This week: When good cookbooks do bad things; EYBD Previews of upcoming releases; recipes; and more

I have been buried - figuratively and almost literally - in managing the indexing of books and magazines along with my regular duties. I am loving the new work. I tell you this to explain a little about why things got so bad. Read on. For this roundup, instead of some well-thought-out words on a particular recipe or cuisine -… read more

This week: Sainsbury’s Magazine and Fork Over Knives; recipes; cookbook previews and giveaways

We are on the cusp of summer here in the Northern Hemisphere - which usually means a bit of a slow down on cookbook releases. But work has not slowed down for us at Eat Your Books. Gathering fall/autumn books to begin indexing; working on indexing two more magazines for our Members - the first one Sainsbury's Magazine and the… read more

This week: James Beard Awards weekend in Chicago; recipes; EYBD Previews and more

As you are reading this week's roundup, Jane, Darcie and I are headed to Chicago for the James Beard Media Awards ceremony on Saturday night at Columbia College Chicago. We are looking forward to some great food, seeing familiar and new faces, and lots of cookbook love. We'll be tweeting results live and doing our usual awards post. (Update: Friday… read more

The last two weeks: New Feature: Adding a book; identifying eBooks on EYB; cookbook previews and giveaways

It has been a busy week at EYB! Jane announced our latest new feature: Adding a book to the EYB Library (our post shares details and instructions.) So far things have been going great, but a few notes/reminders: Please follow our format for Title and Subtitle using caps e.g Noodle Worship: Easy Recipes for All the Dishes You Crave from… read more

This week: Mochi makes everything better, recipes, EYBD Previews and more

Mochi is a Japanese rice cake made of mochigome, a short-grain japonica glutinous rice, and sometimes other ingredients such as water, sugar, and cornstarch. This treat dates back to ancient China with the sweet paste making its way to Japan at the end of the Jōmon period (c. 14,000–300 BCE). In February, I came across the Mochinut donut and wrote about… read more

This week: EYB Features, The Art of Eating prize, Fortnum & Mason Food Awards; recipes, giveaways and EYBD Previews

Last week, Jane announced that the search of your own Notes feature was live. Be sure to visit this post to learn more: Search your own Notes. This week we want to remind our members about our Bookmarklet feature. Whenever you see a recipe on a food website that you like the look of, you can add it to your… read more

The last two weeks: Adding books to your Bookshelf, Food Season is back at The British Library and more

For our new members, we want to review adding books to your Bookshelf. A member asked recently why the US edition of a UK book was not listed in the Library. It was but was linked to the edition we indexed. Here's an example of how it works: Claudia Roden’s Mediterranean: Treasured Recipes from a Lifetime of Travel is the US… read more

This week: The Bake Fest; giveaways update; tips for organizing your cookbook collection, and more

A member sent us information regarding The Bake Fest (Sat, May 21, 2022 8:30 AM - Sun, May 22, 2022 8:00 PM CDT) an event where you will be able to network with over 2,000 bakers from around the world as well as favorite brands through virtual networking lounges and live interactive sessions. Highlights of the event: 25+ Hours of… read more

This week: 1,300 EYBD Previews; special virtual Diaspora cooking class; giveaway updates; recipes and more

In last week's roundup, we shared that we had just uploaded our 1,296th EYBD Previews. Somehow, number 1,300 sneaked up on us and now we are at 1,306 total Previews! All of our EYB numbers continue to rise: As of this writing we have 2,228,024 indexed Recipes (370,844 of those Online); 11,334 indexed Books; (with over 608 indexing now); 80… read more

The last two weeks: Kitchen Arts & Letters clean out sale, Bonnie Slotnick used books, recipes, previews and more

If you are in Manhattan from April 23rd through the 28th, Kitchen Arts & Letters is having a "clean out sale". Due to recent donations of books from some of NYC's leading chefs and culinary publishing professionals, their bookstore is overflowing with used books. They will combine these donated books with their own assortment of damaged and shelfworn stock to… read more

This week: New cookbooks from Ina Garten and Yotam Ottolenghi; other must have 2022 titles; recipes; previews and giveaways

The prolific Ina Garten has a new cookbook slated for an Oct 25th release. In Go-To Dinners Ina shares her strategies for making satisfying and uncomplicated dinners. These recipes include those you can make ahead and throw in the oven right before dinner; light dinners that can be prepped ahead and assembled at the last minute; go-to family meals that… read more

This week: Espécies de São Jorge cookies, EYBD Previews, giveaways and more

Espécies de São Jorge is a regional sweet from the island of São Jorge, an island in the central group of the Azores archipelago and part of Portugal. This "spiced cookie" is ring-shaped and the dough is cut across the top, leaving a beautiful design of the brownish filling. When I first came across this recipe on The Five Marias'… read more

This week: BUDMO! preorder for Ukraine relief; James Beard Awards weekend; recipes; cookbook previews and giveaways

Rizzoli New York (publisher) and the Rizzoli Bookstore (separate companies, but under the same family umbrella) rolled out this week an effort to help with the refugee situation in Ukraine. They are offering an exclusive pre-sale of BUDMO!: Recipes from a Ukrainian Kitchen by Anna Voloshyna, a Ukrainian-born, California-based chef, blogger, and culinary instructor. (Pub date Sep 6th, 2022). For every… read more

The last two weeks: Cookbooks that celebrate the cuisine and people of Ukraine #CookForUkraine; EYBD cookbook previews; giveaways and more

Our hearts are with the people of Ukraine during this unfathomable time. Besides donating to great causes (see a few below), in an effort to do something I am pulling out my cookbooks to cook and show my support for this country. In that vein, today I've covered cookbooks devoted to Ukrainian cuisine that bring beauty and inspiration into my… read more

This week: Mochi donuts, recipe comments, 2022 cookbook news, previews, giveaways and more

In my social media feed this week, I came across this satire post poking fun at the sometimes funny, often annoying comments that are written on recipe content. In particular, the author created a treasure trove of comments that mimic similar comments left on New York Times recipes for Homestyle Spaghetti Carbonara. Note: there are several recipes for carbonara on… read more

This week: Club Masala and Diaspora Co. discount code, EYB features, cookbook previews and more

A member recently asked if there was a way to determine the percentage of recipes she had cooked from a book. While the member will have to do the actual math, there is a way to tabulate this information: utilizing your Bookmark functions, "I've cooked this" and a few easy steps. (Darcie briefly covered this feature and others in this… read more

The last two weeks: Lunar New Year recipes; Spring cookbook preview; and more

Last month, Darcie shared Get ready to celebrate the year of the tiger with a link to 35 Lunar New Year foods at Epicurious (see our article about the paywall). I was still able to access 3 recipes on their site before the paywall information came up. (People are able to access 3 recipes a month for free).  Lucky 8… read more

This week: Breads of the world, recipes, cookbook previews and more

As I was relaxing and scrolling YouTube, I came across a video of how bakers in Samarkand bake 12,000 loaves of their unique bread a day. There are several videos on this subject if you want to explore more. I find it fascinating how they shape their bread and almost dive into the ovens to attach it to the hot… read more

This week: The Big Book of King Cake, recipes, cookbook previews and more

Last Sunday, Darcie wrote a paragraph on King cakes in her food news antipasto post; and in February of 2020, I covered the yeasted cake in a weekly roundup. Today, I want to share more with you about a beautiful book devoted to the subject. The Big Book of King Cake: The Stories & Bakers Behind New Orleans' Sweetest Tradition… read more

The last few weeks: Magnolia Network, 2022 cookbooks, giveaways, previews and more

Happy 2022! This week's roundup will share posts and information since our last roundup on December 17th. The Magnolia Network announced that the popular Waco couple, Chip and Joanna Gaines, will officially rebrand the DIY television network on Jan. 5. Viewers will be able to "experience everything Magnolia" in one place. The great news about this is that now we… read more

This week: Linzer cookie recipes; Bookmarklet tips, giveaways and cookbook previews

Do you know about the Bookmarklet feature here at EYB? Whenever you see a recipe on a food website that you like the look of, you can add it to your Bookshelf using the EYB Bookmarklet. Go to your Home Page. Drag the Bookmarklet and drop it on to your favorites bar. To drag it you need to left click on the… read more

This week: Understanding EYB Library filters; Jenny’s best cookbooks of 2021 and more

Members often inquire about limiting the results of a recipe search. For example, if a member wanted to find recipes utilizing "pineapple" but was only looking for cocktail recipes, the member would use our Filters. In the Recipe Library type in your ingredient/ingredients. You will note that there are over 24,000 recipes with pineapple in the photo below. 2. To… read more

The last two weeks: Cookies – to spritz or not to spritz, baking recipes, cookbook previews and more

Spritz cookies are a type of German Christmas cookie made of flour, butter, sugar and eggs called Spritzgeback. The word spritz originated from the German word, “spritzen,” which means “to squirt” in English. This refers to pushing the cookie dough through a cookie press. Spritz cookies Spritz cookies are easy, they can add bulk to a cookie tray (making it look… read more

This week: 1,200 EYBD Previews milestone, recipes, cookbook giveaways and more

On Monday our monthly newsletter will be arriving in your inboxes so that you can start checking out our Thanksgiving Pinterest boards and adding books to your Wishlist from our November cookbook review and gift guide (to be published this weekend). As we hit another EYB milestone and indexed a load of books, we wanted to share a quick roundup… read more

This week: Ottolenghi’s AU/NZ tour, UK events, 3000 EYBD Preview recipes, giveaways and more

This week we hit a new milestone - over 3,000 (3,024 to be precise) EYBD Preview recipes have been added to our EYB Library. EYBD Preview recipes are those full recipes that are a part of our EYBD Book Previews (currently at 1,184 Previews)! Below is an example of one of the newest recipes added. Babka loaf from Bread Ahead… read more
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