Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Eat Your Books

March 2017 Newsletter | 
     Recipes | Books | Blog      Newsletter March 2017
Dear Bookman Beattie,

It's a great time to be a cookbook lover - the IACP has just announced its cookbook award winners, while the JBF has published its list of finalists, and The Piglet has crowned its 2017 champion. We would love to hear about
what inspired you to become a cookbook lover.

This month's monster
cookbook roundup contains several special books from talented authors like Annabel Langbein, Deborah Madison, and Melissa Clark, plus many more from bloggers and chefs. With this many choices, you are bound to find a new favorite book.

We are featuring our Easter and Passover
Pinterest Boards to take the stress out of holiday meal planning. To round out the month, we have your favorite lists and an amazing number of giveaways. Happy cooking!

The team at EatYourBooks
Cookbook awards season in full force
Cookbook collage

Last month we learned who the IACP nominees were; now we know the winners - Deep Run Roots by Vivian Howard was the star of the awards. The JBF recently announced its 2017 cookbook award nominees, but we have to wait a few weeks to learn who will reign supreme in that contest. Look for a few dark horse candidates in that race. The 2017 Piglet competition had its share of upsets and controversial reviews, but a winner emerged nonetheless. Congratulations to Asha Gomez's My Two Souths, which bested 15 competitors in that contest. 
Highlighted magazine - Australian Gourmet Traveller
Gourmet Traveller
With articles on food and recipes from all around the world, Australian Gourmet Traveller magazine is a knowledgeable influence on all aspects of food and wine. The magazine features the best seasonal recipes, classic dishes and cutting-edge cuisine. With over 3,200 recipes available online for free, it's a terrific resource for any cook and the equivalent of 15 free cookbooks!

Browse all issues of Gourmet Traveller
in the EYB Library to sample all of the delicious recipes. Remember, it's easy to add all issues of a magazine to your Bookshelf; learn how with our simple tutorial
Top EYB Member picks for March
German pretzel buns
Articles:Ina Garten's new television show
Mary Berry's bolognese controversy
The "umami bomb" for pastry
Vintage menu archive
Paula Wolfort's renegade life

Recipe collections:
My Master Recipes sample recipes
Grown and Gathered sample recipes
The Italian Baker sample recipes
Eat in My Kitchen sample recipes
Provence to Pondicherry sample recipes
Sicily sample recipes
Featured Pinterest boards: Easter and Passover
Chocolate Easter cupcakes
Easter is just around the corner, and that may mean a big family meal. Relax, you've got this! Just visit the EYB Easter Pinterest board for great ideas like these:
Easter egg nest cake from Nigella LawsonChocolate cherry hot cross buns from Jamie MagazineRoasted rack of lamb from Leite's CulinariaChocolate coconut Easter cupcakes from Baking BitesGreek Easter bread (Tsoureki) from Australian Gourmet Traveller Magazine
Coconut macaroons
Passover begins April 10. Please your family with one of these fantastic recipes from the EYB Passover Pinterest board:
Easy coconut macaroons from The KitchnHazelnut-almond dacquoise by Joanne Chang from Fine CookingCoconut basil ginger flourless chocolate cake from Eat the LoveHoney and orange-glazed roast chicken from Feast MagazinePassover halibut plaki from The Washington Post
World Calendar of Cookbook Events
Annabel Langbein
Notwithstanding the news that Lucky Peach Magazine is folding, Rachel Khong is touring in support of the latest (last?) Lucky Peach book, All About Eggs. Joan Nathan has a slew of tour dates for her latest effort, King Solomon's Table, and Barbara Lynch is touring for Out of Line. Popular blogger Joy Wilson is supporting her most recent title, Joy The Baker Over Easy. In New Zealand, Annabel Langbein is completing her tour in support of her 25th cookbook.

Don't forget about stores like Boston's Stir, which has several 
classes centered around cookbooks. View the full calendar for cookbook events near you
The making of a cookbook collector
Cookbook stack
It can start with a gift, a family heirloom, or out of necessity because no one in the family could cook. Before you know it, you're a collector! When Jenny shared her cookbook collecting story and asked EYB Members how they started theirs, the replies were fascinating. Find out how others began their collection, and share your own story, on the EYB blog »
March 2017 cookbook roundup
cookbook collage
With over 120 books, March's roundup rivals the bounty of releases that usually arrive in the fall. Travel from the comfort of your kitchen with titles featuring the cuisine of Malaysia, Burma, Greece, and India. Immerse yourself in new releases from several renowned cookbook authors including Patricia Wells, Deborah Madison, and Annabel Langbein (it's her 25th book!). Plus Emily Thelin has one of the most touching titles this year, her bio/cookbook of Paula Wolfert called Unforgettable. There are several popular blogger books, too. See the complete list of new books at the EYB blog.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

A Visit to the Mauviel Copper Cookware Factory




A Visit to the Mauviel Copper Cookware Factory
David, 28 Mar 

I’ll never pass up a chance to go to a factory, whether it be to see how American stand mixers are made, or French enameled cookware. I’d never seen copper cookware being made, though, and jumped at the opportunity to hop on an early morning train to Villedieu-les poêles to visit the Mauviel copper cookware factory. (The only thing I didn’t jump at was the bleary 7:30am departure time, from the Gare du Montparnasse.)
A few hours later, after a restorative café express, once inside the factory, everywhere I looked, there was copper cookware in different stages of production, stacked around the rooms. “Factory” conjures up images of giant buildings with thousands of people toiling away. But the human-sized building where Mauviel cookware is made is surprisingly small-scale; fifty four workers working various shifts, bend, press, fire-up, hammer, rivet, and polish their gleaming copper pots and pans, before sending them out into the world.

Before I lived in France, I remember going into E. Dehillerin in Paris…maybe thirty or so years back? I don’t recall the year, but I do remember I flew PEOPLExpress and the flights were $99 each way. With the money I saved on the flight, using my kitchen line-cook wages, I splurged on a few pieces of Mauviel copper cookware.


Friday, March 24, 2017


Weekly Round-Up
     Recipes | Books | Blog      Weekly Round-Up

Dear Bookman Beattie,

Did you know adding online recipes to your EYB Bookshelf is a really great way to build your personal recipe collection? You can do this even if you have a free membership!

Try it out now and see how easy it is. Browse the recipes below, choose one that appeals, click on the link, and add it to your Bookshelf. (Make sure that you are signed in first.)

All the recipes we feature in these weekly round-ups have online links so you can add any of them to your Bookshelf.

Happy cooking and baking everyone!

The team at EatYourBooks

From blogs:
Cardamom Vanilla Bean Toasted Coconut Shortbread from indexed blog Savory Simple

From AUS/NZ books:
5 recipes from Smith & Daughters: A Cookbook (That Happens to Be Vegan) by Shannon Martinez & Mo Wyse
Enter our Smith & Daughters GIVEAWAY! (US only)

From UK books:
5 recipes from Provence to Pondicherry: Recipes from France and Faraway by Tessa Kiros