How cookbooks rate in the States has just released an interactive infographic called "Great American Eats" that shows which cookbooks originating in each region of the U.S. are most popular. The map is curated by Mari Malcolm, Amazon Books' food editor. She explains her inspiration to the LA Times: "I've long been intrigued by the regional trends in cookbooks, so I decided it would be… read more

Cookbook giveaway – My Paris Kitchen

David Lebovitz began working in restaurants at the age of sixteen, ending up as pastry chef of Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California. After working there for 13 years, David packed his bags and headed to France to begin a new career in writing. Since then, he has published seven books. His latest is My Paris Kitchen, and we're delighted to… read more

David Lebovitz takes us to Paris

David Lebovitz has certainly kept busy since leaving a successful career as a pastry chef in San Francisco to move to France and begin a career in writing. His seventh cookbook, My Paris Kitchen, has just been released and promises to be another bestseller. (You can win a copy of the book by entering our contest.) On the eve of… read more

Featured Cookbooks & Recipes

With Passover and Easter right around the corner, this week's featured recipes include one for each holiday, but there are plenty more to choose from in the EYB Library for last-minute menu planning. You can browse more than  300 Passover recipes and  900 Easter recipes with online links and add the ones you'd like to try to your personal Bookshelf (if you are a free member,… read more

Cookbook giveaway – I Quit Sugar for Life

Author, blogger and television host Sarah Wilson's cookbook, I Quit Sugar for Life, has just been released in the United States after enjoying considerable success in Australia and the UK. We're delighted to offer four copies of this book. You can learn more about Sarah's views on sugar in her inteview with EYB. For your chance to win a copy,… read more

The sweet life, sans sugar

  Sarah Wilson is an Australian author, tv host, blogger and wellness coach. MasterChef fans may know her as the host of the first season of MasterChef Australia. Her cookbook, I Quit Sugar for Life, has just been released in the United States, so we asked Sarah to discuss the book and provide EYB members with information on sugars and… read more

Dash to the store no more?

Amazon recently unveiled a new device being offered to select Amazon Fresh customers. The small wand is called Amazon Dash, and its aim is to simplify grocery shopping. The Dash coordinates with your Amazon Fresh account and operates by voice command or by scanning bar codes, adding items to your online grocery list. While Amazon Fresh currently operates in only three… read more

Let’s Talk Lunch

 As I write this, I'm thinking about lunch, one of the three highlights of my day.  Dinner is recipe testing, breakfast is usually the same thing every day, but lunch is.....a mystery.  Sometimes (often) it's leftovers from dinner.  Sometimes it's the remains of something I just photographed for work.  Sometimes it's just...whatever I can find. When I worked in an… read more

Pickle your fancy

Have you ever rummaged through the vegetable drawer, noticing produce that needs to be used but not being inspired to make anything from it? Or maybe you overindulged at the farmer's market and came home with more than you could manage. You mutter to yourself "Maybe tomorrow..." but tomorrow never comes, and you eventually discard the limp vegetables into the compost bin or trash can. There is an… read more

Go a little nuts

Nut milks and have steadily grown in popularity with the trend toward minimizing animal products, and they've long been a boon to people who suffer from lactose intolerance. However, if you've read the ingredient list for most nut milks (almond being the most popular), you will likely find a host of added ingredients including sugar, flavorings, and emulsifiers. Reading this… read more

Caramel knowledge

As we've discussed before, there is a "food holiday" nearly every day of the year, especially in the U.S. Today's holiday bears mention because it celebrates caramel, that fantastic transformation of a nondescription pantry staple into an exotic treat. Caramel has been part of the cooking lexicon since medieval times, if not before, and with good reason. The dark and… read more

Not your mother’s TV dinner

Game of Thrones returns for a new season on April 17, so it's time to answer the burning question, "What would Khaleesi serve?" Food52 has the answer wtih a bevy of recipes to celebrate the return of the series, with each dish based on a quote from one of the George R.R. Martin books that underpin the show. Meanwhile, fans… read more

A peek into the Stone Edge Farm Cookbook

After the self-published Stone Edge Farm Cookbook by John McReynolds came out of nowhere to win both IACP Book of the Year and the Julia Child Award for first cookbook, I was intrigued. However, since the book is only available by mail order unless you live in Sonoma, California, I wasn't able to leaf through the book to see if… read more

Featured Cookbooks & Recipes

We hope you're enjoying these weekly round-ups and finding some great new recipe ideas from our featured cookbooks, magazines, and blogs. With over 18,000 sample recipes from cookbooks in the EYB library, you can add the ones you want to try to your personal Bookshelf (if you are a free member, this feature will be available to you soon) -- or you just may find… read more

World’s fastest apple peeler?

The internet abounds with "tips and tricks" to make cooking tasks easier. We've seen using water bottles to separate eggs, "spanking" pomegranates, and a slew of other time-saving methods. Some of the tips are questionable, but this one looks promising, if potientially a bit dangerous. Using a simple cordless drill and a standard "Y" peeler, Chef Jasper van Ramshorst peels apples… read more

What’s up with France?!

I thought it was my imagination at first, but book after book seems to insist: France is back - in case you ever thought it went away.  Maybe it's because we're all sick of winter and dreaming springtime-in-Paris dreams. Maybe it's because once again, people are saying butter is not evil.  Maybe that Provence, 1970 book last year was the trigger.… read more

When it’s good to get fooled

Today is April Fool's Day, when pranksters delight in tricking the unsuspecting. Of course, the public is wary and it is ever more difficult to carry off a great prank (at least without blowback). And with today's headlines, sometimes it is difficult to determine whether a story is a hoax or is just a weird bit of news. (There's a new Vegemite… read more
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