Is it too early to plan for the holidays?

You've probably seen a few Christmas in July sales, but usually holiday offerings don't hit stores in earnest until we get the first whiffs of autumn in the Northern Hemisphere. Not so for Bonne Maman, however, because the purveyor of jams, jellies, preserves, and herbal teas just announced the availability of its highly sought after limited-edition Advent calendars. Maybe they… read more

Food news antipasto

Have you seen any of the amazing photos of distant galaxies, nebulae, and stars coming from the newly launched James Webb Space Telescope? One of the recent images has a food connection: French scientist tweeted an image of what he described as a 'distant star' - only it wasn't a star at all, it was a photo of a thin… read more

Pioneering British chef Alastair Little has died

British chef Alastair Little, known as the ‘godfather' of modern British cooking, has died at the age of 72. Little's restaurant Soho, which opened in London's Soho neighborhood in the 1980s, was ahead of its time, with an open kitchen and an emphasis on seasonal, local ingredients. The chef influenced generations of other industry professionals including Jamie Oliver, who posted… read more

The last two weeks: Part II of fall/autumn preview; recipes; giveaways and more

This week will be a short and sweet roundup as it contains two weeks worth of articles, blog posts and recently indexed cookbooks. Our team has been knocking out older and new cookbooks weekly. Below we feature just a few of those newly indexed titles. If you wish to see what other books have recently been indexed click on this… read more

Sometimes the best things come in small packages

Despite what some advertisers claim, bigger is not always better. A giant stand mixer might be perfect for making multiple batches of cookie or bread dough, but if you want to whip just one or two egg whites, you can be out of luck if all you own is a 10-quart Hobart. Often, having a small tool dedicated to the… read more

NEW FEATURE: Report Broken Links

Our EYB Library has 375,325 online recipes at this time. Those online recipes were all active when the links were created. However, websites revamp their site thus changing recipe locations or blogs close down so some links have become inactive or broken. We have added a "Report Broken Link" icon - next to the "Recipe Online" icon - so that… read more

Why butter temperature matters

As someone who loves to bake, I find that many of my favorite recipes begin with at least one stick of butter. Whether the butter is straight from the freezer, needs to come out of the fridge, or should be tepid depends on what I'm making, as the temperature of the butter will greatly affect the outcome of the baked… read more

Fall/autumn preview: Part II – Non-baking titles

Last month, I shared Part I of my fall/autumn preview which highlighted baking cookbooks. I recently updated that post to include a few books which have come in. Here in Part II I will tell you a bit about the non-baking books that I’ve been fortunate to review either by galley, pdf or copy of the book and as these… read more

Food news antipasto

veggie burger patty on one half of a bun, topped with two onion rings, with the other half of the toasted bun to the right, both sitting on a red plate with a red polka-dotted napkin
Americans learned this week that they were losing a beloved frozen treat, the Choco Taco. The Klondike confection was invented in the 1980s and quickly became a favorite of kids and adults alike - what's not to love in a mashup of chocolate, ice cream, and a taco shape? But all hope is not lost: Reddit cofounder Alex Ohanian has… read more
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