The last two weeks: Lunar New Year recipes; Spring cookbook preview; and more

Last month, Darcie shared Get ready to celebrate the year of the tiger with a link to 35 Lunar New Year foods at Epicurious (see our article about the paywall). I was still able to access 3 recipes on their site before the paywall information came up. (People are able to access 3 recipes a month for free).

 Lucky 8 stir fry by Hsiao-Ching Chou

Many of the foods eaten by Chinese families over Lunar New Year have special significance, believed to bring luck, prosperity and good fortune for the year ahead. Favorites including dumplings (the more dumplings eaten, the more money will follow in the new year), noodles (longevity noodles for long life) and spring rolls (wealth and prosperity).

We have nearly 4,000 online links to Asian noodle recipes; 237 online links to spring rolls; and 732 online links for dumplings or potstickers (these links do not include Epicurious but other paywalls may be connected to some of these recipes) and a total of 5,646 online recipes to Asian recipes.

I received an ingredient bundle from my friend at Hardcover Cook to create Betty Liu’s sticky rice balls and plan to make them this weekend. There are 9 online recipes from Betty’s book My Shanghai you may try now.

Chinese Soul Food and Vegetarian Chinese Soul Food by Hsiao-Ching Chou are both great books to introduce a cook to Chinese cooking (22 of the author’s recipes are available online). Both books will be coming out in paperback versions on March 22nd and we will link these to the master titles on that date. So if you missed picking up the books when they were published the first time around, now is the time.

Hsiao-Ching is the chair on the James Beard Book Awards Committee of which I am honored to be a member and it has been great fun getting to work with her more closely. On the James Beard front, I was able to pull Darcie in as a judge this year so we both (and Jane) will be going to the awards ceremony in June.

Lastly, Mooncakes and Milk Bread (back in stock at most booksellers and HCC has a great bundle which will be available soon), Jason Licker‘s titles and Modern Asian Baking at Home (Jun 28th, 2022 – preview) are just a few of the Asian baking related titles that are favorites. We have a number of Asian baking titles in our EYB Library.

The last two weeks at Eat Your Books

Since our last roundup, Darcie has written these articles:

Darcie’s weekly food news antipasto is shared every Sunday and the tag #foodnews brings up these information-packed posts from the most current to the first one. Darcie can be followed on Instagram at darcie_bakes.

Jane compiled her annual The best selling books of 2021. In case you missed the bookseller’s favorite books of 2021 and Best of the Best of 2021 posts, we have linked those for you.

Since our last roundup, I have posted the following:

Please be sure to check our Calendar for updated events. My Instagram is thecookbookjunkies.

Jenny and the EYB Team

Recently Indexed Titles

Our team of member and pro indexers are working hard indexing titles, both new and old. Below are just a few highlights. A reminder: newly indexed titles will always show up at the top of the EYB Library and your Bookshelf so you will always know which titles have just been indexed. Recent indexed magazines can be found here. For information on member indexing, please see this roundup with more details.

Member Photo of the Week

 Black sesame soufflé cheesecake from Mooncakes and Milk Bread: Sweet and Savory Recipes Inspired by Chinese Bakeries (page 153) by Kristina Cho submitted by member Astrid5555

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Featured Online Recipe

Chiang Mai chicken curry noodles (Khao soi gai) from I Heart Umami by ChihYu Smith

ChihYu Smith is the author of Asian Paleo (2019)

EYBDigital Previews

Recently, we uploaded our 1,248th EYBDigital Preview where a selection of full sample pages are available including the titles below.

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