find its way into tea?

If you ever watched Star Trek: The Next Generation, you probably heard the following phrase many times: "Tea, Earl Grey, hot." Captain Jean Luc Picard is far from the only fan of bergamot-flavored tea. But what, exactly, is bergamot? The Farmer's Almanac has the answer. You might be surprised to learn that the bergamot that flavors Earl Grey isn't an… read more

365 by Meike Peters Giveaway

Enter our giveaway to win a copy of Meike Peters' 365: A Year of Everyday Cooking and Baking open to the US and UK. 365: A Year of Everyday Cooking and Baking is filled with a year's worth of recipes and stunning photography. Meike's goal is to take the pressure off cooks and bakers with seasonal recipes that are approachable… read more

Houston Cooks – Cookbook Giveaway

Enter our contest to win a copy of Francine Spiering's Houston Cooks: Recipes from the City’s Favorite Restaurants and Chefs. For more information on Figure 1's Cooks & Eats series see our giveaway posts on Calgary Eats , East Bay Cooks, and the #cooksandeats tag will bring up all titles in this series that we have written about. The Cooks… read more

Ex-MasterChef stars will host a new Australian cooking show

Following on the recent news about the new hosts of MasterChef Australia, we have learned about the plans of two of the former hosts. Matt Preston and Gary Mehigan are set to appear in a new cooking show that will air on Channel 7 in 2020. The program, titled 'Plate of Origin', is a culinary competition that features "flavours from all corners… read more

Lateral Cooking – Niki Segnit Giveaway

Enter to win a copy of Niki Segnit's Lateral Cooking: One Dish Leads to Another. Please check out the calendar for Niki's author events. Lateral Cooking: One Dish Leads to Another by Niki Segnit was released in the UK last autumn and now has made it to the US. This title is a companion to Niki's best selling The Flavor… read more

What’s your fall dessert based on your zodiac sign?

Some days a lighthearted, short read is exactly the distraction you need from your job, kids, spouse, housework, and/or current events. Today's fix for me comes from Taste of Home. It's a listing of fall desserts paired with zodiac signs, and it's silly, fun, and at least in this household, very, very wrong. The Scorpio in our house is from… read more

Cannelle et Vanille – Cookbook Giveaway

Enter to win a copy of Cannelle et Vanille: Nourishing, Gluten-Free Recipes for Every Meal and Mood by Aran Goyoaga. The author's events have been shared on our calendar. Cannelle et Vanille: Nourishing, Gluten-Free Recipes for Every Meal and Mood by Aran Goyoaga is the second cookbook by the blogger behind Cannelle et Vanille. Every cook and baker should have several… read more

Ideas for a spook-tacular Halloween

Halloween is just a few days away, and if are looking for some ghoulish goodies or creepy canapés, we have you covered. Just head over to our Halloween Pinterest board to find hundreds of recipes that cover the gamut of your party needs, from appetizers to drinks to desserts. (Not on Pinterest? Use the EYB Library to find ideas instead.)… read more

A new Julia Child documentary is in the works

Last month we reported that a new Julia Child HBO series was getting close to production. Now we have learned that another Julia Child film project is underway, this time from the team that brought us RBG. In the upcoming biopic, Betsy West and Julie Cohen, co-directors of the documentary about US Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, “will examine Child’s unconventional life,… read more

Food52 Dynamite Chicken

Enter to win a copy of Food52 Dynamite Chicken: 60 Never-Boring Recipes for Your Favorite Bird by Tyler Kord Food52 Dynamite Chicken: 60 Never-Boring Recipes for Your Favorite Bird by Tyler Kord has me excited about chicken again! Kord is the author of A Super Upsetting Cookbook About Sandwiches and Short Stack Vol 7: Broccoli. He is also the chef… read more

Food news antipasto

Many EYB Members probably know about the Cookbook Co. Cooks, the cooking/cookbook store located in Calgary, Alberta. They announced some sad news earlier this week, as one of the company's founders, Jean Norton, died earlier this month. In a Facebook post, The Cookbook Co. recalled that "Jean was generous, an incredible cook and baker, and emanated a constant joie de… read more

The difference between shallots and onions

At first glance, a shallot seems like a slimmer, smaller version of its cousin the onion, but they have different flavor profiles and are not equal substitutes for another. As Palisa Anderson writes in The Guardian, each of these wonderful members of the allium family has uses that will best highlight its unique characteristics. While shallots resemble onions in outward… read more
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