June 2022 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

April 2022 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: Nigella Lawson – online recipes – add Nigella’s blog to your bookshelf for easy access to all Nigella’s blog recipesYotam Ottolenghi – online recipesMichael Smith (CA) – online recipesAnna Olson – online recipesIna Garten – online recipesDeb Perelman – online recipes – add the Smitten Kitchen blog to your bookshelfMaggie Beer – online recipes – add the Maggie Beer blog to… read more

The Washington Post temporarily drops paywall

Voraciously, the culinary section of The Washington Post, is one of the best food sections in the US. WaPo's talented food writers including G. Daniela Galarza, Becky Krystal, Tom Sietsema, Joe Yonan, and Matt Brooks, share excellent and varied recipes, tips and tricks, general kitchen wisdom, and entertaining food news. In honor of Earth Day, WaPo is lifting its paywall… read more

May 2022 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 new ‘food fights’

I love the Eat Your Books Cookbook Club plus several other food groups on Facebook. The ones I frequent have a spirit of collegiality, a warm and welcoming vibe, and plenty of insightful commentary. Apparently not all Facebook food groups follow this pattern, however, as Eater's Amy McCarthy explains as she documents recipe groups where drama rules the day. McCarthy… read more

March 2022 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: Cookbook: One: Pot, Pan, Planet: A Greener Way to Cook for You, Your Family and the Planet by Anna JonesClassic Cookbook: The Modern Cook’s Year: Over 250 Vibrant Vegetable Recipes to See You Through the Seasons by Anna JonesBaking: Any recipes from… read more

April 2022 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 2022 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: Cookbook: Together: Memorable Meals, Made Easy by Jamie OliverClassic Title: Jamie's 30 Minute Meals: A Revolutionary Approach to Cooking Good Food Fast by Jamie OliverBaking: The Best of Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: Favorite Recipes from… read more

March 2022 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

Epicurious installs a paywall

We have just learned that the Epicurious website (a Condé Nast venture), which hosts recipe archives from the late Gourmet Magazine as well as Bon Appétit Magazine, has put up a paywall for all of the site's recipes. Epicurious is offering access to recipes for an introductory rate of $30 USD per year, with the rate going to $40/year thereafter. It… read more

January 2022 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: Cookbook: A Cook’s Book: The Essential Nigel Slater by Nigel SlaterClassic Title: The Kitchen Diaries: A Year in the Kitchen with Nigel Slater by Nigel SlaterBaking: The Best of Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: Favorite Recipes from… read more

February 2022 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

December 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: That Sounds So Good: 100 Real-Life Recipes for Every Day of the Week by Carla Lalli MusicBaking option: One Tin Bakes Easy: Foolproof Cakes, Traybakes, Bars and Bites from Gluten-free to Vegan and Beyond by Edd Kimber… read more

January 2022 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

Best recipes of 2021

In a second year of lots of folks doing more home cooking than ever before, finding new recipes to break out of the cooking doldrums was essential. Judging by the end of year "best recipe" lists on my social media feed, people the world over have been busy experimenting with new flavors and ingredients, and I'd like to share these… read more

A new baking show just in time for the holidays

What happens when you mix a reality baking show with two veterans of Saturday Night Live? A really good time, according to The Kitchn. They bring us news that SNL alums Maya Rudolph and Andy Samberg have teamed up to host Baking It, a new reality show that premieres on Peacock in just over a week. The show not only… read more

The Great British Bake Off / Baking Show Recap Episode 9 – Semi-finals – Patisserie Week

Jane, Darcie, and I are back for another recap of what happened under the tent during the semi-finals where the bakers had to tackle three difficult Patisserie-styled challenges. Any narrative not labeled is from Jenny. No matter your feelings about Jürgen - some love him, some not so much - this was a hard week for me to watch. During… read more

November 2021 Eat Your Books 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: Ottolenghi Test Kitchen: Shelf Love by Yotam Ottolenghi or How to Cook: The 100 Essential Recipes Everyone Should Know by Darina AllenBaking option: Baking with Dorie: Sweet, Salty & Simple by Dorie Greenspan or Life Is What You… read more

The Great British Bake Off / Baking Show Recap Episode 8 – Free-From Week

Jane, Darcie, and I are back for another recap of what happened under the tent during "free-from" week. The bakers had to create dairy-free ice cream sandwiches, vegan sausage rolls and a gluten-free celebration cake. I thought the bakers did really well especially given this week's theme. I am too sad to write much more as Lizzie was sent home.… read more

December 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 Great British Bake Off / Baking Show Recap Episode 6 – Pastry Week

Jane, Darcie, and I are back for another recap of what happened under the tent during pastry week. Before I begin with my thoughts on pastry week, I would like to address the attack on Prue Leith for saying a bite of something was "worth every calorie". Without thinking, I say that type of thing all the time and am… read more

Good Food Kitchen is the cooking show you didn’t know you needed

Who needs another cooking program? If that is your first thought on hearing of a new show debuting, you might want to reserve judgment until after you watch Good Food Kitchen, hosted by Danielle Alvarez and Adam Liaw, a new "chop-and-chat show that takes viewers behind the scenes as Good Food's recipes come to life." The program debuted earlier this… read more

October 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: To Asia, With Love: Everyday Asian Recipes and Stories from the Heart by Hetty McKinnon or Flavors of the Sun: The Sahadi’s Guide to Understanding, Buying, and Using Middle Eastern Ingredients by Christine Sahadi WhelanBaking option: Sheet… read more

The Great British Bake Off / Baking Show Recap Episode 5 – German Week

Jane, Darcie, and I are back for another recap of what happened under the tent this week: German Week or as Lizzie named it: Jürgen Week and stated that "We're just here for the ride". I will be first to admit I had no idea who Noel and Matt were parodying in the opening number but I do know it… read more

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
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