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
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
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!
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
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.
never pass up a chance to go to a factory, whether it be to see how
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.)
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.
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.