Thursday, July 27, 2017


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

This month we ticked past the quarter-million online recipes mark, yet another fantastic achievement by our indexing team, assisted by hundreds of Members adding recipes using the Bookmarklet. EYB continues to grow, with a goal of being your go-to resource for locating high-quality recipes, providing insights on new cookbooks, giving away plenty of new releases, and bringing you news from the food world.

Our featured
Pinterest Board for July includes ideas to make the best use of your grill, plus we have a rundown of the highest-ranking stories and recipe collections for the month in case you missed them. We are highlighting Jamie magazine, a delightful publication featuring many online recipes from Jamie Oliver along with other popular chefs and food writers. Happy cooking!

The team at EatYourBooks
250,000 online recipes
Earlier this month we surpassed 250,000 online recipes in the EYB database. Our indexers are not resting on their laurels - since we hit the milestone on July 9, we've added almost 2,000 more recipes. Almost as impressive as the sheer quantity of recipes is their variety. You can find great baking ideas like How to make your own sprinkles, intriguing international recipes like Bodega okroshka with kefir and pickle brine (Bokroshka), twists on classics like Bacon and avocado Monte Cristo sandwich with jalapeno jelly, and refreshing drinks like Sparkling strawberry cucumber sangria
Featured magazine: Jamie
Jamie Magazine March 2017
Each issue of Jamie magazine is packed with delicious, easy recipes both from Jamie himself and other top chefs like Massimo Bottura, Yasmin Khan, and Yotam Ottolenghi. The magazine is not only about recipes but also about talented chefs and home cooks who enjoy creating amazing meals, plus exploring food cultures around the world. Over 1,300 of the magazine's recipes are available online. That's like adding over seven cookbooks for free! Browse all issues of Jamie magazine, and easily add them to your Bookshelf by using our simple tutorial. Remember, it can take a while for online links to be added, so check back often after the magazine is published. 
Member photo gallery
EYB Members continue to share amazing photos of the dishes they make, and we will continue to highlight our favorites here and in our weekly roundup.

The scrumptious photo above is of Roasted Red Plum ice pops from People's Pops, submitted by Member SheilaS. The colors are stunning!
Another striking and vibrant photo comes from Member marcsch, who made the Beet Slaw with Pistachios and Raisins from Six Seasons.

You don't have to be a pro to submit photos. We've provided a few pointers on how to improve your food photography and specifically how to enhance cell phone photos. Please continue to add your lovely pictures!
EYB Member favorites for July
Fig & Camembert tart
Featured Pinterest Board: Summer grilling
Chipotle chicken kebabs
Although the name of this Pinterest board is Summer grilling, we know that our Members don't limit themselves to cooking out just in the summer months; it's an all-year affair for those who enjoy the rich and smoky flavors that grilling adds to food. Whatever the season, you will find many tantalizing recipe ideas on the board, including these Member favorites:

Pesto grilled shrimp from Closet Cooking
Grilled pineapple salsa from Food Network Magazine
Chipotle chicken kabobs with avocado cream sauce from Annie's Eats
Grilled fish tacos with chili-lime slaw from Very Culinary
Creamy cucumber and grilled potato salad from Food & Wine Magazine
World Calendar of Cookbook Events
Everyone will be excited about the news that Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh have announced several dates in the UK in September and in the U.S. in October in support of their highly anticipated baking book, Sweet.

Additional highlights to the calendar include Michelle Tam and Henry Fong touring in support of Ready or Not!, Michael Twitty supporting The Cooking Gene, Deepa Thomas promoting Deepa’s SecretsKirsten & Christopher Shockey promoting Fiery Ferments, and chef Michael Smith with a handful of events in Canada.
Fiery Ferments
Bookstores continue to bring the goods with classes and author events galore. You won't want to miss the special celebration of Flo Braker's life at Omnivore Books in San Francisco, and browse events at various locations of Waterstones in the UK.

There's also a new bookstore in the Calendar - Parnassus Books in Nashville, Tennessee, co-owned by author Ann Patchett. These are just the highlights - be sure to check the full calendar to find events near you.
Recipe excerpts
Malaysian wok-fried spaghetti
The insightful reviews of the latest releases including many tantalizing recipe excerpts. This month's selections include Malaysian wok-fried spaghetti with kale from The Malaysian Kitchen, Salmon and sweet potato fishcakes from Fress, Old-fashioned chocolate mayonnaise cake from Cake, I Love You, Lavender lemon posset from Green Plate Special, Beef green curry from Bangkok, Blueberry & sweet cheese pierogi from Vegetarian Heartland, Boneless pork chops with blackberry jam from The Butcher Babe Cookbook, Tomato slab pie from The Harvest Baker, Spiced grilled chicken from Tapas, Chicken and pork picnic pie from A Moveable Feast, Curried cauliflower soup from Tom Kerridge's Dopamine Diet, and Summer panzanella from The Haven's Kitchen Cooking School.
July cookbook roundup
This month offers a glorious selection of books from the UK, including spectacular restaurant cookbooks as well as a book from GBBO contestant Candice Brown. Preserving books are beginning to surface, plus there is a tidy selection of intriguing international titles. See the complete roundup on the EYB blog.
Cookbook giveaways
We've got another full slate of giveaways, even during this slower publishing time. Click on the image to view details of a particular contest. All deadlines for entry are at 11:59 p.m. Eastern US Time. 
Master Recipes
First up is Master Recipes: A Step-by-Step Guide to Cooking Like a Pro by The Editors of Food & Wine. Master Recipes will appeal equally to new and experienced cooks alike. We are pleased to offer three copies of this title to EYB Members in the US in our contest, which ends July 28, 2017. Hurry to enter!
Grill Smoke BBQ
Three copies of Grill Smoke BBQ by Ben Tish, the Chef Director of the Salt Yard Group in London, are up for grabs to EYB Members in the US. This book is proof that there are vast options for barbecue other than hot dogs and burgers. Don't delay in entering, as this contest expires on July 30, 2017.
Ima Cuisine
The next contest is open to our EYB Members in New Zealand and Australia only. In Ima Cuisine, restaurateur Yael Shochat shares her love of food from the eastern Mediterranean and beyond with a range of delicious recipes from her kitchen. We're giving away one copy in our contest, which ends July 30, 2017.
A Moveable Feast
A Moveable Feast by Katy Holder is full of recipes that look good, taste great and travel well, plus they are perfect for indoor enjoyment too. We are pleased to offer three copies to EYB Members in the US. This contest ends August 2, 2017.
Tapas: Classic Small Dishes from Spain by Elisabeth Luard is a beautiful book with boundless ideas for little plates perfect for sharing. The recipes demonstrate how simple ingredients can be quickly transformed into mini feasts designed to delight the senses. Five copies of this title are available to EYB Members in the US and UK in our contest, which expires on August 3, 2017.
The Harvest Baker
The Harvest Baker by Ken Haedrich serves up delicious goodies full of fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs. We are pleased to offer three copies of this title to our EYB Members in the US with one grand prize winner also winning a set of Williams Sonoma Gold-Touch Baking Pans. This contest ends August 7, 2017.
A Moveable Feast
Up next is The Butcher Babe Cookbook. Loreal Gavin combines down home dishes and classic French cooking in this incredible comfort food collection. Three copies of this title are up for grabs to EYB Members in the US in our contest, which expires August 9, 2017.
Vegetarian Heartland
We are giving away three copies of Vegetarian Heartland to EYB Members in the US. In this exciting cookbook, Shelly Westerhausen provides a literal and visual feast of creative, generous cooking that's born in the traditions of the Midwest but transcends geographic boundaries. This contest ends August 12, 2017.
Bangkok: Recipes and Stories from the Heart of Thailand by Leela Punyaratabandhu - the voice behind the popular blog She Simmers - is a glorious tribute to Thai cuisine. We are pleased to offer three copies of Bangkok to EYB Members in the US in our contest, which expires August 15, 2017.
Green Plate
Green Plate Special by Christine Burns Rudalevige is packed with the author's wealth of knowledge on sustainable cooking along with tips on how to take advantage of local fare and revamp leftovers. We are giving away three copies of the book to EYB Members in the US. This contest expires August 17, 2017.
Cake I Love You
The next giveaway is for Cake, I Love You by Jill O'Connor. The book is cleverly organized by flavor profile (banana, coconut, chocolate, etc.) and level of difficulty. We're delighted to offer three copies to EYB Members in the US in our contest, which ends August 20, 2017.
Fress: Bold Flavors from a Jewish Kitchen by Emma Spitzer - a MasterChef UK finalist - beautifully delivers a melting pot of Middle-Eastern and Eastern European flavors. Three copies of the book are available to EYB Members in the US. This contest expires August 22, 2017.
The Malaysian Kitchen
We are pleased to offer three copies of The Malaysian Kitchen by Christina Arokiasamy to EYB Members in the US. The book balances authentic Malaysian favorites the author's own modern iterations, all accompanied by vivid on-location photographs. The contest ends August 23, 2017.
Tom Kerridge's Dopamine Diet
Tom Kerridge's Dopamine Diet by Tom Kerridge is technically a diet cookbook but one that is full of recipes that are comforting and utterly appealing. We are giving away three copies of this title to our EYB Members in the US and UK in our contest, which expires August 25, 2017.
The Haven's Cooking School
The Haven's Kitchen Cooking School by Alison Cayne is not another run of the mill beginner's cookbook; it is a cookery course teaching techniques and skills in the hope that the reader develops his or her own style and instinct. We're excited to offer copies of the book to EYB Members in the US. This contest ends August 29, 2017.