Taste Canada Awards long list; UK Guild of Food Writer’s short list, new blogs indexed and more

Mark your calendars - the new season of The Great American Baking Show begins airing on Roku on May 24th. Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith both return as judges with Ellie Kemper and Zach Cherry returning as hosts. While we are thinking baking, I want to tell our Members more about Sift: The Elements of Great Baking by Nicola Lambs.… read more

Food52 Ask Me Anything; recipes, EYBD Previews and more

Last week, our friends at Food52 asked Jane and I to participate in an Ask Me Anything hour in the Food52 Cookbook Club on Facebook. There were some great questions and I thought Members here might like to scroll through that post. Jane provided some helpful tips on using Eat Your Books and I shared a few of my favorite… read more

2024 JBF Restaurant/Chef nominees, Humanitarian of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award announced, EYBD Previews, and more

On April 3rd, James Beard announced the 2024 Restaurant and Chef Award nominees and the honorees of the Leadership Awards, Humanitarian of the Year Award, and Lifetime Achievement Award. Please see the James Beard link to see the nominees for each region. Humanitarian of the Year Award goes to The LEE Initiative, an organization that promotes diversity, equity, and empowerment… read more

Almond croissant cookies that went viral, ingredient vendors, Q&A Livestream, and more

This week an article from The Kitchn popped up on my radar entitled: I Tried the Viral “Almond Croissant Cookies” and They’ll Transport You Straight to Paris (I Can’t Stop Baking Them!). I am all for being transported to Paris so I bookmarked the recipe to try (and featured the cookie in our online recipe section below). The Almond croissant… read more

New books from Nigel Slater, Rick Stein and more; EYB and ckbk livestream Q & A

This roundup will be short and sweet as our monthly newsletter just went out last week. I have to share more exciting titles that have been added to our 2024 Cookbook Preview: Dinner: 120 Vegan and Vegetarian Recipes for the Most Important Meal of the Day by Meera Soodha; Return of the Aubergine by Sophie Grigson; What to Cook When… read more

Modernist Bread at Home, Ottolenghi’s new book and tour, Ina Garten memoir, 2024 book news, and 1,800 EYBD Previews

I have been updating our 2024 Cookbook Preview and am excited to point out a few upcoming books recently added: Milk Street Bakes by Christopher Kimball; Zahav Home by Michael Solomonov; Sunlight and Breadcrumbs by Renee Erickson; Salty, Cheesy, Herby, Crispy Snackable Bakes by Jessie Sheehan; Chinese Enough by Kristina Cho; Easy Wins by Anna Jones; The Big Book of Bread by James… read more

EYB is now accessible and translatable, recipes, EYBD Previews and more

We have been busy, busy, busy here at Eat Your Books. I have been helping Jane gather the data for the Best of the Best lists (which will be posted shortly), gathering PDFs for new 2024 titles, setting up Previews and other tasks. Unfortunately, I have not had a chance to do a promo since the new year, but have… read more

Helpful features and tips for using EYB including adding books to the Library; recipes and more

Happy New Year! Since we have new Members joining, I'd like to go over a few helpful features in this new year. First, please bookmark this article which is updated each time a new feature is added to Eat Your Books. It can be found on the Home Page as well. A member in the EYB Cookbook Club recently asked… read more

The “most popular” brownie recipe on the internet, EYBD Previews and more

This morning I saw an article in my Google recommendations: a review of a recipe from the Kitchn: "I Tried the Most Popular Brownie Recipe on the Internet — And It’s as Good as Promised". The recipe comes from Jeanine Donofrio of the Love and Lemons blog and author of several cookbooks. The review was of the Best homemade brownies.… read more

Le Creuset for the holidays; assistants to the celebrity chefs making it big, EYBD Previews, recipes and more

Le Creuset is always bringing new and exciting colors and designs to their product line. Recently, they bought the colors Thyme and Chiffon Pink to the party. Just when I thought I was safe from temptation, they announced two holiday Dutch ovens in their Noël Collection: the 12 Days of Christmas Round Dutch Oven and the Holiday Tree Round Dutch… read more

Cookbook & food related events in Australia, Canada & New Zealand, EYBD Previews, recipes, and more

This week I updated our calendar and have added three more categories for our Australian, Canadian and New Zealand Members. In addition to our bookstores in these countries, I have added a general listing that contains cookbook signings, cookbook clubs and talks, classes and more. Australian Cookbook and Food Related Events Canadian Cookbook and Food Related EventsNew Zealand Cookbook and Food… read more

CAPTCHA, Prime Day, James Beard entry period open, 1,700 EYBD Previews and more

This week we have added CAPTCHA in order to sign-in to our site. A CAPTCHA is a type of challenge–response test used in computing to determine whether the user is human in order to deter bot attacks and spam. Please see Jane's blog post with more information about this measure. October 10-11th is Amazon Prime Day again! If you do… read more

2024 cookbooks, recipes, EYBD Previews and more

I finally completed the 2024 Cookbook Preview this week. There will be many changes and additions so be sure to check back frequently. All new titles will always be on the top of the month/country. Next week will be the monthly newsletter so I will keep this short. I wish to point out new author tours below: Hillary Dixler Canavan… read more

NOON by Meike Peters, recipes, EYBD Previews and more

This week saw the publication of several great cookbooks including Meike Peters' Noon: Simple Recipes for Scrumptious Midday Meals and More. Meike has a few events scheduled to celebrate her latest title. It has been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day but that was before Meike tackled lunch. In Noon, you will find 115 scrumptious… read more

Bake it Better cookbook preview, author events, recipes, EYBD Previews, and More

The beginning of cookbook season has snuck up on us, once again. Cookbooktober (August through November) is the most wonderful and busiest time of the year. This week, I would like to point out a few authors who will be on tour this autumn and give you a quick preview of a new baking book that you must know about.… read more

A preview of Amy Thielen’s Company, EYBD Previews, Recipes and More

Company: The Radically Casual Art of Cooking for Others gets an award for causing me the most anxiety. It was first to be released in the fall/autumn of 2022, then it was moved to the Spring of 2023 and finally given an August 29th, 2023 date of release. Amy Thielen has become a friend since her TV show and first… read more

White Lily wants your recipes, author events, EYBD Previews, recipes, and more

In 2021, The White Lily Cookbook was published featuring over 70 of the most loved recipes from the White Lily Test Kitchen. This cookbook explored biscuit history and time-honored techniques, woven together with striking photography. Now White Lily is looking for your favorite recipes for their next title. Submit your recipes here. There are a few author events that have… read more

Cookie tins from Diaspora, recipes, EYBD Previews and more

A few months back our friends at Diaspora Co. had a special event in New York featuring a gorgeous tin filled with tempting cookies. Those tins sold out quickly. This week you can preorder one of these tins for delivery in March 2024 by clicking here. (The preorder for this holiday season has sold out). Not only is the hand-painted… read more

A spoonful of vinegar, recipes, EYBD Previews and more

This week while cruising through my recommended articles - thank you Google - I came across one entitled The Unexpected Condiment That Adds Color and Flavor to Chocolate Cake. "Just a tablespoon in the batter can transform a dense, heavy dessert into something lighter, fluffier, and even more delectable. Vinegar not only affects the texture of a cake, but its… read more

This week: Author events, recipes, EYBD Previews and more.

More in person events are being planned around the world and I have updated our calendar this week. We've added four new author tours: Tracey Medeiros for The Vermont Farm Table Cookbook; Hetty McKinnon for the US release of Tenderheart; Cynthia Graubart for Zucchini Love (note event this Saturday) and Meike Peters for Noon: Simple Recipes for Scrumptious Midday Meals… read more

This week: EYB links up with ckbk; recipes; EYBD Previews and more

It's been a busy and exciting week at Eat Your Books. This week we announced that we have connected the EYB database to ckbk’s library of digital cookbooks. ckbk is a cookbook subscription site where you can access the full content of more than 700 great cookbooks, the majority of which are indexed here on EYB (and more will be indexed every… read more

This week: Too many cookbooks, recipes, EYBD Previews and more

Is there such a thing as too many cookbooks? And is too many cookbooks a good thing or a bad thing? Even before I began working with Eat Your Books seven years ago, I had a cookbook addiction. I love everything about them. The covers, the recipes, the photographs, the history, the culture of other cuisines - everything. Who needs… read more

This week: Warm toast with real butter, EYBD previews, recipes and more

We all have hard days and during those trying times we look for comfort. Comfort can come in many forms - a call to a friend, a good book/cookbook, a favorite show, but most times comfort comes in the form of food. My favorite comfort food comes with a story. Ann was in her late 60s and lived next door… read more

This week: Shortcuts to dinner, featured recipes, EYBD Previews and more

March and April are extremely busy months for cookbook publishing only second to Cookbooktober - September through November. Add the hectic days to a chronic health issue and there are days that I just do not want to cook. I, myself, would be thrilled with a baked potato and a good show on television but my husband and 18 year… read more

This week: The Book Depository closing; Kitchen Lingo Culinary Books; recipes and previews

The Book Depository has announced that they will be closing down the site with the last day to place orders being 26th April 2023. They will continue to deliver your purchases and provide support for any order issues until 23 June 2023. While we encourage our Members to frequent local booksellers whenever possible, The Book Depository was a great resource -… read more
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