Cookbook editor extraordinaire Maria Guarnaschelli has died

Legendary editor Maria Guarnaschelli, whose canon includes influential cookbooks, nonfiction titles, and works of literature, died on Saturday, February 6, from complications of heart disease, according to her daughter, chef and Food Network television personality Alex Guarnaschelli. She was 79 years old. You may find one of your favorite cookbooks among the many Guarnaschelli edited during her 40+ year career:… read more

Spring 2021 Cookbook Highlights

As most of you are aware, I continually update the 2021 Cookbook Preview post with additions each week. Working on the EYB Library and adding new cookbooks is one of my favorite jobs. Adding these soon-to-be released titles to our preview post gives me the same feeling of excitement as Christmas morning to a child. Today, I'm going to share… read more

GBBO subscription box now available

We first learned late last year that the Great British Bake Off was putting together a subscription box, and now the boxes are ready to ship. According to the Bake Off Box website, the subscriptions include: All recipes tested by The Great British Bake Off team.The very best ingredients carefully selected from British Suppliers.Variety of different recipes to test your… read more

Food news antipasto

Arranging books by color is a common, although controversial, method of organizing one's library. It's one thing to choose that aesthetic for books you already own, but some people are taking the concept a step too far, says Arati Menon over at Food52. You can buy entire sets of books that are grouped only by color, not by subject or… read more

Celebrating Mardi Gras at home

Every February, hundreds of thousands of people make the trek to New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras, the festival that begins at Epiphany and culminates on the day before Ash Wednesday, which is known as Shrove Tuesday. The festival includes parades, copious amounts of eating and drinking, and general revelry 24 hours a day. But not in 2021 - the… read more

The last two weeks: Game day food, recipes, cookbook giveaways, EYBD Previews and more!

The Super Bowl is this Sunday in the US. Millions of Americans will be glued to their television screens for the football action and the commercials. Usually, every year, I make wings and other finger food but I am doing something different this weekend*. Beer cheese dip I bought a spiral ham which I will warm and glaze, two racks… read more

Understanding food grammar

Learning a new language can be a challenge, especially when the language's grammar differs significantly from your native tongue. When translated literally, idioms can sound absurd, but if you think about the overarching meaning the phrase will eventually make sense. Just like language, food has grammar, and learning the rules of another culture's eating etiquette can be nearly as confusing… read more

Food prices on the rise

In anticipation of the upcoming tax season, I recently sat down to look over our household spending for 2020. It was not a surprise to discover that we spent more on groceries and a lot less on eating out last year. Overall our restaurant expenses were down 75 percent, although our grocery bill only increased by about 20 percent, much… read more

Chasing Flavor – Cookbook Giveaway

Enter our US/CA giveaway to win one of three copies of Chasing Flavor: Techniques and Recipes to Cook Fearlessly by Dan Kluger. Dan Kluger has had an impressive career in his forty something years. He honed his craft working for greats such as Floyd Cardoz, Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Tom Colicchio. In 2014 he was nominated for a James Beard Award for Best… read more

Jacques Pépin Quick & Simple Cookbook Giveaway

Enter our US/CA giveaway to win one of three copies of Jacques Pépin Quick & Simple by Jacques Pépin. Just like the rest of us master chef Jacques Pépin doesn't always have as much time or energy as he'd like to put together a satisfying meal. So he came up with Jacques Pépin Quick & Simple, 250 recipes for surprisingly achievable,… read more

Vegetarian Chinese Soul Food Cookbook Giveaway

Enter our US giveaway to win one of three copies of Vegetarian Chinese Soul Food: Deliciously Doable Ways to Cook Greens, Tofu, and Other Plant-Based Ingredients by Hsiao-Ching Chou provided by the publisher. EYB is providing one additional copy worldwide. In January of 2018 Hsiao-Ching's Chinese Soul Food was published. We covered this title in our EYB Cookbook Club in April of… read more

Always Add Lemon – Cookbook Giveaway

Enter our US/UK/AU/NZ giveaway to win one of three copies of Always Add Lemon: Recipes You Want to Cook, Food You Want to Eat by Danielle Alvarez. My chefs joke that 'did you add the lemon' should be inscribed on my tombstone. It is the question I consistently ask as plates leave the kitchen. Sometimes, a few drops is all… read more

The benefits of setting a cooking goal

For many of us, the one-year 'anniversary' of work from home is fast approaching. The suddenness with which this occurred (at least from my perspective) meant that there was not much time to plan for how staying home - and making almost every meal at home - should look. Along the way, we hit a lot of 'walls' with respect… read more

Valentine’s Gift Guide for the Cookbook Lover

I'm a bit of a practical person - if practical is defined as owning 5,000 cookbooks, never saying no to a piece of cookware and having more baking tins/gadgets than a full fledged bakery. Yes, my practicality runs in the form of enjoying practical things - I am not a flowers, chocolate or expensive dinner out type of person. Yes,… read more
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