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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy scrag end of winter March 2015 edition!

I know! But I have photographic evidence... (I think Lulu was maybe 3 when I met her for the first time.) #old

about 3 hours ago
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April 2015 COTM Announcement: POLPO

Can you can order from a U.S. seller on the UK site for less money? If so, that makes zero sense!

about 10 hours ago
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April 2015 COTM Announcement: POLPO

I am intrigued that you can get a new copy of Polpo from a US seller for about $18 dollars, plus postage, on Amazon UK. But the cheapest price on Amazon US is about 10 dollars more than that, plus postage. How does that make sense?

about 21 hours ago
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April 2015 COTM Announcement: POLPO

Double cream isn't always thick and usually requires whipping. It's what I use in place of heavy cream in American recipes. You can also get extra thick double cream, which may be what you are thinking of, and of course the holy grail of cream - clotted cream, preferably from Jersey cows.

Mar 26, 2015
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April 2015 COTM Announcement: POLPO

Double cream is commonly referred to as heavy cream in the US, I believe.

As an aside, am currently on holiday in Italy and got talking to a couple from the Verona area. They said they had bought nduja back to Italy from London because as an ingredient from the South it's impossible to find in Verona! How bonkers is that?!

Mar 25, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy scrag end of winter March 2015 edition!

I've only had time for a cursory glance so far and am now in Italy, but first impressions were good.

April 2015 COTM Voting Thread

That's what I got too.

Mar 19, 2015
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April 2015 COTM Voting Thread

A used paperback copy of Please to the Table is £40 from Amazon UK! Having lived in Moscow for a year, I'd love to explore it but the price is quite something.

Mar 19, 2015
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April 2015 COTM Voting Thread

Me! It's pretty good. I went to the Smithfield branch. You could also consider Polpetto, where Florence Knight is the chef. It's in Soho's best (imo) street, Berwick St and bootable at lunchtime.

Mar 19, 2015
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April 2015 COTM: Nomination Thread

I could go for POLPO too.

Mar 18, 2015
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April 2015 COTM: Nomination Thread

That was me. I have made the meatballs several times, but not much else...

Mar 16, 2015
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April 2015 COTM: Nomination Thread

I will second GREEN KITCHEN TRAVELS and THE COMPLETE ITALIAN VEGETARIAN COOKBOOK.

Mar 16, 2015
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April 2015 COTM: Nomination Thread

I'm sure I will be able to help - but that thread link is broken and I can't find anything in UK and Ireland. Best thing is to email me: lesleytaylor118 at yahoo dot co dot uk

Mar 16, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy scrag end of winter March 2015 edition!

Will do. Did you get my email btw - I sent it as a reply to your invitation so think perhaps you didn't? x

Mar 11, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy scrag end of winter March 2015 edition!

I just bought it! Along with the new Diana HENRY. Which is out in March despite what Amazon were saying.

Mar 11, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy scrag end of winter March 2015 edition!

I've made a few things from Persiana - all good. Not the hummus though. Btw, my favourite hummus recipe at the moment is from Morito.

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy scrag end of winter March 2015 edition!

Me too, and she was very annoying on the Great British Bake Off. I am seriously considering Sesame and Spice by Anne Shooter though, even if she does work for the Daily *spit* Mail.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sesame-Spice-...

Mar 09, 2015
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Goodbye Mad Men....sniff....sniff....

I seem to remember Betty hosting a dinner party at some point in the show but can't remember what was served.

I have no other useful suggestions but your party sounds AWESOME and I really want to come!

Eta a useful article I found on the interweb.

http://food.lohudblogs.com/2010/07/18...

Mar 08, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy scrag end of winter March 2015 edition!

I leant Home Cooking to a friend and never got it back. *madface*

It's a great book.

February 2015 Cookbook of the Month Companion Thread: "MIGHTY SPICE EXPRESS COOKBOOK" by John Gregory-Smith

A tbsp is 2.5 teaspoons in British measures. I agree though that the difference is so slight as to be pretty pointless.

Mar 02, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy scrag end of winter March 2015 edition!

I'm waiting for the new Henry too. Looks like it has been pushed back a month to April sadly.

Mar 01, 2015
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February 2015 Cookbook of the Month Companion Thread: "MIGHTY SPICE EXPRESS COOKBOOK" by John Gregory-Smith

These look and sound amazing!

Feb 26, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy Valentine's Day 2015 edition! [OLD]

I second that emotion, and some.

Feb 21, 2015
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Bakewell tart questions (from a Yankee)

Yes to blind baking.

He probably used a mini tart pan. You can get individual ones or a tray of six. Muffin tins are too deep IMHO.

Feb 20, 2015
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Bakewell tart questions (from a Yankee)

You need a tart or flan tin, really. A pie dish might work at a pinch. The frosting isn't traditional - you can add some flaked almonds for decoration if you want. I've never had bakewell tart with anything other than a thin layer of jam. It's one of those recipes that people don't really mess with, tbh. It's a British classic.

Feb 20, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy Valentine's Day 2015 edition! [OLD]

That's such a clever way to write a review! Love it. And I totally agree with the "my life is better than yours" comment. So many bloggers fall into this trap.

Feb 20, 2015
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Nominations Thread: Cookbook of the Month, March 2015

I have India, which is great, and a couple of his seafood books, including the original Taste Of the Sea. The TV series accompanying the India book is well worth a watch, as indeed are most of his programmes. His dog, Chalky, was more popular than Rick himself I think (sadly departed now).

Nominations Thread: Cookbook of the Month, March 2015

Yes! I will reply tonight when I can check my work schedule. It's almost certainly a yes though. xx

Feb 13, 2015
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Nominations Thread: Cookbook of the Month, March 2015

Exciting! Let me know if I can help with anything.

Feb 13, 2015
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Nominations Thread: Cookbook of the Month, March 2015

Tough call! Let me reflect on it.

Feb 12, 2015
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