Food news antipasto

Just when you think you have seen it all, along comes a book that makes you realize that there are new things under the sun. That describes the newly indexed book Slippurinn, the debut cookbook from Icelandic chef Gísli Matt. It required 44 new ingredients to be added to the ingredients database. This does fall short of the record set… read more

The Great British Bake Off / Baking Show Recap Episode 6 – Pastry Week

Jane, Darcie, and I are back for another recap of what happened under the tent during pastry week. Before I begin with my thoughts on pastry week, I would like to address the attack on Prue Leith for saying a bite of something was "worth every calorie". Without thinking, I say that type of thing all the time and am… read more

Impractical cookbook storage

Scrolling through Twitter yesterday, a post from The Kitchn caught my eye. It promised an article with six ideas for cookbook storage from professional organizers. As my bookshelves are constantly overflowing, I am always game to learn new ways to display and store my books. This article was...not that. It isn't that the storage ideas the organizers mentioned are bad… read more

October 2021 New Cookbook Review

As of the time of writing, the books below are published or are to be published by October 31st. But those dates can change at a moment’s notice. I’ve kept our 2021 preview post updated with any changes and continue to update the 2022 preview post. If you would like to order any of October’s titles (or preorder/order any other books or items)… read more

New food words added to the dictionary

Language is alive and ever-changing. New words continuously enter the lexicon, although not all of them catch on. Some do get staying power, and every year, Merriam-Webster evaluates new words circulating through the English-speaking world and decides which ones merit inclusion in the official dictionary. Food words are among those newly recognized names. You will likely be familiar with all… read more

Good Food Kitchen is the cooking show you didn’t know you needed

Who needs another cooking program? If that is your first thought on hearing of a new show debuting, you might want to reserve judgment until after you watch Good Food Kitchen, hosted by Danielle Alvarez and Adam Liaw, a new "chop-and-chat show that takes viewers behind the scenes as Good Food's recipes come to life." The program debuted earlier this… read more

October 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: To Asia, With Love: Everyday Asian Recipes and Stories from the Heart by Hetty McKinnon or Flavors of the Sun: The Sahadi’s Guide to Understanding, Buying, and Using Middle Eastern Ingredients by Christine Sahadi WhelanBaking option: Sheet… read more

IACP Cookbook Awards 2021 winners

We are foregoing our usual antipasto post to bring you cookbook awards! In a ceremony last evening, the IACP announced the winners of its 2021 Cookbook Awards. America's Test Kitchen had a very good evening, with three of their books claiming top honors: Meat Illustrated: A Foolproof Guide to Understanding and Cooking with Cuts of All Kinds in the General category,… read more

The Great British Bake Off / Baking Show Recap Episode 5 – German Week

Jane, Darcie, and I are back for another recap of what happened under the tent this week: German Week or as Lizzie named it: Jürgen Week and stated that "We're just here for the ride". I will be first to admit I had no idea who Noel and Matt were parodying in the opening number but I do know it… read more

The Gathering Basket reclaims narratives of Indigenous foodways

When European colonists settled into areas on the East Coast in the 1600s, they encountered a land that was not always compatible with the crops the settlers brought over on their voyages. Luckily for the colonists, native inhabitants taught them about New World crops that would grow well and sustain them. Indigenous foods played a vital role in the growth… read more

This week: Supporting our food community; recipes; cookbook giveaways and EYBD Previews

Rose Levy Beranbaum reached out to me this week. As you can imagine, she was beyond disappointed that her latest book The Cookie Bible has been shelved until next fall/autumn due to shipping delays. Rose had a number of events planned and has turned a few of those events into discussions of her brilliant title Rose's Baking Basics. On Nov… read more

Meet Dame Mary Berry

In a ceremony at Windsor Castle on Wednesday, cookbook author and television host Mary Berry was made a Dame Commander, receiving the honor "for services to broadcasting, the culinary arts and charity work." Prince Charles presented Mary with the award. Not only is Mary Berry beloved around the world by fans of her cookbooks and cookery shows, she is also a… read more

Peace, Love & Pasta – Cookbook Giveaway with a Pasta Machine

Enter our US/CA giveaway to win one of three copies of Peace, Love, and Pasta: Simple and Elegant Recipes from a Chef's Home Kitchen by Scott Conant with one US winner receiving an Anolon gourmet pasta maker. Peace, Love, and Pasta: Simple and Elegant Recipes from a Chef’s Home Kitchen by Scott Conant is a cookbook of restaurant-quality meals that can… read more

Early birds get the turkey

Photos of bare supermarket shelves in the UK have been flooding social media feeds. Some folks have gone online to mock stores that have filled their bare spots with an odd assortment of items. On the other side of the globe, images of cargo ships dotting the seascape outside of the US's busiest port have also been making the rounds.… read more

Baking with Dorie & Emile Henry Tarte Tatin baker Giveaway

Enter our US/CA giveaway to win one of three copies of Baking with Dorie: Sweet, Salty & Simple by Dorie Greenspan. One US winner will also receive a gorgeous Emile Henry tarte tatin baker. Happy publication day to Dorie! Baking with Dorie: Sweet, Salty & Simple is the author's fifteenth book published during her thirty year career. She is a… read more

“Sprinklegate” rocks UK bakery

Sprinkles can bring a sense of cheer and whimsy - as well as a welcome splash of color - to baked goods. But a British baker recently discovered that not all sprinkles are allowed to spark joy. Acting on a tip from an anonymous source, UK authorities recently told Rich Myers, owner of the Get Baked bakery in Leeds, that… read more

The Best of Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day – Cookbook Giveaway

Enter our giveaway to win one of four copies of The Best of Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: Favorite Recipes from BreadIn5 by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoë François. Three copies will be up for grabs in the US courtesy of the publisher. One additional copy will be provided by Eat Your Books worldwide. If you do not have… read more

Food news antipasto

Ina Garten is one of the most beloved authors among our members. Her 1999 debut, The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook, ranks at #11 for number of bookshelves in the EYB Library. If you are among those who do not have this book, you might want to head to Costco, where you will find an exclusive new edition of this book that… read more

The Great British Bake Off / Baking Show Recap Episode 4 – Dessert Week

Jane, Darcie, and I are back for another recap of what happened under the tent. We are really getting to know the bakers, so each departure becomes more difficult. Darcie did the lion's share of this week's recap. I'll just add the recipe links and a few of my favorite funny lines. Jenny's comments for this week: I'm just going… read more

This week: A few new baking books from NZ and the UK, author tour/class updates, recipes and more

Since August our entire team at EYB have been busier than normal. Speaking just for me, there are books to review, promotions to set up, monthly cookbook reviews to write up and more. Our staff is working hard to keep our cookbook corner of the world up-to-date for our members. Today, I want to share with you a few books… read more

Following the breadcrumbs

The weather here has taken a sharp turn into autumn, with chilly evenings and crisp, clear, cool days. This change of season calls for different foods, moving away from salads and into more comforting fare. Among other things, that means firing up the deep fryer (aka cast iron pot), which I did today to make falafel. This started the clock… read more

November 2021 Great Big Cookbook Club Summary

As our members know, each month we offer at least four 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… read more

Recipe discoveries never end

I have been cooking for decades, eagerly seeking out new food experiences through cookbooks as well as via travel. One of the best things about having food as a hobby is that no matter how many dishes I try there is always something new waiting around the corner, so I never become blasé. Discoveries frequently happen when I explore a… read more

Liguria – Cookbook Giveaway

Enter our US giveaway to win one of three copies of Liguria: The Cookbook: Recipes from the Italian Riviera by Laurel Evans. Liguria: The Cookbook: Recipes from the Italian Riviera by Laurel Evans will definitely make my best books of 2021 list. Evans, an award-winning author and food writer, has been immersed in the cuisine of Liguria for 15 years, ever… read more

Making lemonade out of lemons by supporting Sharon Wee

On Sunday morning, Eat Your Books reported on the alleged plagiarism by Elizabeth Haigh of Sharon Wee's work. It has come to light there are many other allegations that work was lifted from online sources and blogs. Since our post went up - other outlets have unearthed more information. The most current and comprehensive is London Eater's article. I have… read more
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