How to Make Anything Gluten Free – Cookbook Giveaway

Enter our US/UK/AU/NZ giveaway to win one of three copies of How to Make Anything Gluten Free by Becky Excell. How to Make Anything Gluten Free will show you how to unlock all the food you miss eating - but promises that nothing tastes or looks "gluten-free". The photos of the recipes in this book are crave-worthy and could be… read more

Kindle Cookbook Deals

Check out this week’s cookbook deals! Please note these deals may expire at any time. If a seemingly high price comes up the sale is over and I will delete the entry when I update the post. I will be continuing to update this post throughout the week if you see a great deal please email me at and… read more

Food news antipasto

Last year the 2020 Melbourne Food & Wine Festival (MFWF) had to quickly pivot to an online format due to the coronavirus outbreak. Despite a recent scare with a snap five-day lockdown, the 2021 MFWF will happen in person, from March 12 to 31. Head over to Australian Gourmet Traveller to learn more about the event. Many of the festival's… read more

Fruit Cake – Cookbook Giveaway & Quick Bites

Enter our US giveaway to win one of two copies of Fruit Cake: Recipes for the Curious Baker by Jason Schreiber. Fruit Cake: Recipes for the Curious Baker was released last November and I swooned over its glorious contents. Recently, I connected with Jason on Instagram and I mentioned how much I'd love to do a feature on his title. At… read more

2020 André Simon Food and Drink book awards

Cookbook award season has launched with the March 3 announcement of the André Simon Food and Drink book awards for 2020. Simon was the charismatic leader of the English wine trade for almost all of the first half of the 20th century, and the grand old man of literate connoisseurship for a further 20 years. In 66 years of authorship, he… read more

The last two weeks: Basque cheesecake, recipes, Spring cookbook highlights, EYBD previews and more!

Last week we held our roundup as the timing fell close to the monthly newsletter. We prefer to space out our mailings as a courtesy to our members. Nothing drives me bonkers more than getting several emails in the span of a week from the same party. "Yes, Sur la Table, I know I left something in my shopping cart.… read more

The story of our pandemic kitchens, as told through cookbooks

During 2020, cookbook sales - which were already a bright spot for publishing houses - continued their upward trend, with sales up 17 percent from the previous year. This should not surprise anyone; people have been cooking at home in numbers not seen for several generations and the inspiration well was pretty quick to run dry for all of us.… read more

Current Cookbook Giveaway Summary

All of our current giveaways are now on one convenient roundup which will be continually updated! If you are having any difficulties with entering our giveaways, please see our step-by-step help post and this forum post. Giveaways are tagged by the countries the contests are open to. Bookmark the searches below for easy reference! To enter our contests click on the blue link… read more

The rapid rise and fall of Recipeasly

Both Jenny and I have written before about the constant criticism aimed at food bloggers who pen a lengthy introduction or indulge in a personal story before reciting their recipe. I wrote about 'How much story do you want with that recipe?' a couple of years ago, and recently Jenny returned to the subject with 'Order up: one recipe, hold… read more

Simply Julia – Cookbook Giveaway

Happy Publication Day to Julia Turshen! Enter our US/worldwide giveaway to win one of two copies of Simply Julia: 110 Easy Recipes for Healthy Comfort Food by Julia Turshen (two copies US from the publisher and EYB will provide one copy worldwide). Be sure to check out our Calendar - Julia has a full schedule of virtual events planned. Julia… read more

The Shortcut Cook – Cookbook Giveaway

Enter our US/UK/AU/NZ giveaway to win one of three copies of The Shortcut Cook: Classic Recipes and the Ingenious Hacks that Make them Faster, Simpler and Tastier by Rosie Reynolds. The Shortcut Cook: 75 Classic Recipes and the Ingenious Hacks that Make them Faster, Simpler and Tastier by Rosie Reynolds shares the chef’s extensive experience to deliver over 60 much-loved classic… read more

Celebrate Welsh food on St. David’s Day

March 1 is St. David's Day, which celebrates the 6th century patron saint of Wales. This holiday may not have the strongest food tradition, but it does offer an opportunity to explore Welsh food. Traditional festivities for the day, also known as The Feast of St. David, include wearing daffodils and leeks, both symbols of Wales. The leek is associated with the… read more

Food news antipasto

I am always delighted to learn new ways to use a kitchen tool I already own. This week's lesson in that regard involves the humble grapefruit spoon. Obviously it works well to section grapefruit (although I struggle with not squirting myself in the eye with the juice), but there are other tasks that it handles with ease as well, such… read more

Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett’s cookbook collection will amaze and inspire you

There are cookbook collections and then there are cookbook collections - numbers that boggle the mind and a depth that astonishes. Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett has the latter type of collection, with over 14,000 volumes including a noteworthy subsection of Jewish cookbooks that numbers over 1,200. “I collect absolutely everything, I’m indiscriminate,” she recently explained to Tasting Table. “The issue isn’t whether… read more

Food, times are changing and the importance of our words

For me, and many others like me, food and cooking has been the great equalizer. Bringing folks of all ethnicities and beliefs around the table to share experiences and build a bridge to better understanding and acceptance of our differences. In doing so, we may learn that we aren't so very different after all. But it seems, especially in the… read more

Sahten – The Skatepal Cookbook

'Sah-ten' translates roughly from Arabic to 'two healths'. It's a phrase frequently used in Palestine when food is placed on the table, akin to bon appetit. Recently, we learned of a cookbook that benefits an unusual recipient: the skateboarding scene in Palestine entitled Sahten: The Skatepal Cookbook. This book paints a picture of the Palestine skateboarding scene told in the… read more

EYB Milestone: 10,000 books indexed!

Just last month, we shared the news that we had reached 2,000,000 recipes indexed and here we are announcing that we have just published the index on our 10,000th book! Which book holds the honor of setting this EYB record? Simply Julia: 110 Easy Recipes for Healthy Comfort Food by Julia Turshen. We will have a full promotion on Julia's… read more

The mystery of Canada’s hard butter

Canadian food writer and cookbook author Julie Van Rosendaal started a minor firestorm recently with a tweet about butter: "Have you noticed it's no longer soft at room temperature? Watery? Rubbery?" she asked. People chimed in with their own observations - yes, butter does seem different these days, more difficult to spread and remaining hard even when the kitchen is not… read more

February 2021 New Cookbook Review

As I began my review of February cookbooks, I found that many titles were moved to March or April - perhaps in an effort to allow time for books to make it to warehouses due to COVID related slow downs. I keep my 2021 preview post updated to show these monthly releases and I have also prepared a Spring preview post. The… read more

Food news antipasto

We've all been there: gravy that is runny, sauces that lack gravitas, and watery stews. There are ways to fix these culinary mishaps, and The Washington Post shows us three different techniques for how to thicken gravies, sauces, and stews. You may be familiar with the terms 'soul food' and 'Southern food', but do you know the differences between them?… read more

Preorder Cookbook Perks: Spring 2021

Earlier this month, I shared some highlights of the cookbooks being released this Spring. I noticed a few cookbook perks that you may want to jump on. I will be updating this post as I learn of more offers. As always, please email me at if you have information about a cookbook preorder perk, author event or something cookbook… read more

February 2021 EYB Cookbook Club Summary

Each month we offer at least four cooking options in our Eat Your Books Cookbook Club. This month we’ve been cooking from the following titles: Main Option: Jacques Pépin Quick & Simple by Jacques PépinBaking Selection: Snacking Cakes: Simple Treats for Anytime Cravings by Yossy ArefiOnline Option: Any Donna Hay online recipePlant-based Option: Moosewood Cookbook by Mollie Katzen For past EYB Cookbook Club summaries, #EYBCookbookClub will pull up an archive of… read more

EYB by the numbers

We are fast approaching the one year anniversary of lockdowns for most of us. The first stay at home order where I live was March 13, so three weeks from today will mark one year since our lives were upended by the coronavirus known as Covid-19. I went from commuting 100 miles each day to working from home nearly full… read more

New UK cookbook provides chefs’ favorite lockdown dishes

Gordon Ramsey, Tom Kerridge, Jamie Oliver, and 51 more of the UK's top chefs have collaborated on a new cookbook to be released next month in support of Hospitality Action, the charity that supports struggling hospitality workers. Available on March 18, which marks the anniversary of the first lockdown, Chefs at Home includes 54 recipes from culinary stars including the two mentioned… read more

This week: Celebrating Black cookbook authors releasing titles in 2021 and a look at BEM Books & More; along with recipes, cookbook previews and more.

This week in celebration of Black History Month, I have highlighted upcoming 2021 cookbooks written by Black authors along with some information about a recently launched Black-owned cookbook shop. These are titles that have been on my 2021 cookbook preview post which I continually update because I am obsessed with cookbooks just like you! Expect more in-depth reviews of many… read more
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