Category Archives: Magazines & Cookbooks

Cook’s Illustrated picks The Best Butter

European-style butters

Butter is a staple in the the kitchens of every baker and is a crucial building block for all kinds of recipes, from simple chocolate chip cookies to flaky croissants. Most baking is done with plain, simple unsalted butter. This type of butter is labeled “sweet cream” butter and is available in every supermarket in the US. Over the past few years, European style cultured ... Read More »

CakeSpy Presents Sweet Treats for a Sugar-Filled Life

CakeSpy Presents Sweet Treats for a Sugar-Filled Life

It is more difficult to summarize CakeSpy Presents Sweet Treats for a Sugar-Filled Life, the new cookbook from Jessie Oleson, the blogger and artist behind Cakespy. This is because the book has a tremendous amount of personality – much like Jessie herself (who I’ve had the pleasure of meeting on several occasions) – and isn’t just about recipes. The book is about Jessie’s love of ... Read More »

The Cook’s Illustrated Cookbook giveaway!

The Cook’s Illustrated Cookbook

I’ve been enjoying my copy of The Cook’s Illustrated Cookbook, the newest cookbook from Chris Kimball and the rest of the team at America’s Test Kitchen. The huge book has more than 2000 recipes and was put out to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the publication of the Cook’s Illustrated magazine. To read a full review of the book, check out this post. To do ... Read More »

The Cook’s Illustrated Cookbook

The Cook's Illustrated Cookbook

Cook’s Illustrated probably has the most devoted following of any food magazine – and for good reason. Their no-nonsense magazines each contain recipes that were exhaustively tested to ensure they represent the best result possible, as well as product and equipment reviews that you can trust. The first Cook’s Illustrated magazine hit the stands in 1992, which means that the magazine is about to celebrate ... Read More »

The Cookiepedia

The Cookiepedia

The Cookiepedia is a cookbook that is dedicated to cookies of all kinds, from homey Everything But The Kitchen Sink Cookies to fancy French Macarons. You might think from the name that this book is an encyclopedic tome, huge and heavy with almost too many cookie recipes to try – but you’d be wrong. The book is actually a friendly spiral-bound volume that gives you ... Read More »

Search all your cookbooks with Eat Your Books

Eat Your Books

I have a very large cookbook collection and, while I never have a problem finding a recipe that I’m interested in making just by flipping through the pages, it’s not always easy to find a recipe right away when I’m looking for something specific. For instance, if I want a recipe for pork chops with apples for a fall dinner, it may take me a ... Read More »

Dolci: Italy’s Sweets

Dolci: Italy's Sweets

Although creamy tiramisu, crisp biscotti and fruity gelato might be the first things that come to mind when you think of Italian desserts, they are only the top of what is a very large dessert iceberg. In Dolci: Italy’s Sweets, author Francine Segan has put together a collection of more than 200 modern and classic recipes for desserts and other sweet treats from Italy. Segan ... Read More »

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