November 2018 Eat Your Books Cookbook Club Summary

We have an incredible community here at Eat Your Books that has flowed into our Eat Your Books Cookbook Club and Sweet Eat Your Books Cookbook Club, places where we share our successes and fails in cooking and baking from specific cookbook titles. 

This month we've been cooking through the following titles: 

 

And, desserts are still being churned out in our second group that is working through Ottolenghi's Sweet.

The photos below are just a few of the beautiful shots our members have been sharing; visit each group for more inspiration. Do not forget to also upload your photos and add your notes to your bookshelf at Eat Your Books. Instructions on uploading your photos and links to other helpful articles can be found here.


A few announcements before we share some highlights from this month's options:

Please make sure you have entered all our giveaways. We have a few up right now that combine a cookware, products and more.

Our giveaway for Now & Again plus OXO products ends 
tonight and Simply Vibrant and Rose's Baking Basics 
coupled with Rose's spatula set ends tomorrow. 

Be sure to check out our 2018 Gift Guide
and participate in our First Annual Cookie Contest!


Our EYBD Page has been updated with ten additional titles for 2019!

Now to this month's highlights:

 

 

Jane made the Squash with cardamom and nigella seeds with Lemon and curry leaf rice - both from Plenty More and available online -- "This wasn't the prettiest of meals but boy was it flavorful. The combination of the caramelized red onions and all the spices gave the squash so much depth. I didn't see the point of changing pans to put the dish in the oven so I did the stove-top cooking in a Le Creuset pan that could go into the oven. This avoided washing up another pan plus all the lovely caramelized onion stuck to the bottom of the pan went into the oven and flavored the sauce. I'm not a big fan of plain rice - the lemon zest and curry leaves really helped elevate the rice. And oven baking it at the same time as the squash worked well." "

 

Kimberly P made the Spicy, Garlicky Grilled Cauliflower Steaks with Browned Butter, Toasted Nuts and Tequila Raisins from Rick Bayless, More Mexican Everyday- "I was intrigued with the flavor combinations when I read this recipe. It was amazingly good! It would have been even better if I had a grill...had to settle for roasting in the oven. The "topping" would be great on any roasted or grilled vegetable."

 



Sharifah made the Orzo with prawns, tomato and marinated feta from Simple
"I halved the recipe for two, but kept the feta cheese portion as is, for four. Well, we finished everything between the two of us! "

 



Alicia F made the Pork with ginger, spring onion and aubergine from Simple. "Really delicious - I was sceptical about steaming the aubergines but they were perfectly silky and creamy against the punchy sauce."

 

 

Lisa S made the Mexican Chicken Soup from More Mexican Everyday by Rick Bayless. "A homey, comforting soup, and the garnishes really change it up however you like. I used 1/2 a chicken rather than the thighs as that's what I had available. The house smelled great as it was cooking, and since I rarely cook indoors, this was a delight in more ways than one."


I made Rose's chocolate chip cookies for my interview with Rose while she was in Colorado. Read more about her latest and enter our giveaway

There are many other wonderful photos in the group.

 

 

 

Eat Your Books Sweet Cookbook Club
Sweet - Ottolenghi (see the group for even more photographs).

Mona W shared the Flourless chocolate layer cake with coffee, walnuts and rose water. "The texture of the cake and cream went together so beautifully."

 

 

Our future selections: 

December

 

January

February

 

March

October 2018 Eat Your Books Cookbook Review

We have an incredible community here at Eat Your Books that has flowed into our Eat Your Books Cookbook Club and Sweet Eat Your Books Cookbook Club, places where we share our successes and fails in cooking and baking from specific cookbook titles. Here on the site our recipe notes feature - completed by members and our indexers provide issues and tips. Checking the notes section on a recipe for any errata that may have been reported by the publisher or discovered by a member is always a wise idea.

This month we have been working through:

And, desserts are still being churned out in our second group that is working through Ottolenghi's Sweet.

Our members have voted and our future month selections are re-shared at the end of this post. All club posts are tagged #EYBCookbookClub if you are looking for a particular month's summary.

The photos below are just a few of the beautiful shots our members have been sharing; visit each group for more inspiration. Do not forget to also upload your photos and add your notes to your bookshelf at Eat Your Books. Instructions on uploading your photos and links to other helpful articles can be found here.

On that note, Eat Your Books has been sharing your photos on our Instagram feed. If you would like to be tagged in your lovely photos, update your bio here at EYB to include your social media handles. You can edit your bio on your Profile page, accessed from the menu under your username at top right. When we choose photos, we can then check your bio for your Instagram handle.

Other members have expressed an interest in following the members that make such beautiful food! Also, if you would like your EYB username shown when we post your photos in this monthly roundup, please add your username to your Facebook posts.

A few announcements before we share some highlights from this month's options:

Please make sure you have entered all our giveaways. We have a few up right now that combine a cookware, products and more. More promotions are planned that will offer a Mauviel roaster, Leuke products for pastry and chocolate work, Emile Henry stoneware, a bread machine, Swiss Diamond cookware, as well as a set of Shun knives!

Every week new and books are being added. Find out more here. For more information on EYBDigital see our updated post for more information.

Every Sunday, I compile a post of Kindle cookbook deals so be sure to check those for bargains!

Now to this month's highlights:

Our Darcie made the Spinach, ricotta, and mint pie from A Table in Venice and states "Simple spin on a classic, but the mint is a nice touch. I think a citrusy olive oil works best here."

Diane J made the Riviera Salad from Craig Claiborne's "Cooking with Herbs and Spices," and states "or in this case mixing them: fresh thyme, rosemary, bay leaves, & parsley with tuna, anchovies, celery, garlic, Kalamata olives, tomatoes. I've been cooking (& dicing & mixing) recipes in this book for many years."




Jessica J made the Lime soup with chicken and hearty greens from Just Cook It! and stated "We enjoyed this. It's an easy weeknight dinner and there are some leftovers for lunch. The cilantro and avocado were nice additions. Next time I might add a little more tomato."

 

Kimberly K made the Secretly vegan chocolate chip cookies from Genius Desserts and states "If I didn't tell you they're vegan, you wouldn't know. Yum."

 

Kathleen L made the Crisp homemade granola from Serious Eats online and states "I started making this granola some time ago for my husband, who was trying to cut down on sugar. I believe one cup total here. I created a monster - have to make it every month now!  Buttermilk tenderizes the oats, wheat germ, flax, and chia. My bake time is a bit less than called for- otherwise I follow recipe. Buttermilk soak time, sugar dissolve time and 100 mins. bake time make it a project, but it certainly is good."

 

There are many other wonderful photos in the group.

 

Eat Your Books Sweet Cookbook Club
Sweet - Ottolenghi (see the group for even more photographs).

Ching Y made the Apple and olive oil cake with maple cream cheese frosting and states "I was initially concerned that the apples seemed a little too chunky as instructed in the recipe and seemed to overwhelm the other ingredients, but it baked out well. This way, there's plenty of apple in every bite. I used Mutsu/Crispin apples since I just went apple picking over the weekend."

 

Our future selections: 

November

 

December

 

January

February

 

March

September 2018 Eat Your Books Cookbook Club Summary & Future Selections

We have an incredible community here at Eat Your Books that has flowed into our Eat Your Books Cookbook Club and Sweet Eat Your Books Cookbook Club, places where we share our successes and fails in cooking and baking from specific cookbook titles. Here on the site our recipe notes feature - completed by members and our indexers - help share issues and tips. Checking the notes section on a recipe for any errata that may have been reported by the publisher or discovered by a member is always a wise idea.

This month we have been working through:

And, desserts are still being churned out in our second group that is working through Ottolenghi's Sweet.

Our members have voted and our future month selections are re-shared at the end of this post. All club posts are tagged #EYBCookbookClub if you are looking for a particular month's summary.

The photos below are just a few of the beautiful shots our members have been sharing; visit each group for more inspiration. Do not forget to also upload your photos and add your notes to your bookshelf at Eat Your Books. Instructions on uploading your photos and links to other helpful articles can be found here.

On that note, Eat Your Books has been sharing your photos on our Instagram feed. If you would like to be tagged in your lovely photos, update your bio here at EYB to include your social media handles. You can edit your bio on your Profile page, accessed from the menu under your username at top right. When we choose photos, we can then check your bio for your Instagram handle.

Other members have expressed an interest in following the members that make such beautiful food! Also, if you would like your EYB username shown when we post your photos in this monthly roundup, please add your username to your Facebook posts.

A few announcements before we share some highlights from this month's options:

Please make sure you have entered all our giveaways. We have a few up right now that combine a piece of cookware or a Boos cutting board. This Fall we'll have promotions that will offer a Mauviel roaster, Leuke products for pastry and chocolate work, Emile Henry stoneware as well as a set of Shun knives and I'm working on even more!

Every week new and books are being added. Find out more here. For more information on EYBDigital see our updated post for more information.

Every Sunday, I compile a post of Kindle cookbook deals so be sure to check those for bargains!

Now to this month's highlights:

Alicia F made the Tomates Provençales aux anchois from How To Eat A Peach.

Lisa S made the Chicken skewers with lime, chili and mint from Diana Henry online.

Sheila S made the Melon and Goat Cheese with Red Wine and Lavender Dressing from How to Eat a Peach

Yvette B made the Chicken Larb with Georgia Peanuts from Secrets of the Southern Table.

Allison C made the Greek crispy lemon-herb potatoes from Secrets of a Southern Kitchen.

 

There are many other wonderful photos in the group.

 

Eat Your Books Sweet Cookbook Club
Sweet - Ottolenghi (see the group for even more photographs).

Lisa made the Lemon and raspberry cupcakes

Rachel B made the gorgeous pavlova with cinnamon and figs

Trent V made the Persian love cakes.

 

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November

 

December


 

January


February

 

March

 

 

August 2018 Eat Your Books Cookbook Club Summary

We have an incredible community here at Eat Your Books that has flowed into our Eat Your Books Cookbook Club and Sweet Eat Your Books Cookbook Club, places where we share our successes and fails in cooking and baking from specific cookbook titles. Here on the site our recipe notes feature - completed by members and our indexers - help share issues and tips. Checking the notes section on a recipe for any errata that may have been reported by the publisher or discovered by a member is always a wise idea.

This month we have been working through:

And, desserts are still being churned out in our second group working through Ottolenghi's Sweet.

Our future month selections are re-shared at the end of this post and all club posts are tagged #EYBCookbookClub if you are looking for a particular post.

The photos below are just a few of the beautiful shots our members have been sharing; visit each group for more inspiration. Do not forget to also upload your photos and add your notes to your bookshelf at Eat Your Books. Instructions on uploading your photos and links to other helpful articles can be found here.

On that note, Eat Your Books has been sharing your photos on our Instagram feed. If you would like to be tagged in your lovely photos, update your bio here at EYB to include your social media handles. You can edit your bio on your Profile page, accessed from the menu under your username at top right. When we choose photos, we can then check your bio for your Instagram handle.

Other members have expressed an interest in following the members that make such beautiful food! Also, if you would like your EYB username shown when we post your photos in this monthly roundup, please add your username to your Facebook posts.

A few announcements before we share some highlights from this month's options: 

Please make sure you have entered all our giveaways. We have a few up right now that combine a piece of cookware or a Boos cutting board. This Fall we'll have promotions that will offer a Mauviel roaster, Leuke products for pastry and chocolate work, Emile Henry stoneware as well as a set of Shun knives and I'm working on even more! 

Every week new and books are being added. Find out more here. We recently just announced our newest feature Eat Your Books Digital - see our updated post for more information.

Every Sunday, I compile a post of Kindle cookbook deals so be sure to check those for bargains!

Now to this month's highlights:


Lisa S made the Roasted Chicken with Harissa, Israeli Salad, Schmaltzy Potatoes, and the Herb Salt as well as the Israeli Couscous with Summer Vegetables and Caramelized Tomato.

Jeanne made a number of dishes including this Halva latte (see the group posts for details on these dishes),

Kimberly K made the Banh mi sandwiches and more from Vegetarian Vietnam and I have made several recipes but the photos were not easy on the eyes.



Maree made the Poulet Roti / roast chicken and its gravy



Kathleen L from Victory Garden made a number of dishes from the Victory Garden including the the Basque Piperade ( using yellow bells in lieu of green) - as a filling for one large omelette. Topped with new batch homemade Cotijo cheese.

 

A few of us made Annabel Langbein's Peanut crunch slice which are addictive and a number of other recipes.

There are many other wonderful photos in the group.

Eat Your Books Sweet Cookbook Club
Sweet - Ottolenghi


RachelB Fig and pistachio frangipane tarts & prickly pear sorbet with almond tuiles 

Kathy G  made the popular Pistachio roulade with raspberries and white chocolate 

Harriet made the cinnamon pavlova with praline mascarpone and figs! 

September


October

July 2018 Eat Your Books Cookbook Club Summary

We have an incredible community here at Eat Your Books that has flowed into our Eat Your Books Cookbook Club and Sweet Eat Your Books Cookbook Club, places  where we share our successes and fails in cooking and baking from specific cookbook titles. Here on the site our recipe notes feature - completed by members and our indexers - help share issues and tips. Checking the notes section on a recipe for any errata that may have been reported by the publisher or discovered by a member is always a wise idea.

This month we have been working through:


And, desserts are still being churned out in our second group working through Ottolenghi's Sweet.

Our future month selections are re-shared at the end of this post and all club posts are tagged #EYBCookbookClub if you are looking for a particular post.

The photos below are just a few of the beautiful shots our members have been sharing; visit each group for more inspiration. Do not forget to also upload your photos and add your notes to your bookshelf at Eat Your Books. Instructions on uploading your photos and links to other helpful articles can be found here.

On that note, Eat Your Books has been sharing your photos on our Instagram feed. If you would like to be tagged in your lovely photos, update your bio here at EYB to include your social media handles. You can edit your bio on your Profile page, accessed from the menu under your username at top right. When we choose photos, we can then check your bio for your Instagram handle.

Other members have expressed an interest in following the members that make such beautiful food! Also, if you would like your EYB username shown when we post your photos in this monthly roundup, please add your username to your Facebook posts.

A few announcements before we share some highlights from this month's options:

Please make sure you have entered all our giveaways. More great giveaways will be added soon.

Every week new and books are being added. Find out more here. We recently just announced our newest feature Eat Your Books Digital - see our post for more information.

 

 

Please consider nominating Eat Your Books for a Saveur blog award. More information can be found on this post. Deadline July 25th. You are able to nominate every day, multiple times a day. We appreciate your consideration.

 


Every Sunday, I compile a post of Kindle cookbook deals so be sure to check those for bargains!

Now to this month's highlights:

I made Melissa Clark's crispy salt and pepper pork a few weeks ago and it was great. I did adapt it a bit and left a recipe note. My sad photo can be found here. Now that we are moved into our new home (finally) and are a few weeks away from being unpacked, I plan on participating more in the clubs. Late next month, I will begin  tackling Modernist Bread and posting once a month with my progress.

Christine M made the Spicy black beans with chorizo & jalapeños from Favorite Recipes From Melissa Clark's Kitchen. She states: "Left out jalapeños, cilantro and hot sauce because husband does not care for those, the spice from the chorizo, as well as the flavors of the cumin and oregano, made this flavorful enough. I did the fried eggs sunny-side-up because that is how we like them. This was really easy to make and very good, and I would make this again." Christine, please remember to upload your photo here at EYB.

Becky L made the Deviled Egg Salad with Anchovies, Smoked Paprika, and Tomato (Favorite Recipes From Melissa Clark's Kitchen p 73. She states: "I cheated - I've tried and tried and I just don't like anchovies. But a trick I learned from my dad is to swap in capers for the brininess without the fishiness. I did that here and it was amazing! This is definitely one I'll be making again!" Becky, don't forget to upload your photo here at EYB.



Lisa S made an online recipe of Jacques Pépin for garlic chicken breasts and they look great. Lisa, please remember to upload your photo here at EYB.




Nicole K made the Little Gem Salad with Cheddar Vinaigrette and Pistachio Granola on page 25 of Matt Jenning's Homegrown. "This is the second time I have made this dish and it is filling enough for an entree. It is quite literally one of the best salads that I have ever eaten. If you only ever make one thing from this book, let it be this. Although, the Farmstead Mac and Cheese is also pretty incredible." Nicole, please remember to upload your photo here at EYB as well.

Yvette B. Tonight's yummy dinner was beef rib-eye steaks with chanterelle (and oyster) mushrooms from the Home Grown cookbook. It was also supposed to served with bearnaise sauce, but THAT was a fail. Twice!" Yvette, upload your photo here on EYB and make a note about what you think happened with the sauce.

There are many other wonderful photos in the group.

Eat Your Books Sweet Cookbook Club
Sweet - Ottolenghi

This month multiple people made the Blueberry and Almond Cake. The photo below is shared by member JudyK.

Recap of our future selections:

You will note for the next three months, we are offering additional options so that even more members can participate. From August through October, our vegan option will be Vegan 100: Over 100 Incredible Recipes from Avant-Garde Vegan (see our giveaway and review here) or any online vegan recipe.


August

September

October

Come join us!

 

June 2018 Eat Your Books Cookbook Club Summary and August - October Annoucements

Last month we topped 5,000 members in the Eat Your Books Cookbook Club, come join us. I find myself cooking more recipes from my books than normally because the photos are so inspiring. One of the many great benefits of EYB is our recipe notes (as you will see below in our first entry regarding the Rhubarb cake in the Sweet section. Due to notes from other cooks/bakers, mistakes can be avoided and success is almost guaranteed. 

This month we've been working through: 


Main selection: At My Table by Nigella Lawson

Alternative selection: Bring It!: Tried and True Recipes for Potlucks and Casual Entertaining  by Ali Rosen (added for our summer entertaining!)

Flashback option: Any recipe from Jacques Pépin's books

Online option: Any recipe from Nigella or Jacques online

Baking: Any recipe from Rose Levy Beranbaum books

And, desserts are still being churned out in our second group working through Ottolenghi's Sweet.

The photos below are just a few of the beautiful shots our members have been sharing; visit each group for more inspiration. Do not forget to also upload your photos and add your notes to your bookshelf at Eat Your Books. Instructions on uploading your photos and links to other helpful articles can be found here.

Our July selections are re-shared at the end of this post and all club posts are tagged #EYBCookbookClub if you are looking for a particular post. And we have polled our members for their input for future selections.

You will note for the next three months, we are offering additional options so that even more members can participate. From August through October, our vegan option will be Vegan 100: Over 100 Incredible Recipes from Avant-Garde Vegan (see our giveaway and review here) or any online vegan recipe. Now, here are the results of the voting: 


August

Main selection: Vegetarian Viet Nam (look for another special promotion that will include a Swiss Diamond wok with this book) or Shaya (you can find my review of these books here and here. I have been adding my reviews to our library record where you will find other reviews as well).

Alternative Title: Appetites or Les Halles by Anthony Bourdain 

Online:  Any Annabel Langbein recipe (I love Annabel's recipes - her Essential volumes are amazing  and  - see reviews Vol 1 and Vol 2.

Baking: The Artful Baker (see my review)

Vintage for Summer: The Victory Garden  or any Barbara Kafka cookbook

September

Main selections: How to Eat a Peach or Secrets of the Southern Table 

Alternative:  Anything from Alton Brown's books or Onions Etc. (this book is spectacular, see my review)

Online: Any Alton Brown recipe or Diana Henry recipe 

Baking: Bake for Syria 

October 

Main Selection: A Table in Venice or Just Cook It! 

Alternative: Anything from Craig Claiborne's books

Online option: Anything from Food52 or Serious Eats 

Baking: Food52 Genius Desserts  

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A few announcements before we share some highlights from this month's options:      

Please make sure you have entered all our giveaways. We have loads of cookbooks and cookware up for grabs. 

Every week new   and  books are being added. Find out more here

Every Sunday, I compile a post of Kindle cookbook deals so be sure to check those out for bargains! 

Please note, Eat Your Books has been sharing your photos on our Instagram feed. If you would like to be tagged in your lovely photos, update your bio here at EYB to include your social media handles. You can edit your bio on your Profile page, accessed from the menu under your username at top right.  When we choose photos, we can then check your bio for your Instagram handle. Other members have expressed an interest in following the members that make such beautiful food! Also, if you would like your EYB username shown when we post your photos in this monthly roundup, please add your username to your Facebook posts.

Lisa's gorgeous Cherry tomato tart which she made twice from Bring It!  Lisa raves about the crust!

Alicia's Catalan toast and Chilli mint lamb cutlets with a preserved lemon and mint sauce from At My Table 

There are many other wonderful photos in the group.

 Eat Your Books Sweet Cookbook Club
 Sweet - Ottolenghi

 

Sharifah posted her thoughts on Eat Your Books when she shared the Rhubarb and strawberry crumble cake: "This is where EYB absolutely excels in its purpose - I read Jane's, Astrid's and Trisha's comments first before I made this. I reduced the sugar by 20g in the crumble and cake mixes, I pulled it out at 40 mins and covered it with foil, and I checked every 10 mins. - total cooking time 60 mins. Absolutely deelicious....and perfection, me thinks."

Ching Y's Chocolate and peanut butter s'mores are perfection 

Again, here is a reminder for next month!

 

JULY


Main selection: Favorite Recipes from Melissa Clark's Kitchen

Alternative selection: Homegrown by Matt Jennings

Flashback option: Any recipe from Claudia Roden's books (or online)

Online option: Any recipe from Melissa Clark online

Baking: The Art of the Pie by Kate McDermott

Eat Your Books Cookbook Club - May 2018

This month we topped 5,000 members in the Eat Your Books Cookbook Club and we have been working from the following options: 


Main selection: Dining In by Alison Roman

Flashback and Online option: Any recipe from Madhur Jaffrey books or her recipes online
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Baking: The Fearless Baker by Erin Jeanne McDowell

And, desserts are still being churned out in our second group working through Ottolenghi's Sweet.

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The photos below are just a few of the beautiful shots our members have been sharing; visit each group for more inspiration. Do not forget to also upload your photos and add your notes to your bookshelf at Eat Your Books. Instructions on uploading your photos and links to other helpful articles can be found here.

Our June through July selections are re-shared at the end of this post and all club posts are tagged #EYBCookbookClub if you are looking for a particular post. I will be putting up a poll for August through October early next month so everyone can vote for our next round of cookbooks. 

A few announcements:     

Please make sure you have entered all our giveaways. We have loads of cookbooks and cookware up for grabs. 

We are moving full steam ahead with our   and . Find out more here

Every Sunday, I compile a post of Kindle cookbook deals so be sure to check those out for bargains! 

Please note, Eat Your Books has been sharing your photos on our Instagram feed. If you would like to be tagged in your lovely photos, update your bio here at EYB to include your social media handles. You can edit your bio on your Profile page, accessed from the menu under your username at top right.  When we choose photos, we can then check your bio for your Instagram handle. Other members have expressed an interest in following the members that make such beautiful food! Also, if you would like your EYB username shown when we post your photos in this monthly roundup, please add your username to your Facebook posts.

 

Member: Monique
Recipe: First photo: Imposter Al Pastor
Recipe: Second photo: Raw and roasted carrots and Fennel with feta and pistachios



Member: Maree
Recipe: Crispy chicken leg with potato.

Member: Lisa 
Recipe: Paprika rubbed sheet pan chicken with lemon

 



Member: Joan
Recipe: Perfect Roasted Asparagus

 



Member: Jessica
Recipe: Vinegar Roasted Beets

 


Member: Diane
From: Madhur's World Vegetarian
Recipe: Asparagus with Chinese Mushrooms

 

Member: Gabi
From: The Fearless Baker
Recipe: Banana cake with cocoa nibs and nutella swirl

 Eat Your Books Sweet Cookbook Club
 Sweet - Ottolenghi

Member: Mami
Recipe: Roma's Doughnuts

 

Member: Rachel
Recipe: Persian Love Cakes

 

A reminder for June and July's selections:

JUNE


Main selection: At My Table by Nigella Lawson

Alternative selection: Bring It!: Tried and True Recipes for Potlucks and Casual Entertaining by Ali Rosen (added for our summer entertaining!)

Flashback option: Any recipe from Jacques Pépin's books

Online option: Any recipe from Nigella or Jacques online

Baking: Any recipe from Rose Levy Beranbaum books

JULY


Main selection: Favorite Recipes from Melissa Clark's Kitchen

Alternative selection: Homegrown by Matt Jennings

Flashback option: Any recipe from Claudia Roden's books (or online)

Online option: Any recipe from Melissa Clark online

Baking: The Art of the Pie by Kate McDermott

Thanks for following along - come join us!

Eat Your Books Cookbook Club - April 2018

April has been a busy month with members enjoying all the dishes they have been making from Chinese Soul Food. The author, Hsiao-Ching Chou, has been popping in the group sharing tips and instructional videos such as a stir-fry demo, a video on making dumplings, and another on reducing the sauce in her Sweet and Sour spare ribs in our Eat Your Books Cookbook Club

Main selection Chinese Soul Food by Hsiao-Ching Chou

Other selections for April included the following:

Flashback and Online option: Any recipe from Grace Young books or online

Baking: Any bundt cake recipes from books or online (see our special Bundt promotion).

And, desserts are still being churned out in our second group working through Ottolenghi's Sweet (please see our errata sheet for the Americanized version of this book and information on the reprint).

The photos below are just a few of the beautiful shots our members have been sharing; visit each group for more inspiration. Do not forget to also upload your photos and add your notes to your bookshelf at Eat Your Books. Instructions on uploading your photos and links to other helpful articles can be found here.

Our May through July selections are re-shared at the end of this post and all club posts are tagged #EYBCookbookClub if you are looking for a particular post.

A few announcements:  Please make sure you have entered all our giveaways, there are some exciting promotions coming up for great cookbooks and products including:  Emile Henry, Mauviel, Le Creuset, Anolon and many more. What is better than a cookbook giveaway - a cookbook with cookware and bakeware giveaway.

We are moving full steam ahead with our   and . Find out more here

Every Sunday, I compile a post of Kindle cookbook deals so be sure to check those out for bargains! 

Please note, Eat Your Books has been sharing your photos on our Instagram feed. If you would like to be tagged in your lovely photos, update your bio here at EYB to include your social media handles. You can edit your bio on your Profile page, accessed from the menu under your username at top right.  When we choose photos, we can then check your bio for your Instagram handle. Other members have expressed an interest in following the members that make such beautiful food! Also, if you would like your EYB username shown when we post your photos in this monthly roundup, please add your username to your Facebook posts.

Lastly, since so many of were able to obtain Matt Jennings' Homegrown (at the incredible price of around 4.00 as of today still on sale) I added that book as a possible selection for July as well. 

Chinese Soul Food 

Gary made the Stir-fried noodles with shrimp and vegetables 

Lisa S made the General Tso's chicken as did many others including myself so good!

 

 

Christine M made Shrimp and pork noodles in broth (Dan zi mian)

Ellie Mae made the Wonton soup

 

Jessica made the Wontons with Chili sauce for wontons

Kara H made the Pork, shrimp, and Chinese chives dumplings 

Kathleen made the Beef with broccoli

Lisa M made the Baby bok choy with chicken

Maree made the Red-braised pork belly pot stickers 

Sweet - Ottolenghi

Annalies made from Sweet Apricot and thyme galettes with polenta pastry 

Rachel B made Lemon and poppy seed cake (National Trust version)

Stanca made Chocolate Guinness cake with Baileys Irish cream

Lastly, here is a reminder of our upcoming months' selections:

MAY


Main selection: Dining In by Alison Roman

Flashback and Online option: Any recipe from Madhur Jaffrey books or her recipes online

Baking: The Fearless Baker by Erin Jeanne McDowell

JUNE


Main selection: At My Table by Nigella Lawson

Alternative selection: Bring It!: Tried and True Recipes for Potlucks and Casual Entertaining by Ali Rosen (added for our summer entertaining!)

Flashback option: Any recipe from Jacques Pépin's books

Online option: Any recipe from Nigella or Jacques online

Baking: Any recipe from Rose Levy Beranbaum books

JULY


Main selection: Favorite Recipes from Melissa Clark's Kitchen

Alternative selection: Homegrown by Matt Jennings

Flashback option: Any recipe from Claudia Roden's books (or online)

Online option: Any recipe from Melissa Clark online

Baking: The Art of the Pie by Kate McDermott

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Eat Your Books Cookbook Club - March 2018

March has us cooking up recipes in the Eat Your Books Cookbook Club from the following cookbooks/recipes:

Main selection: David Tanis' Market Cooking by David Tanis.

Online option: David's online recipes which are indexed from his City Kitchen column.

Baking title: BraveTart: Iconic American Desserts for more information on Stella's remarkable book see our promotion post.

Flashback option: any recipe from any Moosewood title

And, desserts are still be churned out in our second group working through Ottolenghi's Sweet (please see our errata sheet for the Americanized version of this book and information on the reprint).

The photos below are just a few of the beautiful shots our members have been sharing; visit the groups for more inspiration. Do not forget to upload your photos and add your notes to your bookshelf at Eat Your Books. Instructions on uploading your photos and links to other helpful articles can be found here.

Our April through July selections have been announced and all club posts are tagged #EYBCookbookClub if you are looking for a particular post.

A few announcements:  Please make sure you have entered all our giveaways, there are some exciting promotions coming up for great cookbooks and products including:  Stargazer cast iron, Ruffoni, Emile Henry, Mauviel, Le Creuset, Anolon and Nordic Ware and I'm working on many more. What is better than a cookbook giveaway - a cookbook with cookware and bakeware giveaway.

We launched our EYB Book Preview and EYB Recipe Preview on Friday. Find out more here

Every Sunday, I compile a post of Kindle cookbook deals be sure to check those out for bargains! 

 

David Tanis Market Cooking: Recipes 
and Revelations, Ingredient by Ingredient by David Tanis
Review here.

Maree R made the Roasted snapper with lemon and fennel

 

Kimberly P made the Southern greens with ham hocks "This was a big hit! The broth was flavorful (addictive) and the greens tender as the notes promised. Looking forward to leftovers! I made two changes: used only 2 lbs of greens -it's a lot! -keeping all other ingredients the same, and cooked for three hours for extra deliciousness."

Jessica J made the French chicken tarragon "Served with buttered egg noodles and Melted spinach. This was delicious. Tarragon and creme fraiche are two of my favorite flavors so this was at the top of my list to try. I did put the chicken under the broiler for a few minutes to crisp up the skin a bit. This was a relatively simple dinner that I will make again."

Susan H made the Red onion soup with cheese toast. "We thought this was just ok. The combined bite of cheese toast and soup was good. But, the soup itself was flat."

David Tanis Online

Jane Kelly made the Chicken with apricots, lemon and saffron by David Tanis from the New York Times. She states "I didn't love this. I thought I would as it had ingredients I like but it was overly sweet from the apricots (and I didn't use the full amount in the recipe). The lemon slices balanced the sweetness some but not enough. Though the side I made, Spinach and preserved lemon freekeh from On the Side by Ed Smith was fabulous!" (Review of On the Side)

 

Lisa S made the Homemade Oreo Cookies. "Gave these a test run for St. Patrick's Day and filled them with mint cream. The cookies are nice and crisp and they taste like you're hoping they will. I was glad I read the instruction not to make the filling in advance, it needs to be used right away."

 

Darcie made the Lemon Meringue pie. "I used my own crust, and made two small pies instead of one big one. I bruised a few frozen Kaffir lime leaves and added it to the filling. It only took 7 eggs to get 5 oz of yolks and 8 oz of whites. I torched the meringue on one pie and did the other in the oven, and I prefer the look of the torched one."

Sweet by Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh

 

StancaD Passionfruit cheescake with spiced pineapple. The flavours complement each other so well. It's a creamy dreamy cheesecake

SharleneM Pineapple tartlets with star anise and pandan. So delicious!

LilyG Pistachio and white choc roulade; absolutely delicious cake, have made it 6 times and it's always a hit

Mami S baked the White chocolate cheese cake with cranberry compote. I used home grown blueberry instead of cranberry.it worked very well. Very rich cake with slightly sour refreshing berry compote, just delicious!

 

 

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February's Summary of the Eat Your Books Cookbook Club

February has us cooking up recipes from The Home Cook: Recipes to Know by Heart by Alex Guarnaschelli, Nigel Slater (online), How To Be a Domestic Goddess: Baking and the Art of Comfort Food  by Nigella Lawson, and Jamie at Home: Cook Your Way to the Good Life by Jamie Oliver in the Eat Your Books Cookbook Club. And, desserts are still be churned out in our second group working through Ottolenghi's Sweet (please see our errata sheet for the Americanized version of this book and information on the reprint).

The photos below are just a few of the beautiful shots our members have been sharing; visit the groups for more inspiration. Do not forget to upload your photos and add your notes to your bookshelf at Eat Your Books. Instructions on uploading your photos and links to other helpful articles can be found here.

Last week, I shared the results of our members' voting and announced the April through July selections and all club posts are tagged #EYBCookbookClub if you are looking for a particular post.

The Home Cook: Recipes to Know by Heart by Alex Guarnaschelli.

 

Judy K and I tried the Orecchiette with bacon cream. We loved this dish. Others in the group have made this dish as well. 

 

Pamela L made the Chicken tarragon and states that it was very juicy but warns not to skimp on the seasoning - as it needs salt and pepper.

Nan K made the Creamiest of the cream broccoli soup: "It was a perfect day for warm soup and a great way to use up a big bag of broccoli from the garden. The soup was rich and satisfying. It was very flavorful and the charred broccoli, garlic, pepper and creamy cheese flavors blended very well together. None overpowered the other. It's one of those recipes that tastes better after each spoonful."

Kerrey D made the Warm leeks Nicoise. She says, "Looked beautiful, I loved all the colors. I didn't use the confectioners sugar when roasting the tomatoes- it seemed unnecessary, which is a bit of a pattern for this book. The dressing was more of a tapenade, and was delicious. She didn't specify to chiffonade the basil but I did. The leeks were my least favorite part of the dish. If I repeat it, I will just make blistered tomatoes with tapenade."

Lisa S Warm Blueberry Ginger Turnovers. "I used raspberries as we prefer them, and they played well with the ginger. I believe the recipe should read, cut the dough into eight 6-inch rounds, not the 3-inch in the book, but the thought of tiny turnovers appealed to me. I got four 6-inch and twelve 3-inch rounds. The dough was lovely to work with but I did have some break as I folded them. I sprinkled them with turbinado sugar before baking, and they baked up beautifully. The dough is very tender, buttery and flaky, and these are a perfect anytime treat."

Joan O Dark chocolate brownies. "This was delicious. Makes enough to share in 9x13 pan."

Jessica M made the American pancakes from Nigella Lawson's How to be a Domestic Goddess for her father's birthday stating that they were not bad, though not as fluffy as I'd hoped.

Sweet by Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh


The desserts are still flowing in our Sweet group. Sharing a few highlights today:

Elodee Middle Eastern millionaire's shortbread. "Normally I'm such a fan of millionaire's shortbread but besides the technical problem of my halva layer not adhering to the shortbread very well, it's just way too sweet for me. I cut the narrow bars in half for smaller pieces thereby making 32."

Nabeela Aijaz states she styled the heck out of the Rose water semolina cake. "I was too impatient while making the candied rose petals. Instead of lightly brushing each petal with the egg white, I generously dumped them in egg white before heavy handedly sprinkling sugar on them. They turned into meringues instead of candied rose petals. So decided to go with plan B and just sprinkle fresh rose petals."

Marjolaine S made the Pistachio Rouleau with white chocolate cream. "I added some green pistachio essence to the dough, and vanilla to the cream for a bit more pronounced taste."

 

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