Featured Cookbooks & Recipes

Did you know adding online recipes to your EYB Bookshelf is a really great way to build your personal recipe collection?  You can do this even if you have a free membership!  Try it out now and see how easy it is. Browse the recipes below, choose one that appeals, click on the link, and add it to your Bookshelf.… read more

Why cookbooks still matter (plus a giveaway)

  When you're planning what to cook for dinner, you might begin your search for the perfect dish on the internet (hopefully using EYB!) instead of your bookshelf. With the ever-increasing volume of quality online recipes, your search might end on the internet too. Yet even though you may reach for your cookbooks less frequently, they remain important, says Julie Thomson of… read more

Taco Tuesday (and Wednesday and Thursday…)

  Do you love tacos enough to eat them every day for a year? Food critic Mike Sutter does. For a series he's writing for the San Antonio Express-News, Sutter plans on eating tacos every day in 2017. There's no doubt he can pull off this feat - he did it before, in 2015, when he worked in Austin, Texas. The project is… read more

Cookbook Giveaway – Recipe Revival

Recipe Revival: Southern Classics Reinvented for Modern Cooks by the Editors of Southern Living Magazine shares home-spun recipes with a nod toward tradition updated for today's cook. You can find out more about this beautiful title filled with photographs at our review and recipe post. We are pleased to offer three copies of Recipe Revival to our EYB Members in the U.S. One of… read more

Recipe Revival Southern Classics Reinvented for Modern Cooks

Recipe Revival: Southern Classics Reinvented for Modern Cooks by the Editors of Southern Living Magazine is a beautiful book with gorgeous photographs and home-spun recipes that will make your mouth water (and I write that phrase disliking the words "mouth water").    For five decades, Southern Living has been the authority on Southern food and cooking being anchored by contributions from… read more

Eat peppers and live longer?

If you are a fan of spicy foods, you're going to like the findings of a recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Vermont. The study found a reduction in mortality for those who consumed hot red chili peppers, especially for deaths due to heart attack or stroke. Researchers used data from more than 16,000 people in the… read more

Famous chefs criticize competition cooking shows

  For many years, chef competition programs like Bravo TV's 'Top Chef' and the Food Network's 'Chopped' have been highly popular with food lovers. Some food media experts credit this show and others like it for reinvigorating interest in home cooking. But a few people don't think that the program is doing cooking any favors. Culinary icons Alice Waters and… read more

The Del Posto Cookbook – Mark Ladner

The Del Posto Cookbook by Mark Ladner and Michael R. Wilson brings Michelin star dishes from the Manhattan restaurant to our table in this new title. The beautifully written recipes were tested for the home kitchen and this book also shares well-researched information on which ingredients make a dish extraordinary. Since I will unlikely be able to eat at Del… read more

Cookbook Giveaway – The Del Posto Cookbook

The Del Posto Cookbook by Mark Ladner and Michael R. Wilson is the highly anticipated cookbook from the Michelin starred restaurant. This book reflects the fine-dining experience and helps us to recreate the dishes in our own kitchens. More information on this cookbook - along with two recipes you can try now - are available on my recipe and review post.… read more

How to snap out of a cooking rut

  Even the most enthusiastic of cooks runs out of inspiration at some point. Whether it's a busy schedule that leaves you too tired to plan, a healthy eating resolution, dreary weather or just plain boredom, you can find yourself in a dull routine, making the same dishes and not feeling inspired to do anything different. If this describes you,… read more

January Cookbook Previews – Part 2

This is my final installment highlighting new books this month.  My first installment covered a mix of titles and this post covers health-focused titles being released internationally. Have no fear, there are other titles coming this month and I'll have information on them in my January round-up.    The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook for Your Instant Pot: 80 Easy and Delicious Plant-Based Recipes… read more

Dan Barber to bring experimental food waste restaurant to London

Chef Dan Barber of Blue Hill Farms in New York didn't always plan to be a chef. Originally, he wanted to be a novelist, enrolling in English Literature at Tufts University in Massachusetts. He turned to food service in an attempt to earn money for college, working in Los Angeles' fabled La Brea Bakery. Food soon became his main passion,… read more

Cooking with words

An article entitled Dreams of Cooking Behind Barbed Wire passed through my newsfeed earlier this week. The subject of the article broke my heart while reminding me that hope, food and love of family - even when manufactured through memories - is incredibly powerful.   The photo to the left taken by the Sydney Jewish Museum is of a 56-page cookbook laced together with… read more

The resurgence of rye bread

  Rye is one of the ancient grains that is receiving renewed interest from chefs and home bakers alike. Recent cookbooks like The Rye Baker: Classic Breads from Europe and America by Stanley Ginsberg explore the world of rye breads beyond the classic mild-flavored deli loaf. But that is just one example of rye's resurgence. You can learn more about its… read more

What it’s like to be a cookbook ghostwriter

  If you have a cookbook written by a celebrity chef, chances are that book has a ghostwriter. Chefs and other cookbook authors frequently hire ghostwriters to help them make sure the writing in their books is as good as the recipes. Bon Appetit magazine shares the stories of several ghostwriters in a recent article. As you might expect, writing… read more

Featured Cookbooks & Recipes

Finding the best recipes amongst the millions online is not easy - but you don't have to! The team here at Eat Your Books, searches for excerpts from indexed books and magazines and every week we bring you our latest finds. Every day recipes are added from the best blogs and websites. As a member, you can also add your… read more

The rags to riches story of Marie-Antoine Carême

Exactly 184 years ago today, the world lost its first celebrity chef, Marie-Antoine Carême. The story of how Carême rose from impoverished beginnings in France to become the foremost culinary authority of his time is chronicled in an article from NPR's The Salt.  It's difficult to overstate Carême's influence on Western culinary traditions. He brought to life the "mother sauces"… read more

Cookbook Giveaway – Whole30 – Three Book Set

The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom by Dallas Hartwig and Melissa Hartwig started the Whole30 sensation.  Food Freedom Forever: Letting Go of Bad Habits, Guilt, and Anxiety Around Food from Melissa Hartwig serves as a reinforcement of the program with strategies for success. And the most current addition to the Whole30 family is The Whole30 Cookbook: 150… read more

Whole30 The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom

We are cookbook lovers. We live to cook and enjoy food. Yet, like everyone else there are times when we need a re-set, a jump start to help us make better choices of how we fuel our bodies.   If you follow any social media, no doubt you have had friends posting over the last few years about Whole30. I… read more

How sweet it is

Many of us are approaching the New Year with resolve to eat a healthier diet, which includes cutting down on sugar. That makes Saveur Magazine's new series seem a bit cruel. Saveur has just announced The Sugar Files, an "extended series where we'll poke and prod at just a few of the ways sugar runs the world. We'll dig into… read more

Do we really need a guide to collecting cookbooks?

Is it true? Does he or she who dies with the most cookbooks really win? AbeBooks published A Guide to Collecting Cookbooks recently that triggered something in me - and I had a "come to Julia" talk with myself. While I find the information on the sought after titles and the prices they fetch interesting - I took umbrage at this… read more

Advice for converting recipes from one appliance to another

  Slow cooker, Dutch oven, electric pressure cooker: you probably have at least one, if not all three, of these in your kitchen. Each has its own appeal. The slow cooker is a set-and-forget tool that doesn't require attention, Dutch ovens allow you to get a good sear on your meat and vegetables and can be used on the stovetop… read more

Cookbook Giveaway – Mad Genius Tips

Mad Genius Tips: Over 90 Expert Hacks and 100 Delicious Recipes by Justin Chapple and Editors of Food & Wine is the perfect book for new and advanced cooks alike.   For more information on this title, please see my review post that includes a recipe for Sesame Zucchini along with photographs and a tutorial on how to core a… read more

Mad Genius Tips

Mad Genius Tips: Over 90 Expert Hacks and 100 Delicious Recipes by Justin Chapple and Editors of Food & Wine is an innovative guide to getting the most out of the tools we have in the kitchen as well as tips to efficiently use our time all while creating delicious dishes.   We all have equipment in our kitchen that typically… read more

Cookbooks clubs are popping up everywhere

  With the growth of cookbook sales continuing unabated, it would be logical to assume that cookbook clubs would be gaining in popularity as well. Judging from posts in my news feeds and a bit of Google searching, the assumption appears to be well founded. You may remember that in September, Jenny wrote about online cookbook clubs, where she highlighted… read more
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