Savory Baking – Cookbook Giveaway

Enter our US/UK/CA giveaway Savory Baking: Recipes for Breakfast, Dinner, and Everything in Between by Erin Jeanne McDowell. Please be sure to check our Calendar for Erin Jeanne's events. Savory Baking: Recipes for Breakfast, Dinner, and Everything in Between by Erin Jeanne McDowell offers a collection of savory bakes from French onion muffins to perfect crepes. Along with the base recipes… read more

Spice: A Cook’s Companion Cookbook Giveaway

Enter our US/UK/AU/NZ giveaway to win one of three copies of Spice: A Cook's Companion by Mark Diacono. Spice: A Cook’s Companion by Mark Diacono is a vibrant exploration of flavour, fragrance and heat with a celebration of over 50 spices that will fill your kitchen with a wealth of heady aromas and tastes. Packed with ideas for enjoying and using… read more

Food news antipasto

We begin this week with another passing to report. Former New York Magazine Restaurant critic Gael Greene died this week at age 88. Greene revolutionized restaurant criticism. According to the NYT obit, "she put a premium on lively prose and colorful detail, throwing overboard the pompousness of the professional gourmets who dominated the profession." People noted the sensuality that came… read more

The Great British Bake Off/Baking Show – Week 8 – Pastry

We are down to five bakers for the quarter finals and this week was all about pastry. Signature: 12 individual Vol-au-vents made with a rough puff pastry and a sweet filling. Sandro forgot to turn on his oven - maybe his leather pants were too tight. (Forgetting to turn on the oven happens to contestants on the regular, a few… read more

How much do you cook from your cookbooks?

By and large, EYB Members own a lot of cookbooks. The numbers vary, with some people having just a handful and others thousands, but it is safe to say that if you are a member who does not like or possess multiple cookbooks, you would be an outlier. How much each of us actually cook from all of the books… read more

The last two weeks: 12,000 books indexed; Knead Peace; events; recipes and more

This weekend Eat Your Books celebrated another milestone. Due to the incredible work of our professional and member indexers, we have exceeded 12,000 indexed books! As of this date that number is 12,024! Thank you to all our indexers for their hard work and dedication. Our Calendar has been updated with events for André Darlington (Bar Menu), Borough Market Cookbook… read more

Gateau Cookbook and Burlap & Barrel Spices & Tea Towel Giveaway

Enter our US giveaway to win one of five copies of Gateau: The Surprising Simplicity of French Cakes by Aleksandra Crapanzano along with five sets of Burlap & Barrel spices and tea towels. Be sure to check out Aleksandra's events on our Calendar. Gateau: The Surprising Simplicity of French Cakes by Aleksandra Crapanzano is a work of art filled with lovely… read more

The foods of Día de Muertos

On the heels of Halloween is the Mexican celebration Día de Muertos or Day of the Dead, celebrated November 1-2 each year. Day of the Dead celebrations can be traced to the ancient Aztecs, who felt that instead of mourning the deceased, people should celebrate their lives and welcome their spirits back to the land of the living once a year. Spanish… read more

Julie Powell, of Julie & Julia fame, dies at 49

We have just learned that Julie Powell, whose blog about her quest to make all 524 recipes in Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking in a year, died on October 26 at age 49. Powell's blog attracted the attention of NYT reporter and Food52 founder Amanda Hesser, who wrote about Powell's efforts. Powell wrote a book about her experience,… read more

Claudia Fleming’s new role is a homecoming

Celebrated pastry chef Claudia Fleming wrote one of the most treasured dessert books ever, The Last Course: The Desserts of Gramercy Tavern. The 2001 volume was so revered that used copies were selling for hundreds of dollars before the book was reissued in 2019. The Washington Post's Daniela Galarza recently interviewed Fleming, focusing on her newly released book, Delectable: Sweet… read more
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