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

December 2021 Great Big Cookbook Club Summary

As our members know, each month we offer at least four 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… read more

The Great British Bake Off / Baking Show Recap Episode 6 – Pastry Week

Jane, Darcie, and I are back for another recap of what happened under the tent during pastry week. Before I begin with my thoughts on pastry week, I would like to address the attack on Prue Leith for saying a bite of something was "worth every calorie". Without thinking, I say that type of thing all the time and am… read more

Good Food Kitchen is the cooking show you didn’t know you needed

Who needs another cooking program? If that is your first thought on hearing of a new show debuting, you might want to reserve judgment until after you watch Good Food Kitchen, hosted by Danielle Alvarez and Adam Liaw, a new "chop-and-chat show that takes viewers behind the scenes as Good Food's recipes come to life." The program debuted earlier this… read more

October 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: To Asia, With Love: Everyday Asian Recipes and Stories from the Heart by Hetty McKinnon or Flavors of the Sun: The Sahadi’s Guide to Understanding, Buying, and Using Middle Eastern Ingredients by Christine Sahadi WhelanBaking option: Sheet… read more

The Great British Bake Off / Baking Show Recap Episode 5 – German Week

Jane, Darcie, and I are back for another recap of what happened under the tent this week: German Week or as Lizzie named it: Jürgen Week and stated that "We're just here for the ride". I will be first to admit I had no idea who Noel and Matt were parodying in the opening number but I do know it… read more

The Great British Bake Off / Baking Show Recap Episode 4 – Dessert Week

Jane, Darcie, and I are back for another recap of what happened under the tent. We are really getting to know the bakers, so each departure becomes more difficult. Darcie did the lion's share of this week's recap. I'll just add the recipe links and a few of my favorite funny lines. Jenny's comments for this week: I'm just going… read more

Following the breadcrumbs

The weather here has taken a sharp turn into autumn, with chilly evenings and crisp, clear, cool days. This change of season calls for different foods, moving away from salads and into more comforting fare. Among other things, that means firing up the deep fryer (aka cast iron pot), which I did today to make falafel. This started the clock… read more

November 2021 Great Big Cookbook Club Summary

As our members know, each month we offer at least four 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… read more

The ins and outs of buttermilk

Pancakes, Southern biscuits, cornbread - all benefit from the tangy punch of buttermilk. But not all buttermilks are the same, according to an article from Eater. The dairy product has morphed from its origins as a byproduct of butter making to a cultured product akin to kefir or yogurt. Food historians theorize that buttermilk originated in eastern Europe as animal… read more

The Great British Bake Off / Baking Show Recap – Episode 1 – Cake Week

"Don't bake my tart, my flaky pastry tart." This year Darcie and I are going to give our personal recaps on each episode of GBBO. Below each challenge - I have linked to online recipes on the GBBO site. I have printed out the mini roll cake recipe to make for guests on Tuesday and will come back and post… read more

September 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: Cook This Book: Techniques That Teach and Recipes to Repeat by Molly Baz or Jew-ish: A Cookbook: Reinvented Recipes from a Modern Mensch by Jake CohenBaking option: Modern Baking: Cakes, Cookies and Everything in Between by Donna Hay or A Good Bake: The… read more

October 2021 Great Big Cookbook Club Summary

As our members know, each month we offer at least four 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… read more

August 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: Ripe Figs: Recipes and Stories from Turkey, Greece, and Cyprus by Yasmin KhanBaking option: Nadiya Bakes by Nadiya HussainOnline option: Jamie Oliver Online Recipes or Yasmin Khan Online RecipesVeg option: Veg: Easy & Delicious Meals for Everyone by Jamie Oliver For past EYB Cookbook Club… read more

September 2021 Great Big Cookbook Club Summary

As our members know, each month we offer at least four 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… read more

July 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: Milk Street: Tuesday Nights Mediterranean by Christopher KimballBaking option: Zoë Bakes Cakes by Zoë FrançoisOnline option: Christopher Kimball Online Recipes or Diana Henry Online RecipesVeg option: Vegetable Simple by Eric Ripert For past EYB Cookbook Club summaries, #EYBCookbookClub will pull up an archive of our club’s activities.… read more

August 2021 The Great Big Cookbook Club Roundup

As our members know, each month we offer at least four 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… read more

June 2021 EYB Cookbook Club Summary

Each month we offer at least four cooking options in our Eat Your Books Cookbook Club. This month was a throw back month. We have been repeating any of our favorite books and online options from 2020 and 2021. Those 2020-2021 options can be found here. For past EYB Cookbook Club summaries, #EYBCookbookClub will pull up an archive of our club’s activities. Please note our announcement document… read more
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