New blogs indexed

In February, Eat Your Books began adding vendor links for particular ingredients to our database. Now we have started indexing the recipes from those vendor sites. A selection of recipes from Diaspora Co. The following four sites have been indexed: Burlap & Barrel (263 recipes)VanillaPura (80 recipes)Diaspora Co. (202 recipes)Hayden Flour Mills (126 recipes) A selection of recipes from Hayden… 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

EYB and ckbk livestream Q & A

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 800 great cookbooks, the majority of which are indexed here on EYB (and more will be indexed every week). For all the details, this earlier post. On March 20th at 3… read more

Upgrade of Bookmarks feature

One of the most common requests from members has been to allow the addition of bookmarks to multiple recipes at once. I'm pleased to announce that feature has today gone live. At the top of your Bookshelf Recipes page you will see a new link Add multiple bookmarks. When you click that a check/tick box appears next to each recipe… read more

Help with buying ingredients

We know it can be frustrating to come across unusual ingredients in a recipe and have no idea where to find them. With online shopping it is much easier now than it used to be - but how do you know that the supplier is reliable and the products are good quality? EYB to the rescue - we are adding… read more

Best selling cookbooks 2023

Last month our friends at cookbook stores around the world gave us their picks for their favorite books of 2023 which we then included in our Best of the Best of 2023. Now we asked them for their top sellers of 2023 (published any year). It would be interesting to compare these charts to non-specialist store/online retailer book sales but it is very… read more

Best of the best 2023

We have assembled 382 lists from around the world to create our 15th annual Best of the Best. The top book of 2023 is.....drum roll......Start Here: Instructions for Becoming a Better Cook by Sohla El-Waylly. As well as the top 10 books of the year plus six runners up, we have charts showing the votes from the UK/Ireland, Canada and Australia/New… read more

EYB is now accessible and translatable

We have added a very cool tool to EYB that improves the usability of the site for our members with disabilities. Click the new green symbol at bottom left of your screen and see all the options - specific accessibility profiles like blind, color blind, dyslexia or ADHD can be selected and the site will adjust accordingly. Or you can… read more

The best books of 2023 by the experts

Who knows cookbooks better than the owners of specialist cookbook stores? They stock and sell thousands of cookbooks and because their stores are focused on food and drink books, they are true experts. They read the books, cook from them and then share their knowledge with their customers. When shopping for cookbook gifts this holiday season, please think about supporting… read more

13,000 Books Indexed!

Earlier this month we shared that Eat Your Books reached a milestone with 2,500,000 indexed recipes and now we are pleased to announce that over 13,000 books have been indexed. Our Library has a great mix of new releases, classic cookbooks and even Member Indexed non-English titles! In addition to these titles, we have connected the EYB database to ckbk’s library… read more

Say hello in Brooklyn

I'm attending a panel on 'The Future of Cookbooks' on Saturday at the Cherry Bombe Cooks & Books event at the ACE Hotel in Brooklyn, New York. If any EYB member is planning to attend, please do say hello. I will be loitering in the hotel lobby in the afternoon (the panel doesn't start until 4:30pm). You can recognize me… read more

2,500,000 recipes indexed

When we launched Eat Your Books in 2009 I couldn't have imagined we would grow the site into what it is today. We launched with 550 cookbooks indexed (about 92,000 recipes) and in the years since we have added almost 6,000 magazine issues and the indexed books total is almost at 13,000. Plus of course 470,000 online recipes. Whew! This… read more

Efforts to stop bot activity

As regular visitors will know, we have been having site performance issues related to very high levels of search bot activity. The bots fire thousands of requests per second at our site which causes the server to get overloaded and grind to a slow crawl or even a halt for anyone else using it (our members). Our short-term solution was… read more

EYB and ckbk are linking up

We are delighted to announce 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 700 great cookbooks, the majority of which are indexed here on EYB (and more will be indexed every week). Every book in the EYB Library that… read more

New blog index: RecipeTin Eats

We have today added a new blog index, RecipeTin Eats. Nagi Maehashi is the voice, cook and photographer behind the Australian food blog with a devoted worldwide following. A former finance executive, Nagi started RecipeTin Eats in 2014 to share her passion for creating affordable everyday meals with the 'wow' factor and classic dishes of the world done right. Nagi and… read more

The best selling books of 2022

Last month our friends at cookbook stores around the world gave us their picks for their favorite books of 2022 which we then included in our Best of the Best of 2022. Now we asked them for their top sellers of 2022 (published any year). It would be interesting to compare these charts to non-specialist store/online retailer book sales but it is very… read more

Increase in membership fees

The EYB membership fees will be increasing on February 1st to $40 per year or $5 per month. This is our first increase since 2015 and the site has developed enormously since then. In case you need a reminder of just a few things that are available on the site: 2.3 million recipes are now indexed, from 12,200+ cookbooks, 5.300+… read more

New blog index: Ottolenghi

We have today added a new blog index, Ottolenghi.co.uk. Ottolenghi's style of food is rooted in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean traditions, but also draws in diverse influences and ingredients from around the world. Check out the 362 recipes indexed from the blog. And because we have also indexed all of Ottolenghi's cookbooks plus his recipes in magazines and newspapers, we have… read more

Best of the best 2022

Despite the continued stresses of the worldwide pandemic, there has been no shortage of wonderful new cookbooks this year. And no shortage of best food and drink book lists celebrating the cream of the crop. We have assembled 332 lists from around the world to create our 14th annual Best of the Best. For years, each time Ottolenghi published a… read more

Best cookbooks of 2022 by the experts

Who knows cookbooks better than the owners of specialist cookbook stores? They stock and sell thousands of cookbooks and because their stores are focused on food and drink books, they are true experts. They read the books, cook from them and then share their knowledge with their customers. When shopping for cookbook gifts this holiday season, please think about supporting… read more

New Feature: EYBD Preview indexes

In March 2018, EYB launched our EYBDigital Preview and EYBDigital Recipe feature. An EYBD Preview is where a selection of full pages are available with many including a sampling of recipes. Please see this article for a full explanation of EYBD Previews and Recipes. To date we have 1,445 EYBD Previews in our Library. Of those Previews 890 are attached… 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

NEW FEATURE: ‘No Recipes’ books

We have had the Indexing status 'No Recipes' for some time but until now you could not use that as a filter. You now can! 'No Recipes' is one of the selections under the Only Show filters on the right (or under the Menu on a phone) when you are in Library Books or My Bookshelf Books. 'No Recipes' books… read more

New blog index: Green Kitchen Stories

We have today added a new blog index, Green Kitchen Stories by David Frankiel & Luise Vindahl. Their recipes are for healthy and simple vegetarian food with natural ingredients, whole grains, good fats, fruit and vegetables. David and Luise live in Stockholm with their adorable family. In addition to the wonderful recipes, gorgeously photographed by David, there are posts about… read more

NEW FEATURE: Adding a book to the EYB Library

Until now the only way for members to add a missing book to the EYB Library was to import the ISBN number using Import Books, which is available under the My Bookshelf tab (for Premium members only). We then import the book data from Amazon. However this system did not allow for books without an ISBN number or books not… read more
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