Best of the best cookbooks list 2016

  Each year, Jane collects the "best cookbooks of 2016" 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 nearly one thousand books, Jane compiles the winners into  EYB's "Best of the Best" cookbooks of 2016. After a few years of crushing the… read more

The best cookbooks of 2016 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

Buy a gift certificate and win a free lifetime membership

You know how useful you find Eat Your Books? How about sharing that benefit with all your friends and family who love to cook? Gift certificates are available for one, two and three year memberships. And every gift certificate you buy between now and Dec 31 will enter you into a drawing to win one free lifetime EYB membership -… read more

Author interview with Angela Liddon

For the past 6 years, award-winning blogger Angela Liddon has shared energizing, plant-based recipes on her blog Oh She Glows. Her goal is to inspire you to embrace more plant-based foods in your diet without feeling the least bit deprived. After publishing a successful first cookbook (The Oh She Glows Cookbook), Liddon decided to write a follow-up. This second book,… read more

A big milestone and a new feature

50,000 Online Recipes from Cookbooks! We passed a huge milestone this month! As I hope you are aware, we link to cookbook and magazine recipes reproduced online if they have been reproduced with the publisher's permission. And this month we reached 50,000 online recipes from cookbooks. The cookbooks indexed by EYB contain an average of 193 recipes, so this is like… read more

Author interview with Kristin Donnelly

Food & Wine-editor-turned-freelance-writer Kristin Donnelly calls her blog Eat Better Drink Better because that's what she aims to do most days. By better, Kristin isn't referring to some unattainable, lofty goal, but rather she means tastier, often healthier and more sustainable cooking. Kristin continues to write and develop recipes for Food & Wine as well as publications like Every Day… read more

August 2016 cookbook roundup

Every month Jane and Fiona wade through hundreds of cookbooks, selecting and reviewing all the best new releases of U.S., Canada, U.K., Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand cookbooks. The only thing left for you to do is to add them to your Bookshelf. August is a hodge podge of books. One trend that stands out are collections of books, each… read more

A passion for Rome and its food

Kristina Gill is the food and drinks editor at DesignSponge.com, a home and lifestyle site with over 1.2 million readers per month. Her original recipes, and those she hand-selects from celebrated authors, chefs, and readers have appeared weekly as the "In the Kitchen With" column since 2007. She is also a food and travel photographer. Kristina transferred to Rome in… read more

How to make leafy greens irresistable

Acclaimed cookbook author and blogger Dana Jacobi combines healthy ingredients with creative twists. She is the award-winning author of fifteen cookbooks. When Williams-Sonoma wanted to feature healthy cooking, they asked her to write or co-author six books!  She has also written for publications, including O: The Oprah Magazine, Cooking Light, Vegetarian Times, and The New York Times, and for 19 years,… read more

July cookbook roundup

Every month Jane and Fiona wade through hundreds of cookbooks, selecting and reviewing all the best new releases of U.S., Canada, U.K., Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand cookbooks. The only thing left for you to do is to add them to your Bookshelf. July brings a focus on Indian recipes with cookbooks from several respected authors. Grain-free cooking and baking… read more

Excerpt from ‘Pure Delicious’

Food blogger and author Heather Christo was once "openly skeptical about the very existence" of food allergies, but when her young daughter had repeated unexplained illnesses, she reluctantly came to the conclusion that food allergies could be the problem. After extensive testing, she learned that not only did her daughter, Pia, have many food allergies, but so did she and… read more

Author Q&A with Domenica Marchetti

Domenica Marchetti is a food writer, recipe developer, and cooking teacher who specializes in Italian home cooking. She learned to cook from her Italian-born mother, who put her to work crafting capelletti, ravioli, and other Italian culinary delights as soon as she could see over the kitchen counter. A former newspaper reporter with a master's degree in journalism from Columbia… read more

Recipes for a life filled with food and love

Béatrice Peltre is a food writer, stylist and photographer working out of her home studio in Boston. She is a regular contributor to the Boston Globe Food Section, and her work has appeared in many publications. Her indexed blog, La Tartine Gourmande, is popular with EYB Members. Beatrice has just published her second cookbook, My French Family Table: Recipes for… read more

June 2016 cookbook roundup

Every month Jane and Fiona wade through hundreds of cookbooks, selecting and reviewing all the best new releases of U.S., Canada, U.K., Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand cookbooks. The only thing left for you to do is to add them to your Bookshelf. June's trends have shifted from grilling to another summertime specialty - salads. But although we see several… read more

Q&A with the authors of Batch

Joel MacCharles and Dana Harrison are the duo behind the popular website WellPreserved.ca. Dana's love of great food is only matched by her love for tasty design. She is the Creative Director at WellPreserved, where she makes sure everything looks as good as it tastes. Joel is a home cook and writer. He loves to cook a great meal, but beyond… read more

Recipe excerpts from Clean Cakes by Henrietta Inman

Henrietta Inman is a skilled pastry chef and owner of Henrietta Inman Pâtissière and Hen's Clean Cakes. After gaining a distinction in the Professional Pâtisserie Scholarship at Westminster Kingsway College, London, she worked in a number of award-winning kitchens including the Michelin-starred Lanesborough Hotel, London. Henrietta lives in Suffolk and does baking demonstrations, runs cookery classes and sells at farmers'… read more

Sharing the flavours of her childhood

Sumayya Usmani was born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan and has lived in the UK for 10 years, first in London and now in Glasgow, Scotland. Always passionate about her heritage cuisine, she has grown up cooking the food she knows as Pakistani with the women of her family, and this kindled her love for cooking from an early age.… read more

May 2016 cookbook roundup

  Every month Jane and Fiona wade through hundreds of cookbooks, selecting and reviewing all the best new releases of U.S., Canada, U.K., Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand cookbooks. The only thing left for you to do is to add them to your Bookshelf. Last month's biggest trend - grilling and barbecue - continues its strong showing in May. Healthy… read more

Review of Aperitivo by Marisa Huff

Today we are starting a new feature - Jenny Hartin will be reviewing a new cookbook every week. Jenny is an enthusiastic home cook who lives in Colorado, owns the website The Cookbook Junkies and runs the Facebook group also called The Cookbook Junkies. The Facebook group is a closed group of 30,000 cookbook fans - new members are welcome. Jenny's first… read more

Classic Spanish recipes for today’s busy cook

  Spain's most popular cookbook, 1080 Recipes, was originally published in 1972, and sold over 3 million copies in Spain. That volume, along with its sister title The Book of Tapas, were both written by the authorities on Spanish cooking: the late Simone Ortega and her daughter Inés. Now a new book, Quick and Easy Spanish Recipes, culls the quickest… read more

April 2016 cookbook roundup

Every month Jane and Fiona wade through hundreds of cookbooks, selecting and reviewing all the best new releases of U.S., Canada, U.K., Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand cookbooks. The only thing left for you to do is to add them to your Bookshelf. The biggest April trend is grilling and barbecue, fitting as the Northern Hemisphere heads into cookout season.… read more

2016 James Beard Cookbook Award winners

The James Beard Foundation announced it cookbook award winners yesterday. The list is generally different from the IACP winners announced earlier this month, although there are a few books that made both lists. The big winner in 2016 is J. Kenji López-Alt's The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science. It won in the American category for IACP and was named… read more

Author interview – Salma Hage

Salma Hage, a Lebanese housewife from Mazarat Tiffah (Apple Hamlet) in the mountains of the Kadisha Valley in north Lebanon, has over 50 years experience of family cooking. She learned to cook from her mother, mother-in-law and sisters-in-law, and, having helped bring up her nine brothers and two sisters, often cooked for the whole family. She has also spent many… read more

New responsive site design

  When you logged into EYB today, you probably noticed that the site looks a bit different. This is doubly so if you were using your mobile phone or tablet to access the site. At long last, our responsive design is up and running, with benefits for all users, but especially those using EYB on mobile platforms. The biggest change… read more

Can we all sit down to dinner together?

Anna Thomas wrote her first cookbook, The Vegetarian Epicure, while she was a film student at UCLA, and followed it a few years later with The Vegetarian Epicure, Book Two. When she is not cooking, she writes screenplays and produces films. Her screen credits include My Family, Mi Familia and El Norte, both of which were nominated for an Academy… read more
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