To all the trends I loved before…and some I didn’t

I am not one to jump on every kind of bandwagon but I will hop on many that involve food. From the Dalgona coffee trend (what else did we have to do in the early Covid restrictions) back to the cupcake craze of the early 00s (I'm holding on to my cupcake carriers in case they make a comeback) to… read more

The battle over bread

During the pandemic, almost everyone turned into a sourdough bread baker. That phenomenon lasted only until supply chains started to catch up and people weren't idled in their homes, and I expect a fair amount of sourdough starter has since been tossed. It's a shame, really, because most inexpensive supermarket breads are ultra-processed tasteless loaves while a good loaf of… read more

New filter tags for cookbook clubs

Every month, Jenny gathers information from cookbook clubs around the world and publishes a summary. April's Great Big Cookbook Club Summary can be found here. Food52 reached out to us and asked if we could help them with providing a filter on our book listings to identify which books they have cooked or baked from since the beginning of their… read more

To decant or not to decant, that is the question

Visit any home organization website, and you will see tips on how to maximize your existing cabinets and shelves by placing your dry goods into neat and tidy clear containers, ideally of the same size and shape. Most of these containers are plastic, so you are basically taking your groceries out of one plastic container and putting them into another… read more

March 2024 New Cookbook Review

Cookbooks are roaring into March like a lion. March and April are big months for cookbook releases, then things slow down a bit before August through November brings in a plethora of delicious titles. Remember you can keep track of what is coming this year with our 2024 Cookbook Preview and don’t forget that you can create a wishlist and share it with your… read more

Food news antipasto

In the market for new cookware? Head over to Food & Wine, which brings us the best cookware deals in Amazon's Spring Sale. The offerings include Lodge, Le Creuset, and other favorite brands. Once you see what you like, we ask that you navigate to Amazon's site from the links on our homepage (Amazon US, Amazon Canada, Amazon UK, Amazon… read more

“Crookies” are the newest croissant mashup

Dominique Ansel's Cronut may have been the first viral croissant hybrid, but it certainly wasn't the last. Since then pastry chefs have created many twists on the standard croissant, and the latest NYC (by way of Paris) craze is a combination of cookies and croissants called the "crookie". The crookie sprang to life in Paris at Boulangerie Louvard, where baker… read more

Cookbook clubs go mainstream

The rest of the world seems to be catching up to us in that Good Morning America just posted a story about cookbook clubs (the in-person kind, not the virtual ones). Many of our Members have participated in these clubs for years, with the club members all bringing different parts of a meal or specific recipes to create an amazing… read more

March 2024 EYB Cookbook Club Summary

Each month we offer at least four cooking options in our Eat Your Books Cookbook Club. This month we cooked from our favorite recipe from any cookbook, magazine, blog or online option: Cooking: The Secret of Cooking: Recipes for an Easier Life in the Kitchen by Bee Wilson or any book by Rick SteinOnline: Any online Rick Stein recipe; or online recipes from Waitrose magazines;Baking: Modern Baking: Cakes,… read more

Zaytinya – Cookbook Giveaway

Enter our US/CA giveaway to win one of three copies of Zaytinya: Delicious Mediterranean Dishes from Greece, Turkey, and Lebanon by José Andrés. Since Chef José Andrés opened the doors to his famed restaurant in Washington D.C. twenty years ago, Zaytinya has been full of people enjoying his creative adaptations of the classic dishes of Greece, Turkey, and Lebanon. Now… read more

Recording of the EYB and ckbk Q & A now available

Yesterday, we had a great time during our first livestream Q & A with ckbk. As a reminder, last May we announced that we have connected the EYB database to ckbk’s library of digital cookbooks. ckbk is a cookbook subscription site where you can access the full content of more than 830 great cookbooks, the majority of which are indexed here on EYB (and more will… read more

Is GBBO sizing up possible Prue Leith replacements?

Prue Leith has been the co-host of The Great British Bake Off ever since Mary Berry left following the show's move from BBC to Channel 4. She has been there not only for the regular series, but also for the specialty shows like the holiday themed programs and the Stand Up To Cancer episodes. Last week Leith said she wouldn't… read more

The top cookbooks out this spring according to Epicurious

Although Jenny does yeoman's work in keeping us abreast of all the new releases every month, we still like to check in with other food sites about what they are excited by in the world of cookbooks. Sometimes they focus on different books or bring a fresh perspective that might benefit our Members. This time around we're turning to Epicurious,… read more

Beatrix Bakes Another Slice Cookbook Giveaway

Enter our worldwide giveaway to win one of three copies of Beatrix Bakes Another Slice by Natalie Paull. Beatrix Bakes: Another Slice by Natalie Paull is an all-new compilation of colourful, creative recipes to delight fans and newcomers alike. These are the cakes and desserts Nat has loved to eat since closing her cult cafe and bakery in inner Melbourne in… read more

April 2024 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

June Hersh, blogger behind Eat Well Do Good, tipped us to a new ebook called Cooking for a Cause that benefits the largest food rescue organization in Israel, Leket, which feeds displaced Israelis regardless of religion or ethnicity. The book features some of the most prominent names in Jewish and Israeli food including Michael Solomonov, Jake Cohen, Adeena Sussman, Eitan… read more

Are you set for St. Patrick’s Day?

St. Patrick’s Day is tomorrow, and people all around the world will be "Irish for a day" as they celebrate with traditional Irish food and a lot of green-hued items. If you haven't landed on what you will be making for the occasion, the EYB St. Patrick’s Day Pinterest board has a lot to offer. You will find everything from a simple… read more

Almond croissant cookies that went viral, ingredient vendors, Q&A Livestream, and more

This week an article from The Kitchn popped up on my radar entitled: I Tried the Viral “Almond Croissant Cookies” and They’ll Transport You Straight to Paris (I Can’t Stop Baking Them!). I am all for being transported to Paris so I bookmarked the recipe to try (and featured the cookie in our online recipe section below). The Almond croissant… read more

Is surge pricing coming to a restaurant near you?

Surge pricing is part of Uber and Lyft's business model, airlines have used it for decades, and other companies are now embracing it - including restaurants. The concept is simple - charge more for items during peak demand times and less during slow times. Fast food chain Wendy's recently walked back a statement from its CEO regarding dynamic pricing after… read more

Flavor – Sabrina Ghayour – Cookbook Giveaway

Enter our US & Canada giveaway to win one of three copies of Flavor by Sabrina Ghayour. Sabrina Ghayour's latest cookbook shares over 100 recipes resulting in a collection of simple, delicious, crowd-pleasing recipes with a Middle-Eastern twist. As with all of Sabrina's books - this one is a keeper and filled with dishes that will inspire and bring exciting flavors… read more

Dorie Greenspan says a new cake book is in the works

Dorie Greenspan delighted her fans with an announcement sent earlier today to subscribers of her xoxoDorie Newsletter on Substack. It's time to make some space on your bookshelf, and she confessed that she had been sitting on a secret: she is working on a new baking book. With a working title of Kitchen Bakes, it focuses on simple cakes for… read more

Saveur magazine returns to print

For fans of print media and especially those of us who miss Saveur magazine, the wait is finally over. Beginning with Issue No. 202 (Spring/Summer 2024), Saveur is back in print - just in time to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the magazine! As we wrote last year, Kat Craddock, long-time CEO and editor, partnered with an investor to purchase… read more

Modernist Bread at Home – Bread School Announcement and Giveaway

Enter our US giveaway to win one copy of Modernist Bread at Home by Nathan Myhrvold and Francisco Migoya. Modernist Bread at Home by Nathan Myhrvold and Francisco Migoya is created by the same team behind the James Beard award-winning Modernist Bread as well as Modernist Pizza (IACP 2022 Self-published winner) and Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking (2012 James… read more

Food news antipasto

Did Daylight Savings Time catch any of our US residents (Arizona & Hawaii excepted) off guard as much as it did me? I need that extra hour back, if only to spend more time browsing the available items in the Les Dames d'Escoffier (LDEI) annual auction sale. The items range from extravagant trips to a hand made tagine to a… read more

Mother’s Day recipes

Tomorrow is Mother's Day in the UK, (it’s May 12 in the US, Australia, and New Zealand). A great way to honor the special women in your life is to make a special treat for them on this special occasion. Whether that means a full meal or a treat like pie or cake that you can deliver, your mom –… read more
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