This week: How to grill the perfect burger, cooking subscription boxes, cookbook previews and more

In many parts of the world, grilling season is upon us. After sheltering in place for months, cooks are headed outdoors. The tempting aroma of food cooking over fire wafts through neighborhoods and before you know it you are craving something from the grill. I am not a huge beef fan but I do love a burger. We have over 3,000 burger recipes (online recipes) in our Library from plant-based options such as black bean burgers to salmon burgers to a fully loaded beef burger. The choices are many.

For myself, I find the less you do to a burger the better. I make the patties about two inches thick and create a small indentation in the middle where I place a half tablespoon of butter and then fold the burger into itself to reshape the patty (think tiny butter block). Before grilling, I salt and pepper, and then my husband is in charge of the grill. What are your burger tips?

I found many articles on grilling the best burger (meat and plant-based):

And here are several cookbooks on all things burger which are popular with EYB members:

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This Week on our Blog

Since our last roundup, Darcie has written articles entitled:  Spice support: shiso (#spicesupport brings up all the spice support articles), Flouting conventional fungi wisdom, London chefs weigh in on their favorite cookbooks, Sharing restaurant memories and Bourdain Day remembrances. Darcie’s weekly food news antipasto is shared every Sunday #foodnews brings up these information-packed posts). Our monthly newsletter was recently sent so be sure to please check your email inbox.

This week June’s New Cookbook Review and EYB Cookbook Club summary were published. I also shared some information about Cooking subscription boxes (Hardcover Cook and CrateChef) that bring me joy and a wonderful promotion for the cookbook Oaxaca & Smithey Cast Iron Griddle.

Jenny and the EYB team

Member Photo of the Week

Strawberry and vanilla mini-cakes from Sweet by Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh submitted by member Kristjudy

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Featured Online Recipe

Guacamole bacon burger from Two Peas and Their Pod by Maria and Josh Lichty

EYBDigital Previews

Recently we uploaded our 676th EYBDigital Preview where a selection of full sample pages is available for the following cookbooks.

Learn more about EYBDigital Previews.

Note: To learn why you cannot add all EYBDigital Preview recipes to your Bookshelf, please read this Help page.

Cookbook Giveaways

  • Enter our US giveaway to win one copy of Melissa Clark’s Dinner in French: My Recipes by Way of France (provided by Eat Your Books) and one 5.5 quart Dutch oven in Le Creuset’s newest color artichaut provided by the French cookware manufacturer. Expires June 30th, 2020
  • Enter our US giveaway to win one of three copies of Flavors of the Southeast Asian Grill: Classic Recipes for Seafood and Meats Cooked Over Charcoal by Leela Punyaratabandhu with one grand prize winner receiving a stunning Schmidt Bros. Cutlery chef’s knife. Expires July 2nd, 2020

*Please note due to the pandemic, promotions are extended until publishers are back in their offices, and warehouses are available to resume the shipment of books. The good news is that a few publishers have mentioned that warehouses are opening up soon but they are overwhelmed and backed up. The cookbook giveaway roundup shares all current giveaways.

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