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In a surprise move, Cher recently said that she is getting into the frozen desserts game with a line of gelatos under the brand name Cherlato. The singer said the launch was years in the making. In the Instagram post announcing the new project the New Zealand based ice cream and gelato supplier Giapo Kitchen was tagged, indicating that it… read more

Some (in the UK) like it hot

In the United States, hot sauce has been a favorite condiment for many years (remember Hillary Clinton talking about keeping a bottle in her purse?), and the love for spicy food has likewise been around for a long time. Until recently the love for fiery foods has not taken root across the pond in the UK, but that seems to… read more

No Famous Chocolate Wafers? No problem.

Nabisco recently roiled home bakers by announcing that they were discontinuing their Famous Chocolate Wafer cookies. People relied on these dark, crumbly cookies for no-bake cakes and crumb crusts, and bakers lamented the loss so much they started a petition for Nabisco to change its mind. Whether or not this petition is successful, you may want to have a backup… read more

Time & Tide Cookbook Giveaway

Enter our US/UK/AU/NZ giveaway to win one of three copies Time & Tide: Recipes from My Coastal Kitchen by Emily Scott. Be sure to check out Emily's events which we have shared on our Calendar. Emily's first title Sea & Shore: Recipes and Stories from a Kitchen in Cornwall (our review) was published in 2021. Now, the author is back with another… read more

July 2023 New Cookbook Review

July is a very sleepy month for cookbook releases but there are still a few books to add to our wishlists. Soon I will be preparing the 2024 Cookbook Preview which I usually post in September, but until then the 2023 Cookbook Preview Listing is being kept up-to-date weekly. In May we announced that we have connected the EYB database to ckbk’s… read more

The latest TikTok food fad isn’t cool, it’s cold

You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream, and then we throw it at each other. If the latter half of that sentence sounds bizarre to you, that's because you have not yet seen the latest TikTok trend where ice cream shop workers throw a scoop of their product at another team member. Food and Wine dubs this… read more

Linda Skeens Blue Ribbon Kitchen – Cookbook Giveaway

Enter our US giveaway to win one of three copies of Linda Skeens Blue Ribbon Kitchen Cookbook. When Linda Skeens gained sudden and widespread fame for winning dozens of ribbons at the Virginia-Kentucky District Fair in the summer of 2022, people across the country began asking, “Who is Linda Skeens?” Linda Skeens Blue Ribbon Kitchen Cookbook is her first-ever published… read more

Will the Le Creuset factory sale live up to the hype?

It was Sea Salt that hooked me. For many years I owned but one Le Creuset item, a 7 quart Dutch oven in white that I purchased as a factory second from a now defunct distributor. Le Creuset's revolving palette of colors was enticing, but not enough for me to fork over a considerable sum to purchase another piece. That… read more

Food news antipasto

GBBO finalist Crystelle Pereira just released her first cookbook, Flavour Kitchen, to rave reviews. She recently sat down with The Independent to discuss life after Bake Off, the decision to quit her day job and focus on cooking and baking, her Goan-Portuguese roots, and her upcoming food plans. Despite loving French pastries, Pereira admitted that she doesn't love French food.… read more

July 2023 EYB Cookbook Club Summary

Each month we offer at least four cooking options in our Eat Your Books Cookbook Club. This month our selections were: Cookbook: Tenderheart: A Book About Vegetables and Unbreakable Family Bonds by Hetty McKinnon or any Hetty McKinnon title and Milk Street Noodles: Secrets to the World’s Best Noodles, from Fettuccine Alfredo to Pad Thai to Miso Ramen by Christopher Kimball… read more

Books that celebrate bean cuisine

When I converted to a vegetarian diet many years ago, there were not many options on restaurant menus or in cookbooks. I remember getting a cookbook focused on beans that had recipes for varieties of beans I had never even heard of before. Unfortunately, none of those recipes were good - there were precious few seasonings called for, the timing… read more

The sweet side of MSG

There once existed a more formal divide between the sweet and savory sides of the kitchen, but over time the lines between them were blurred. Techniques and ingredients started crossing from one side to the other in both directions. A recent Epicurious article brings this concept home, as Anikah Shaokat makes the argument that MSG belongs in sweet foods just… read more

Will the Instant Pot end up in the graveyard of kitchen fads?

Air fryers are the kitchen gadget du jour, and the poor Instant Pot, which recently dominated Amazon Prime Day, is now relegated to second class status. Both appliances promise to tremendously streamline your cooking and reduce the amount of time and effort involved in meal prep, plus make it easier to eat a healthy diet. Claims like these are not… read more

Rice Table Cookbook Giveaway

Enter our US/UK/AU/NZ giveaway to win one of three copies of Rice Table: Korean Recipes and Stories to Feed the Soul by Su Scott. Rice Table: Korean Recipes and Stories to Feed the Soul by Su Scott is a collection of 100 recipes showcasing modern Korean home cooking. This book was born as many others before it – the author was living in… read more

Have your cake and read it too

Even though I'm not a huge fan of romance novels, I must admit that they can be just the thing to throw in your bag when you head to the beach or other vacation destination where you will have plenty of relaxation time. They are fast paced, the best ones have some unexpected twists and turns, but everything always turns… read more

Kung Pao & Beyond Cookbook Giveaway

Enter our US/UK/AU/NZ giveaway to win one of three copies of Kung Pao and Beyond: Fried Chicken Recipes from East and Southeast Asia by Susan Jung. I love fried chicken. It is not exactly a healthy choice but as Oscar Wilde is credited with saying "everything in moderation". (Apparently the moderation statement or variation thereof was coined by the ancient… read more

August 2023 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

Food news antipasto

We start out this week's recap of culinary happenings with sad news of two deaths in the cookbook community. Acclaimed British writer Colin Spencer has passed away at the age of 90. Grub Street Publishing (UK - not related to the US Grub Street website) posted a remembrance about him yesterday. Spencer wrote numerous cookbooks and food-related titles including British… read more

Comfort food is great, but have you tried comforting food?

Since the start of the pandemic, comfort foods have reigned supreme. In times of stress, people turn to the foods that made them feel good, whether it is a throwback dish that reminds them of home or something with a lot of fat, carbs, sugar, or all three. While eating carbohydrate-rich and fat-laden dishes is satisfying, I think there is… read more

White Lily wants your recipes, author events, EYBD Previews, recipes, and more

In 2021, The White Lily Cookbook was published featuring over 70 of the most loved recipes from the White Lily Test Kitchen. This cookbook explored biscuit history and time-honored techniques, woven together with striking photography. Now White Lily is looking for your favorite recipes for their next title. Submit your recipes here. There are a few author events that have… read more

Celebrate French food on Bastille Day

I'm not French, but since nearly all of my great-great-great grandparents lived within spitting distance of the Rhine I say "close enough" for celebrating Bastille Day by eating French foods and drinking a French 75. Even if your ancestors are not French or French adjacent, holidays from other countries or traditions offer a great way to break out of a… read more

Top Chef announces new host and location

Following Padma Lakshmi's departure after Season 20 of the Bravo TV show Top Chef, fans of the series were wondering who the producers would tap as a replacement for Lakshmi. Now we know that beginning with Season 21, the new host joining Gail Simmons and head judge Tom Colicchio will be former Top Chef winner Kristin Kish. Kish has maintained… read more

Nigella Lawson addresses the ‘girl dinner’ trend

TikTok user Olivia Maher has been credited with coining the phrase 'girl dinner' after posting a video that described how medieval peasants ate, describing it as being terrible because they had nothing to eat but bread, cheese, and perhaps a few vegetables. However, Maher went on to say it was her “ideal meal” before panning to a plate containing of… read more

Food news antipasto

Fans of the Hulu series The Bear may have noticed that fictional chef Carmy Berzatto has a cookbook collection at the new restaurant he opens in Season 2. Kat Kinsman and Chandra Ram did some sleuthing - including taking screenshots and enlarging them, CSI-style - and put together a list of the books Carmy has displayed. They are what you would… read more

Prime Day July 11-12, 2023

We would like to remind our Members that Amazon's Prime Day two day event is set to begin next week. As you shop for deals on July 11th and 12th, please consider using our Amazon affiliate links for your purchases (as well as any time during the year). As an Amazon Associate Eat Your Books earns from qualifying purchases when using… read more
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