Art in the kitchen

When it comes to artwork in the kitchen, opinions are divided. There are those who feel that form follows function and prefer to have pots, utensils, or shiny equipment as the decoration in their workspace. Others opt for clean lines with no extraneous items cluttering up the walls or counters. Some people like to have beautiful items in all areas… read more

Batch Cocktails by Maggie Hoffman

Maggie Hoffman is the queen of cocktails. Between her debut book The One-Bottle Cocktail (review) and her latest Batch Cocktails: Make-Ahead Pitcher Drinks for Every Occasion, Maggie has our libation needs covered.   Entertaining is less stressful when we know the bar is covered. Many lifestyle gurus and celebrity chefs have recommended that providing a signature cocktail is the way to go to… read more

Simple Cake by Odette Williams

Brooklyn apron and bakeware designer Odette Williams' Simple Cake: All You Need to Keep Your Friends and Family in Cake shares easy recipes with inventive decorating ideas for all your cake desires. With recipes for ten base cakes, fifteen toppings, and endless decorating ideas, this title makes whipping up a cake on a Tuesday afternoon a breeze.  Odette states that the recipes… read more

Netflix’s new series ‘Street Food’ may be even better than ‘Chef’s Table’

If you are a fan of the Netflix series 'Chef's Table,' the streaming service has a new program that you should consider. Street Food chronicles several regional food stars as they demonstrate how they rose to prominence by cooking specialty dishes on the streets or in open-air markets. The first season of the show focuses on Asian street food, profiling… read more

Frozen virtue

A few days ago I waxed poetic about the joys of eating in season. There is something magical about a taste of spring's first rhubarb pie, the first sweet-tart raspberries bursting on your tongue as you pick them off the vine, and the first BLT made with a juicy, perfectly ripe tomato. As much as these fleeting moments make up… read more

Family by Hetty McKinnon & John Boos Fusion Board Promotion

Hetty McKinnon's books are always beautiful, inspiring and approachable. Her latest, Family: New Vegetarian Comfort Food to Nourish Every Day, is no exception. Filled with nearly 200 recipes and countless stunning photographs, this is a book to savor and use repeatedly.    The most amazing feature of this book is the "Family Story" essays shared along with recipes from individuals that… read more

The Curated Table

"You eat with your eyes first." No one knows who uttered those words first, but we can all agree this well-known adage is true. Vibrant plates filled with a rainbow of colors and beautiful tablescapes enhance the appeal of a meal.  We are living in the age of Instagramable food. Everyday cooks are shooting photographs of what's on their plate… read more

The Perfect Afternoon Tea Recipe Book – EYBD Promotion

Now with EYBDigital, if you buy a print book within the promotional period, for the first time you will have access to the full EYBD cookbook wherever you can access EYB - on vacation, at work, in the grocery store, etc. In addition to the digital book, all the features of EYB will be included in the access, at no… read more

James Beard Foundation Cookbook Award winners announced

The winners of the James Beard Cookbook and Media Awards were announced minutes ago at the annual JBF gala event. In addition to announcing the winners of the cookbook awards, the gala honored Jessica B. Harris, who was inducted into the Cookbook Hall of Fame. Harris is an American culinary historian, college professor, cookbook author and journalist. Her primary subjects are… read more

Featured Cookbooks, Recipes, Giveaways and More!

Eat Your Books (EYB) is a website for people who love cookbooks and want to make better use of the great recipes from those books. With EYB, a member can create their own personal Bookshelf and quickly find recipes from their cookbooks, food magazines, food blogs, personal recipe clippings, and favorite online recipes. New cookbooks (as well as older titles) are… read more

Make me one with everything

Do you love 'everything' bagels? Then you are likely a fan of Trader Joe's Everything but the Bagel Sesame Seasoning Blend. In case you are not familiar with this product, it contains black and white sesame seeds, dried minced garlic and onion, poppy seeds, and coarse sea salt.  If you can't get enough of the stuff, head over to Epicurious, which… read more

It takes a village to test a cookbook

When Priya Krishna set out to write her her recently released cookbook Indian-ish: Recipes and Antics from a Modern American Family, she had a plan laid out. Her mother would write down her cherished family recipes, Priya would test them and make any necessary changes. She alloted three weeks for testing 100 recipes, which was an underestimate, to say the least.… read more

April 2019 New Cookbook Review

April showers brings a crop of cookbooks from must-have baking titles to books for the barbecue. Before we spring into those releases, I would like to highlight three previously released titles that would be ideal for Mother's Day gifts: Midnight Chicken (& Other Recipes Worth Living For) by Ella Risbridger is a touching piece of writing complete with over 100… read more

April 2019 Eat Your Books Cookbook Club

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 (May and June selections are shared at the… read more

Celebrate Anzac Day

While many "holidays" about food are completely fabricated events to promote a product, some foods are associated with real holidays that have a more noble purpose. This is the case with the Anzac biscuit, made to commemorate Anzac Day. According to EYB member and blogger Pat Churchill of Cooking Down Under, each year on April 25, Australians and New Zealanders mark Anzac Day "when they remember their war dead… read more

The best tool for folding isn’t a spatula

During a binge-watching session of the Canadian comedy Schitt's Creek, I found myself chuckling over a scene between Moira Rose (played by Catherine O'Hara) and her son David (Daniel Levy). In the scene, the Roses (down on their luck millionaires) were attempting to make dinner themselves for the first time in years. They were following a recipe but struggled with… read more

What do ‘expiration’ dates on foods really mean?

Call it the year of living dangerously: Scott Nash, founder of the food chain Mom's Organic Market, decided to find out if those 'best by' and 'use by' dates on the food he bought were accurate. It began when he was visiting his vacation cabin in Virginia and wanted to make a smoothie, only to realize that the only yogurt… read more

Put those leftover Easter eggs to good use

It's hard to imagine how many eggs were hard boiled, dyed and decorated over the past week or so. If you are like me, once the holiday is over you quickly become bored with egg salad sandwiches and deviled eggs. Luckily we have the EYB Library to find uses for all of those leftover eggs.  One option that you might… read more

Knowing the recipe by heart

Having a large cookbook collection is wonderful - being able to consult numerous tomes to find the perfect dish for any occasion is a blessing. Sometimes, however, you may find yourself wanting (or needing) to make something without relying on a book. For many savory dishes, this is not a problem, since you may be able to 'wing it' successfully,… read more

Let Me Feed You – Author Interview and Cookbook/Le Creuset Giveaway

Feeding people is one of the major reasons I love cooking. Besides expressing creativity and providing nourishment, I cook and bake to show people I care for them. Rosie Daykin's latest cookbook, Let Me Feed You: Everyday Recipes Offering the Comfort of Home hits a cord in me. The author's need to take care of others through food is reflected in the… read more

Featured Recipes, EYBDigital Previews and Books, Giveaways and Ideas for Mother’s and Father’s Day Gifts

Eat Your Books (EYB) is a website for people who love cookbooks and want to make better use of the great recipes from those books. With EYB, a member can create their own personal Bookshelf and quickly find recipes from their cookbooks, food magazines, food blogs, personal recipe clippings, and favorite online recipes. New cookbooks (as well as older titles) are… read more

Mastering Macarons – Amoretti Gift Card Promotion

There is no denying that French pastries are delicious, but those tasty morsels can be complicated to create for the novice baker.  Amoretti, a California based company devoted to quality ingredients, has put together a kit to make macarons more approachable. I recommended this kit in my gift guide for moms and dads published earlier this week.  The Mastering Macarons gift… read more

Ready, set, rhubarb

The older I get, the more I appreciate the rhythm of the seasons and the act of eating within them. Even though most supermarkets around me have all manner of produce available year round, things like December asparagus and January watermelon seem out of place, with a flavor that seems only like a whisper of what the fruit or vegetable… read more

Mother and Father’s Day Gift Guide

Mother's Day is less than a month away and right on its tail is dad's turn. For those special folks in our lives that love to cook and bake, I have prepared this guide to provide inspiration when choosing that special gift. Of course, spending time with those we love is of the utmost importance. Cooking for someone you love… read more

Q & A with Bitten Nielsen of Copenhagen’s Kogebogeriet

We are always delighted when we learn about a cookbook store that we have not yet discovered. One of our Members clued us unto a bookstore that recently opened in Copenhagen, called Kogebogeriet, which means "The Cookbookery". It is the first and only bookstore in Copenhagen, and it carries a broad collection of international and domestic titles. Kogebogeriet is owned… read more
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