Friday, February 27, 2015

nNw cookbooks.

February, 2015

Dear BookmanBeattie,

After a lull in cookbook publishing after the holidays, the pace is picking up and each month brings more new cookbooks. February features new releases from familiar names, and the cookbook award nominations have begun. 

Lately the news in the USA has revolved around the record-breaking weather. If the weather has you down, take heart with a reminder that the season is about to change. You can begin to celebrate by making a St. Patrick's Day feast with inspiration from our Pinterest board.

The team at EatYourBooks
Complete author indexes...with more on the way!
Love Annabel Langbein? Can't get enough of Dorie Greenspan? For these great authors and others, EYB has a complete recipe index. We've collaborated with prominent authors to include every recipe in each of their cookbooks, plus recipes that have appeared online in newspapers, blogs, and on their websites.

Dorie's index is about to get bigger with a new column in the Washington Post that we have started indexing.  We've got other authors in the pipeline too, so stay tuned. You can view all complete author indexes by visiting the Recipes Library and clicking on the filter for Compete Author Indexes at the bottom right.

To date, these authors have a complete index on EYB: Maggie Beer, Rose Levy Beranbaum, Mark Bittman, Clotilde Dusoulier, Dorie Greenspan, Diana Henry, and Annabel Langbein.
Spreading the word plus a contest
It’s always great to see EYB members helping us spread the word about EYB. A long-­time supporter, Roberta Muir, cookbook author and manager of Sydney Seafood School, is running a competition to win one year memberships to Eat Your Books plus some great signed cookbooks (competition limited to residents of Australia).

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Dorothy Parker Drank Here

Ellen Meister, author of Dorothy Parker Drank Here (Putnam, February 24) held a launch event Tuesday night at New York City's Algonquin Hotel, the literary landmark where the book is set. The novel reimagines Dorothy Parker as an apparition who's been wandering the hotel for 40 years, hoping to convince a drinking buddy to join her in limbo rather than disappear into the eternal white light. Meister also runs a popular Dorothy Parker Facebook page. Pictured: Meister (r.) with Kevin Fitzpatrick, president of the Dorothy Parker Society and author of The Algonquin Round Table New York: A Historical Guide.
Shelf Awareness

NY Cookbook Store Reopens in New Improved Space

Shelf Awareness

Bonnie Slotnick Cookbooks reopened yesterday in its new location at 28 E. Second St. in Manhattan's East Village, DNAinfo reported. The store had to find another space last fall after its West Village landlord refused to renew its lease.

Bonnie Slotnick in her new space
"It was terribly, terribly stressful and I empathize with anybody who's going through same thing," said Slotnick, who was offered a new location in Garth and Margo Johnston's building after they heard about her dilemma. "It's really an amazing dream that actually happened. It's something that I wish every small businessperson in the city who's being driven by their landlord could have happen."

The new space is "much more conducive to being a bookstore," she added. "The other store was so long and narrow that it was very hard for people to get in there. Sometimes a group of six or seven people would come in and they could not all sit down and they couldn't get past each other."

Although there is still work being done at the store, DNAinfo wrote that Slotnick reopened this week because she couldn't wait to see her former customers again and to meet new ones from the neighborhood. "I couldn't stand just sort of doing this in a vacuum. I was afraid almost that I would lose sight of what I was doing," she said. "I want people to see this and come in."

Earlier this week, Jeremiah's Vanishing New York got a sneak peek inside the new space, where Slotnick "has spent the winter unpacking, painting shelves glossy white and organizing what has turned out to be a dream bookshop, much larger than the last, complete with a working fireplace ('I'll probably never light it--fire and smoke don't go well with books') and a backyard perfect for book parties.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Pound Cake

26 , February

I don't know about you but plums are falling two a penny at the bottom of my garden at the moment. It's the perfect time of year to bake stonefruit desserts, like this easy Pound Cake from Dish Food Editor Claire Aldous. It'll be figs and feijoas next - the season of abundance has started!
Online Editor, 

Plum Pound Cake

Dense, moist pound cakes are fabulous with stone fruits, rhubarb or berries. Delicious served plain or with a dollop of softly whipped cream.

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Rachel Khoo's Smörgåstårta

In Rachel Khoo's latest cookbook, she documents the dishes that have inspired her on culinary adventures away from her Paris kitchen. Here's her version of an everyday Swedish speciality - a rich and filling sandwich layer cake.

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Mexican Fish Sliders with Smoked Paprika Mayo

Season tender pieces of white fish with authentic flavours of Mexico and serve in pillowy slider buns for a laid back summer starter or lunch.

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Open Road Bringing James Beard Cookbooks to E-book

Beginning in March 2015, Open Road Media will be publishing eleven James Beard cookbooks for the first time in digital. 

The titles include The James Beard Cookbook, Beard on Birds, Delights and Prejudices, and Hors D'Oeuvres and Canapes; and food narratives such as The Armchair James Beard and Love and Kisses and a Halo of Truffles.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The week's gastronomy news with denizen

Gastronomy News
New Opening: Woodpecker Hill
New in Parnell
Mark Wallbank's enticing new Asian fusion eatery opens its doors to Denizens
Stoneleigh Latitude Pop-up Bar
Pop-up Eatery
An inspired collision of great food and wine pops up for the volvo ocean race
New Opening: Le Chef
New in The City
Ooh la la! a fresh new eatery is catering to our modern french tendencies

Double Chocolate Pudding with Caramelized Cocoa Nibs


Double Chocolate Pudding with Caramelized Cocoa Nibs
David, 2015-02-24 13:11

Chocolate pudding recipe
I’ve been a bit out of sorts recently, getting a little buried under things that are less-fun than cooking and baking. Fortunately, I gotta eat. And I also have to have chocolate, frequently. (As in, daily.) Otherwise I turn into some kind of crazed person. It’s a little strange, but I guess there are odder things to be addicted to. But if I don’t have a tablet of chocolate in my kitchen (or living room, or bed room, or…), I go a little mental and find myself wandering around wherever I am, searching for a bar to break the end off of and nibble on.
Which is why unsweetened chocolate is so vexing. While it’s great for baking, and giving things like chocolate pudding an especially intense bitter chocolate flavor, it’s hard to keep my hands off the little chunks when I can chopping it up for a recipe.
Double Chocolate Pudding


Monday, February 23, 2015

Gourmet Traveller iTALIAN issue

Gourmet Traveller

The Italian issue is back, packed with pasta and the fruits of the season and we have a preview of the recipes for you. Buon appetito.

Plus, fig recipes; our review of Kylie Kwong's new Billy Kwong restaurant; our travel guide to Turin, Italy; Guy Grossi's vitello tonnato recipe; and your chance to win two tickets to Little Sydney or lunch for six at Grossi Florentino.

Happy eating,

Anthea Loucas and the team at Gourmet Traveller

Bloody Mary prawn rolls
Toasted corn and spelt with miso dressing
Iceberg lettuce salad with bacon, pine nuts and buttermilk dressing
Coconut, chocolate and raspberry ice-cream bombe
Sticky soy-glazed pork with pickled cucumber
Watermelon salad with fried shallots