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

The Washington Post’s new recipe site

The Washington Post, which has a large and active food section, unveiled its new recipe site this week. In the announcement, the Post said they were creating the new site to make "it easier than ever for you to find those recipes, save them, print them, use them and interact with us and other readers about them." The Post freshened… read more

October 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: Company: Recipes Menus Advice: The Radically Casual Art of Cooking for Others by Amy Thielen / OR any Ottolenghi book recipeOnline: Any online recipe from Amy Thielen or OttolenghiBaking: Any Paul Hollywood recipeVeg Option: River Cottage Veg Every Day! by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall or online recipe For past EYB Cookbook Club summaries, #EYBCookbookClub will pull… read more

The Great British Bake Off/Baking Show – Week 4 – Chocolate Recap

Last week's disappointing bread week sent Abbi home. There were articles published which hinted that bread week could cause the GBBO to lose the "feel good" momentum it had been building. Let's hope not. Of course, if it is chocolate week, that means scorching hot temperatures in the tent. Get these folks some air conditioners. So hot that Tasha fell… read more

November 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

When you can’t look away

I'll begin this post with a disclaimer: I am not on TikTok and have no plans to join any time soon. When I report on TikTok trends it's because I learned about them via someone's cross-shared post on Instagram or through an online article, like Aaron Hutcherson's latest in The Washington Post. He discusses the reasons we are attracted to… read more

October 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

History of the BLT

I'm not alone in searching for the background of a particular dish; historians and food writers have been doing this for ages. Chef Farideh Sadeghin likewise enjoys digging into food history, in this case the history of the BLT sandwich. As a huge fan of BLTs myself (but only when I can get my hands on fresh garden tomatoes), this… read more

Angel hair pasta is back

I was puzzled when I saw the tweet from Eater stating that angel hair pasta was making a comeback. "Had it ever really left?" I wondered. As I discovered, this is only because I live with an angel hair fanatic: every time I ask what pasta he would like to accompany the sauce I plan to make, the answer is… read more

August 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 our favorite titles, blogs and online recipe sources. 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 past). You will… read more

September 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

The latest TikTok food fad isn’t cool, it’s cold

You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream, and then we throw it at each other. If the latter half of that sentence sounds bizarre to you, that's because you have not yet seen the latest TikTok trend where ice cream shop workers throw a scoop of their product at another team member. Food and Wine dubs this… read more

July 2023 EYB Cookbook Club Summary

Each month we offer at least four cooking options in our Eat Your Books Cookbook Club. This month our selections were: Cookbook: Tenderheart: A Book About Vegetables and Unbreakable Family Bonds by Hetty McKinnon or any Hetty McKinnon title and Milk Street Noodles: Secrets to the World’s Best Noodles, from Fettuccine Alfredo to Pad Thai to Miso Ramen by Christopher Kimball… read more

August 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

Nigella Lawson addresses the ‘girl dinner’ trend

TikTok user Olivia Maher has been credited with coining the phrase 'girl dinner' after posting a video that described how medieval peasants ate, describing it as being terrible because they had nothing to eat but bread, cheese, and perhaps a few vegetables. However, Maher went on to say it was her “ideal meal” before panning to a plate containing of… read more
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