August 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

Total recall

A food recall is issued almost every day in the US on either the USDA's recall website (for meat, poultry, and eggs) or the FDA's recall website (for all other foods, medicines, and medical devices). The reasons for the recalls vary - undeclared allergens, potential pathogen contamination, metal debris, undisclosed toxic ingredients, packaging defects - and no product categories are… read more

June 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. We are having a midyear catchup. In September, we will start cooking from new and classic titles. We hope that sharing our favorite recipes will help our Members discover… read more

July 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

Why you should rethink veal

Almost as long as there has been a dairy industry, veal has been a byproduct of it. Male calves are not useful to dairy farmers, and people realized that the immature males made a delicious, tender meat. However, for decades veal's reputation, especially in the US, has been stained by the mistreatment of the animals. In the past couple of… read more

May 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/Online: Milk Street 365: The All-Purpose Cookbook for Every Day of the Year by Christopher Kimball or any Milk Street title or online recipe.Baking: Any Bake from Scratch recipe or online recipeVeg Focused: Any vegetarian or… read more

June 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

Influencers create demand for cottage cheese

While I was reading a recent article in The Guardian about how UK cottage cheese sales were booming, I recalled that I had written about this topic before. It was back in September of 2019, when experts predicted that the dairy product was poised to make a comeback. It may have taken a little longer than those experts predicted, but… read more

Can copycat recipes be trusted?

There are many foods I enjoy out or that are commercially made that I would love to recreate at home, either because I don't live near a store or restaurant that offers the item, or because the restaurant or food no longer exists. Over the years, I've tried copycat recipes for things ranging from Oreos to Krispy Kreme doughnuts to… read more

April 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: Flavour or Flavor by Sabrina Ghayour or any recipe from any of Sabrina’s titles or any Smitten Kitchen recipeOnline: Any Sabrina Ghayour online recipe or any Smitten Kitchen online recipeBaking: Any Joanne Chang recipe (online recipes)Veg Focused: Any vegetarian or… read more

May 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

“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

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

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

February 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: 5 Ingredients Mediterranean: Simple Incredible Food by Jamie Oliver or any recipe from any of his titles.Online: Jamie Oliver onlineBaking: Snacking Bakes or Snacking Cakes or Sweeter off the Vine by Yossy ArefiVeg Focus: Any vegetarian or vegan… read more

March 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

Website takes “jump to the recipe” to a new level

A perennial complaint from people looking for recipes on the internet is that they have to slog through countless photos and irrelevant stories before they eventually get to the recipe. This has led some bloggers to add a hyperlink at the top of each post so that those who don't want to read the story can easily jump to the… read more

The latest cake trend involves setting it on fire

Have you seen any videos of the latest cake decorating trend? It's popped up in the last couple of days on my social media feeds, and this trend is literal fire. According to an article on Eater, "Burn-away cakes have gotten over 174 million views on TikTok since they gained traction on the platform earlier this month." So what is a burn-away… read more

January 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: For past EYB Cookbook Club summaries, #EYBCookbookClub will pull up an archive of our club’s activities. Please note our announcement document shared in the club shares all our options (including those in the… read more

February 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

What’s going on with butter?

Every year since the early 2000s, I have made multiple batches of English toffee to give away during the holidays. For only the second time ever in this time span I encountered total toffee failure: the emulsion split, leaving me with a grainy caramel sitting in pools of fat. I chalked up the outcome to rushing the process and/or stirring… read more

December 2023 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: Cookbook: Milk Street Simple or Any Milk Street Kitchen cookbook or Roast Figs, Sugar Snow: Food to Warm the Soul by Diana HenryOnline: Any Milk Street kitchen online recipe or any Diana Henry online recipeBaking: Any holiday baking – share a photo and where the recipe is from.Veg Option:… read more

January 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

November 2023 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: Cookbook: Veg-table: Recipes, Techniques, and Plant Science for Big-Flavored, Vegetable-Centered Meals or The Flavor Equation: The Science of Great Cooking Explained: More Than 100 Essential Recipes or Season: Big Flavors, Beautiful Food by Nik SharmaOnline: Any Nik Sharma online recipesBaking: Scandinavian from Scratch by Nichole Accettola or The Great Scandinavian Baking… read more

December 2023 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
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