Annabel Langbein on her US television debut

Annabel Langbein is New Zealand's leading celebrity cook, food writer and publisher, and the star of her own successful international television series, Annabel Langbein The Free Range Cook. Annabel has self-published 18 cookbooks, which have won numerous international awards, been translated into multiple languages and sold close to two million copies throughout Europe, North America and Australasia. Now she is… read more

Annabel Langbein tackles US market

As some of you may know Jane and I (the founders of EYB) grew up in England, though I was born in Australia and now live in New Zealand and Jane now lives in Boston, USA. Probably because of our international background, we have always wanted EYB to be a site for cookbooks the world over (at least English language… read more

eCookbook and subscription giveaway – The Journey & Laurent Gras’ My Provence

The Journey is the first edition in the Alta Editions Cooking Series, a new online cookbook series featuring stories and exclusive recipes from some of the world's most inspiring chefs. This edition features four remarkable New York City-based women chefs: Katy Sparks, executive chef of Tavern on the Green; Maneet Chauhan, a judge on Food Network's "Chopped;" Alex Raij, chef and co-owner of Txikito, El Quinto… read more

Publisher Profile: Alta Editions produces easy-to-use online cookbooks

We're straying a bit from our usual author profile to profile a publisher - Alta Editions. Alta is part of a new wave of publishers that focuses on online publications for computers, tablets, and smart phones. They just published the first volume (The Journey) of an online cooking subscription series which features personal stories and recipes from top chefs such as… read more

Cookbook giveaway – Lantern Cookery Classics Box Set, Volume One

  Our newest cookbook giveaway is just for our Australian and New Zealand members. We're offering the Lantern Cookery Classics Box Set, Volume One, which includes individual books containing classic recipes  by six celebrated Australian chefs:   Stephanie Alexander, Matt Moran, Gary Mehigan,  Kylie Kwong,  George Calombaris,  and Maggie Beer.       To win one of the cookbook sets, just post a comment below answering the… read more

Buy 1 EYB Gift Voucher get 1 Free!

Limited time only We think that you deserve a break this holiday season so the team here at Eat Your Books have been whipping up a little treat for you!   Buy your gift certificate before November 30th and you'll be in the drawing to win Nathan Myhrvold's fabulous new book, The Photography of Modernist Cuisine. Valued at $120, your… read more

EYB survey: Read our results

In a recent survey we asked you to tell us what you thought of Eat Your Books and how you used it - we were delighted with the number that responded. It's your feedback and support that will help us continue to improve the site. We wanted to share with you some of the responses. How you heard about EYB:… read more

Cookbook giveaway – Recipes and Secrets from Our Test Kitchen: 80 Years of Wisdom from Australia’s Most Famous Kitchen

Today, we're offering a special giveaway just for our members with Australian and New Zealand addresses.  The Australian Women's Weekly cookbooks are renowned for their reliability as each recipe is Triple Tested for success in the famous AWW Test Kitchen. They are some of the world's most successful cookbooks and can be found in almost every English-speaking country; they are… read more

Me and my cookbooks – September 2013

We're hearing from a lot of you that you've enjoyed meeting some of our EYB members through our Me and my Cookbooks Monthly feature. We'd love to introduce as many as we can -  If you'd like to be featured, just email us at    Our featured EYB member this month is James Glucksman (EYB member jlg84), currently resident… read more

The Gift that Keeps on Giving!

It's that time of year when the gift lists are prepared and the inevitable "What do you want…?" questions start. If you have friends or family members who love to cook from great recipes - consider giving them an Eat Your Books gift voucher to help them organize their recipe collection.  Here are a few suggestions for the perfect gift… read more

New Features on EYB

At EYB we're always tweaking things to make members' experiences more enjoyable. We've just released a new version that includes a few changes: Improved pagination - search results are now shown in pages - a feature that many members have requested. Increase speed when displaying search results. To achieve this we have removed 'search as you type'. You now have… read more

Mobile version of Eat Your Books

  We are delighted to announce our new mobile phone version. It's so simple to use - next time you access Eat Your Books on your phone, the mobile version will automatically load in a readable format. The mobile version makes it easier to access your book and recipe search results when you're out and about. We will continue to… read more

IACP Cookbook Award Winners

This week at the IACP Awards in New York, Jane had the great honor of presenting the Eat Your Books General Cookbook Award to Molly Stevens.  Not only is Molly a wonderful cookbook author, she has been an EYB member and supporter for a long time. We were delighted that she also won the Single Subject Award - she was bemused… read more

A whole new look, a new blog and a new home page!

You will have noticed a new look to Eat Your Books when you signed in today.  We have done a bit of a reorg and we hope you like it.   Your Home page will now feed you the latest news on books, recipes, authors and what's happening in the food world.  The latest blog items will feature on your… read more

James Beard award nominations

The James Beard Foundation have announced its annual award nominations for book awards, journalism, design and graphics, broadcast and media, and restaurant and chefs. Known as the 'Oscars of the food world', the ceremonies are spread over two nights with media on May 4th and restaurants and chefs on May 7th.   For a list of the cookbook nominations see the… read more

Come and meet your favorite cookbook authors in New York

This contest is now closed. Congratulations to Melanie who wins the cookbook and to Monica B, Katya and Maryanne who are joining us at the IACP Culinary Expo. Can you all please email us at with your email addresses. Come and Join us in New York!  This year's IACP conference is in New York, with some great food celebrities confirmed… read more

Best cookbooks of 2011

At the end of every year the lists of Top or Best or Favorite cookbooks start appearing. For the 3rd year running we've compiled all these lists for the Eat Your Books Best of the Best Cookbooks list. This year we're delighted to announce joint winners - Momofuku Milk Bar by Christina Tosi and Plentyby Yotam Ottolenghi. The list is an amalgamation of 195… read more

Add Recipes from any* food website to your Bookshelf!

Few people source their recipes from just one place. We're spoilt for choice these days with great cookbooks, enticing magazines, those wonderful recipes friends pass on to us, and who hasn't seen a recipe on a website that they'd love to cook one day. Keeping track of all your recipes from all these sources is now possible - you can… read more

More new features

As well as personal recipe indexing - we've added a few more features that we hope you'll enjoy. EYB has become a lot more colorful with the addition of images for your online recipes.  If you're using the "online recipes" filter you'll see images for the recipes and when you're in the details page you can zoom out to a larger… read more

Add your personal recipes and clippings to your Bookshelf

Do you have stacks of recipe clippings that you've saved from magazines; been given by friends; printed out from the internet?  They seemed so delicious at the time but, once they go into that big, black hole - called the 'clippings file/box/drawer' they seem to disappear once they're swallowed up by your filing system.  Trying to recall what that recipe… read more

500,000 recipes indexed

500,000 recipes indexed - that's a lot of data inputting! Many people assume that this is an automated process - no, it's all done manually!  It's the only way we can provide such precise and accurate recipe searches by ingredients and categories.  No other recipe search engine does this!  We have a wonderful team of indexers headed by Deborah who take on any challenge… read more

Cookbook Voyeurism!! Install the EYB Widget

Have you ever clicked on another member's username to see the list of books they own?  It's the next best thing to standing in front of their bookcase.  Now we've made it easier for you to browse 1,000s of other members' Bookshelves, and compare them with your own collection.  We've made several improvements to the profile page and will continue… read more

Add blogs to your bookshelf

To make Eat Your Books even more useful we are adding blogs and food websites so you can now search ALL the recipes you want to use - whether they are in your cookbooks, in your magazines or on your favorite website.   Over the next few months we'll be adding more blogs and websites and we'd love to hear which… read more

Magazine indexing

You may have noticed a proliferation of Cook's Illustrated and Bon Appetit magazines in the EYB Library's latest indexed list. Now that we have the ability to index magazines we have several indexers making their way through piles of old magazines. We've been running a survey on the Community page to find out from you which magazines you'd like indexed. The… read more

Cookbook awards season

Just as January and February are movie awards months with the Golden Globes, BAFTAs and the Oscars so May and June are cookbook awards months. The season kicked off on Friday night with the prestigious James Beard Awards event in New York City. We have a list of all the nominees and winners. Next on June 2 the international cookbook awards will… read more
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