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

Jane, Darcie, and I are back for another recap of what happened under the tent. We are really getting to know the bakers, so each departure becomes more difficult. Darcie did the lion's share of this week's recap. I'll just add the recipe links and a few of my favorite funny lines. Jenny's comments for this week: I'm just going… read more

Following the breadcrumbs

The weather here has taken a sharp turn into autumn, with chilly evenings and crisp, clear, cool days. This change of season calls for different foods, moving away from salads and into more comforting fare. Among other things, that means firing up the deep fryer (aka cast iron pot), which I did today to make falafel. This started the clock… read more

November 2021 Great Big Cookbook Club Summary

As our members know, each month we offer at least four 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… read more

The ins and outs of buttermilk

Pancakes, Southern biscuits, cornbread - all benefit from the tangy punch of buttermilk. But not all buttermilks are the same, according to an article from Eater. The dairy product has morphed from its origins as a byproduct of butter making to a cultured product akin to kefir or yogurt. Food historians theorize that buttermilk originated in eastern Europe as animal… read more

The Great British Bake Off / Baking Show Recap – Episode 1 – Cake Week

"Don't bake my tart, my flaky pastry tart." This year Darcie and I are going to give our personal recaps on each episode of GBBO. Below each challenge - I have linked to online recipes on the GBBO site. I have printed out the mini roll cake recipe to make for guests on Tuesday and will come back and post… read more

September 2021 EYB Cookbook Club Summary

Each month we offer at least four cooking options in our Eat Your Books Cookbook Club. This month we have been cooking from: Main option: Cook This Book: Techniques That Teach and Recipes to Repeat by Molly Baz or Jew-ish: A Cookbook: Reinvented Recipes from a Modern Mensch by Jake CohenBaking option: Modern Baking: Cakes, Cookies and Everything in Between by Donna Hay or A Good Bake: The… read more

October 2021 Great Big Cookbook Club Summary

As our members know, each month we offer at least four 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… read more

August 2021 EYB Cookbook Club Summary

Each month we offer at least four cooking options in our Eat Your Books Cookbook Club. This month we have been cooking from: Main option: Ripe Figs: Recipes and Stories from Turkey, Greece, and Cyprus by Yasmin KhanBaking option: Nadiya Bakes by Nadiya HussainOnline option: Jamie Oliver Online Recipes or Yasmin Khan Online RecipesVeg option: Veg: Easy & Delicious Meals for Everyone by Jamie Oliver For past EYB Cookbook Club… read more

September 2021 Great Big Cookbook Club Summary

As our members know, each month we offer at least four 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… read more

July 2021 EYB Cookbook Club Summary

Each month we offer at least four cooking options in our Eat Your Books Cookbook Club. This month we have been cooking from: Main option: Milk Street: Tuesday Nights Mediterranean by Christopher KimballBaking option: Zoë Bakes Cakes by Zoë FrançoisOnline option: Christopher Kimball Online Recipes or Diana Henry Online RecipesVeg option: Vegetable Simple by Eric Ripert For past EYB Cookbook Club summaries, #EYBCookbookClub will pull up an archive of our club’s activities.… read more

August 2021 The Great Big Cookbook Club Roundup

As our members know, each month we offer at least four 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… read more

June 2021 EYB Cookbook Club Summary

Each month we offer at least four cooking options in our Eat Your Books Cookbook Club. This month was a throw back month. We have been repeating any of our favorite books and online options from 2020 and 2021. Those 2020-2021 options can be found here. For past EYB Cookbook Club summaries, #EYBCookbookClub will pull up an archive of our club’s activities. Please note our announcement document… read more

July 2021 The Great Big Cookbook Club Roundup

As our members know, each month we offer at least four 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… read more

May 2021 EYB Cookbook Club Summary

Each month we offer at least four cooking options in our Eat Your Books Cookbook Club. This month we’ve been cooking from the following titles: Main Option: Simply Julia: 110 Easy Recipes for Healthy Comfort Food by Julia Turshen or Nigella Express: 130 Recipes for Good Food, Fast by Nigella LawsonBaking Option: Sweet by Ottolenghi and Helen Goh or BraveTart: Iconic American Desserts by Stella ParksOnline Option: Any online… read more

June 2021 The Great Big Cookbook Club Roundup

As our members know, each month we offer at least four 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… read more

April 2021 EYB Cookbook Club Summary

Each month we offer at least four cooking options in our Eat Your Books Cookbook Club. This month we’ve been cooking from the following titles: Main Option: Cook with Me: More Than 150 Recipes for the Home Cook by Alex GuarnaschelliBaking Option: The King Arthur Flour Baker’s Companion: The All-Purpose Baking Cookbook or any online King Arthur recipes.Online Option: Annabel Langbein online recipesPlant-Based Option: Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan… read more

May 2021 The Great Big Cookbook Club Roundup

As our members know, each month we offer at least four 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… read more

March 2021 EYB Cookbook Club Summary

Each month we offer at least four cooking options in our Eat Your Books Cookbook Club. This month we’ve been cooking from the following titles: Main Option: This Will Make It Taste Good: A New Path to Simple Cooking by Vivian HowardBaking Selection: Dessert Person: Recipes and Guidance for Baking with Confidence by Claire SaffitzOnline Option: Great British Chefs online recipesPlant-based Option: Vegan Richa’s Everyday Kitchen: Epic… read more

April 2021 Great Big Cookbook Club Roundup

As our members know, each month we offer at least four 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… read more

February 2021 EYB Cookbook Club Summary

Each month we offer at least four cooking options in our Eat Your Books Cookbook Club. This month we’ve been cooking from the following titles: Main Option: Jacques Pépin Quick & Simple by Jacques PépinBaking Selection: Snacking Cakes: Simple Treats for Anytime Cravings by Yossy ArefiOnline Option: Any Donna Hay online recipePlant-based Option: Moosewood Cookbook by Mollie Katzen For past EYB Cookbook Club summaries, #EYBCookbookClub will pull up an archive of… read more

March 2021 Great Big Cookbook Club Roundup

As our members know, each month we offer at least four 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… read more

GBBO subscription box now available

We first learned late last year that the Great British Bake Off was putting together a subscription box, and now the boxes are ready to ship. According to the Bake Off Box website, the subscriptions include: All recipes tested by The Great British Bake Off team.The very best ingredients carefully selected from British Suppliers.Variety of different recipes to test your… read more

Curd is the word

Early on in the pandemic I started stocking up on food in case panic buying hit another frenzy. The trouble is, I didn't do a great job of inventory management or organization which led to some redundant purchases, including an abundance of lemons. While citrus fruits do keep well, there are limits on how long they will last. (If you… read more

Why a recipe is more than a collection of ingredients

Several food magazines, websites, and authors have landed in hot water in recent years due to charges of cultural appropriation. Sometimes the recipe developers or writers will push back on the criticism, but others use the gaffe as a learning experience. That seems to be what Food & Wine Magazine is doing following a styling miscue in their January issue.… read more

All Things Baking: 2021 Baking Titles; Online Baking Classes

This week Brian Hart Hoffman from Bake from Scratch announced his new series of baking classes at Williams Sonoma. Brian's classes are great fun and I have attended several in the past and I have registered for the entire upcoming series. The classes have been set up on our calendar. Below I have created an outline showing the topic and… read more
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