Cooking at Home and a Smithey Wok Giveaway

Enter our US giveaway to win a copy of Cooking at Home: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Recipes (And Love My Microwave) by David Chang and Priya Krishna and a Smithey wok. Cooking at Home: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Recipes (And Love My Microwave) by David Chang and Priya Krishna teaches cooks of any… read more

Ottolenghi Flavor & Smithey Oval Roaster Giveaway

Enter our US giveaway to win one copy of Ottolenghi Flavor by Yotam Ottolenghi, Ixta Belfrage, and Tara Wigley and a Smithey Oval Roaster. Ottolenghi's latest book is supercalifragilisticexpialidocious - I had to use that "word" because I am sure you are tired of amazing, gorgeous, beautiful as am I. I made two recipes from this title (and plan on… 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

See You on Sunday Cookbook Giveaway with Smithey Cast Iron

Enter our giveaway to win one of three copies of See You on Sunday: A Cookbook for Family and Friends by Sam Sifton with one grand prize winner receiving a Smithey cast iron pot. The author's events are shared on our calendar. Sam Sifton is the food editor of The New York Times, the founding editor of NYT Cooking and a… read more

This week: Linzer cookie recipes; Bookmarklet tips, giveaways and cookbook previews

Do you know about the Bookmarklet feature here at EYB? Whenever you see a recipe on a food website that you like the look of, you can add it to your Bookshelf using the EYB Bookmarklet. Go to your Home Page. Drag the Bookmarklet and drop it on to your favorites bar. To drag it you need to left click on the… read more

Jenny’s Best Cookbooks of 2021 & Worldwide Giveaway

It is that time of year again for best lists. Jane is working on tabulating the best lists from around the world and we'll have more on that soon. Today, I am going to provide a brief listing of the books (I find myself laughing as I really tried to keep this brief) that I have loved this year along… read more

The last two weeks: Cookies – to spritz or not to spritz, baking recipes, cookbook previews and more

Spritz cookies are a type of German Christmas cookie made of flour, butter, sugar and eggs called Spritzgeback. The word spritz originated from the German word, “spritzen,” which means “to squirt” in English. This refers to pushing the cookie dough through a cookie press. Spritz cookies Spritz cookies are easy, they can add bulk to a cookie tray (making it look… read more

2021 Gift Guide for the Cookbook Lover, Cook and Baker

This year has been a whirlwind of activity. Here we are a little over a month before the holidays and I keep thinking "I wish it were September." Today's gift guide will feature products that I love (and bought myself) and other products which I have reviewed or have been provided a sample of for upcoming promos. (Not everything I… read more

This week: Cookbook news, EYB features, GBBO recaps, online classes, recipes and more

Earlier this week several social media sites were down for roughly five hours inspiring Darcie to write Things to do when Facebook and Instagram are down. This post was a good reminder of some of EYB's features both old and new. How to Make EYB work better for you is another great reference for our members. Even after working for… read more

This week: Irish brown bread, St. Patrick’s Day grub, cookbook giveaways and EYBD Previews

Please don't send evil Leprechauns after me but I do not like typical Irish soda bread (online recipes) or corned beef (online recipes). I do however love brown bread (online recipes) and potatoes (especially Colcannon) - I am an Irish girl after all. I'll give up all the other meal components for extra slices of sugary topped craggily brown bread.… read more

The last two weeks: Holiday cookbooks, shopping deals, gift guides, cookbook and product giveaways, EYBD Previews & more

We skipped last week's roundup as the monthly newsletter was going out around the same time and we try to respect your inboxes. While many of us in the US are still recovering from turkey comas, the last thing we want to read about today is more recipes! Instead, I'll share a short roundup of some special holiday-themed cookbooks that… read more

2020 Gift Guide for the cookbook lover and cook & an Emile Henry tagine holiday giveaway

Several times a year, I put together a gift guide of great products and cookbooks that would make a special gift for the cook/cookbook lover in your life. My 2020 gift guide for the baker can be found here. For sake of brevity, I will refer you to my Best Books of Fall/Autumn 2020 and Best Books of Spring 2020 for cookbook… read more

The last two weeks: Cookout ideas, cookbook giveaways and previews and more

You may have noticed that we skipped last week's roundup as the monthly newsletter had just been published. Today's roundup will contain twice the information so I promise not to linger on any one topic. Here in the US, this weekend marks the official end of the summer season with our Labor Day holiday. Many Americans will be firing up… 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

This week: Bread recipes, how to cultivate your own yeast, sourdough starter and more

Certainly, we can all agree that the past weeks have been taxing. Fear of what the future holds and social distancing is a difficult pill to swallow in 2020. I posted recently on social media that this will be the time when everyone learns to bake bread. Twenty or thirty of my friends shared photos of their bread-related baking on… read more

Jenny’s Best Cookbooks of Spring 2020

We are all looking for some semblance of normalcy during this difficult time. I will continue to write and share about cookbook news in the hope that it brings our members some distraction. We are all in this together. I suffer from an affliction which many of you can relate to - I obsessed about cookbooks. I am continually updating… read more

This week: Favorite pie cookbooks, best apple pie recipes, cookbook giveaways, and previews

Last month, we featured the best recipes for pie crust. As I was updating our EYB cookbook library with new 2020 titles, the myriad baking books (which made me giddy with anticipation) and ten specific books devoted to pie being published this year caught my attention. Pie baking has suddenly become baking's It Girl. I thought it was time to… 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

This week: King cake and Madri Gras recipes, a preview of upcoming giveaways, cookbook previews and more!

This year Mardi Gras falls on the 25th of February, with celebrations happening in the two weeks leading up to the date itself. The largest celebrations occurring on the two weekends before the day itself, which always falls on a Tuesday. Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday is the food-laden fête before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season. One of… read more

Startups that are transforming the cookware world

If you haven't upgraded your cookware in years because of the sticker shock of brands like Le Creuset, All Clad and Staub, you might want to investigate the cookware startups that have sprung up over the past few years. A bevy of companies are taking aim at the venerated but costly giants in the industry with new lines of cookware… read more

Cookbook Gift Guide for New to Advanced Cooks

This is the final gift guide for this year. Prior posts covered the Forty Best Cookbooks of 2016, cookbook suggestions for art and music lovers, cookbooks for entertainers and cookbooks for bakers. I hope these guides were helpful for your shopping or your collection endeavors. All gift guides can be found at this #hashtag link. A few final reminders: be sure to enter all… read more
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