This week: Swiss baking titles; Phaidon sale; EYBD previews; giveaway and more

This week I want to share with our Members three books that I am loving right now and two of which are perfect for holiday baking and gift giving.

Swiss Cookies: A Home-Baked Cultural Journey by Andie Pilot is a unique offering filled with exciting recipes. Andie begins with a section on historic Swiss cookies that includes profiles on cookie bakeries/makers. A few cookies in this section are Basler Leckerli, Biberli and Berner Haselnusslebkuchen. Other recipes shared are Pane dei Morti, Prussiens and Guetzlieig. The imagery is beautiful and plentiful and I am loving learning about Swiss baking.

Swiss Bread: A Culinary Journey with 42 Sweet and Savory Recipes by Heddi Nieuwsma is another title that shares stunning photography and a detailed background on Swiss bread. Yeasted cakes, pretzel rolls and a variety of breads from white fluffy loaves to dark hearty loaves are included. The author opens the book with a two page illustrated spread entitled “I need a Swiss bread for”. Examples include a cheese fondue, for instance – and then beneath that lists the bread recipes and page numbers for cheese fondue. Other examples include breads for dessert; gifts; meat and cheese platters; soup and so forth.

Sweet & Swiss: Desserts from the Heart of Europe by Heddi Nieuwsma will be published on January 3rd, 2023 and is filled with desserts that will inspire and surprise your family and friends. Try a Schlorzifladen – a lovely tart made with a dough, pear filling and cream topping or Solothurnerli – gorgeous pastry rings with hazelnut meringue, sponge cake and buttercream frosting. Preorder this gem now.

Two other titles that should be preordered are Norwegian Baking through the Seasons: 90 Sweet and Savoury Recipes from North Wild Kitchen by Nevada Berg which is gorgeous and Dark Rye & Honeycake: Festival Baking from Belgium, the Heart of the Low Countries by Regula Ysewijn – featured below in our EYBD Preview section.

I am on a European kick lately. In that regard, be sure to enter our worldwide giveaway for The Tomte Cake below – a set ideal for holiday gift giving.

Phaidon is running a 10 day sales event ending December 15th. Save 30% with free shipping using the code BOOK30. Recent titles include The Bread Book by Eric Kayser; Ballymaloe Desserts: Iconic Recipes and Stories from Ireland by JR Ryall; Bras, the Tastes of Aubrac by Sébastien Bras; The Mexican Vegetarian Cookbook by Margarita Carrillo Arronte; The British Cookbook by Ben Mervis; and Core by Clare Smyth.

The last week on 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.

Since our last roundup, I have posted the following:

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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 highlighted titles. 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

Beef short rib pappardelle from Simple Pasta: Pasta Made Easy. Life Made Better. (page 220) by Odette Williams submitted by member mllamas

Simple Pasta is one of the winter selections at Hardcover Cook (mllamas’ business) and Monique has made several recipes from Odette’s book.

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Featured Online Recipe

Hanukkah chocolate bark from Belly Full by Amy Flanigan

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Featured EYBD Preview Recipe

Miso caramel banoffee tartlets from Mochi, Cakes and Bakes: Simple Yet Exquisite Desserts with Mochi, Yuzu, Matcha and More by Catherine Zhang

Catherine is an Australian-Chinese pastry chef who was a contestant on Zumbo’s Just Desserts Season 2. Mochi, Cakes and Bakes is her first cookbook and it is lovely.

We currently have 5,939 EYBDigital Recipes indexed. All can be added to your Bookshelf.

EYBDigital Previews

Recently, we uploaded our 1,483rd EYBDigital Preview where a selection of full sample pages are available including the titles below.

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Cookbook Giveaways
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  • Enter our US giveaway to win one of four prize packages containing a copy of The Modern Hippie Table: More Than 60 Recipes for Eating Simply and Living Beautifully by Lauren Thomas, Burlap & Barrel dishtowel and bottles of their Royal Cinnamon and Smoked Pimenton Paprika, and a Cheese Board and set of 4 cheese knives from Zwilling. Contest expires December 15th, 2022.
  • Enter our US/CA/UK giveaway to win one of three copies of The Instant Kitchen Cookbook: Fast and Easy Family Meals Using Your Instant Pot and Air Fryer by Coco Morante. Contest expires December 18th, 2022.

The cookbook giveaway roundup shares all current giveaways including those open worldwide and to other regions.

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  • JFM  on  December 10, 2022

    Schlorzifladen is a Specialty from the region of Toggenburg in the Eastern Part of Switzerland and hardly known outside this region.

  • JFM  on  December 14, 2022

    The blog of Andie Pilot is here:
    I’m really intrigued, because she is a Canadian who lives in a very rural part of Switzerland and also uses old cookbooks with classic recipes that we as Swiss have long forgotten.

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