Carbs - EYBD Promotion

Now with EYBDigital, if you buy a print book within the promotional period, for the first time you will have access to the full EYBD cookbook wherever you can access EYB - on vacation, at work, in the grocery store, etc. In addition to the digital book, all the features of EYB will be included in the access, at no cost to the book purchaser. For more information see our EYBD Page.

• Recipe search
• Bookmarks
• Recipe ratings and reviews
• Photo upload (personal photos of dishes cooked)
• Shopping lists

We are pleased to share a promotion for our next EYBD Book, Carbs by Laura Goodman.

Who is Laura Goodman? From her award winning blog She is Butters, she tells us:  "I'm Laura Goodman and I like making pound cakes and silk pies and trifles layered with Swiss Roll. Puddings made of cream cheese and vanilla and custard. Big old bangerz that make everyone feel a bit drunk. "Sorry, it sounded like you said you made the frosting out of Crunchies and mascarpone?"... Food that makes you feel alive."

Even though the She is Butters' blog hasn't been updated since December of 2016, Laura continues to write about food and travel for the Sunday Times, Lucky Peach, Foodism, The Pool, Eater, and Food52. Carbs is her debut cookbook. 

Carbs are what makes life worth living. Pasta and bread are a match made in culinary heaven. With a healthy sprinkling of humor, Laura delivers 85 recipes from rice bowls, pizzas, muffins and more. Retro-spired photographs accompany many of the recipes add a touch of whimsy. Measurements for ingredients are given in both weight and volume. 

Dishes that I have marked to make (I just received the book) include: Bread gratin, Roast potatoes with crunchy rice and Marmalade bread pudding. Dr. Atkins is rolling over in his grave (take note, he's dead and we're eating all the pasta!) Of course, I make that statement in jest. 

This isn't a cookbook filled with butter laden, guilty pleasures. Laura shares recipes for making homemade pasta and pizza doughs, risottos and vegetables play heavily in many of the recipes. This is a cookbook that embraces the comfort found in carbohydrates and transforms them into go-to dishes that will please everyone gathered around your table. 

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If you order this title before our promotional period ends, register here (be sure you have a photo of your receipt or screenshot from your online order ready to upload). Once your purchase has been verified, this button will appear on the book on your Bookshelf next to the title and will take you to the digital access for this book.

Below are screenshots showing how these features will appear.

Special thanks to the publisher, for working with us to bring this exclusive incentive to our members as well as for providing three copies of in our giveaway below.

The publisher is offering three copies of this book to EYB Members in the US, UK, AU and NZ. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you try first?

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won't be counted. For more information on this process, please see our step-by-step help post. Be sure to check your spam filters to receive our email notifications. Prizes can take up to 6 weeks to arrive from the publishers. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends at midnight on March 31st, 2019.

 

 


Gnocchi, Solo Gnocchi by Christine Y. Hickman

Cookbook lovers are a discerning group with high expectations that must be met for a title to enter our coveted collection. Some of us shy away from restaurant books and others only collect those high-end tomes. The criteria for the type of books we enjoy varies as much as our individual personalities.

Single-subject books can be a hard sell but seem to be experiencing a resurgence of late. A well-done single-subject title researches, works through the intricacies of a recipe and provides us with the technique and knowledge we need to master that particular dish. Such a title is Christine Y. Hickman's Gnocchi, Solo Gnocchi: A Comprehensive Tribute to Italy's Other Favorite First Course.



Christine is the voice behind the Gnocchi Sonomarcella website and is an experienced teacher, caterer, and writer who divides her time between New Mexico and Italy. Her cookbook is the book on gnocchi - sharing the history and basics of this seemingly simple but complicated dumpling that requires skill, a light hand and dedication to master. 

The detailed instructions and selection of recipes here are outstanding (Christine's tutorial video is recommended watching.) From basic gnocchi to filled varieties, the author has laid it all out for us. The sauces, gratins and even sweet dessert gnocchi are impressive and one can spend hours in the kitchen with this creative collection of recipes for this versatile Italian classic.

At this time, you may order Gnocchi, Solo Gnocchi directly from the author's site which our BUY BOOK button links to. The photographs are old school but plentiful and clearly reflect the finished dishes. This does not distract from the brilliance of this title. The two plus pages of process photographs for the basic gnocchi recipe are immensely helpful. Ingredient amounts are given in pounds and ounces for certain ingredients (potatoes, cheese, sausage) and volume for others (cup, tablespoons, etc), there are no metric measurements. If you wish to master gnocchi, you must order this book. 

I have made a few of the sauce recipes and they are spot on. I plan to have a gnocchi weekend soon that will involve a number of Italian dishes. Who wants to come over?

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To celebrate Christine's book, we are offering a gnocchi prize package to one worldwide winner (see details below). The author has autographed a copy of her book which I have in my possession. Our friends at OXO are providing a ricer OXO Good Grips ricer and a fine mesh strainer and I am providing a Gnocchi board and stripper - all these items will be shipped from my home to yours.

The author is providing one autographed copy of her book, OXO is providing one adjustable ricer and fine mesh strainer, and I am adding a gnocchi board to this giveaway open to EYB Members worldwide. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you try first?

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won't be counted. For more information on this process, please see our step-by-step help post and this forum post. Once you log in and enter your member name you will be directed to the next entry option - the blog comment. After that, there are additional options that you can complete for more entries.

Be sure to check your spam filters to receive our email notifications. Prizes can take up to 6 weeks to arrive from the publishers. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends at midnight on March 29th, 2019.

Kricket by Will Bowlby

During his relatively young career, London Chef Will Bowlby has accumulated a wealth of experience in Indian cuisine. After culinary school and training in the UK, he served as head chef at Cheval in Mumbai, before travelling around India on a food tour for six months. After this, he returned to the UK and worked under Vivek Singh at The Cinnamon Kitchen. 

In April 2015, he brought his vision to his own 20 seat pop-up restaurant that just happened to be housed in a shipping container. Two years later, he opened Kricket Soho which has grown now to three locations. Bowlby serves up seasonal, modern Indian plates and drinks that combine British ingredients with the flavours, aromas and spices of India. 

Kricket: An Indian-inspired Cookbook is the debut cookbook from the talented chef that shares recipes that prove that Indian cuisine needn't be daunting. He promises if we learn the basics, the possibilities are endless.
 

The majority of the recipes are ideal for weekend meals and entertaining. Ingredients shouldn't be difficult to procure, and the dishes are overall very approachable. These are Indian-inspired recipes and not for a purist looking for strictly "authentic" Indian classics. This is the type of book I love - exciting takes on a cuisine that paints a picture more of the chef's personality than reinventing classics. We have Madhur for the classics, we can look to Bowlby for inspired dishes that pay homage to Indian flavours.  

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Many thanks to Hardie Grant for providing the materials for our EYBD Preview above as well as offering three copies of this exciting book in our giveaway below.

The publisher is offering three copies of this book to EYB Members in the US, UK, AU and NZ. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you try first?

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won't be counted. For more information on this process, please see our step-by-step help post and this forum post. Once you log in and enter your member name you will be directed to the next entry option - the blog comment. After that, there are additional options that you can complete for more entries.

Be sure to check your spam filters to receive our email notifications. Prizes can take up to 6 weeks to arrive from the publishers. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends at midnight on March 24th, 2019.

The Jewelled Table by Bethany Kehdy

Any book on Middle Eastern cooking draws me in. I fall victim to the vibrant colors of this cuisine, tables overflowing with large platters of fragrant offerings and the community feel of a gathering. Bethany Kehdy's debut title The Jewelled Kitchen (or the US edition Pomegranates & Pine Nuts) is a beautiful cookbook. Now the author is back with The Jewelled Table: Cooking, Eating and Entertaining the Middle Eastern Way which explores the way Middle Easterners cook, eat, and entertain, and the rituals of doing so at home.

As the title would suggest, this book is a feast for the eyes with stunning illustrations, spectacular photography and a feeling of humble richness. The mezze style of hospitality encourages your guests to linger, to talk and share. Many platters of simple, flavorful dishes give the air of abundance. When you examine how Middle Easterners entertain, you learn what really is important - the feeling of care. The host is nurturing us with food, time and togetherness - "what's mine is ours". 

Bethany begins with the basics, follows with refreshments and cocktails, and then food that decorates the table. She continues with small plates, principal dishes and ends with desserts. Drink in the author's narrative, soak in the photographs of the landscape and people. Then be inspired by the dishes that shine with thoughtfulness and care. This is a feel good book and reading through it again today was refreshing. 

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Special thanks to Hardie Grant for providing us with the materials for our EYBD Preview above and offering three copies of The Jewelled Table in our giveaway below. I am grateful that publishers such as Hardie Grant continue to release these titles that inspire me to greatness by bringing the world's cultures, customs and cuisines to my kitchen. 

 

The publisher is offering three copies of this book to EYB Members in the US, UK, AU and NZ. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you try first?

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won't be counted. For more information on this process, please see our step-by-step help post and this forum post. Once you log in and enter your member name you will be directed to the next entry option - the blog comment. After that, there are additional options that you can complete for more entries.

Be sure to check your spam filters to receive our email notifications. Prizes can take up to 6 weeks to arrive from the publishers. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends at midnight on March 23rd, 2019.

Eat at the Bar Promotion

We all would love to travel the world, right? But financial constraints, work obligations, and personal situations make that difficult. This morning after watching an episode of Uprooted in which Sarah Sharratt traveled from her rural home in France for a few glorious days in Paris, I almost emptied the bank accounts and ran away from home. Instead, to placate my urge to wander, I escaped to my cookbooks. My latest journey is via Eat at the Bar: Recipes Inspired by Travels in Spain, Portugal, Italy and Beyond by Matt McConnell and Jo Gamvros. 

The book is part travelogue and shares anecdotes, narrative and stunning photography from the authors' adventures in Spain, Portugal and Europe over many years. These experiences inspired the idea and philosophy of their now decade-old Bar Lourinha  which they have created in their hometown of Melbourne.

 

Eat at the Bar delivers 55 recipes inspired by local farmers, providores, fishmongers and suppliers. The line-up is a best of the best from more than 10 years of McConnell's respected repertoire of tapas and raciones that highlight garlic, pimento, salt and the best olive oil. You will feel at home and comfortable as you page through this book but you will also feel transported to these cities that have influenced McConnell's food, drink and atmosphere of his Melbourne bar.

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Take a seat at the bar, prepare these approachable and flavor-filled dishes and escape from the everyday troubles that plague us all. Special thanks to the publisher Hardie Grant who provided the materials for our preview above as well as offered three copies of this beautiful book in our giveaway below. 

 

The publisher is offering three copies of this book to EYB Members in the US, UK, AU and NZ . One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you try first?

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won't be counted. For more information on this process, please see our step-by-step help post and this forum post. Once you log in and enter your member name you will be directed to the next entry option - the blog comment. After that, there are additional options that you can complete for more entries.

Be sure to check your spam filters to receive our email notifications. Prizes can take up to 6 weeks to arrive from the publishers. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends at midnight on March 16th, 2019.

The Beer Kitchen

Confession time. I do not like beer or wine. I know I am in the minority here, but they just aren't my beverages of choice. I've tried. My husband always tells me "you can work to acquire a taste for it" to which I reply, "I could work to acquire a taste for cauliflower, but I don't think beer and wine are a priority for me." That being said, I love to cook with both. Sounds crazy right? I love the flavor of beer in soups, roasts and even bread so I was super excited to dive into Melissa Cole's The Beer Kitchen: The Art and Science of Cooking, & Pairing, with Beer.

Melissa is a beer goddess. She has authored two previous titles The Little Book of Craft Beer and Let Me Tell You About Beer. She is an award-winning writer and is considered the UK's foremost expert on beer and food. The Beer Kitchen shares over 70 recipes from fondue to fried chicken. Right now, I am in a huge vinegar phase (that has lasted for years) and I am going to make the Beer vinegar soon to be followed by the Fabulous fried chicken. The Beer cheese soup is begging to be made for Super Bowl this weekend. That's it fried chicken and beer cheese soup, menu planned.

The photography throughout this book is spectacular and Melissa's knowledge from choosing the right beer for the job to dos and don'ts while cooking with the beverage is immensely valuable.  I love everything about this title - the range of recipes, the beer education and the photography - it is an incredible book!

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Special thanks to Hardie Grant for providing us with the materials for our EYBD preview as well as offering three books in our giveaway below. 

The publisher is offering three copies of this book to EYB Members in the US, UK, AU and NZ. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you try first?

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won't be counted. For more information on this process, please see our step-by-step help post and this forum post. Once you log in and enter your member name you will be directed to the next entry option - the blog comment. After that, there are additional options that you can complete for more entries.

Be sure to check your spam filters to receive our email notifications. Prizes can take up to 6 weeks to arrive from the publishers. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends at midnight on March 15th, 2019.

Page Street Publishing Titles - Win a Library of Titles

Cookbook publishers are knocking it out of the park by releasing titles that are not only beautiful but fresh and exciting. Everything from ethnic cuisines, challenging pastry recipes to involved techniques utilizing a world of electronic appliances that a home cook might never think of touching (think sous vide) are available. Cookbooks (and the infamous Instant Pot®) have made pressure cooking cool again, bread baking approachable and artisanal pizza - no problem. 

Page Street Publishing publishes dozens of cookbooks a year covering myraid subjects. Today, I want to bring you a roundup of certain of their 2018 releases along with a giveaway for a dozen of those books below!

For the purposes of this post, I will share a small blurb about each title unless I link to a previous review. Books that have an EYBD Preview are indicated and we will be working on previews for the remaining titles. So many great books!

 

I'll finish off with a few titles from this month: 

  • Amazing Mexican Favorites with Your Instant Pot: 80 Tacos, Burritos, Fajitas and Other Flavor-Packed Recipes by Emily Sunwell-Vidaurri and Rudy Vidaurri brings us the flavors of Mexico at home with minimal effort and time by harnessing the power of your Instant Pot®. Simply toss meat, spices and veggies into the pot, and in a matter of minutes, you'll be sitting down to mouthwatering tacos, burritos, fajitas, tamales and more, packed with hearty fillings and your favorite toppings.
  • 3-Step Slow Cooker Cookbook: Delicious, Hassle-Free Homemade Meals by Drew Maresco, the editor in chief of BestRecipes magazine, shares custom-designed dishes that condense meal prep time, so all you have to do is toss the ingredients into your slow cooker and get back to your busy routine!
  • Keto Cooking with Your Instant Pot: Recipes for Fast and Flavorful Ketogenic Meals by Dr. Karen S. Lee is a versatile collection of recipes to  help you enjoy all the benefits of the Keto diet, without time-consuming meal prep and planning. Whether your goal is to lose weight, boost your energy or adopt an allaround healthier lifestyle, make your life easier with low-carb, high-fat, sugar-free dishes that the whole family will love. Plus, all of the recipes are made with common, affordable ingredients found in any well-stocked pantry.

 

 


The dozen Page Street Publishing titles in the photograph above are available in this giveaway to one winner. This contest is open worldwide. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which Page Street title would you most like to cook from?

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won't be counted. For more information on this process, please see our step-by-step help post and this forum post. Once you log in and enter your member name you will be directed to the next entry option - the blog comment. After that, there are additional options that you can complete for more entries.

Be sure to check your spam filters to receive our email notifications. Prizes can take up to 6 weeks to arrive from the publishers. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends at midnight on March 1st, 2019.

Bread & Butter Promotion

Bread and Butter: History, Culture, Recipes by Richard Snapes (The Snapery), Grant Harrington (Ampersand Butter Culture) and Eve Hemingway is a celebration of the divine partnership: bread and butter. I have recently embraced the satisfaction of creating my own bread. There are many things that make a house welcoming and surely the aroma of bread baking is one of the best. 

Bread and Butter is a love letter to two artisanal products that have graced our tables for centuries with the earliest record of this union being in 1492. The book delves deeply into the history and culture behind the bread and butter partnership, sharing a global overview that brings us to the present day. 

The photographs are stunning with ingredient amounts being given in both weight and volume. The recipes range from brioche to flatbreads. I was particularly excited to find the Swedish bun, Kanelbullar featured here. I became aware of this bun a few weeks ago and am thrilled that this book also shares step-by-step photos so that this flaky, twisted delight can be made with confidence. 

Let's talk butter. Bread is life giving but butter makes that life worth living. Recipes for butter sauces and creams as well as dishes that highlight butter are provided. The book ends with a selection of recipes that incorporate the dream team, such as Brioche and butter pudding. 

 

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There are many reasons to love this book: the historical background, the detailed instructions, the inspiring photographs, and the recipes are foremost. This book and a loaf of bread would be an ideal housewarming gift not to mention a gift that any cookbook lover would enjoy.

Special thanks to Quadrille, the publisher, for providing the materials for our EYBD preview as well as three copies of this book in our giveaway below. 

The publisher is offering three copies of this book to EYB Members in the US, UK, AU and NZ. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you try first?

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won't be counted. For more information on this process, please see our step-by-step help post and this forum post. Once you log in and enter your member name you will be directed to the next entry option - the blog comment. After that, there are additional options that you can complete for more entries.

Be sure to check your spam filters to receive our email notifications. Prizes can take up to 6 weeks to arrive from the publishers. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends at midnight on February 27th, 2019.

Baking Artisan Bread - Emile Henry Baguette Baker

My baking game is sad this month. I have baked a few things including bagels, cakes. cookies and bars but I haven't begun the all important holiday baking. Truth be told, I usually start that task after the 16th (my birthday), but this year - I'm even  farther behind. Today, I spent an hour gathering up ingredients and preparing my recipe list to start tomorrow. I also hope to work on my brioche for my next Modernist Bread post before the end of the year. Wish me luck.

While you all still have your baking mojo in full force, I have another related giveaway for you. Today's book is Baking Artisan Bread with Natural Starters by Mark Friend, founder of Kansas City's Farm To Market Bread Company.

For over twenty years, Kansas Citians have enjoyed the full-bodied, wholesome flavor of Friend's bread. Now we can create our own artisanal sourdough, levain, rye, and biga at home. In four clearly organized chapters, this small but mighty book guides aspiring bakers from starter to warm, aromatic finish. After you master the four core recipes, there are variations for each to add to your baking repertoire.

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Special thanks to the publisher Andrews McMeel for providing the materials needed for our preview and offering copies of this book for our giveaway below. 

Now for the bonus giveaway - for one member today we have an Emile Henry baguette baker in red. Let me tell you how I came about this extra cloche. I caved and ordered the baguette baker from King Arthur in linen (I already have a red one). It was on sale and I had a reward certificate so I felt less guilty about it and the linen color is just so pretty. When I received the baker, it was wrapped with two feet of bubble wrap at the top of the box and nothing on the bottom of the box and I'm sure you can guess what I'll be saying next - it was broken. I contacted King Arthur, who sent me a replacement. When I received the replacement which was only wrapped once in bubble wrap in a smaller box, it was red. I didn't want red, I already had the red. I emailed the customer service personnel at King Arthur who happen to be so wonderful and friendly! When they replied, they told me to gift this baker to someone for the holidays and they would send me the correct color!

King Arthur is my go-to for baking supplies. I'd love to someday take a class at their school in Vermont. Their classes and events are shared on our calendar.

Due to King Arthur's and Jane's generosity for okaying Eat Your Books coverage of  the shipping cost, we have a special giveaway below!

 


The publisher is offering a copy of this book and we are providing one Emile Henry baguette baker in red to one EYB Member worldwide. The publisher is also offering two additional copies in the US of the book. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Are you a bread baker? And if yes what is your favorite bread to make?

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won't be counted. For more information on this process, please see our step-by-step help post and this forum post. Once you log in and enter your member name you will be directed to the next entry option - the blog comment. After that, there are additional options that you can complete for more entries. 

Be sure to check your spam filters to receive our email notifications. Prizes can take up to 6 weeks to arrive from the publishers. This contest is only open to EYB Members (you do not need to be a paid member to enter). If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends at midnight on February 5th, 2019.

Pies and Tarts by Annie Rigg

As soon as I turned the cover of Pies and Tarts: For All Seasons by Annie Rigg, I saw the spread of vintage pie tins and my heart skipped a beat. I knew I was going to fall in love with this book and it only got better from there. Not only is there an array of sweet and savory pies and tarts but other delightful morsels are shared such as Sfogliatelle, Eccles cakes, and empanadas. This book deservingly shares a spot on my Gift Guide this year and my best books of 2018.

The photography in Pies & Tarts will lure even the most enthusiastic self-proclaimed worst baker into the sweet world of sugar plum tarts (or at least Apricot and almond crostata). For those of us who claim to be bakers (raising my hand slowly), I find myself inspired by the flavor combinations and rustic perfection of Annie's treats. International desserts such as M'hanncha, a Moroccan pastry, that marries citrus, nuts and butter with phyllo dough and mash ups such as Eton mess tartlets make baking exciting and fresh. 

Ingredient measurements are provided in weight and volume so everyone can attempt these recipes. Annie admits that sometimes pastry can be unforgiving however her detailed instructions are sure to provide successful results. Wrap this book up with a beautiful tart tin or pie plate and make a baker happy this holiday!

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I reviewed Annie's Summer Berries & Autumn Fruits: 120 Sensational, Sweet & Savory Recipes in 2016 and made several dishes. That review can be found here. Her recipes work.

Special thanks to Quadrille for providing us with the materials needed for our preview and offering copies of this book to our members in our giveaway below. 

 

 

The publisher is offering three copies of this book to EYB Members in the US, UK, AU and NZ. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you try first?

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won't be counted. For more information on this process, please see our step-by-step help post. Be sure to check your spam filters to receive our email notifications. Prizes can take up to 6 weeks to arrive from the publishers. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends at midnight on February 12th, 2019.

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