UK Guild of Food Writers Awards announces 2022 winners

In May we shared a list of nominees for the UK Guild of Food Writers 2022 Awards - the 25th anniversary of these prestigious honors - and following last evening's ceremony held at London's Royal Institution, we now know the winners in each category. The evening's honorees included Dan Saladino, who received two awards for Eating to Extinction: The World’s… read more

James Beard Cookbook Award winners

The James Beard Foundation announced the winners of its 2022 Cookbook Awards tonight in a ceremony held in Chicago which Jane and Darcie attended (Jenny had to cancel at the last minute and is here working on this post that Darcie set up for her). EYB is proud to say that Jenny was selected to be on the James Beard… read more

2022 Gourmand Cookbook Awards

This year marks the 27th Anniversary of the Gourmand Cookbook Awards. The awards are split into Food Culture Awards and Drink Culture Awards. Each category contains four winners, considered the “Best in the World” for their respective topics or regions. The list is sprawling and contains worldwide submissions for various cities, countries, and subjects, including Food Books Fighting Covid 19,… read more

Jane and I talk cookbooks with TASTE

Recently, Jane and I had the pleasure of speaking with Matt Rodbard of TASTE to discuss our favorite topic - cookbooks - on the TASTE podcast. The first portion of this podcast features Ji Hye Kim, one of Food & Wine's new best chefs of 2021 and we bring up the rear of the podcast. We discussed spring titles, cookbook… read more

Guild of Food Writers announces 25th Anniversary Awards finalists

The UK Guild of Food Writers has published the list of finalists for its 25th anniversary annual Awards. The winners will be announced at an in-person event at London's Royal Institution on Wednesday, 22 June 2022. Below is a selection of the finalist categories and nominees. There is a fair amount of overlap between this list and the Fortnum and… read more

Fortnum & Mason Food Awards 2022

The Fortnum & Mason Food Awards celebrate their tenth anniversary highlighting the best in food and drink writing and broadcasting in the UK. In a blurb on the awards home page, F&M CEO Tom Athron's noted the milestone by saying "In 2022 we celebrate ten years of discovering and championing the achievements of the UK’s writers, editors, publishers, photographers and… read more

The Art of Eating Prize for 2022

The Art of Eating magazine first appeared in 1986 in the form of an eight-page black-and-white newsletter written by Edward Behr. After three decades in print, it transformed into a digital-only, advertising-free magazine with subscribers and contributors around the world. The magazine is about the best food and wine – what it is, how it is produced, and where to find it… read more

The James Beard Cookbook Awards are back – here are the nominees

After a one-year hiatus - due in part to the pandemic but also to controversy surrounding the lack of diversity in its awards programs - the James Beard Foundation has announced the nominees for its 2022 Media Awards, which includes cookbooks. This list covers 2021 and 2022, so only the best of the best books have made the cut. JBF… read more

Another print domino falls

Since DotDash purchased Des Moines-based Meredith publishing late last year, they have shaken up the magazine behemoth with a slew of changes, not the least of which was shuttering the print editions of six magazines so far this year. We can add a seventh to the list, as DotDash Meredith just announced that it would end print publication of Martha… read more

RUSA publishes a list of essential cookbooks for 2022

The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) is a division of the American Library Association. RUSA serves all types of libraries in reference, user services, adult readers advisory and collection development The organization publishes an annual list of what it deems as "essential cookbooks," and while it skipped 2021 due to Covid, it has announced its list for 2022. Called… read more

EatingWell Magazine to end print publication

Another longstanding culinary magazine is moving to digital-only. Dotdash Meredith, which publishes EatingWell, announced that effective immediately, that magazine along with Entertainment Weekly, InStyle, Health, Parents and People en Español, would cease print publications. The April issues will be the last print magazines to hit newsstands. According to Dotdash Meredith CEO Neil Vogel, this announcement should not come as a shock.… read more

André Simon Food and Drink Book Awards 2021 Shortlist

And just like that, it's cookbook award season, with the announcement of the shortlist of the André Simon Food and Drink Book Awards 2021. Simon was the charismatic leader of the English wine trade for almost all of the first half of the 20th century, and the grand old man of literate connoisseurship for a further 20 years. In 66 years… read more

Save on an e-book bundle and support a charity

I just discovered a great deal on a bundle of amazing e-books that has the bonus of raising money for two deserving charities. The Humble Book Bundle features 30 great books from Chronicle, including Season by Nik Sharma, American Sfoglino by Evan Funke (winner of a James Beard Award for photography), Flour by Joanne Chang, Ruhlman's Twenty by Michael Ruhlman,… read more

Spring 2022 Cookbook Preview

It's time for a Spring preview post which will cover all titles from February to May. Please note EYB's Spring preview is much larger than most as we feature books from around the world. While preparing this preview a few of the Spring titles were moved so if you are looking for a book, check the 2022 preview post for updates. Speaking… read more

Top fifty 2021 books added to EYB Members Bookshelves

A member posted an interesting question after reading Jane's top selling books of 2021: She wanted to know which books from 2021 were added to the most members' bookshelves. (This was a great question and we'll add this report to our yearly summaries in the future.) I took an hour and went through the listing of 2021 books in our… read more

Buried treasure: cookbooks lost at sea

Things have not been easy with cookbook production since COVID hit and the hits keep coming. As I have stated many times, delays in shipping and shortages of all types have wreaked havoc with cookbook releases. Last year, a publicist told me that an entire shipment of their books had caught fire at sea and now we learn of another… read more

The best selling books of 2021

Last month our friends at cookbook stores around the world gave us their picks for their favorite books of 2021 which we then included in our Best of the Best of 2021. Now we asked them for their top sellers of 2021. It would be interesting to compare these charts to non-specialist store/online retailer book sales but it is very hard to get… read more

Best of the Best 2021

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 323 lists from around the world to create our 13th annual Best of the Best. Each time Ottolenghi has a new cookbook… read more

Cookbooks continue to be bright spot for publishers

After Amazon and other online merchants pulled the rug out from under brick-and-mortar booksellers both by selling physical books more cheaply and by introducing e-books, pundits claimed that the end of print books was nigh. It's true that the publishing industry faced some hard times, with mergers becoming the norm and some publishers folding entirely, but 2021 has proved to… read more

Best cookbooks of 2021 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

Jenny’s Best Cookbooks of 2021 & Worldwide Giveaway

It is that time of year again for best lists. Jane is working on tabulating the best lists from around the world and we'll have more on that soon. Today, I am going to provide a brief listing of the books (I find myself laughing as I really tried to keep this brief) that I have loved this year along… read more

Winners of the 2021 Gourmand Awards

The winners of Gourmand's Best in the World 2021 awards were feted today at a ceremony at Les Cordeliers, Paris. According to Gourmand's President Edouard Cointreau, Les Cordeliers is the most historic setting used by the Gourmand Awards as Les Cordeliers is a gorgeous Medieval monastery/convent turned into the French Revolution Club led by Danton. The ceremony was originally planned… read more

Mary Berry says she is never too old to learn

Dame Mary Berry has earned the right to retire from public life if she wants to, but the octogenarian is still going strong, hosting a new series 'Love to Cook' that premiered yesterday on BBC Two. In the first episode, Mary shows us that in addition to cooking, she loves to get in the garden and grow her own produce.… read more

IVFF announces the winners of its first-ever vegan cookbook awards

The fourth annual International Vegan Film Festival (IVFF) recently announced its 2021 award winners including the first-ever vegan cookbook contest presented by Wicked Kitchen. The IVFF is taking place virtually this year from October 30th - November 14th.  According to the IVFF, their vegan cookbook competition is the only one of its kind in the world. Submissions to the festival were sent… read more

IACP Cookbook Awards 2021 winners

We are foregoing our usual antipasto post to bring you cookbook awards! In a ceremony last evening, the IACP announced the winners of its 2021 Cookbook Awards. America's Test Kitchen had a very good evening, with three of their books claiming top honors: Meat Illustrated: A Foolproof Guide to Understanding and Cooking with Cuts of All Kinds in the General category,… read more
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