September 2021 EYB Cookbook Club Summary

Each month we offer at least four cooking options in our Eat Your Books Cookbook Club. This month we have been cooking from: Main option: Cook This Book: Techniques That Teach and Recipes to Repeat by Molly Baz or Jew-ish: A Cookbook: Reinvented Recipes from a Modern Mensch by Jake CohenBaking option: Modern Baking: Cakes, Cookies and Everything in Between by Donna Hay or A Good Bake: The… read more

The difference between crispy and crunchy

There are some words that food writers avoid, whether because people tend to have strong opinions about them (like moist), because they are overused , or because their meanings aren't clear. For food writer Maggie Hennessy, two adjectives give her pause for the last reason. Hennessy says she is confounded by the differences between crispy and crunchy. Both terms imply… read more

What’s your favorite GBBO recipe?

Now that those in the UK have been able to get their GBBO fix and others are but a few days away, it is time to revisit some of our favorite recipes from the GBBO, as The Telegraph has done. Since that article is behind a paywall (and I have already used my free trial), I will share my favorites… read more

You don’t want to miss these showdowns

Most of us love a good competition - which is why we'll be glued to our screens as soon as the Great British Bake Off returns tomorrow (we have to wait longer here in the US so no spoilers, please). There is another friendly competition that ticks the boxes for us cookbook lovers can be found at Book Riot, which… read more

Food news antipasto

After 18 long years, it has finally happened - chef René Redzepi and his restaurant Noma have received a third Michelin star. In an Instagram post, the restaurant said "We want to thank our wonderful guests for their support over the last 18 years and a huge shout of course to all our collaborators—farmers, winemakers, foragers—everyone that’s been a part of… read more

This week: Dorie Greenspan and Rick Stein book tour dates, the ever-moving publication date challenge, recipes, EYBD Preview and cookbook giveaways

Earlier this week, I began working on September's new cookbook review. And surprise, once again, many titles have been moved from September to either October or November. Frankly, those months are already bursting at the seams with releases. This all makes me a little nervous at the enormity of those month's cookbook reviews! I am keeping our 2021 preview post… read more

Changes to the James Beard Awards

A little over a year ago, the James Beard Foundation announced that it would be foregoing its 2021 James Beard Awards and instead would conduct an audit of its policies and processes. The goals of this audit "were to remove systemic bias, increase the diversity of the pool of candidates, maintain relevance, and align the Awards more outwardly with the… read more

Cookbook Deals

We will update this post throughout the week – new additions are always at the top of each bulleted list below. As an Amazon Associate Eat Your Books earns from qualifying purchases when using our links: USACanadaUK If you are new to this post, please be sure to click on the “long term deals” page for some great sales! This post explains the… read more

Harumio – Korean Egg Pan and My Korea Cookbook Giveaway

Enter our worldwide giveaway to win a copy of My Korea: Traditional Flavors, Modern Recipes by Hooni Kim and a Neoflam - FIKA 15cm Induction Egg Pan from my friends at Harumio. EYB members can use EATYOURBOOKS at Harumio at checkout for 10 percent off. Some of you will recall from previous posts and roundups, that I watch cooking videos… read more

Alton Brown will be back on tour

Alton Brown's legion of dedicated fans received good news this week: Alton is launching another live North American tour titled Alton Brown Live: Beyond the Eats which runs from October 13th through April 10th of 2022. What's more, he is looking for help on his tour, and you can take a quiz to be entered into the running to "help"… read more

Current Cookbook Giveaway Summary

All of our current giveaways are now on one convenient roundup which will be continually updated! If you are having any difficulties with entering our giveaways, please see our step-by-step help post. Giveaways are tagged by the countries the contests are open to. Bookmark the searches below for easy reference! To enter our contests click on the blue link beneath the… read more

Meet 2021’s Great British Bake Off Bakers

As we shared in last week's roundup (that post shares GBBO related cookbook news and more), Channel 4 has confirmed that The Great British Bake Off will return on 21 September. Netflix will stream the shows in the US three days after the UK airing. Accordingly, the first episode will land in the US on Friday, September 24th. Paul Hollywood, Prue Leith, Matt Lucas… read more

October 2021 Great Big Cookbook Club Summary

As our members know, each month we offer at least four cooking options in our Eat Your Books Cookbook Club. There are other fun cookbook clubs around the interwebs and we’d like to highlight those for those members who might want to cook or bake something other than our choices.  We want to get this information out to you so you… read more

Jamie Oliver’s new show is all about our favorite subject

This is exciting news - we just learned about a new TV competition brought to us by Jamie Oliver Productions and Plum Pictures that aims to "find the next big name in cookery". The new program, which is open to anyone from home cooks to chefs, offers a book deal with Penguin Random House as the main prize. Of course… read more

All Day Baking – Cookbook Giveaway

Enter our US/UK/AU/NZ giveaway to win one of three copies of All Day Baking: Savoury, Not Sweet: Pies, Quiches, Galettes, Tarts, Preserves and More by Michael and Pippa James. It just seems like yesterday that I was drooling over the publication of The Tivoli Road Baker: Recipes and Notes from a Chef Who Chose Baking however, in reality, it was… read more

Food news antipasto

There are two types of people in the world: those who meticulously follow a recipe's direction to use one clove of garlic, and those who see that and add three (or more) cloves. If you count yourself as part of the latter group, head over to America's Test Kitchen, where they explain how the strength of garlic's flavor depends on… read more

This week: Ottolenghi YouTube series, Fortnum & Mason Food Award winners, GBBO air date confirmed, upcoming books from GBBO stars and more

Mark your calendars! Channel 4 has confirmed that The Great British Bake Off will return on 21 September. This is the second series to be filmed with strict regulations to reduce the potential spread of COVID on the set. The good news this year is that there appears to be no shortage of flour or yeast.  Netflix will stream the… read more

Fortnum & Mason Food Awards winners announced

Fortnum & Mason has long been a resource for English cookery, providing quality ingredients to generations of cooks since its founding in 1707. The company’s annual food and drink awards celebrate the best publications and broadcasts in the UK and Republic of Ireland. Yesterday, Fortnum & Mason announced its winners for the 2021 awards, given in an assortment of categories and… read more

How to clean out the pantry, tastefully

The change of seasons, whether from summer to fall or winter to spring, is the perfect time to reassess the half-empty boxes and bags, close to 'best by' date tinned items, and the random items you purchased on a whim with no recipe in mind. It can seem like an episode of Chopped when you start to inventory the contents… read more

The science of cocoa powder

Not all cocoa powders are made the same. You might be familiar with the terms Dutch-process and natural, but beyond those two main characteristics lies another world of nuance. There are different "dutching" processes, as well as differences between the cacao bean varieties used to create the cocoa. Throw in divergent fat percentages and your head can spin trying to… read more

Everyday Entertaining Cookbook Giveaway

Enter our US giveaway to win one of three copies of Everyday Entertaining: 110 Recipes for Going All Out When You're Staying In by Elizabeth Van Lierde. Elizabeth van Lierde is a writer, photographer, recipe developer and food stylist. After starting a career in event planning, Elizabeth discovered her true passion: entertaining. She launched her blog The College Housewife as… read more

Tomato, tomahto

Here in the northern U.S., we have reached peak tomato. My garden is churning out ripe tomatoes at a frantic pace as the light gets shorter and shorter each day. I have already eaten more than my fair share of BLTs, tomato sandwiches, tomato tarts, tomato salads, gazpacho, and various other tomato-related meals. I have canned several quarts of crushed… read more

Food news antipasto

This week brings us plenty of news about several celebrity chefs/cookbook authors and their restaurant openings and closings. First up is that Gordon Ramsay is at long last opening another restaurant in Scotland, 17 years after his Glasgow eatery Amaryllis closed. The new outpost of Bread Street Kitchen & Bar will take over the former Refinery site at 4-8 St… read more

Father’s Day recipes

Sunday is Father's Day in Australia and New Zealand, but even if you don't live in those countries, it's a good excuse to celebrate the special men or father figures in your life. If you plan on making something special but are out of ideas, head over to Australian Gourmet Traveller, as they have assembled dozens of Father's Day recipes… read more

The last two weeks: A look inside Gastro Obscura, 2022 cookbooks, giveaways, recipes and EYBD Previews

This roundup has more links and information than usual as we skipped last week's post as we sent out the monthly newsletter. For brevity's sake, I will keep the topic short and sweet: a quick look at an amazing food title: Gastro Obscura: A Food Adventure by Cecily Wong, Dylan Thuras and Atlas Obscura. Gastro Obscura is one of those… read more
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