November 2020 New Cookbook Review

Welcome to the last unofficial month of the totally unofficial Cookbooktober. November has some exciting titles but far less in number than October. It seems as though I was just finishing up October's epic review yesterday and here we are nearing the end of the year. Some reminders before we dive into the cookbooks. Recently, I've published my gift guides… read more

October 2020 New Cookbook Review

This month exhausted me before it even began. The pandemic had publishers moving release dates so often that I felt like I was herding cats. Every time there was a change, I had to make sure that I covered all the bases: preview posts updated, book data updated, our indexing manager had to be made aware, covers and sub-titles checked,… read more

September 2020 New Cookbook Review

September shares a bounty of beautiful titles and we still have October and November's releases to be excited about. Yet again many books that were slated for this month were moved to October and beyond. So be sure to check the looking forward to 2020 cookbooks post if you are wondering where titles have been shifted to. I continue to update this… read more

Looking to 2021 cookbooks

If it were not for cooking, cookbooks and family, 2020 would be one do-over year for sure. While preparing for all the cookbook pub date changes this year, I took some time to start prepping my 2021 preview post. I wanted to share this 2021 preview earlier than usual as the months of September through December will be extremely busy… read more

August 2020 New Cookbook Review

August came in a hurry and the month is on its way out just as quickly. There are a decent number of tempting books for us this month although still less in quantity than normal for August. A few of my favorites include: Simply by Sabrina Ghayour, Amboy by Alvin Cailan, Maenam by Angus An, and 100 Cookies by Sarah… read more

July 2020 New Cookbook Review

What July is lacking in the number of its releases, it makes up in the quality of books. As I was preparing this month's review, I noted additional fall/autumn titles are again being moved to 2021. The looking forward to 2020 cookbooks post provides an outline by month of when cookbooks are slated to be published. I continue to update this preview… read more

June 2020 New Cookbook Review

Yet again, another month of many titles being shifted about due to the COVID pandemic. The looking forward to 2020 cookbooks post provides an outline by month of when cookbooks are slated to be published. I continue to update this preview weekly. Be sure to follow us on social media (buttons located on right lower sidebar on the home page). If you… read more

May 2020 New Cookbook Review

Once again, I settled in to prepare this month's cookbook review and found many titles scooted forward to June, July, and August. The looking forward to 2020 cookbooks post provides an outline by month where you can learn when a book’s publication date was moved to and/or what is to come for this year. I continue to update this preview weekly. Be… read more

April 2020 New Cookbook Review

Just a short month ago, the pandemic was around-the-clock news and today it remains the same. COVID-19 has stopped the presses, literally. Typically, April is the third-largest month for cookbook releases. Many titles that would be in our review below were shelved until September or October mainly in the effort to allow the authors to tour to promote those titles.… read more

March 2020 New Cookbook Review

With the world in a state of flux, I have been able to distract myself (as much as possible) in the world of cookbooks. Recently I prepared my Best Cookbooks of Spring and I am always scouring the internet for new cookbook releases. The looking forward to 2020 cookbooks post provides an outline of what this year has in store for… read more

February 2020 – New Cookbook Review

I've been busy adding scores of new cookbook releases in our library. There are so many exciting titles coming to us this year. Ina Garten's Modern Comfort Food, Yotam Ottolenghi's Ottolenghi Flavour (Ottolenghi is touring this year with Samin Nosrat), Vivian Howard's This Will Make It Taste Good, Jonathan Waxman's The Barbuto Cookbook, Nigella Lawson's Cook, Eat, Repeat: Ingredients, Recipes… read more

January 2020 – New Cookbook Review

Here we are in a new decade! I am busy updating our post looking forward to cookbooks in 2020 and working on judging cookbooks again this year for James Beard. I kept thinking after the holidays that things would slow down a bit but I was wrong! I'm not complaining, it is cookbooks after all! This month offers a small selection of… read more

December 2019 New Cookbook Review

How did we reach the end of 2019, and the decade, so quickly? It seems that Eat Your Books has been covering and indexing cookbooks for our members for ten years in just a blink of an eye. Every year cookbooks get better and better and this year was no exception. My best cookbook lists - Part I and Part… read more

November 2019 New Cookbook Review

After October's windfall of cookbooks, November's offerings pale in comparison but just in the number of releases, not in the quality of those books. This month we have titles from Joanne Chang, Nancy Singleton Hachisu, Toni Tipton Martin and the revised and updated edition of The Joy of Cooking along with two titles from Great British Bake-Off contestants. We have… read more

October 2019 New Cookbook Review

October is the cookbook lover's dream month. With hundreds of releases in a 31-day span, it is impossible to buy them all. For this new cookbook review, I have taken extra time to give you as much information as possible in the hopes that it will help you make your choices easier. I'm sure many will go on in our… read more

September 2019 New Cookbook Review

Strap yourself in - we are entering the three busiest months for cookbook lovers ("Cookbooktober"). I feel the gates opening wide with possibility. I will provide you with as much information as I can on September's releases and will return to update this summary as latecomers arrive. In advance, I ask your forgiveness. I rave about a great many of… read more

August 2019 New Cookbook Review

My favorite months are just around the corner ready to make their entrance with cooler temperatures and a whirlwind of cookbook releases. The fall and winter months here in the US are my favorite. The arrival of the months ending with "ber" signifies more baking and hours spent by the fireplace reading cookbooks. In preparation, I've spent a few hours… read more

July 2019 New Cookbook Review

It's cookbook review time. Below you will find a brief summary of titles that I have had the pleasure of reviewing. If I am not in possession of the book, you may click on the book record for more information. For some UK/AU/NZ books, I have added a blurb even if I have not received the book yet. A few… read more

June 2019 New Cookbook Review

It's cookbook review time (yes, already). Below you will find a brief summary of titles that I have had the pleasure of reviewing. If I am not in possession of the book, you may click on the book record for more information. For some UK/AU/NZ books, I have added a blurb even if I have not received the book yet.… read more

May 2019 Cookbook Review

Here in the US, Spring releases are almost behind us and now we begin the anticipation of Fall cookbooks. Between now and then there will be plenty of cookbooks to keep us lovers happy until then. Below you will find a brief summary of titles that I have had the pleasure of reviewing. If I am not in possession of… read more

April 2019 New Cookbook Review

April showers brings a crop of cookbooks from must-have baking titles to books for the barbecue. Before we spring into those releases, I would like to highlight three previously released titles that would be ideal for Mother's Day gifts: Midnight Chicken (& Other Recipes Worth Living For) by Ella Risbridger is a touching piece of writing complete with over 100… read more

March 2019 New Cookbook Review

March, how did you arrive and leave so quickly? It's the beginning of our spring publishing rush here in North America. While not as overwhelming as September through November (Cookbooktober), the team at Eat Your Books is busy indexing, reviewing, putting up EYBDigital Previews and working on our EYBDigital Book program. With the constant influx of cookbooks there are always… read more

February 2019 New Cookbook Review

A few nights a week, I can be found searching for new cookbook releases and adding those nuggets of inspiration to the EYB library (and to my 2019 Cookbook Preview Post). Recently, I spoke with Maggie Green on her Cookbook Love podcast about a few highly anticipated titles. In our excitement, we veered off track and in one hour it… read more

January 2019 New Cookbook Summary

This year promises to be rich with a wealth of cookbooks as evidenced in my constantly evolving 2019 Cookbook Preview Post. And you may notice a book listed under July with my name attached to it. Yes, that's me! 101 Things to Do with a Bundt® Pan will be published on July 2nd. Get your Bundt® pans ready for a collection of sweet… read more

December 2018 New Cookbook Review

It's the most wonderful time of the year but a much calmer time for cookbook releases. Truthfully, the hustle and bustle of the last few months is somewhat missed but also a relief from the rush. I welcome the time to enjoy some of the new cookbooks, bake and return to normal work days. I've been spending time preparing promotions,… read more
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