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Dominique Ansel Celebrates Cookbook With Cronut Giveaways

dominique-ansel-9781476764191_lgWho doesn’t love free treats?

Famed pastry chef Dominique Ansel is celebrating his forthcoming book, Dominique Ansel: The Secret Recipes, by giving away free cronuts and cookie shots in New York City. Simon & Schuster has scheduled an official release date for the book on October 28, 2014.

According to Time Out New York, the giveaways will end at 5:30 p.m. today. Ansel has been revealing the locations of these giveaways via instagram and Twitter. So far, he and his team has been sighted at Washington Square Park, Union Square, Chinatown, and the Flatiron district.

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Random House Helps You Make Your Own Cookbook

While exploring Random House’s relaunched TasteBook community online, you can create your own cookbook.

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The publisher acquired the company last year and has since redesigned it. The redesign includes a new website features a personalized homepage where you can share recipes with your friends, along with a “Recipe of the Day” and “TasteBook Recommendations.” But probably the best feature of the site is that you can make your own custom cookbooks mixing in your favorite family recipes along with meals your friends like to cook or just good recipes that you find on the site.

ifood.tv To Feature Self-Published Cookbooks

Self-published book review site IndieReader has partnered with the social networking recipe site ifood.tv to promote self-published cookbooks.

ifood.tv counts four million unique visitors a month 150,000 recipes, and 35,000 cooking videos. With the new partnership, readers can sample recipes from these self-published cookbooks.

IndieReader president Amy Edelman explained: “Part of our goal at IndieReader is to show the consumer that—not only do quality self-published books exist—they exist in a wide variety of categories …  it makes sense for IR to collaborate with a site as rich and diverse in food and recipe information as ifood.tv.”

Café des Artistes Owners Donate 21,000 Food & Cooking Books To NYU

Former Café des Artistes restaurant owners George and Jennifer Lang have donated 21,000 books on food and cooking to New York University’s (NYU) Fales Library. With this donation, the NYU’s food library now contains more than 50,000 volumes in its collection.

Here’s more from The New York Times: “[The donation] made the Fales collection one of the largest culinary collections in the country, in the same league as the Janice Bluestein Longone Culinary Archive at the University of Michigan; the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard; the Cook Book Collection at Texas Woman’s University; and the Culinary Arts Museum at Johnson and Wales University.”

Author Betty Russell told the NY Times that most food scholars were dependent on the Schlesinger Library before the Fales collection. She praised NYU’s work to provide accessibility to so many cookbooks. (via Publishers Weekly)

Best Cookbooks of 2010: Tasty Free Samples

The nominees for the 2011 James Beard Foundation Book Awards were announced this week. We’ve created a tasty literary mixtape, linking to free samples of all the nominated books in a variety of categories.

Here’s more about the awards: “On Friday, May 6, 2011, the James Beard Foundation Book, Broadcast & Journalism Awards Dinner, an exclusive
event honoring the nation’s top cookbook authors, culinary broadcast producers and hosts, and food journalists, will take place at Espace in New York City. The evening will be hosted by Ted Allen and Gail Simmons.”

If you want more books, we made similar mixtapes linking to free samples of the 2011 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction nominees, the National Book Critics Circle Award finalists, the 2011 Edgar Awards finalists, the 2011 ALA Youth Media Awards winners, the 2011 Book Critics Circle Awards finalists, the Best Translated Books longlist, the Believer Book Awards shortlist, and the Best Books of 2010.

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