New Year’s food resolutions

Looking back at the post I wrote in 2019 about New Year's food-related resolutions, I am amazed at how positive it sounded. Just a few months later the world would be turned upside down by the coronavirus and lockdowns. Because 2020 was such a messed up year, I didn't even bother with resolutions for 2021. That's a good thing, because… read more

Ring in the new year with a tasty tradition

All around the world, people celebrate the beginning of a new year with feasts that incorporate traditional foods that have many symbolic meanings. To learn more about some of these fêtes, head over to Saveur, which looks at recipes and traditions to celebrate the new year. The article starts off with a few historical tidbits, such as how grapes play… read more

Best of the Best 2021

Despite the continued stresses of the worldwide pandemic, there has been no shortage of wonderful new cookbooks this year. And no shortage of best food and drink book lists celebrating the cream of the crop. We have assembled 323 lists from around the world to create our 13th annual Best of the Best. Each time Ottolenghi has a new cookbook… read more

Kitchen tool countdown

You can never have too much storage space in a kitchen, because the more space you have the more kitchen stuff you can buy. However, not all kitchen tools are created equal - there are many single-purpose items that aren't strictly necessary, and low-quality gadgets are often not worth the price. Quality kitchen tools will withstand the test of time,… read more

Upper Crust and Emile Henry Epi bread baker giveaway & Quick Bites with Marie-Laure Frechet

Enter our US giveaway to win a copy of Upper Crust: Homemade Bread the French Way by Marie-Laure Frechet along with an Emile Henry Epi bread baker. In this stunning book, eighteen bakers share their knowledge and recipes in book that is more like a piece of art and a trip to the best of bakeries in the world. The first… read more

Food news antipasto

All of us at EYB hope our Members enjoyed a delicious holiday meal this weekend. If you made a large feast, you might be eyeing a lot of leftovers - there is a ham bone in my refrigerator getting ready for a long bath in broth to become a calico bean soup. Over at The Happy Foodie, you can find… read more

Cookbooks continue to be bright spot for publishers

After Amazon and other online merchants pulled the rug out from under brick-and-mortar booksellers both by selling physical books more cheaply and by introducing e-books, pundits claimed that the end of print books was nigh. It's true that the publishing industry faced some hard times, with mergers becoming the norm and some publishers folding entirely, but 2021 has proved to… read more

Christmas dessert ideas

Haven't decided on what to make for your holiday dessert table? We recently updated our Christmas Sweets & Treats Pinterest Board, which is filled with hundreds of vibrant, adorable, and delicious recipes perfect for celebrations large and small. Here's a small sample of the wonderful recipes you will find: Red and white checkerboard cookies from Food Network Magazine Cherry and… read more

Best cooking hacks of 2021

I must admit that I'm a sucker for cooking hacks, and if they seem remotely plausible I am game to give them a whirl. They do not always live up to their hype, but I find enough new shortcuts and improved methods to keep me willing to try more. BuzzFeed's Hannah Loewentheil also enjoys experimenting with kitchen hacks, and she shares… read more

Best cookbooks of 2021 by the experts

Who knows cookbooks better than the owners of specialist cookbook stores? They stock and sell thousands of cookbooks and because their stores are focused on food and drink books, they are true experts. They read the books, cook from them and then share their knowledge with their customers. When shopping for cookbook gifts this holiday season, please think about supporting… read more

Best recipes of 2021, part deux

Earlier in the month I posted about several 'best of 2021' or 'most popular' recipe lists from various websites and magazines. Since then I have spied a few more countdowns to share with you, because you can never have too many delicious recipes (or too many excellent cookbooks)! In the earlier article, Epicurious weighed in with their 103 best soups… read more

December 2021 New Cookbook Review

Well, we made it through 2021 (and 2020) and I'm proud of us! Now let us hope next year will finally give us a break from all the madness. At least we know we'll be blessed with great cookbook titles as evidenced by my 2022 preview post. If you would like to order any of these titles titles (or preorder/order… read more

December 2021 EYB Cookbook Club Summary

Each month we offer at least four cooking options in our Eat Your Books Cookbook Club. This month we have been cooking from: Main option: That Sounds So Good: 100 Real-Life Recipes for Every Day of the Week by Carla Lalli MusicBaking option: One Tin Bakes Easy: Foolproof Cakes, Traybakes, Bars and Bites from Gluten-free to Vegan and Beyond by Edd Kimber… read more

Food news antipasto

A Texas woman's viral obituary recently made people chuckle, but it was a Washington Post article about the number of obituaries that mention casseroles caught my attention this week. In the past two years, the number of obituaries that referenced casseroles climbed by 43 percent (no doubt another measure of the pandemic's toll). More important than the numbers is the… read more

This week: Linzer cookie recipes; Bookmarklet tips, giveaways and cookbook previews

Do you know about the Bookmarklet feature here at EYB? Whenever you see a recipe on a food website that you like the look of, you can add it to your Bookshelf using the EYB Bookmarklet. Go to your Home Page. Drag the Bookmarklet and drop it on to your favorites bar. To drag it you need to left click on the… read more

January 2022 Great Big Cookbook Club Summary

As our members know, each month we offer several cooking options in our Eat Your Books Cookbook Club. There are other fun cookbook clubs around the interwebs and we’d like to highlight those for those members who might want to cook or bake something other than our choices.  We want to get this information out to you so you can prepare… read more

Who is changing Christmas dinner?

The traditional Christmas dinner in the UK seems to be evolving, at least according to the latest polls and Tesco Christmas Report. Young people - especially those in Generation Z - are changing what they eat for the holiday meal. Some classic dishes are all but disappearing on Christmas tables, while new items are being added. Classic pigs in blankets from… read more

Your Home Izakaya Cookbook Giveaway and Zojirushi Pressure Induction Heating Rice Cooker

Enter our US/UK/AU/NZ giveaway to win one of three copies of Your Home Izakaya: Fun and Simple Recipes Inspired by the Drinking-and-Dining Dens of Japan by Tim Anderson. One US winner will receive the book and a Zojirushi Pressure Induction Heating Rice Cooker & Warmer NP-NWC10/18.   Your Home Izakaya: Fun and Simple Recipes Inspired by the Drinking-and-Dining Dens of… read more

One Tin Bakes Easy – Edd Kimber

Enter our giveaway to win a copy of One Tin Bakes Easy: Foolproof Cakes, Traybakes, Bars and Bites from Gluten-free to Vegan and Beyond by Edd Kimber. Three copies available in the US and one copy provided by Eat Your Books worldwide. One Tin Bakes Easy: Foolproof Cakes, Traybakes, Bars and Bites from Gluten-free to Vegan and Beyond by Edd… read more

How to give a cookbook

During the holidays, some of us cookbook lovers evangelize our hobby by giving cookbooks as gifts. Unlike similarly-priced tchotchke that litter stores this time of year, cookbooks are practical, beautiful, and eminently useful. Choosing the right book to suit the person is an art, and 'cookbook-obsessive' Max Brearley is here to explain the finer points of how to match gift… read more

Philadelphia bookstore features a growing culinary section

We love hearing about cookbook stores, and today we learned about a bookstore, Molly's Books & Records, that features a large and growing selection of used cookbooks, making it the best source for cookbooks in the Philadelphia area according to Abigail Weil of Eater. Third-generation bookseller Molly Russakoff, inspired by the store's location in the Italian Market, decided to expand… read more

Food news antipasto

How much do you love gnocchi - enough to steal an entire truck full of the pasta? In Australia last week, some thieves stole a delivery truck from Brisbane's Gnocchi Gnocchi Brothers while its precious cargo was being unloaded. The unknown perpetrators made off with 340 kilograms (750 pounds) of gnocchi - enough to make over 2,000 servings. The truck… read more

Which comes first: the equipment or the recipe?

Usually when I discover a new-to-me recipe it comes from a cookbook, magazine, or website and only after reading the recipe do I search for any equipment I need to make it. Today, however, the process worked in reverse. Browsing through a cooking store/tourist trap beside the interstate that serves as a leg-stretch point during the seven hour drive back… read more

This week: Understanding EYB Library filters; Jenny’s best cookbooks of 2021 and more

Members often inquire about limiting the results of a recipe search. For example, if a member wanted to find recipes utilizing "pineapple" but was only looking for cocktail recipes, the member would use our Filters. In the Recipe Library type in your ingredient/ingredients. You will note that there are over 24,000 recipes with pineapple in the photo below. 2. To… read more

Most Googled recipes of 2021

Although we try to make sure everyone knows that the best place to find great recipes is by searching the EYB Library, people still use Google to search for things to cook. Since Google keeps statistics on everything, we can find out what people were looking for this year. They even break down the searches by country, so we can… read more
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