New wishlist feature

Many of you have been asking for this feature for a long time. We are delighted to announce that the Wishlist is finally here. Next to each book and magazine's indexing status in the EYB Library you will see a red heart outline. When you click it, the heart turns to a solid red - the book or magazine is… read more

Thanks for everything, Deborah

Our longest serving staff member, Deborah, has now retired. Deborah has been with Eat Your Books as our Data Manager since before we launched in 2009. She has now retired though since she is planning a complete restoration of her antique home in western Massachusetts I don't think it is going to be a rest. At Eat Your Books Deborah… read more

EYB Milestone: 1000 EYBDigital Previews

Today we uploaded our 1000th EYBDigital Preview! The EYBD Preview shares a selection of full sample pages from cookbooks so that our members may get an overall idea of the book. You can learn more about EYBDigital Previews here. Below is a screenshot of the EYB Library page where we have filtered the EYBD Previews by book publication date: One of… read more

Printing out your Bookshelf

We have added a new feature today to EYB - you can now print out your Bookshelf books list or recipe searches. You can also download those to a CSV file (comma-separated values). The print option is also available in the Library though not the CSV download. For Books it works like this: 1. Select the minimal View option.2. Sort… read more

EYB Milestone: 10,000 books indexed!

Just last month, we shared the news that we had reached 2,000,000 recipes indexed and here we are announcing that we have just published the index on our 10,000th book! Which book holds the honor of setting this EYB record? Simply Julia: 110 Easy Recipes for Healthy Comfort Food by Julia Turshen. We will have a full promotion on Julia's… read more

The best selling books of 2020

Last month our friends at cookbook stores around the world gave us their picks for their favorite books of 2020 which we then included in our Best of the Best of 2020. Now we asked them for their top sellers of 2020. In past years we have compared the lists from specialist stores in the USA to that for all US sales from… read more

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… read more

Best of the Best of 2020

Despite the stresses of the worldwide pandemic, there has been no shortage of wonderful new cookbooks this year. And no shortage of best food and drink book lists celebrating the cream of the crop. We have assembled 285 lists from around the world to create our 12th annual Best of the Best. It will be no surprise to anyone who… read more

The best cookbooks of 2020 by the experts

Who knows cookbooks better than the owners of specialist cookbook stores? They stock and sell thousands of cookbooks and because their stores are focused on food and drink books, they are true experts. They read the books, cook from them and then share their knowledge with their customers. When shopping for cookbook gifts this holiday season, please think about supporting… read more

The best selling cookbooks of 2019

Last month our friends at cookbook stores around the world gave us their picks for their favorite books of 2019 which we then included in our Best of the Best of 2019. Now we asked them for their top sellers. In past years we have compared the lists from specialist stores in the USA to that for all US sales… read more

Best of the best cookbooks 2019

Whew, that was a marathon! More than 300 best cookbooks lists from around the world have been collected and amalgamated by myself and EYB staff to create the definitive guide to the top rated food and drink books of 2019. With no new books from huge names with international appeal (Ottolenghi, Nigella, Barefoot Contessa, etc) there was a chance for… read more

The best cookbooks of 2019 by the experts

Who knows cookbooks better than the owners of specialist cookbook stores? They stock and sell thousands of cookbooks and because their stores are focused on food and drink books, they are true experts. They read the books, cook from them and then share their knowledge with their customers. When shopping for cookbook gifts this holiday season, please think about supporting… read more

Buy a gift certificate and win cookbooks for yourself

You rely on Eat Your Books to help you organize your recipes and find inspiration. Why not share that benefit with friends and family who love to cook? Gift certificates are available for one, two and three-year memberships to EYB. And for every gift certificate, you buy between now and December 31, we will enter you into a drawing to… read more

EYB Survey Results

We recently ran a survey to get a better idea of what is important to our members - both in their cooking at home and on Eat Your Books. We had a fantastic response and we thought you may be interested to know the key takeaways. What is most important to EYB members? Trying new recipes and experimenting with different… read more

EYB Blog moved to WordPress

We have today moved our blog to WordPress as the old blog was becoming tired and very slow. It will be much faster to load and when adding comments. We decided to also make the blog page easier to skim through for posts that interest you - some posts such as the weekly Kindle roundup were very long. There will… read more

Happy 10th Birthday to EYB

I cannot quite believe it but today is the 10th anniversary of the launch of Eat Your Books. The very first post on the blog was on launch day and I announced there were 550 books indexed. That number has now grown to 8,768 indexed books and 3,864 indexed magazines - a total of 1.8 million recipes indexed! We plan… read more

The best selling cookbooks of 2018

Last month our friends at cookbook stores around the world gave us their picks for their favorite books of 2018. Now we asked them for their top sellers. In past years we have compared the lists from specialist stores in the USA to that for all US sales from the publishing industry data company, Nielsen.  Unfortunately Publishers Weekly has not… read more

Best of the best cookbooks 2018

It's hard to believe, but this is the tenth year that Jane has sifted through hundreds of 'best cookbook' lists from all over the world to determine which book is the #1 book of the year. And it's also difficult to believe, but the same author has had the top book six out of the ten years we've been putting… read more

The best cookbooks of 2018 by the experts

Who knows cookbooks better than the owners of specialist cookbook stores? They stock and sell thousands of cookbooks and because their stores are focused on food and drink books, they are true experts. They read the books, cook from them and then share their knowledge with their customers. When shopping for cookbook gifts this holiday season, please think about supporting… read more

Buy a gift certificate and win cookbooks for yourself

You rely on Eat Your Books to help you organize your recipes and find inspiration. Why not share that benefit with friends and family who love to cook? Gift certificates are available for one, two and three year memberships to EYB. And for every gift certificate you buy between now and December 31, we will enter you into a drawing… read more

Cookbook award winners in New England

Last week I attended the 3rd Annual Readable Feast, a celebration of the best of culinary writing in New England. For those not familiar with this area of the USA, it comprises the northeastern states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. It was a fun evening, catching up with old friends, making new ones, and applauding the… read more

Best selling cookbooks of 2017

Last month our friends at cookbook stores around the world gave us their picks for their favorite books of 2017. Now we asked them for their top sellers. We thought it would be interesting to compare the lists from specialist stores in the USA to that for all US sales from the publishing industry data company, Nielsen.   The unstoppable… read more

Best of the Best Cookbook List 2017

Each year, Jane collects the "best cookbooks" lists from a wide variety of sources, ranging from television to radio to bloggers to newspapers - over 300 lists in total. After aggregating and ranking 815 books, Jane compiled the winners into EYB's "Best of the Best" cookbooks of 2017. This year Yotam Ottolenghi is back in the top cookbook spot for… read more

The best cookbooks of 2017 by the experts

Who knows cookbooks better than the owners of specialist cookbook stores? They stock and sell thousands of cookbooks and because their stores are focused on food and drink books, they are true experts.  They read the books, cook from them and then share their knowledge with their customers.  When shopping for cookbook gifts this holiday season, think about supporting your… read more

New Bookmarks feature

You will notice when you look at your Bookshelf Recipes tab that there is now a chef's hat icon* before every recipe title. This is a new Bookmark feature that will show you at a glance on your recipe search results whether you have cooked a recipe (green), want to cook a recipe (orange) or have not chosen either (gray) -… read more
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