Joanna Gaines’ second cookbook available for preorder

To say that Magnolia Table, the debut cookbook from HGTV star Joanna Gaines, was a smash is an understatement. The book was #2 on the list of bestselling books following its release - not just on the list of cookery books, but of all books (it was second only to Michelle Obama's memoir). In June, Joanna teased fans with an… read more

Historic menu inspires an artful cookbook

Art inspires life inspires art. This truism is fully in effect in Esther Choi's new cookbook titled Le Corbuffet: Edible Art and Design, out this month from Germany's Prestel publishing house. The journey to writing a cookbook began as a series of dinner parties that Choi - an artist, architectural historian, and self-taught cook - hosted for friends after she… read more

Family recipes that revealed a secret

When Genie Milgrom was growing up, she never noticed that a family secret lurked in the recipes that her mother and grandmother made. Raised in a devoutly Catholic household, Milgrom never questioned the idiosyncrasies of her family's foods. They never mixed meat and dairy in the same meal, and they always cracked eggs into a separate bowl to make sure… read more

Why we love chef’s signature dishes

The restaurant business is a tough segment to navigate successfully. There is always a high level of competition, which is why many chefs create a dish that they hope stands out from the pack - things such as Dominique Ansel's Cronut are the result of this pressure, combined with a chef's own impulse to create. Once diners experience a dish,… read more

Samin Nosrat’s new gig

It's been a busy year for Samin Nosrat. In the spring she announced that she was writing a follow-up book to Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat; she appeared on the Jimmy Kimmel Live! program and she released a series of watercolor illustrations from her smash cookbook. Recently she announced another gig: editing The Best American Food Writing 2019. Last year's edition… read more

Must Have Books for Fall 2019

We are proud of our global membership here at Eat Your Books. With a world of cookbooks to cover our "lists" are heftier than others. Even though this preview post takes into consideration cookbooks from all points on the map, I did try to pare it down for brevity's sake. That being said, please know that there are myriad titles… read more

Cookbook Kickstarter – Cambodian Cuisine

One of our members brought an interesting Kickstarter to my attention this morning that strives to preserve Cambodian cuisine: NHUM - Restoring The Lost Flavors of Cambodia. Chef Nak founded her business, Rotanak, two years ago with the express mission to protect and preserve Cambodian cuisine and to bring it to the world stage. She has spent years gathering knowledge and… read more

Ottolenghi and Tamini Book News

We have Ottolenghi news! Essential Ottolenghi: The Collection will be released in November of this year. For the first time in paperback, the deluxe boxed set features 280 recipes from the New York Times bestselling cookbooks Plenty More and Ottolenghi Simple. This release will help excite a new batch of cooks (it would make a wonderful graduation or wedding present). The beloved author… read more

Worldwide Best Cookbooks January – June 2019

I've written some combination of the following words at various times over the last four years: cookbooks just keep getting better. Cookbook lovers are demanding more including photographs that inspire, recipes that tempt us, unique flavor combinations and an escape from our everyday lives all wrapped up between two covers. To make December's work easier, I've divided my best/favorites list… read more

Sifratna by Amjaad Al-Hussain

Last week, The Washington Post featured an interview with Amjaad Al-Hussain author of Sifratna: Recipes from our Yemeni Kitchen and I immediately had to order the book.   While I am waiting for my copy to arrive in the mail, I wanted to share an EYBDigital preview with our members. This preview will take you inside Amjaad's gorgeous book and features the introduction… read more

Summer 2019 Cookbook Previews

For those of us who feel as if we just decked our halls with boughs of holly, it's frightening to realize how quickly six months have passed. June and July are slower months in the publishing world but we still have a few great books to look forward to before August begins the madness that is Cookbooktober. For a peek… read more

Winners of the 2019 IACP Cookbook Awards

This year's annual International Association of Culinary Professionals conference was held in Santa Fe, New Mexico. At a ceremony held last evening, the association announced the winners of its 2019 IACP Cookbook, Digital Media, Food Photography & Styling Awards.  It was a good year for both Cook's Illustrated/America's Test Kitchen and its former leader, Christopher Kimball. The latter snagged the award… read more

May 2019 Cookbook Previews

It's preview time! This month's releases bring us a nice variety of titles from Italian small plates to pizza making, barbecue secrets, to unleashing vegetables from the amazing Jose Andrés. EYBDigital titles are noted and other pertinent information is  shared.  As always, if I have the book, I will share a blurb - if I do not, I hope to… read more

Joy of Cooking is getting an upgrade

First published in 1931 and created as a way to overcome a tragic event, the classic and authoritative Joy of Cooking has been in print for nearly ninety years. This fall, the book that taught generations of people how to cook is getting a facelift for the first time in over a decade. The new edition honors Joy's extraordinary history,… read more

Everything Old is New Again

I started to draft this post last week, but pressing work caused it to be set aside. On Friday, seeing my friend and author Sandra Gutierrez' article in the Washington Post spurred me into action. In "Dated but not forgotten, these old food trends deserve a revival" Sandra brings back crepes, layered bean dip and chicken Marbella. It is said, "if you… read more

The Perfect Afternoon Tea Recipe Book – EYBD Promotion

Now with EYBDigital, if you buy a print book within the promotional period, for the first time you will have access to the full EYBD cookbook wherever you can access EYB - on vacation, at work, in the grocery store, etc. In addition to the digital book, all the features of EYB will be included in the access, at no… read more

Q & A with Bitten Nielsen of Copenhagen’s Kogebogeriet

We are always delighted when we learn about a cookbook store that we have not yet discovered. One of our Members clued us unto a bookstore that recently opened in Copenhagen, called Kogebogeriet, which means "The Cookbookery". It is the first and only bookstore in Copenhagen, and it carries a broad collection of international and domestic titles. Kogebogeriet is owned… read more

Hidden in Plain Sight

Vintage cookbooks offer a fascinating glimpse into the cultures and foodways of yesteryear. Many times these gems slip into oblivion, and the knowledge and history they represent is forgotten. At the University of Michigan, Special Collections Curator  Juli McLoonen and Adjunct Curator Jan Longone are doing their best to make sure one special old cookbook is remembered. As part of… read more

Sugar Rebels – EYBDigital Promotion

Now with EYBDigital, if you buy a print book within the promotional period, for the first time you will have access to the full EYBD cookbook wherever you can access EYB - on vacation, at work, in the grocery store, etc. In addition to the digital book, all the features of EYB will be included in the access, at no… read more

Boragó sets a new record on our website

Just when you think you've heard of every ingredient imaginable, you find out there is so much more to learn. The new cookbook Boragó, by Rodolfo Guzmán, the chef/owner of a Santiago, Chile restaurant, has set the EYB record for most new ingredients added to the EYB ingredient database, requiring 279 new items.  We have more than 44,000 ingredients listed in… read more

2019 IACP Cookbook Award nominees announced

Earlier this evening, the IACP announced the nominees for its 2019 cookbook and food writing awards. You will definitely see many EYB Member favorites, including several tomes that also made the James Beard Foundation's shortlist, such as Everyday Dorie by Dorie Greenspan, Milk Street: Tuesday Nights by Christopher Kimball, Feast: Food of the Islamic World by Anissa Helou, and Season: Big Flavors, Beautiful Food by Nik Sharma.  IACP… read more

Fortnum & Mason 2019 Food and Drink Awards nominees announced

Fortnum & Mason has long been a resource for English cookery, providing quality ingredients to generations of cooks since its founding in 1707. The company's annual food and drink awards celebrate the best publications and broadcasts in the UK and Republic of Ireland. Today, Fortnum & Mason announced its shortlist for the 2019 awards, given in 13 categories and judged… read more

My Bangladesh Kitchen – EYBD Promotion

With EYBDigital, if you buy a print book within the promotional period, for the first time you will have access to the full EYBD cookbook wherever you can access EYB - on vacation, at work, in the grocery store, etc. In addition to the digital book, all the features of EYB will be included in the access, at no cost… read more

Ramen – EYBD Promotion

Now with EYBDigital, if you buy a print book within the promotional period, for the first time you will have access to the full EYBD cookbook wherever you can access EYB - on vacation, at work, in the grocery store, etc. In addition to the digital book, all the features of EYB will be included in the access, at no… read more

April 2019 Cookbook Previews

It happens every time. Every month, the anticipation of new cookbooks arriving builds and I am amazed by the "must have" designation I assign to many of them. But in the same measure, I have a tiny wish that so many of the new releases wouldn't be keepers. Why would an avid cookbook junkie say such a thing? It is… read more
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