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

My Cookbook Passion and Quick Bites with Pamela Grogan, the author

My Cookbook Passion: Culinary History and Adventure in Exploring My Collection by Pamela Kure Grogan is slated for publication in November and our members will definitely want to own this title. A cookbook with a historic recipe anthology does not easily define the wonder of tracking the evolution of the cookbook and the modernization of the kitchen. Pamela Kure Grogan's… read more

A new Oxford Companion is on the way

The Oxford Companion series offers authoritative, highly researched deep dives into subjects like cheese, wine, and beer. Next month we welcome a new volume to these reference works: The Oxford Companion to Spirits and Cocktails, edited by David Wondrich and Noah Rothbaum, hosts of the podcast Life Behind Bars. The Oxford Companion to Spirits and Cocktails is the first major… read more

An Onion in My Pocket – Deborah Madison Quick Bites – Book Giveaway

Enter our US/worldwide giveaway to win one of three paperback copies of An Onion in My Pocket: My Life with Vegetables by Deborah Madison. Two copies provided by the publisher to US members and one copy provided by EYB to a member outside the US. Deborah has events scheduled so be sure to check out our calendar including one this… read more

Sheet Cake Cookbook; USA Pan Half Sheet Pan and Ateco Off-Set Spatula Giveaway and Quick Bites with Abby Dodge

Enter our US giveaway to win one of three copies of Sheet Cake: Easy One-Pan Recipes for Every Day and Every Occasion by Abigail Johnson Dodge and one of three USA half sheet pans and one of three Ateco off-set spatulas. Three winners will receive a cookbook, sheet pan and off-set spatula! Today is not only the publication day for Sheet… read more

The Crafted Cookie Giveaway and Author Quick Bites

Enter our US/worldwide giveaway to win one of four copies (3 copies provided by the publisher US and 1 copy provided by EYB worldwide) of The Crafted Cookie: A Beginner’s Guide to Baking & Decorating Amazing Cookies for Every Occasion by Anne Yorks. Illustrious cookie artist Anne Yorks of the celebrated The Flour Box is here to teach you to… read more

The Secret Ingredient Cookbook Giveaway and Author Quick Bites

Enter our worldwide giveaway to win one of two copies of The Secret Ingredient Cookbook: 125 Family-Friendly Recipes with Surprisingly Tasty Twists by Kelly Senyei. The Secret Ingredient Cookbook: 125 Family-Friendly Recipes with Surprisingly Tasty Twists by Kelly Senyei, founder of the food site Just a Taste, has garnered millions of fans with a delicious hook – every one of her recipes… read more

Raised in the Kitchen – Quick Bites and Cookbook Giveaway

Enter our US giveaway to win one of two copies of Raised in the Kitchen: Making Memories from Scratch One Recipe at a Time by Carrian Cheney. From the time her children were toddlers, family cooking blogger Carrian Cheney has placed them up on the counter with her while cooking, just as her mother did with her. She recognized that… read more

Quick Bites: Dianne Jacob

Dianne Jacob coaches food writers and bloggers on how to get a cookbook published and how to improve the quality and effectiveness of their writing. She specializes in book proposals, which have a 1 percent acceptance rate. Dianne is the author of a multiple award-winning book on food writing, Will Write for Food: Pursue Your Passion and Bring Home the Dough Writing… read more

Quick Bites – Virginia Willis and Special Giveaway

Virginia is sharing a giveaway over on her Instagram - be sure to follow Virginia and enter! A winner will receive a copy of Fresh Start: Cooking with Virginia (ebook or print copy) and a one year subscription to Eat Your Books. Georgia-born French-trained Chef Virginia Willis has made chocolate chip cookies with Dwanye “The Rock” Johnson, foraged for berries… read more

Nigella on privacy, performance, and cooking for one

The list of food celebrities who are commonly referred to by a single name is relatively short: think Ottolenghi, Ina, Jamie, and Nigella. All of these are beloved authors as their numbers in the EYB Library can attest. Recently The New Yorker's Helen Rosner sat down with perhaps the most widely-known of these cookbook authors, Nigella Lawson. In a wide-ranging… read more

Baking maven Beth Hensperger has died

We learned through cookbook author Rick Rodgers that acclaimed San Francisco Bay Area-based food writer, cooking instructor, and bread baking maven Beth Hensperger has died after years of declining health. An editor who worked with Hensperger confirmed her passing although there has not yet been an official announcement. Hensperger's long and varied writing career started in March 1985, when she… read more

Parwana Cookbook Giveaway & Quick Bites

Enter our giveaway to win two copies open to US members provided by Interlink Publishing and two copies open to the UK/AU provided by Murdoch books with one additional copy provided by Eat Your Books worldwide of Parwana: Recipes and Stories from an Afghan Kitchen by Durkhanai, Farida, and with assistance from Fatema Ayubi. Often we are told not to… read more

Aegean Cookbook Giveaway & Quick Bites

Enter to win one of two copies of Aegean: Recipes from the Mountains to the Sea by Marianna Leivaditaki. Aegean: Recipes from the Mountains to the Sea by Marianna Leivaditaki delivers an authentic approach to Cretan food and culture with contemporary flavor combinations. This book is all about eating natural, fresh food, and taking the time to enjoy it. In… read more

Flavorbomb Cookbook Giveaway – Bob Blumer Quick Bites

Enter our US/CA giveaway to win one of three copies of Bob Blumer's Flavorbomb: A Rogue Guide to Making Everything Taste Better. When I received Flavorbomb, I was so excited I posted a photo on Instagram and began a conversation with the author, Bob Blumer. If you are a fan of Food Network - you might remember Bob, his toastermobile,… read more

Quick Bites – Jessie Sheehan

Jessie Sheehan is the author of The Vintage Baker: More Than 50 Recipes from Pecan Butterscotch Curls to Sour Cream Jumbles (one of the Washington Post’s best cookbooks of 2018 and beloved by Oprah and Nigella) and co-author of Icebox Cakes: Recipes for the Coolest Cakes in Town, She is also a food writer, recipe developer, and baker. She has… read more

Baking with Licker – Worldwide Cookbook Giveaway – Quick Bites

Enter to win one of two copies of Baking with Licker: Home Baking with Asian Accents with Jason Licker in our worldwide giveaway below. Baking with Licker: Home Baking with Asian Accents by Jason Licker is the jet-setting pastry chef’s second cookbook. Lickerland, his first book, was reviewed by me in 2018 and was geared more toward professional high-end creations. In this offering,… read more

Heirloom Kitchen Worldwide Giveaway – Quick Bites

Enter our worldwide giveaway to win an autographed copy of Heirloom Kitchen: Heritage Recipes and Family Stories from the Tables of Immigrant Women by Anna Francese Gass. Last year, I did a review and promotion for one of my favorite books Heirloom Kitchen: Heritage Recipes and Family Stories from the Tables of Immigrant Women. Please click over to that review… read more

Melting Pot Cookbook Giveaway and Quick Bites Samantha Mui

Enter our worldwide giveaway to win a signed copy of Samantha Mui's Melting Pot: Stories and Recipes from a Chinese American Daydreamer. Samantha Mui is a native of California (Bay Area). A former culinary student and current food blogger, she has worked in and out of the food industry for more than a decade. Her cooking style is inspired by… read more

Quick Bites: Anne Willan

Earlier this month, Anne Willan's latest Women in the Kitchen: Twelve Essential Cookbook Writers Who Defined the Way We Eat, from 1661 to Today was published. Anne Willan has more than 50 years of experience as a cooking teacher, author, and culinary historian. The founder of famed French cooking school La Varenne, Anne was inducted into the James Beard Foundation’s… read more

Quick Bites – Kate McDermott

Kate McDermott is the queen of pie. Her debut cookbook Art of the Pie: A Practical Guide to Homemade Crusts, Fillings, and Life is beloved by bakers worldwide. This title made most of the best book lists of 2016 as well as being an IACP and James Beard cookbook awards finalist. In 2018 Home Cooking with Kate McDermott brought the… read more

John deBary on the most underrated cocktail

Almost no one has been as steeped in the world of cocktails as John deBary. With law school as his goal, he landed what was supposed to be a temporary job at Jim Meehan's famed NYC bar, PDT, in 2008 during the cocktail revival. He got hooked on mixology, ditched his law school plans, and went on to be the… read more

Quick Bites – Denise Vivaldo

A seasoned food professional with over 30 years of experience, Denise Vivaldo has catered more than 10,000 parties and has cooked for such guests as George H.W. Bush, Ronald Reagan, Prince Charles, Bette Midler, Suzanne Somers, Merv Griffin, Cher, Aaron Spelling, Sly Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Maria Shriver. She began her culinary training at the Ritz Escoffier and La Varenne… read more

Quick Bites – Cathy Barrow

Cathy Barrow is an award-winning author, knitter, traveler, cook, teacher, and gardener. Published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Serious Eats, Food52, The Local Palate, Garden & Gun, Southern Living, NPR, and National Geographic, Cathy believes in the power of home cooking and the stories that connect us to food, culture, home, friends, and family. Her first cookbook,… read more

Quick Bites: Melissa Clark

While I finish up a special giveaway celebrating Melissa Clark's new title Dinner in French: My Recipes by Way of France along with a Dutch oven from LeCreuset (see below), I thought it would be the perfect time to share our latest Quite Bites featuring Melissa. Melissa Clark is a food columnist for the New York Times Food Section, where… read more
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