Featured Recipes, Cookbooks, EYBD Previews, 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 indexed every week. For more information on how we can help you utilize your cookbook collection, please see our Help pages.

This week’s tutorial will cover using EYB on your mobile devices. I confess I use EYB on my phone but have never set up an EYB icon. Now that I have, I wonder why I did not do it sooner. One touch and EYB loads – what was I thinking? There are step-by-step instructions at the links below for whatever device you may have. It takes thirty seconds!

While EYB has resourceful Help pages, as a new member you may not have had time to explore. Below I’ve shared the steps from the Help pages for adding books as well as filtering results. 

Mobile – add books to your Bookshelf and search

When you are using Eat Your Books, the site will recognize the type of device (desktop, laptop, tablet, mobile) and therefore the size of the screen you are using and adjust the layout accordingly. Once you have used EYB on one type of device you should find it easy to use it on any other. The only thing that changes is the layout of the screen and the amount of information you can see at one time.

In this section we go over a few of the basics to help you get started. You are seeing a view of the Library/Books.

  1. To add a book to your Bookshelf just click on the +Bookshelf button. Other icons displaying show the number of member Bookshelves this book is on, the number of Notes for this book and a video, if available.
  2. Some information about the book remains hidden until you click on the down arrow to expand.
  3. To move around the site you can either click on the headings “Home”, “My Bookshelf”, or “Library” or select from the drop down Menu.
  4. To narrow down your searches – select the Filter link.
  5. To “Only Show” certain types of books check/tick on the relevant section.
  6. To “Filter By” one of the EYB categories, expand out any section and check/tick the item you want to filter by. Then click Filter (4) to see your results.

Mobile – using the filters to search for a recipe 

  1. Enter your search term in the search box. To narrow down your search add several words – they can be an author name, ingredients, type of dish, etc. 
  2. Or use the Filters to narrow down your search results more precisely, with these options:
  3. Check/tick one of the “Only Show” filters.
  4. Select options from categories: Ingredients, Recipe Types, Nutrition, Courses, Occasions  and Ethnicity. Click filter (2) to see your results.
  5. Your recipe results will show some details about the recipe, click on the down arrow to expand to see more information.
  6. You can cancel your search filters by clicking on the x or exclude all recipes that match this criteria by clicking on the + sign.



In each weekly roundup we will bring you additional information on other features here at EYB. If you have any questions, please email us at info@eatyourbooks.com and we will be happy to help!

The team at Eat Your Books

In case you missed it!

Our Gift Guide for Mother’s and Father’s Day

May 2019 Cookbook Giveaway Summary

Looking forward to 2019 Cookbooks – updated with new covers and titles

World Calendar of Cookbook Events

Have you joined our Eat Your Books Cookbook Club?

Member Photo of the Week:


Soba noodle broth bowl with miso-butter mushrooms from The Kitchn
Photo submitted by member Barb_N

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 Featured Online Recipe:


Churros from indexed blog Leite’s Culinaria by Jonas Cramby


 EYBDigital Titles

Our new EYBDigital platform allows us to provide EYBDigital Previews (sample pages from cookbooks) and EYBDigital Books (complete digital cookbooks you gain access to when you buy a print book). More information can be found on our EYBD Page.

(Note: Some members have been asking why they cannot add all EYBDigital Preview recipes to their Bookshelf. Please read this Help page for an explanation.)

The promotional period for the following EYBDigital titles are expiring. Buy any of the following three titles before the expiration date noted and receive digital access to the book’s content here at EYB. 

4 recipes from A New Way to Food by Maggie Battista 

EYBDigital Preview

To learn more about this EYBD title, see our review post. Promotion period expires 5/30/2019.

4 recipes from Double Awesome Chinese Food by Andrew, Irene & Margaret Li

EYBDigital Preview

To learn more about this EYBD title, see our review post. Promotion period expires 5/30/2019.


3 recipes
 from Pleesecakes: 60 Awesome No-Bake Cheesecake Recipes by Joe Moruzzi and Brendon Parry 

EYBDigital Preview

To learn more about this EYBD title, see our review post. Promotion period expires 6/3/2019.

A selection of full sample pages is available for the following cookbooks.  Learn more about EYBDigital Previews.


3 recipes from Andalusia by Jose Pizzaro is an EYBDigital Title.
Published in Australia on 5/1/2019
Preorder now for: UK 5/30/2019, US 6/4/2019.

EYBDigital Preview


 3 recipes from The Keto for One Cookbook by
Dana Carpender. This is an EYBDigital Title.
Available for preorder now. Publication date 5/7/2019.

EYBDigital Preview



  3 recipes from Diner à la Maison: A Parisian’s Guide to Cooking and Entertaining at Home by Laurent Buttazzoni

 EYBDigital Preview


   3 recipes from Grill Seeker: Basic Training for Everyday Grilling by Matthew Eads

  EYBDigital Preview


Cookbooks with GIVEAWAYS!

Each of these featured titles below has a current giveaway. Click on the blue link for more information on how to enter. For titles that also have an EYBDigital Preview, click on the orange button to view the available full sample pages.


1 recipe
 from Red Hot Kitchen: Classic Asian Chili Sauces from Scratch and Delicious Dishes to Make with Them by Diana Kuan (one of our June cookbook options in the Eat Your Books Cookbook Club)

Learn more about this title and enter our giveaway, open to US members


3 recipes from The New Pie Modern Techniques for the Classic American Dessert by Chris Taylor and Paul Arguin (Author events)

(one of our May cookbook options in the Eat Your Books Cookbook Club)

Learn more about this  title and enter our giveaway, open to US members 



8 recipes from James Beard Cookbook of the Year  Cocktail Codex: Origins, Fundamentals, Formulas by Alex Day, David Kaplan, & Nick Fauchald

 Learn more about this title and enter our giveaway, open to members in the US and Canada!

 Giveaways ending soon (all end at 11:59pm EST)!


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