EYB milestone: Two million recipes indexed

When we launched Eat Your Books back in 2009, we could not have imagined ever reaching 2,000,000 recipes indexed. That we have survived and thrived while many other sites have fallen by the wayside is a testament to the hard work, perseverance and, yes, stubbornness of our wonderful team. Plus of course our lovely members who have renewed their membership every year, spread the word to friends and family, and contributed hugely to the recipe numbers through member indexing and Bookmarklet-added recipes.

Thank you to everyone who has helped us reach this formidable number. We have lots of exciting plans for 2021 and beyond which we will be sharing in the next few months.

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  • ken  on  January 25, 2021

    It’s a relief that you continue to continue. And each time that I come back to EYB it has improved, added layers. Excellent work. (From a foundation member).

    • Jane  on  January 25, 2021

      Thanks Ken – much appreciated.

  • averythingcooks  on  January 25, 2021

    What a great milestone to reach! This appreciative member sat eating a delicious park city chicken dish from Rachael Ray on June 29th in 2020 …..and that night we decided I should try to keep track of everything NEW I’ve made from my books. My bookshelf is very modest compared to many (154 titles) but I am proud to say that ( since June 29, 2020) I have made at least 1 new recipe from 79 of the books on my shelf and a total of 169 new recipes actually made in total (I really did take a deep dive into some titles as this self imposed challenge progressed). We are eating some things we never did before and I am trying new techniques all the time. The only way this was possible is this online book index – so we both say thank you 🙂

    • Jane  on  January 26, 2021

      What a great way to make isolation more interesting. I love reading your Notes on all the new recipes – you should take photos of them as well!

  • Indio32  on  January 25, 2021


    • Jane  on  January 26, 2021

      Thanks Indio32.

  • FJT  on  January 26, 2021

    Congratulations! I’ve been a member for 10 years this year and I use the site virtually every day. Just like averythingcooks, I have been using EYB to help me cook more new recipes from the books that I own and, the year I was stranded in a different country from my cookbooks due to visa issues, it kept me sane by supplying a huge variety of online recipes. Just don’t tell my husband that EYB often tempts me to purchase more cookbooks!

    • Jane  on  January 26, 2021

      Thanks FJT! I am also stranded in a different country without my cookbooks and the online recipes have been my saviour (hence the UK spelling!).

  • Rinshin  on  January 27, 2021

    I want to thank my friend, Peggy Bright in Australia for telling me to check out this site 7 years ago. I have much better handle on all the books I own. Thanks Jane, the team and fellow member indexers.

  • eliza  on  February 4, 2021

    An amazing milestone. Congratulations EYB.

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