EYB Cookbook Club Feb-April 2020

Our community at Eat Your Books share our thoughts on recipes from our monthly cooking and baking selections in our clubs:  Eat Your Books Cookbook Club and Sweet Eat Your Books Cookbook Club. This month we’ve been cooking from the following titles: Main Selection:  Nothing Fancy  by Alison Roman and share any repeats from 2019 that you loved Online Option: Any online recipe from EYB Baking: Any online… read more

Frittering the hours away

Maybe it was all those images of latkes that floated through my social media feeds or perhaps it was the falafel I ate for lunch a few days ago, but whatever the reason, I have recently been dreaming of fritters. Fritters are fabulous because they are fried, of course, but you can also feel less guilty because many fritter recipes… read more

December 2019 EYB Cookbook Club Summary

We have a helpful community here at Eat Your Books that has flowed into our Eat Your Books Cookbook Club and Sweet Eat Your Books Cookbook Club, places where we share our successes and fails in cooking and baking from specific cookbook titles. This month we’ve been cooking from the following titles: Main Selection: Milk Street – The New Rules or The Way to Cook by Julia… read more

November 2019 EYB Cookbook Club Summary

We have a helpful community here at Eat Your Books that has flowed into our Eat Your Books Cookbook Club and Sweet Eat Your Books Cookbook Club, places where we share our successes and fails in cooking and baking from specific cookbook titles. This month we’ve been cooking from the following titles: Main option: From the Oven to the Table by Diana Henry  Online option: Diana HenryBaking: The… read more

October 2019 EYB Cookbook Club Summary

We have an incredible community here at Eat Your Books that has flowed into our Eat Your Books Cookbook Club and Sweet Eat Your Books Cookbook Club, places where we share our successes and fails in cooking and baking from specific cookbook titles. This month we’ve been cooking from the following titles: Main Selection: Jamie Oliver’s 30 Minute Meals or 5 IngredientsOnline option: Jamie OliverBaking: When Pies Fly by… read more

September 2019 EYB Cookbook Club Summary

This has been a busy month in our cookbook club! We have an incredible community here at Eat Your Books that has flowed into our Eat Your Books Cookbook Club and Sweet Eat Your Books Cookbook Club, places where we share our successes and fails in cooking and baking from specific cookbook titles. This month we’ve been cooking from the following titles: Main… read more

August 2019 EYB Cookbook Club

Check out what's been cooking in our clubs and what our October through January options are! We have an incredible community here at Eat Your Books that has flowed into our Eat Your Books Cookbook Club and Sweet Eat Your Books Cookbook Club, places where we share our successes and fails in cooking and baking from specific cookbook titles. This… read more

Semifreddo hits all the right notes

It can be a challenge to write a blog that is read by people all over the world. When it's blistering hot in one hemisphere, the other is dreading the next winter storm. There are a few foods that transcend the seasons, such as ice cream. Unless you own an ice cream maker - an indulgence if you do not… read more

Getting to know black lentils

I must admit to having an aversion to lentils. This is probably due to the fact that as a young vegetarian who was a rubbish cook, I ate far too many bland dishes of underseasoned, mushy legumes. If only I had known about black lentils, aka beluga or caviar lentils, back then. Although regular lentils tend to disintegrate when cooked,… read more

July 2019 EYB Cookbook Club

We have an incredible community here at Eat Your Books that has flowed into our Eat Your Books Cookbook Club and Sweet Eat Your Books Cookbook Club, places where we share our successes and fails in cooking and baking from specific cookbook titles. This month we've been cooking from the following titles: Main selection: Milk Street: Tuesday Nights: More Than… read more

Homemade ice cream: low effort, high reward

Some food items have a very low reward to effort ratio. Foods like homemade ketchup seem like a lot of work for a product that is, to most people, little to no better than the purchased version. Every person has his own effort to reward ratio that guides his cooking. But no matter what your cooking style may be, you… read more

Spice support: basil

Few things scream summertime more than a caprese salad with fresh basil. A member of the mint family, basil is a workhorse in the Italian kitchen, but that is far from the only cuisine that makes good use of this aromatic herb.  Like mint, basil has several varieties, each with its own unique aroma and flavor. There are also several related… read more

Uses for leftover hot dog buns

I firmly believe there is a conspiracy afoot between hot dog makers and hot dog bun manufacturers. How else can you explain that hot dogs generally come in packages of 10 but the buns are sold in 8-packs? This means you have to buy an extra package of buns to make sure there is a bun for every dog, which… read more

June 2019 Eat Your Books Cookbook Club Summary

We have an incredible community here at Eat Your Books that has flowed into our Eat Your Books Cookbook Club and Sweet Eat Your Books Cookbook Club, places where we share our successes and fails in cooking and baking from specific cookbook titles. This month we've been cooking from the following titles: Main selection: Around my French Table or Red… read more

Get enthused to infuse

Wander down the aisles of any decent-sized liquor store and you are bound to see scores of flavored spirits. You will find everything from spiced rum to cucumber gin to peach and orange blossom vodka. Usually these flavored liquors command a premium price, and if you end up not liking the taste, you might find yourself with a mostly-full bottle… read more

Don’t let pronunciation stop you

Have you ever been too intimidated by the name of a food to make it? I must confess that I've held back from making certain items to share with others because I did not want to attempt pronouncing the name when someone asked what it was. In my case most of these items are French pastries like millefeuille. Therefore I… read more

A day in the life of a recipe tester

Cookbook authors rely on recipe testers to make sure that what they are developing for the books will work in the kitchens of the target audience. Sometimes they will ask friends and relatives to do the testing, but much of the time a professional recipe tester is enlisted to ensure accuracy and thoroughness. If you think that sounds like a… read more

May 2019 Eat Your Books Cookbook Club Summary

We have an incredible community here at Eat Your Books that has flowed into our Eat Your Books Cookbook Club and Sweet Eat Your Books Cookbook Club, places where we share our successes and fails in cooking and baking from specific cookbook titles. This month we've been cooking from the following titles: Main selection: A Common Table or The Food… read more

April 2019 Eat Your Books Cookbook Club

We have an incredible community here at Eat Your Books that has flowed into our Eat Your Books Cookbook Club and Sweet Eat Your Books Cookbook Club, places where we share our successes and fails in cooking and baking from specific cookbook titles.  This month we've been cooking from the following titles (May and June selections are shared at the… read more

March 2019 Eat Your Books Cookbook Club Summary

We have an incredible community here at Eat Your Books that has flowed into our Eat Your Books Cookbook Club and Sweet Eat Your Books Cookbook Club, places where we share our successes and fails in cooking and baking from specific cookbook titles.  This month we've been cooking from the following titles (April through June selections are shared at the… read more

You can now stream classic PBS cooking shows

Have you ever thought to yourself "wouldn't it be great if I could stream Julia Child's The French Chef whenever I wanted to?" Well, now you can. That classic PBS cooking program, along with a handful of others, is part of a new streaming service offered through Amazon.  Called PBS Living, the service features programs centered on food, culture, and… read more

February 2019 Eat Your Book Cookbook Club Summary

We have an incredible community here at Eat Your Books that has flowed into our Eat Your Books Cookbook Club and Sweet Eat Your Books Cookbook Club, places where we share our successes and fails in cooking and baking from specific cookbook titles.  This month we've been cooking from the following titles:  Main Selection: Nik Sharma's Season Alternative: The Slanted… read more

January 2019 Eat Your Books Cookbook Club Summary

We have an incredible community here at Eat Your Books that has flowed into our Eat Your Books Cookbook Club and Sweet Eat Your Books Cookbook Club, places where we share our successes and fails in cooking and baking from specific cookbook titles.  This month we've been cooking from the following titles:  Main Selection: Julia Turshen's Now & Again Alternative:… read more

December 2018 Eat Your Books Cookbook Club Review

We have an incredible community here at Eat Your Books that has flowed into our Eat Your Books Cookbook Club and Sweet Eat Your Books Cookbook Club, places where we share our successes and fails in cooking and baking from specific cookbook titles.  This month we've been cooking through the following titles and we were thrilled that Dorie Greenspan joined… read more

Love for latkes

Latkes are among the many traditional foods that will make an appearance on tables during Hanukkah, which began today. Epicurious offers tips on how to make perfect potato latkes to ensure that each one is light, crispy, and delicious. Follow these steps and your friends and family will be asking for this classic holiday treat year-round. After testing different types of potatoes, Epicurious… read more
Seen anything interesting? Let us know & we'll share it!