Each month Chowhounds choose a cookbook, then invite everyone to cook from it and report on their experiences. Check out the Cookbook of the Month archive for all the details and links to past discussions.
In October, home cooks are delving into the 2008 book 660 Curries by Raghavan Iyer. It's an extensive collection of traditional and contemporary recipes from India's varied regional cuisines, with thorough descriptions of ingredients and techniques. Chowhound luckyfatima calls it a South Asian food bible that covers "everything you need to know" about cooking in the region.
Joining in is simple: Just choose a recipe you'd like to cook from the book and post your results. Click here to get started.
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