Celebrate National Coffee Day

The US and Canada are celebrating National Coffee Day today, and the international 'official' holiday is just around the corner on October 1. Coffee shops will have specials all day long, and baristas will be whipping up everyone's favorite caffeinated beverages, whether it's a latte, espresso, flat white, or just a good cuppa. While coffee beverages of all sorts are… read more

The foods of Yom Kippur

Ten days after the Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashanah, which began on September 25) is Yom Kippur, the most holy day on the Jewish calendar. It is the last of the ten days of penitence, and this year begins at sundown on October 4. Although this isn't necessarily as food-centric as other holidays, there are two meals associated with this… read more

How to eat like a king

As we were sitting around the table following an exceptionally fine meal a few weeks ago, my husband remarked that "we eat like kings" in our house. Judging by my waistline, this rings true: the breadth and quality of foods that lands on our dinner plates would probably impress the royals of ancient times. But this is 2022, and England… read more

Food news antipasto

You may have seen the warnings about reasons not to cook chicken in NyQuil cold medicine, and if you did, you probably wondered why people were doing it in the first place. As it turns out, they weren't. Eater explains why the 'sleepy chicken', which went viral, was never really a food trend. Instead, it was a 'gross out' prank,… read more

September 2022 New Cookbook Review

Once again there have been changes on the release dates of many cookbooks - October is going to be overwhelming unless, of course, those titles move as well. I have updated my 2022 preview post and continue to update my 2023 preview listing. If you would like to order any of these titles (or preorder/order any other books or items)… read more

September 2022 EYB Cookbook Club Summary

Each month we offer at least four cooking options in our Eat Your Books Cookbook Club. This month we have been cooking from indexed blogs on EYB. Blog month – any recipe from the following indexed blogs on EYB: Nigella.comHalf Baked HarvestSmitten KitchenMaggie BeerEat the Love For past EYB Cookbook Club summaries, #EYBCookbookClub will pull up an archive of our club’s activities. Please… read more

The Great British Bake Off/Baking Show – Week 2 – Biscuit Week

During Cake Week, we said fare thee well to Will. This week find out how the biscuit (cookie) crumbled for the bakers. Signature: 18 decorative macarons in 2 hours and they must look like something else. The makers made burgers (Carole and Sandro), watermelons (Janusz), daisies (Maxy), carrots (Maisam), yo-yos (Dawn) and several other designs. Dawn and Maxy received a… read more

This week: A few Feature reminders, recipes, EYBD Previews and more

This week we are going to cover a few reminders for our Members. The first one with regard to the Bookmarklet feature here at EYB. Whenever you see a recipe on a food website that you like the look of, you can add it to your Bookshelf using the EYB Bookmarklet. Go to your Home Page. Drag the Bookmarklet and drop it on to… read more

Have you tried butter boards?

Watch out charcuteries boards, the hottest TikTok/Instagram food trend is coming for you. I'm talking about butter boards, which are all the rage right now. If you haven't seen one, it really is what the name suggests - boards "smeared with softened butter and topped with all manner of savory and sweet accoutrements," and they are multiplying like rabbits on… read more

Finger food

Many foods seemingly taste better when eaten with your hands instead of with cutlery (fried chicken, pizza) and some only make sense to eat with your hands or fingers (potato chips/crisps, tacos). In Western countries, finger foods are often seen as a novelty but in many other cultures around the world, almost all foods are eaten with one's hands and… read more

A spoonful of sugar

I grew up far north (and west) of the Mason-Dixon line, the historical demarcation between North and South in the United States. I married a Southerner and lived in the South for many years, so I absorbed a lot of Southern cooking culture (although I never developed a charming accent, much to my chagrin). One thing my husband noted as… read more

Meat-Free Mexican Cookbook Giveaway

Enter our US/UK/CA giveaway to win one of two copies of Meat-Free Mexican: Vibrant Vegetarian Recipes by Thomasina Miers. Meat Free Mexican by Thomasina Miers, owner of award-winning restaurant group Wahaca (with over 25 branches across the UK), is back with her newest cookbook, sharing 100 meat-free Mexican recipes. This title has a little bit of everything from breakfast dishes, sides,… read more

Small Batch Bakes & Nordic Ware Sheet Pan Giveaway

Enter our worldwide giveaway to win one of four copies of Small Batch Bakes: Baking Cakes, Cookies, Bars and Buns for One to Six People by Edd Kimber. The publisher will provide 3 copies to US/CA winners and EYB will provide one additional copy to a Member in the UK/AU/NZ. Please note that Edd has a special event on September… read more

Food news antipasto

The Manchester Food and Drink Festival is happening in Cathedral Gardens from September 22nd - October 2nd. Of particular note is the all day Octopus Cookbook Confidential event on September 24th featuring many cookbook authors. Please note we have updated other events on our Calendar including Rick Rodgers' classes at Kings in New Jersey and Edd Kimber's US events as… read more

October 2022 Great Big Cookbook Club Summary

As our members know, each month we offer several cooking options in our Eat Your Books Cookbook Club. There are other fun cookbook clubs around the interwebs and we’d like to highlight those for those members who might want to cook or bake something other than our choices.  We want to get this information out to you so you can prepare… read more

The Great British Bake Off/Baking Show – Week 1 – Cake

Last week, Jenny introduced this season's bake-off contestants and this week we were able to see them in action kicking off Cake Week. This year's GBBO news will be tagged #gbbo2022 and the cookbook which will feature recipes from this season is available for preorder The Great British Bake Off: Favourite Flavours (US: .The Great British Baking Show: Favorite Flavors).… read more

Crumble Crate Review and – 3 month subscription giveaway

Because I love to bake I read a great deal of baking related articles on the internet and recently came across a baking subscription service - Crumble Crate. What drew my attention to this company was the fact that two or three products are included with the ingredients and I am hoarder of all things baking. What I also loved… read more

This week: Baking, baking, and more baking; recipes; EYBD Previews and more

It must be the promise of autumn here in the Northern Hemisphere and the fact that The Great British Bake Off is back, because my mind has been on all things baking. Billionaire’s tart from Jane’s Patisserie I came across this article that features the best 100 baking blogs and websites to follow which also includes links to vegan, eggless, paleo, pie… read more

Fonio’s popularity grows

The food cooperative where I frequently shop always has something new and interesting for me to try. Unlike the big chains, the small store can easily bring in a new product for patrons to sample without making a big commitment. This is where I first found fresh passionfruit in Minnesota, and the produce aisle is filled with other exotic seasonal… read more

Gourmet Traveller announces 2023 Restaurant Award finalists

After combing the country to determine the best places to eat, Australian Gourmet Traveller magazine recently announced the finalists for its 2023 Restaurant Awards in five different categories: Best New Restaurant, Best Wine Bar, Best New Talent, Restaurant Personality of the Year and Best Destination Dining. The winners will be revealed soon at a glamorous gala evening at Shell House in Sydney… read more

Around the Table – Cookbook Giveaway

Enter our US/AU/NZ giveaway to win a copy of Around the Table: Delicious Food for Every Day by Julia Busuttil Nishimura. The author started her blog Ostro in 2014 and has steadily gained a strong and loyal following for her uncomplicated, seasonal food. As an Australian of Maltese descent and a fluent Italian speaker, who is married to a Japanese man,… read more

Could you live without sliced bread?

Sliced bread has been a staple of the American diet for almost a century. However, there was a brief period of time when sliced bread was banned in the United States, as Gastro Obscura explains. It happened during World War II, when many household goods were in short supply. While rationing of food, gasoline, and rubber products seems reasonable to… read more

Delicious Gatherings: Recipes to Celebrate Together Prize Package

Enter our US giveaway to win one of two prize packages each including a copy of Tara Teaspoon's new book Delicious Gatherings: Recipes to Celebrate Together and the items shown in the photo below: a CasaBellaVida bottle of vanilla, an Olio Pura bottle of olive oil, a Silpat baking mat, an Emile Henry creme brulee dish which would be beautiful… read more

Food news antipasto

Most of us have never known a UK without Queen Elizabeth as its figurehead. As we process her death, some of us might want to remember her by making some of her favorite foods. Former royal chef Darren McGrady recently revealed one of Queen Elizabeth's favorite desserts, known as Chocolate Perfection Pie, if you would like to make something sweet in her… read more

Last chance to download Fine Cooking recipes

Back in 2020, we wrote about DotDash Meredith's acquisition of Fine Cooking, which was marred by the disappearance (and subsequent re-emergence) of the FC website. Earlier this year, we learned that Fine Cooking was ceasing publication, and surmised that the website would eventually be taken down. Now, that day has come, with the Fine Cooking website set to shutter for… read more
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