Panna cotta is having a moment

Once found almost exclusively on Italian restaurant menus, panna cotta seems to be bursting out everywhere, says Bon Appetit's Genevieve Yam. She feels we are currently "living in panna cotta’s golden age—one where all sorts of restaurants are spinning the dessert into their own form." What's not to love? Panna cotta is infinitely variable, with opportunities to infuse loads of… read more

June 2022 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: Cookbooks: I Dream of Dinner (So You Don’t Have To): Low-Effort, High-Reward Recipes by Ali Slagle – online recipes – or – any recipe from Emiko Davies – cookbooks or online recipes.Baking: Mooncakes and Milk Bread: Sweet and Savory Recipes Inspired by Chinese Bakeries by Kristina Cho… read more

Exploring the softer side of celery

Most of us experience celery as a garnish to wings or a Bloody Mary, or perhaps as an afternoon snack loaded with peanut butter or squeeze cheese. But this fibrous vegetable offers a lot more than crunch (and strings in your teeth), explains Michael Harlan Turkell. He provides ideas for showcasing the rich and earthy flavors that cooked celery offers.… read more

July Great Big Cookbook Club Summary

As our members know, each month we offer several 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 can prepare… read more

Playing Around // xoxoDorie Club

Last June we shared the details of a newsletter from one of our favorite people - Dorie Greenspan. Now, Dorie has formed the Playing Around // xoxoDorie Club and she'd love for us to join her. It’s a way for Dorie and her fans to talk and bake together. It’s part of a new, paid tier of the aforementioned newsletter. And yes,… read more

May 2022 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: Cookbooks: Half Baked Harvest Cookbook, Half Baked Harvest Super Simple and Half Baked Harvest: Every Day by Tieghan GerardBaking: The Cake Book: Beautiful Sweet Treats for Every Craving by Rebecca Firth – online recipesOnline: Half Baked Harvest blog — add to your bookshelf for over 2,500 recipes. For past… read more

June 2022 Great Big Cookbook Club Summary

As our members know, each month we offer several 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 can prepare… read more

April 2022 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: Nigella Lawson – online recipes – add Nigella’s blog to your bookshelf for easy access to all Nigella’s blog recipesYotam Ottolenghi – online recipesMichael Smith (CA) – online recipesAnna Olson – online recipesIna Garten – online recipesDeb Perelman – online recipes – add the Smitten Kitchen blog to your bookshelfMaggie Beer – online recipes – add the Maggie Beer blog to… read more

The Washington Post temporarily drops paywall

Voraciously, the culinary section of The Washington Post, is one of the best food sections in the US. WaPo's talented food writers including G. Daniela Galarza, Becky Krystal, Tom Sietsema, Joe Yonan, and Matt Brooks, share excellent and varied recipes, tips and tricks, general kitchen wisdom, and entertaining food news. In honor of Earth Day, WaPo is lifting its paywall… read more

May 2022 Great Big Cookbook Club Summary

As our members know, each month we offer several 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 can prepare… read more

The new ‘food fights’

I love the Eat Your Books Cookbook Club plus several other food groups on Facebook. The ones I frequent have a spirit of collegiality, a warm and welcoming vibe, and plenty of insightful commentary. Apparently not all Facebook food groups follow this pattern, however, as Eater's Amy McCarthy explains as she documents recipe groups where drama rules the day. McCarthy… read more

March 2022 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: Cookbook: One: Pot, Pan, Planet: A Greener Way to Cook for You, Your Family and the Planet by Anna JonesClassic Cookbook: The Modern Cook’s Year: Over 250 Vibrant Vegetable Recipes to See You Through the Seasons by Anna JonesBaking: Any recipes from… read more

April 2022 Great Big Cookbook Club Summary

As our members know, each month we offer several 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 can prepare… read more

February 2022 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: Cookbook: Together: Memorable Meals, Made Easy by Jamie OliverClassic Title: Jamie's 30 Minute Meals: A Revolutionary Approach to Cooking Good Food Fast by Jamie OliverBaking: The Best of Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: Favorite Recipes from… read more

March 2022 Great Big Cookbook Club Summary

As our members know, each month we offer several 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 can prepare… read more

Epicurious installs a paywall

We have just learned that the Epicurious website (a Condé Nast venture), which hosts recipe archives from the late Gourmet Magazine as well as Bon Appétit Magazine, has put up a paywall for all of the site's recipes. Epicurious is offering access to recipes for an introductory rate of $30 USD per year, with the rate going to $40/year thereafter. It… read more

January 2022 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: Cookbook: A Cook’s Book: The Essential Nigel Slater by Nigel SlaterClassic Title: The Kitchen Diaries: A Year in the Kitchen with Nigel Slater by Nigel SlaterBaking: The Best of Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: Favorite Recipes from… read more

February 2022 Great Big Cookbook Club Summary

As our members know, each month we offer several 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 can prepare… read more

December 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: That Sounds So Good: 100 Real-Life Recipes for Every Day of the Week by Carla Lalli MusicBaking option: One Tin Bakes Easy: Foolproof Cakes, Traybakes, Bars and Bites from Gluten-free to Vegan and Beyond by Edd Kimber… read more

January 2022 Great Big Cookbook Club Summary

As our members know, each month we offer several 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 can prepare… read more

Best recipes of 2021

In a second year of lots of folks doing more home cooking than ever before, finding new recipes to break out of the cooking doldrums was essential. Judging by the end of year "best recipe" lists on my social media feed, people the world over have been busy experimenting with new flavors and ingredients, and I'd like to share these… read more

A new baking show just in time for the holidays

What happens when you mix a reality baking show with two veterans of Saturday Night Live? A really good time, according to The Kitchn. They bring us news that SNL alums Maya Rudolph and Andy Samberg have teamed up to host Baking It, a new reality show that premieres on Peacock in just over a week. The show not only… read more

The Great British Bake Off / Baking Show Recap Episode 9 – Semi-finals – Patisserie Week

Jane, Darcie, and I are back for another recap of what happened under the tent during the semi-finals where the bakers had to tackle three difficult Patisserie-styled challenges. Any narrative not labeled is from Jenny. No matter your feelings about Jürgen - some love him, some not so much - this was a hard week for me to watch. During… read more

November 2021 Eat Your Books 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: Ottolenghi Test Kitchen: Shelf Love by Yotam Ottolenghi or How to Cook: The 100 Essential Recipes Everyone Should Know by Darina AllenBaking option: Baking with Dorie: Sweet, Salty & Simple by Dorie Greenspan or Life Is What You… read more

The Great British Bake Off / Baking Show Recap Episode 8 – Free-From Week

Jane, Darcie, and I are back for another recap of what happened under the tent during "free-from" week. The bakers had to create dairy-free ice cream sandwiches, vegan sausage rolls and a gluten-free celebration cake. I thought the bakers did really well especially given this week's theme. I am too sad to write much more as Lizzie was sent home.… read more
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