Vegan Christmas - Gaz Oakley

Vegan Christmas: Over 70 Amazing Recipes for the Festive Season by Gaz Oakley delivers fantastic alternatives to the traditional turkey and trimmings. Gaz is an expert in bold flavors and textures, so everyone, including vegans, can enjoy a spectacular centerpiece and amazing food throughout the festive season. Vegan Christmas follows his successful debut cookbook Vegan 100 (find out more on this earlier title here). 

Gaz talks you through the menus and the planning, from Christmas morning breakfast like Sweet potato waffles and Tofu Benedict, through to a show-stopping lunch with the likes of Ultimate Christmas Wellington, "Turkey" roast and Festive nut roast wreath served with all the trimmings.  And it's not just about the big day: Gaz offers a supreme spread of party food for when you're celebrating with guests.

Packed with suggestions for the festivities and advice on how to keep cool in the kitchen if you're cooking on the big day, Vegan Christmas Cookbook offers every solution you'll ever need for what to cook for vegans and vegetarians at Christmas.

This title was released in the UK earlier this month and will be published in the US on October 16, 2018. Gaz is touring here in the US in support of his new book. Check to see if he is in your area while he is on this side of the pond.  

Our   takes you inside this title and features the following dishes  :

 

 

The publisher is offering three copies of this book to EYB Members in the US, UK, NZ and AU. 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 October 27th, 2018.

Cooking in Color - 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.

•            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, Cooking in Color: Vibrant Plant-Forward Recipes from the Food Gays by Adrian Harris and Jeremy Inglett, today on its publication day. 

Fresh, plant-forward recipes, plus colorful photography with camera and styling tips for enviable food photos are shared in this book. The authors have found growing popularity on social media by sharing not only wholesome, delicious recipes, but also rich, colorful food styling and photography.

 

The authors don't strictly focus on vegetarian, but they appreciate the versatility and beauty of fresh produce and incorporate the brilliance of its color into all their dishes with garden-fresh herbs, crisp vegetables, and vivid fruits. Speaking as someone who deals with food photographs and Instagram, the most popular photos are always those bursting with seasonal produce. Brown food might taste good, but it isn't very photogenic.

Adrian and Jeremy's recipes and photography tips inspire the reader to cherish the cooking process and treat mealtime as a moment to reflect and connect with the world around them. Even if you don't photograph your food, you still want to present it beautifully and The Food Gays have that covered. 

Our   takes you inside this book and features the following 

If you have already bought Cooking in Color: Vibrant Plant-Forward Recipes from the Food Gays or do so before December 31st, 2018, 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 gorgeous book. Below are screenshots showing how these features will appear.  

 

 

The publisher is offering three copies of this book 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. 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 October 25th, 2018.

Mowgli Street Food by Nisha Katona

In 2014, barrister Nisha Katona wanted to build a restaurant serving the kind of food Indians eat at home and on the street. The first Mowgli restaurant opened in Liverpool in late 2014, blowing away the critics forming legions of fans. Nisha gave up her 20-year career to build Mowgli Liverpool and now there are six Mowgli locations in the UK. Nisha, a dedicated curry evangelist, is responsible for Mowgli's growth and she still hand trains each new Mowgli chef.

The simple dishes on the Mowgli menu differ greatly from the curry stereotype. These dishes reflect real Indian food which is extremely healthy, often vegan, and always packed with fresh flavour. One hundred of those signature dishes are shared in her latest book, Mowgli Street Food: Stories and Recipes from the Mowgli Street Food Restaurants. I am a street food devotee and Indian food is one of my favorite cuisines so this book is a winner in my collection. The recipes here range from Gunpowder chicken, Mowgli rocky road (yes there are desserts!), Mowgli onion bhajis to cocktails and drinks. Measurements are given in weight and volume and the recipes are approachable and made with ingredients that aren't difficult to procure.

Nadia has written two previous cookbooks, The Spice Tree and Pimp My Rice that should be on your radar. Special thanks to Nourish Books for sharing the following two recipes with our members today. Be sure to add them to your bookshelf and scroll to the end of this post to enter our giveaway to win a copy of Mowgli Street Food.   

Chinese Lettuce Salad 
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PREP: 5 MINUTES • COOK: 5 MINUTES • SERVES 4

These big, crunchy, moist leaves are not a common Indian ingredient. They are, however, my favourite salad leaf. They are giant, generous, sweet torpedoes that work as well in salads as they do in soups or stir-fries. This salad formula is entirely transferable to your favourite leaves.

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 small Chinese lettuces, halved and finely shredded
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 small red chilli, deseeded and thinly sliced
  • ½ small bunch of fresh coriander/cilantro, leaves and stalks roughly chopped
  • ¼ tsp chat masala
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • pinch of salt

1 Put the vegetable oil in a small frying pan set over a medium-high heat. When hot, add the mustard seeds and fry until they begin to fizz and pop. Remove from the heat and set aside until cool.

2 In a large bowl, add all of the remaining ingredients, mix well, check for seasoning and serve immediately.


Fish Pakoras
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PREP: 15 MINUTES + 1 HOUR MARINATING • COOK: 15 MINUTES • SERVES 4

Pakora is just another word for bhaji - another excuse for that gram flour batter. This is as close as Indians get to fish fingers. Play with the batter to make this a bespoke favourite. Lime zest and your choice of herbs finely chopped are a good twist.

  • 450g/1lb skinned white fish fillets, such as cod or haddock, chopped into 2.5cm/1 inch chunks
  • vegetable oil, for deep frying
  • fresh coriander/cilantro

FOR THE MARINADE

  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2.5cm/1 inch piece of fresh root ginger, peeled and grated
  • ¼ tsp ground turmeric
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground cumin

FOR THE BATTER

  • 200g/7oz/12⁄3 cups gram/chickpea flour
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda/baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp chilli powder
  • ¼ tsp ground turmeric
  • ½ tsp garam masala

1 Mix the fish with the marinade ingredients, cover and set aside in the refrigerator for at least an hour.

2 Mix together the ingredients for the batter. Slowly pour 275-300ml/10-10½fl oz/ 1-1¼ cups water into the dry ingredients and mix well - you want it to form a smooth paste.

3 Heat a deep-fat fryer to 180°C/350°F or set a saucepan over a medium-high heat with about 4cm/1½ inches of oil. You know the oil is hot enough when you drop a small amount of batter into it and it floats to the surface.

4 Coat the fish pieces in the batter and carefully fry in small batches for 3-5 minutes until they are golden brown and cooked through. Remove from the oil using a slotted spoon and drain thoroughly on paper towels.

5 Finish with fresh coriander and serve immediately.

Receipt excerpts used with permission from Mowgli Street Food: Stories and recipes from the Mowgli Street Food restaurants, by Nisha Katona. © Nourish Books, 2018. Hardback, £25. Commissioned photography © Yuki Sugiura

 

The publisher is offering three copies of this book to EYB Members in the US, CA and UK. 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 October 20th, 2018.

Just a French Guy Cooking - EYBD Book and 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.

•            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 third EYBD Book, Just a French Guy Cooking: Easy Recipes and Kitchen Hacks for Rookies by Alexis Gabriel Ainouz, today on its publication day. 

Just a French Guy Cooking journals the cooking exploits of Alex who just wants us to have fun cooking. His wildly popular You Tube channel has nearly 800,000 subscribers mainly due to his endearing style and his passion for food. There are 90 of his favorite recipes in his wonderfully photographed debut book that will appeal to those wanting to learn how to cook and those, like myself, that appreciate another (youthful) approach to the classics. 

You will enjoy his enthusiam for teaching with sections entitled:  "French crepes, you can do this", "Four ways to instantly upgrade ramen" or "12 dried herbs that will make you a chef". Those portions of the book along with the countless hacks and tips sprinkled throughout make this title a delightful and informative cookbook. His spirit is contagious and I find myself nearly at midnight fighing the urge to head to the kitchen to make a crepe. 

The novice cook will find value in this highly accessible book as will the seasoned cook. I admit, even with decades of cooking experience (yikes), that I can appreciate a fresh approach to cooking the classics and learning new dishes that will become classics. Alex is a fountain of useful information. The author has a few events added to our calendar.

Our   will take you inside this title which takes a fun and approachable look at French cuisine. This preview highlights the following recipes in  :

 

If you have already bought Just a French Guy Cooking: Easy Recipes and Kitchen Hacks for Rookies or do so before December 5th, 2018, 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 gorgeous book. Below are screenshots showing how these features will appear.  

 

 

 

 

Special thanks to Quadrille Publishing for working with us on this special feature as well as providing three copies of this book in our giveaway below. Just a reminder Copenhagen Food: Stories, Traditions and Recipes by Trine Hahnemann will be released on October 2nd, 2018 and is a part of our EYBD program as well. The preview for this title is located here 

 

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 October 16th , 2018.

The Karachi Kitchen

The Karachi Kitchen: Classic and Contemporary Flavors of Pakistan by Kausar Ahmed brings the diverse cuisine of this area of the world to our kitchen. Drawing influences from across South, Central, and West Asia, the food of Karachi is as varied as its people. 

Acclaimed Pakistani chef, food and prop stylist, and educator Kausar Ahmed has curated and created unique, mouthwatering recipes in this gorgeous one-of-a-kind cookbook. As you savor Masala fish or devour Khao suey, discover a whole new world of flavor through the culinary arts of a multi-cultural region that sits at the intersection of South Asia.

The author has a number of events including classes which we have outlined on our calendar see if she is in your area to attend a class like no other. 

For a glance inside this book our  features the following dishes in our  :

The author is offering three copies of this book 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. 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 October 7th, 2018.

Wild Bread - Flour - Water - Air

Wild Bread: Sourdough Reinvented by MaryJane Butters completely reinvents the concept of healthier-for-you, naturally fermented sourdough. Until now, sourdough was perceived as too much work and sour-tasting, artisan-style-only loaves. Here, her quick and easy 1 minute 2x/day technique demonstrates the use of eight different types of flours for each bread featured - everything from gluten-free brown-rice flour to quinoa to common white to heirloom whole wheat - for a grand total of 295 recipes and 475 photographs. This is an encyclopedic volume devoted to sourdough.

 

Using her step-by-step method, every style of bread imaginable, including gluten-free, will loft with wild abandon without the purchase of a single packet of not-so-healthy, store-bought yeast. In nutritionally superior wild-yeast bread, fermentation triggers the release of vital nutrients and breaks down carbohydrates. In MaryJane's world, there's no such thing as too much bread because once you convert to slow-rise wild-bread making, that bagel you've been thinking about is more like a vitamin pill than a source of "carb-loaded" guilt. I'm excited to try the author's recipe for sourdough bagels myself as I've been on a quest lately to find the best.

Our provides a look inside this title and features the following and variations include:

Special thanks to Gibbs Smith for providing the materials for our preview as well as offering three copies of this book in our worldwide giveaway. 

 

The publisher is offering three copies of this book 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. 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 September 25th, 2018.

Southern Baked - Promotion and Giveaway

Last month, we announced EYBDigital, our preorder incentive that provides digital access to a cookbook (after purchasing the print book) for a number of titles coming this Fall 

If you preorder a title 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.

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

We are pleased to share that our first EYBDigital Book has launched today on its publication day! 

Southern Baked by Amanda Wilbanks is a celebration of life through pie, but not just any pie, Southern pies including all the fixings to go along with. Amanda is the owner of Southern Baked Pie Company in Georgia and knows a thing or two about flaky crusts and tempting fillings. 

Amanda's Southern charm shines with Apricot pie in Mason jar lids, Pimiento cheese pie bites, as well as recipes for non-pie dishes such as Marinated chicken wings and Spoon-worthy egg nog. This weekend the cookbook was displayed and sold in the Southern Baked Pie locations as you can see from the photos below. 

Amanda's book tour is shared on our calendar  so you can find out if she will be near you. If you are near one of the Southern Baked Pie stores stop in to buy a copy of the book and pick a pie while you are there.

 

 

Our   shares a look inside this book, perfect for all your pie baking needs (especially with the holidays fast approaching) and features the following recipes with our  feature:

If you have preordered Southern Baked, or do so before November 30, 2018, 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 and will take you to the digital access for this gorgeous book. Below are screenshots showing how these features will appear.

To celebrate the publication, the live launch of EYBDigital and pie, Gibbs Smith is providing three copies of Southern Baked in our giveaway below opened to EYB members worldwide. We hope you are as excited about EYBDigital as we are! Remember to check out our post for more titles that will have this exclusive access as a pre-order and book purchase incentive as well as more detailed information. 

 

The publisher is offering three copies of this book 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. 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 September 16th, 2018.

John Boos Board and Bites on Boards

For as long as I have loved being in the kitchen one of the items on my must have list was a Boos® cutting board. Earlier this year, I shared a review of the Boos® Prep Master Cutting Board that has been well used in my kitchen. Boos makes beautiful, quality products and has been generous enough to send me a John Boos 18-Inch Round Maple End Grain Block to review.  I have fallen in love with this stunning block and it is my go to for simple prep and serving.

John Boos & Co., based in Effingham, IL is one of the oldest manufacturers of premium quality foodservice equipment and butcher blocks in the U.S.A. and has been continuously in business since 1887. As John Boos & Co. celebrates over 125 years, they stand with strength built on a block of American history. The well recognized gourmet Boos Block® brand has become significant to the heritage and reputation. Having adapted to market changes through the years, the company continues to grow in its service to the gourmet, foodservice, residential, supermarket, and industrial markets.

John Boos is offering one of our US members a chance to win one of their chopping blocks in our giveaway below. Before we get to that, I want to tell you about Bites on a Board by Anni Daulter, the perfect title filled with dishes to display on a Boos® board.  



Bites on a Board
demonstrates that cutting boards aren't just for prep anymore. From classic charcuterie boards with prosciutto, olives, and roasted figs to luscious dessert boards with mini cheesecakes and red-wine ice-cream bites, food stylist Anni Daulter shows creative hosts how to make the most of their boards and serving platters. Recipes for almost one hundred dishes fill this book from appetizers to desserts. 

Our    gives you a look inside and features    of the following dishes:

 

The publisher is offering three copies of this book to EYB Members worldwide and Boos is offering one of our members in the US a chopping block. To enter our giveaway two of the entry options is to answer the following questions in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you try first?

Which Boos product would you like to own?

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 September 21st, 2018.

The Curry Guy - Review, Recipes and Giveaway

Dan Toombs ("The Curry Guy") has perfected the art of replicating Indian restaurant cooking after traveling the United Kingdom and sampling dishes to learn curry house kitchen secrets. He then went back to his kitchen to recreate and refine those dishes that taste like takeout from our favorite restaurants but in less time and for far less money. 

Dan has learned through the comments left on his blog and social media feeds that when people make a chicken korma or a prawn bhuna from other cookbooks, it takes nothing like the dish they experienced prior, but not so with Dan's recipes.  

His debut cookbook, The Curry Guy: Recreate Over 100 of the Best Indian Restaurant Recipes at Home, shares the classic curry sauces, including tikka masala, korma, dopiazza, pasanda, madras, dhansak, rogan josh, vindaloo, karai, jalfrezi, bhuna, and keema. Popular vegetable and sides dishes are also here as accompaniments, and of course, no curry is complete without rice or naan. So the perfect pilau rice or soft pillowy naan can be yours with Dan's guidance.

The dishes in The Curry Guy should be read in advance to see what base sauces are needed and to make sure you have all the necessary ingredients on hand. Good curry dishes take time and a little effort after all.

Dan's newest title The Curry Guy Easy was released in the UK in May. In this title, he has streamlined the road to curry with instructions for prepping in advance and tips and tricks for easy clean up.

I am so impressed with Dan's clear-cut recipes and the work he has invested in simplifying curry dishes that taste like we expect them to - as if we dialed up the curry shop for delivery. I've made the Chicken pakora and am planning on making it again very soon along with other recipes from this book filled with dishes that I crave. 


Our   gives us a look inside this lovely title and features the following   recipes:

Special thanks to Quadrille Publishing for providing the materials for our preview above as well as providing three copies 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 September 15th2018.

Room for Dessert by Will Goldfarb

Will Goldfarb, the acclaimed former elBulli pastry chef, runs his own destination restaurant in Bali, Room4Dessert. His menu of desserts and fine pastry are inspired by local ingredients and enjoyed with stunning surroundings. Light bites and more importantly, desserts, are served every Tuesday through Sunday from 5pm to 11pm (just in case anyone is headed to Bali, I did the leg work for you). 

Will's debut cookbook Room for Dessert is perfection. Within the gold covers, home cooks will find step-by-step photography to master basic recipes and then enter into his creative arena to learn how staples can be turned into stunning masterpieces.

Room for Dessert is high-end pastry at its finest and offers a world of inspiration to the experienced cook. Recipes require thought and a time commitment. I think of this beautiful book as a pastry course. Start slow with Pancetta financiers, Brioche or his recipe for chocolate chip cookies then venture into the pastry wizard's world of multi-component, show stopping desserts. The icing on the cake (pun intended) is the chef's writing throughout along with his quirky name for his dishes. This is a must have book for any lover of desserts. 

Please remember Eat Your Book members receive 30% off Phaidon titles when using the link provided.


Take a look at our  which features  for the following:


Special thanks to Phaidon for supplying us with the materials for the book preview as well as offering two copies of this book in our giveaway below. 

 

The publisher is offering two copies of this book to EYB Members in the US, UK, AU, and CA. 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 July 28th, 2018.


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