Kindle Cookbook Deals

Check out this week’s cookbook deals! Please note these deals may expire at any time. If a seemingly high price comes up the sale is over and I will delete the entry when I update the post. I will be continuing to update this post throughout the week if you see a great deal please email me at and… read more

Quick Bites – Denise Vivaldo

A seasoned food professional with over 30 years of experience, Denise Vivaldo has catered more than 10,000 parties and has cooked for such guests as George H.W. Bush, Ronald Reagan, Prince Charles, Bette Midler, Suzanne Somers, Merv Griffin, Cher, Aaron Spelling, Sly Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Maria Shriver. She began her culinary training at the Ritz Escoffier and La Varenne… read more

Food news antipasto

Earlier this week we learned some news from one of our favorite cookbook authors, the talented Nik Sharma. Nik informed us that he will be contributing a regular food science column to Serious Eats. In the tweet, he also shared that Daniela Galarza will be leaving Serious Eats and moving to The Washington Post. Congrats to Nik and Daniela -… read more

The interesting history of the Popsicle

As we celebrate Independence Day in the US, the temperature in much of the country is sizzling hot. When the weather gets hot, people turn to the freezer for refreshment, and one frozen treat is perfect to beat the heat: Popsicles. The brightly-colored, fruit-flavored frozen concoctions are a natural foil to a sticky summer afternoon. Popsicles are adored by children… read more

Fear of an empty pantry

Two days ago I did something I haven't done in four years: I plugged in the chest freezer in the basement. I inherited this freezer from the previous home's owner, and to say that it is an eyesore is an understatement. The handle is broken, rust spots speckle the exterior, and duct tape covers a crack in the plastic underside… read more

Peter Meehan out at LA Times

It wasn't that long ago that the Los Angeles Times announced that Peter Meehan would head its revamped and expanded food section. Just a little more than one year since he assumed his duties, Meehan has resigned his post as editor after claims that he created a toxic work environment. The departure comes after freelance writer Tammie Teclemariam alleged that… read more

This week: Ice cream and cool dessert recipes, a preview of Rose’s Ice Cream Bliss and more

On July 7th Rose Levy Beranbaum's new cookbook Rose's Ice Cream Bliss will be released. As with everything that sweet Rose does, you can expect nothing short of greatness! The pineapple caramel recipe is alone worth the cost of admission. You will be tempted to take the jar and have some one-on-one special time - just you, the caramel, and… read more

Current Cookbook Giveaway Summary

Update 7/6/2020 - Unfortunately, the ability to reach publishers is still stalled. Even warehouses that are not in the NYC area are stretched with limited personnel. Those who have won books in February or March - we have the same issue (so please be patient). Accordingly, I have extended the end dates on promotions - so that emails, etc. do… read more

Lost in translation

How many cookbooks do you have that are written in another language? How many others that began life in another language but were translated to English? If you have a large enough cookbook collection, you might have a handful of books that aren't in your native tongue, but most of us only have cookbooks in one language, and for most… read more

Padma Lakshmi’s new television program

Former model and Top Chef co-host Padma Lakshmi is no stranger to the camera, but on her new Hulu show Taste the Nation, she is front and center in a different way. We first learned about the show last year, and recently Soleil Ho and Justin Phillips interviewed Lakshmi about the the program (subscription required to read the article), which… read more

The Chicago Cookbook

Today I ordered a print copy of The Chicago Cookbook: 50 Must-try Recipes from Our Favorite Restaurants by Editors of Chicago Magazine. I had to check the book out immediately so caved and bought the pdf version as well. I love Chicago and I love restaurant cookbooks. It is the closest thing I'll come to dining out regularly - even… read more

Venetian Republic – Review & Giveaway

Enter our US giveaway to win one of two copies of Venetian Republic: Recipes from the Veneto, Adriatic Croatia, and the Greek Islands by Nino Zoccali with one additional copy being offered worldwide by Eat Your Books. Nino Zoccali is an Australian chef and restauranteur whose first cookbook Pasta Artigiana: Simple to Extraordinary is brilliant and a favorite in my collection.… read more

Carpathia – Cookbook Giveaway

Enter our US giveaway to win one of two copies of Carpathia: Food from the Heart of Romania by Irina Georgescu with one additional copy being offered worldwide by Eat Your Books. There are cookbooks that weave their magic so beautifully around our hearts that we are forever changed. Through words, imagery, and food these writers/cooks immerse us so effortlessly… read more

Food news antipasto

If you loved Monica, Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Joey, and Phoebe, then I have good news for you: an official 'Friends' cookbook is coming out this fall. There will be over 70 recipes inspired by the popular show featuring everything from appetizers to desserts. Some of the recipes include ones from specific episodes, such as Ross's gravy-soaked "Moist Maker" sandwich and… read more

Keeping your cool in a hot kitchen

It's 11:00 p.m. and I am standing in my kitchen, putting dough into my enameled cast iron pot for a loaf of no-knead bread. I promised my friends I would go on a bicycle ride with them at 6:30 a.m. tomorrow, so why I am I staying up so late baking bread? Because even though the sun has been down… read more

This week: How to grill the perfect burger, cooking subscription boxes, cookbook previews and more

In many parts of the world, grilling season is upon us. After sheltering in place for months, cooks are headed outdoors. The tempting aroma of food cooking over fire wafts through neighborhoods and before you know it you are craving something from the grill. I am not a huge beef fan but I do love a burger. We have over… read more

Look outside the newsstand for the best food writing

For decades, if you wanted to read well written pieces about food, you purchased a magazine or a book. The invention of the internet changed the paradigm, and suddenly the world was awash in food blogs, some better than others. It is difficult monetizing a blog, however, and as the space becomes ever more crowded, it can be all but… read more

Bourdain Day remembrances

Today would be Anthony Bourdain's 64th birthday, and the culinary world still mourns his loss. His friends Eric Ripert and José Andrés started #BourdainDay in 2018 as a day to honor the chef, author, and television star. Today remembrances have been streaming through social media. Ripert tweeted "Celebrating My Dear Friend Anthony Bourdain. THX for your unconditional Friendship & loyalty,… read more

Cooking subscription boxes

Who doesn't love to open a fun package that is filled with all things cooking? The amount of pleasure I derive from a new cookbook or cooking ingredients and tools is unmeasurable. Today, I want to tell you about two subscription cooking services that I enjoy. HARDCOVER COOK Monique is a long-time EYB member and avid cookbook lover, like the… 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

Flouting conventional fungi wisdom

Just when you think you can't be surprised by a new cooking technique, someone comes along to shake things up. The debate about whether to wash mushrooms before cooking has raged for decades, but how you should cook them was never in doubt - you saute them with butter or oil, right? Maybe not: according to Jim Fuller, co-founder of… read more

Oaxaca & Smithey Cast Iron Griddle – Giveaway

Enter our US/CA giveaway to win one of three copies of Oaxaca: Home Cooking from the Heart of Mexico by Bricia Lopez and Javier Cabral with one grand prize winner in the US receiving a Smithey 12 inch griddle. Oaxaca, located in southwestern Mexico, is the culinary heart of Mexico. Since opening its doors in 1994, Guelaguetza has been the… read more

June 2020 EYB Cookbook Club Summary

Each month we offer at least four cooking options in our Eat Your Books Cookbook Club. This month we’ve been cooking from the following titles: Main Selection: Dinner in French: My Recipes by Way of France by Melissa Clark or Open Kitchen: Inspired Food for Casual Gatherings by Susan SpungenBaking Selection: Bake from Scratch, Volume 4: Artisan Recipes for the Home BakerOnline Option: Melissa Clark online or Susan… read more

Spice support: shiso

Shiso, also called perilla or Korean perilla (Perilla frutescens var. crispa), is a member of the mint family, and is a popular herb in Japanese, Korean, and southeast Asian cuisines. Its appeal extends well beyond this, however, and the leafy herb can be found adding its unique flavor to everything from rice to pesto to sorbet to cocktails. Like mint,… read more

Food news antipasto

This week we learned some sad news from Andy Ricker. Most of his Pok Pok locations are closing due to issues arising from the pandemic. Ricker said that Pok Pok NW, Whiskey Soda Lounge, and both locations of Pok Pok Wing would all be shuttered. He said he did this so that he could focus on potentially reopening the original… read more
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