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What cookbooks have you bought lately or are you lusting after? October 2014 Edition.

I have this for my kindle. It really is fantastic. I made the braised beef cheeks with mango salad and the stuffed mushrooms for a dinner party and they were a big success. He has a restaurant in London which is very well reviewed, btw.

What cookbooks have you bought lately or are you lusting after? October 2014 Edition.

When are you in London, BC? Email me!

Oct 26, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately or are you lusting after? October 2014 Edition.

Was he nice, Caitlin? Please tell me that he was! Sounds like a great evening.

What cookbooks have you bought lately or are you lusting after? October 2014 Edition.

I didn't get on with Diana Kennedy at all, and got rid of her book, even though I know it's a classic. I don't think I'm alone, because I seem to recall low participation when she was COTM. I only own 1 Wolfert, the SW France one, and have hardly cooked from it. For me, Roden and Ottolenghi are much more accessible. For Moroccan, I like Ghillie Basan.

Oct 25, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately or are you lusting after? October 2014 Edition.

I know. I re-read it earlier and the bit about the doves was especially poignant. I met moh when we were both visiting NYC a few years ago. Such a nice lady.

Oct 24, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately or are you lusting after? October 2014 Edition.

Oct 24, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately or are you lusting after? October 2014 Edition.

Haha! Check out the thread I started about that! I still give dinner parties quire a bit but have learned not to expect a return invitation.

Oct 23, 2014
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The Cooks House , Good Burmese- Herne Hill (London)

I'm local and got a takeaway from here a few weeks ago. They have two menus - one Burmese, one Indian. We stuck to the Burmese menu and really enjoyed everything we ordered.

Oct 23, 2014
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July 2014 COTM: Radically Simple - Brunch, Soups

Agree that this is a tasty and easy light meal. I had some leftover Beetroot hummus (David Lebovitz recipe from My Paris Kitchen) which went quite nicely with the quesadillas.

Oct 22, 2014
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Nominations Thread: Cookbook of the Month November 2014

I think I nominated a bit late - but there's always next month!

Oct 16, 2014
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Nominations Thread: Cookbook of the Month November 2014

Is there any interest in the British chef and cookbook author Rick Stein? He's written a ton of books, and has a well-regarded fish restaurant in Padstow in Cornwall.

I recently cooked a recipe from RICK STEIN'S FAR EASTERN ODYSSEY and it was absolutely great. Have also had success with RICK STEIN'S INDIA. The accompanying TV programme is also very good.

Oct 16, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately or are you lusting after? October 2014 Edition.

I haven't yet cooked from PRASHAD - the shame! I also purchased Morito recently for my ipad and I love it. Try the Matrimonio montadito - so simple but so good!

Oct 15, 2014
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Announcement Thread: October 2014 COTM "The Book of Jewish Food"

Gosh, sorry to hear about the brush-with-death experience, dkennedy.

Sep 28, 2014
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Announcement Thread: October 2014 COTM "The Book of Jewish Food"

All of the little ethnic stores in my area (Asian, Caribbean on the whole) sell the solid blocks of creamed coconut and they're pretty cheap, like less than a pound. Desiccated coconut is usually unsweetened round these parts. I realise this May not be the most helpful post of the day as we don't even live on the same continent!

Sep 28, 2014
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Announcement Thread: October 2014 COTM "The Book of Jewish Food"

I love that blog! It's so funny and a great insight into American Jewish life (or so it seems to me from my British perspective). But I'm not sure it's encouraged me to buy the book. It seems that a lot of the recipes I'd be interested in (the Sephardi ones) I already have forms of elsewhere in various books about middle Eastern food. I really can't see myself making matzoh brei, or knishes, or chopped liver. Although she's totally wrong about liver - I had chopped liver for the first time at a friend's Passover dinner earlier this year. It's good, but not as good as chicken liver paté or - even better - parfait.

Please feel free to change my mind!

Sep 23, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? September 2014 edition! [old]

And I made my first recipe today! A fig salad which was very good indeed and relatively simple. We had it for lunch, but it would be an elegant starter for a dinner party.

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? September 2014 edition! [old]

They actually eat carbs?! Who'd have thunk it.

Sep 17, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? September 2014 edition! [old]

Mine's arriving today, apparently! Exciting...

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? September 2014 edition! [old]

I got about a third of the way through Plenty More in the bookshop before deciding I had to have it. Sigh.

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? September 2014 edition! [old]

She's quite well known in the UK. She started writing a blog about living on a very small budget when she had to give up her job in the fire service because she couldn't find childcare for night shifts as a single parent. She was commissioned by the Guardian to write a column and the rest is history.

Sep 12, 2014
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Nominations Thread: Cookbook of the Month October 2014

I'd like to add PERSIANA to the mix. Just made a very nice spiced carrot and pistachio cake from this book.

Sep 10, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? September 2014 edition! [old]

Amazing Breadcrumbs! I went into a bookstore yesterday thinking they'd have copies of Plenty More already and there wasn't a single one. Publication day is tomorrow so I'll probably take another look before buying. My favourite Ottolenghi is the first one, btw.

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? September 2014 edition! [old]

It's really not similar in climate to Minnesota - it's mild not extreme!

Sep 10, 2014
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July 2014 COTM: Radically Simple - Pasta, Fish

Campanelle with caramelised onions, peas and mint

I found an online adapation:

http://relish.com/recipes/campanelle-...

This was pleasant but not amazing for me. Mr GG really liked it - but he is blinded by love (and his stomach) and considers me a culinary genius, the poor man. I had fresh peas to use up - but this is really a storecupboard meal. I didn't think the fish sauce added much, and next time would probably cook the onions for longer. I do think the timings are slightly off in this book sometimes. I did like the addition of mint, of which I have an abundance in the garden at the moment.

Sep 04, 2014
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July 2014 COTM: Radically Simple - Pasta, Fish

I got some nice, fresh radishes with greens from the farmer's market on Sunday and had some bacon to use up, so gave this recipe a whirl. It was easy and pretty tasty - not a complete wow for me but Mr GG really enjoyed it. My radishes weren't the French breakfast variety but still quite peppery. I can usually get the French ones so will try this recipe at some point with those. I'd also add more greens - probably rocket - as I didn't feel that the leaves from one bunch of radishes were enough. Still, a solid dish.

Sep 04, 2014
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Good Food Guide - Top 50

Nice to see the Camberwell Arms in the pub list - had a great meal there a few weeks ago.

Aug 28, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? August 2014 Edition!

I do. I made the prawns with sumac which was good and have plans for other things.

Aug 27, 2014
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August 2014 COTM - Diana Henry Month: Food from Plenty

My turn for this recipe. Agree that the Nuoc Cham really makes the dish. I suck at cooking rice in a pan so used my rice cooker and it worked perfectly. I used Vietnamese. Coriander from the garden instead of mint, and roasted three chicken pieces for the poultry part as didn't have leftover roast chick. Lovely dinner.

Aug 27, 2014
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July 2014 COTM: Radically Simple - Poultry, Meat

Totally yummy.

Aug 27, 2014
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July 2014 COTM: Radically Simple - Poultry, Meat

Loved this too. The only thing I would say is that my chicken took quite a bit longer than 8 minutes to grill (broil) and I used medium sized, skinless chicken breasts as that's what I had in the freezer. Notwithstanding, will make again as this was a big hit in the greedygirl household. So glad I sprung for this book!

Aug 26, 2014
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