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:


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


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


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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