Get ready to celebrate the year of the tiger

February 2 ushers in the Chinese New Year as well as new year's celebrations in other Asian countries including Korea, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia. The Chinese calendar is a lunar/solar calendar and other names for this festival – the most important in the Chinese calendar – are the Lunar New Year and the Spring Festival. The celebration begins on the… read more

Three by Selin Kiazim Cookbook Giveaway

Enter our US/UK/AU/NZ giveaway to win one of three copies of Three: Acid, Texture, Contrast: The Essential Foundations to Redefine Everyday Cooking by Selin Kiazim. Three looks at the magic elements that make a plate of food truly come into its own: acid, texture and contrast – the fundamental building blocks that will transform a modest dish into the star… read more

How much attention do you pay to food awards?

The shelves in large supermarkets carry dizzying arrays of products. The hot sauce selection at the modestly-sized grocery store in my medium sized town takes up several feet of shelf space containing dozens of varieties, and the jams and preserves span an even larger area. Trying to decide which item to buy can be a time-consuming exercise. To simplify things,… read more

Gennaro’s Limoni: Vibrant Italian Recipes Celebrating the Lemon Cookbook Giveaway

Enter our US/UK/worldwide giveaway to win one of four copies of Gennaro's Limoni: Vibrant Italian Recipes Celebrating the Lemon by Gennaro Contaldo. EYB will provide one additional copy worldwide. UK cover to left; US to right The Amalfi Coast and lemons are a match made in heaven. The sweet, aromatic, large and thick-skinned Sfusato Amalfitano (take a look at how… read more

Food news antipasto

Another free online cookbook landed in my inbox this week, this time from Rancho Gordo, the West Coast bean purveyor who has changed the game when it comes to legumes. The short cookbook - really more like a pamphlet - is by Jill Nussinow, a culinary educator, registered dietician, and self-described "bad blogger." Best Caesar from Canadian Living As the… read more

Ready, set, organize!

A couple of weeks ago I said that one of my goals for the new year was to organize my (still not finished) new kitchen and pantry. Epicurious must have been paying attention, because they recently published a comprehensive guide on how to organize your kitchen. This feature has segments for creating cooking stations, tips from experts, the best way… read more

This week: The Big Book of King Cake, recipes, cookbook previews and more

Last Sunday, Darcie wrote a paragraph on King cakes in her food news antipasto post; and in February of 2020, I covered the yeasted cake in a weekly roundup. Today, I want to share more with you about a beautiful book devoted to the subject. The Big Book of King Cake: The Stories & Bakers Behind New Orleans' Sweetest Tradition… read more

Cookbook (E-book) Deals

We will update this post throughout the week – new additions are always at the top of each bulleted list below. As an Amazon Associate Eat Your Books earns from qualifying purchases when using our links: USACanadaUK If you are new to this post, please be sure to click on the “long term deals” page for some great sales! This post explains the… read more

Getting credit for the recipe

The origins of recipes are often murky at best - think pasta carbonara and the $250 Neiman Marcus cookie - and eerily similar recipes pop up from cookbook to cookbook with little or no explanation of the recipe's history. The issue of recipe plagiarism aside, the concept of who should get credit for a decades-old recipe that has been shared… 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

Tips on food photography

We like to encourage our Members to submit photographs of the food they make to accompany the recipes in the EYB Library, but we understand that some people might be hesitant to add photos because they feel like they aren't good enough. We want you to banish those thoughts, because even imperfect shots can add a lot of context to… read more

Do you have what it takes to make the Queen’s pudding?

Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning British monarch, is celebrating her Platinum Jubilee this year. Numerous celebrations will take place to mark the occasion, and to coincide with the summer's festivities, the royals - in partnership with Fortnum & Mason - are asking citizens to create a special pudding in honor of the anniversary. Summer berry pudding with vanilla fromage frais… read more

Food news antipasto

Reading Jay Rayner's recent Observer column uncovered a sweet surprise: news of a free cookbook. Tucked away toward the end of the article, under News Bites, was a tidbit about The Marine Stewardship Council publishing a free online cookbook. The free tome includes recipes from famous chefs from around the world and focuses, as you might imagine coming from a… read more

Christmas in January – Cookbooks, Cookie Press & Duralex Bowls Giveaway

Between the end of the year rush and being sick (that is still lingering), I feel cheated out of Christmas. December is my favorite month - my birthday, the holiday decorations, relaxing, baking, and the overall feel of the holidays - I feel like I missed it all. We are not taking the tree down for another two weeks so… read more

Current Cookbook Giveaway Summary

All of our current giveaways are now on one convenient roundup which will be continually updated! If you are having any difficulties with entering our giveaways, please see our step-by-step help post. Giveaways are tagged by the countries the contests are open to. Bookmark the searches below for easy reference! To enter our contests click on the blue link beneath the… read more

Ottolenghi says he gets ‘the rowdiest crowds’ in Australia

Update to the post: Ottolenghi announced on 11 January that he had to cancel this tour. If you had tickets booked, you will be advised of new dates as they are announced. Ahead of Yotam Ottolenghi's Australian tour in support of his 2020 book Ottolenghi Flavour, the renowned chef and bestselling author sat down with The Guardian to discuss the… read more

The last few weeks: Magnolia Network, 2022 cookbooks, giveaways, previews and more

Happy 2022! This week's roundup will share posts and information since our last roundup on December 17th. The Magnolia Network announced that the popular Waco couple, Chip and Joanna Gaines, will officially rebrand the DIY television network on Jan. 5. Viewers will be able to "experience everything Magnolia" in one place. The great news about this is that now we… read more

Tips for a great ‘dry January’

Despite the fact that cities such as New York are once again allowing to-go cocktails, more and more people are choosing to forego alcohol during the month of January. Some folks combine it with New Year's healthy eating and exercising resolutions while others want to take a break from the excesses of the holiday season. If you are avoiding drinks… read more

January resolution: cook what you like

As the calendar rolls over from one year to the next, my social media fills with posts about healthy eating, which foods I must or must not consume, invitations to workout apps, and so on. Even though I do make New Year's food-related resolutions, I avoid any that have to do with "creating a new you!" The old me, while… read more

Tarkari – Cookbook Giveaway

Enter our giveaway to win one of four copies of Tarkari: Innovative Vegetarian and Vegan Indian Dishes with Heart and Soul by Rohit Ghai. Three copies available in the US from the publisher and one copy supplied by EYB worldwide. Tarkari: Innovative Vegetarian and Vegan Indian Dishes with Heart and Soul by Rohit Ghai is a beautiful book filled with recipes… read more

The enduring appeal of the Bundt pan

It's no secret that Jenny and I adore our Bundt pans - Jenny has written an entire cookbook dedicated to them, and I am lucky to work where they are made so can traipse over to the factory store any day I please and add to my collection. Therefore when I spied an Atlas Obscura article about how the Nordic… read more

Food news antipasto

We will start out the new year with several cooking tips in case your New Year's resolution was to learn more about or level up your cooking. First up is King Arthur Baking Company, which provides a beginner's guide to baking with miso. Tatiana Bautista explains how using miso can add more complexity and richness to your baked goods and… read more

Sugar, I Love You – Cookbook Giveaway

Enter our US/UK giveaway to win one of four copies of Sugar, I Love You: Knockout Recipes to Celebrate the Sweet Things in Life by Ravneet Gill. Hello members, I've been missing in action - working on indexing and end of year projects as well as being under the weather. I will be putting up some great cookbook giveaways in… read more

Comfort foods for the new year

Since the world is still in various stages of angst over the Covid-19 pandemic, wildfires and other natural disasters, and in some cases political upheaval, it is no wonder people turn to comfort food to, well, provide comfort. Nigella Lawson is no exception, and she has provided us with the favorite comfort foods that she turns to again and again.… read more

New Year’s food resolutions

Looking back at the post I wrote in 2019 about New Year's food-related resolutions, I am amazed at how positive it sounded. Just a few months later the world would be turned upside down by the coronavirus and lockdowns. Because 2020 was such a messed up year, I didn't even bother with resolutions for 2021. That's a good thing, because… read more
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