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My Chowhound Wedding

What an amazing spread! Lucky, lucky guests.

You could have sneaked in a picture of the dress!

And congratulations - may your lives together be long and happy.

1 day ago
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What happened to the threads that used to be "saved" at the top of the Home Cooking Board?

Not obvious at all. I had to come here to find out where those threads had gone.

Jul 27, 2014
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Voting Thread: Cookbook of the Month August 2014

That's how I'd do it too. :-)

Eta - what Caitlin suggested.

Jul 21, 2014
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Voting Thread: Cookbook of the Month August 2014

She also has a column in a national newspaper, the Daily Telegraph, and a blog, so there are lots of recipes online.

Jul 19, 2014
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July 2014 COTM: Radically Simple - Pasta, Fish

Thanks to Midwesterner for posting the link to this recipe, as I don't have the book (despite LLM's best efforts ;-)). I really like Turkish manti with yoghurt, so this was a real winner, and so quick and easy after a long day at work. I used 400g of meat cappelletti for the 2 of us, 2T of olive oil, half a cup maybe of Turkish yoghurt, and mint from the garden. With a salad, a lovely meal.

Jul 16, 2014
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Nominations Thread: Cookbook of the Month August 2014

I'd love to do DIANA HENRY. I have most of her books, but the best for our purposes I think are Cook Simple, Food from Plenty and A Change of Appetite, which is newly published in the States.

Jul 11, 2014
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July 2014 Cookbook of the Month - Radically Simple: 325 Inspiring Recipes from Award Winning Chef Rozanne Gold

It's too long, LLM. Remind me when you''re next due a visit? xx

Jul 10, 2014
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July 2014 Cookbook of the Month - Radically Simple: 325 Inspiring Recipes from Award Winning Chef Rozanne Gold

The reports are making me want to buy this book! Sitting on my hands here...

Jul 09, 2014
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July 2014 COTM: Radically Simple - Pasta, Fish

French Breakfast Radishes are on the peppery side. I love them on their own with salted butter and baguette.

Jul 09, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought recently, or are you lusting after? June 2014 edition! [OLD]

I highly recommend the pickled cucumbers and carrots, and the cherry and pistachio cake.

Jul 02, 2014
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The Bamboo Flute, Cleveland St, London

It is definitely him. His name is on the front of the restaurant.

Jul 02, 2014
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The Bamboo Flute, Cleveland St, London

Funnily enough limster, I posted this mainly thinking of you!

Jun 27, 2014
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June 2014 COTM - My Paris Kitchen: Appetizers (Mis-en bouche)

I made this too, but without the pomegranate molasses because It was on a different page on my iPad and I missed it! Notwithstanding, I really like the sweet earthiness of this hummus. I used vacuum-packed, ready-cooked Beetroot which made this pretty much a store cupboard dish. And I like the colour!

Jun 26, 2014
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The Bamboo Flute, Cleveland St, London

I walked down Cleveland Street on my way to work earlier and noticed that M&Z Cafe has closed, and has been replaced by an interesting-looking restaurant specialising in Beijing cuisine - The Bamboo Flute. I think it has only just opened as I can't find anything online, and they are offering 20% off. It was full of Chinese customers tonight.

The menu looks good - the speciality is a seafood dish served in a bamboo flute.

Will try soon and report back.

Jun 25, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought recently, or are you lusting after? June 2014 edition! [OLD]

I got Honey & Co for my birthday -- it's a middle Eastern book from a London restaurant of the same name. The owners are Isreali and have worked in all sorts of top London restaurants, including Ottolenghi. It's full of interesting recipes, including some great cured and pickled stuff. The pickled cucumbers were the surprise hit of a meal I prepared on Saturday while spending the weekend with friends in France. So good I'm making them again soon!

Also succumbed to a TKMaxx bargain - Three Good Things on a Plate by Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall. Lots of simple but enticing recipes. I made a salad of baby spinach, mushrooms and blue cheese at the weekend (but with lamb's lettuce instead of spinach which they do not seem to sell in France for some reason). I also made and enjoyed a pasta recipe involving asparagus (last of the season - sob) and chorizo.

Jun 24, 2014
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June 2014 COTM - My Paris Kitchen: Appetizers (Mis-en bouche)

Baba Ganoush (Moutabal)

Not the first time I've made baba ganoush. This is a tasty but pretty standard version which we enjoyed as part of a mezze spread.

As is usual for this dip, DL wants you to roast your aubergine either on a grill, or over a burner, to give that authentic, smoky taste. I've always been reluctant to use my hob, because of the mess. But then I had a brainwave! I got out my little used chestnut roasting pan, which is a thin, metal pan with holes in it and stuck it on my largest burner. Whacked up the heat, and put my aubergines in it to roast. Worked a treat, and no burnt skin to pick off the cooker. Genius (she says modestly). Am going to try with peppers too.

After the burning, the aubergines are cut in half and roasted in the oven until completely soft. When cooled, scrape out the flesh and purée with tahini, garlic, EVOO, cumin, cayenne, lemon juice, salt and parsley (which I'd forgotten to buy, so left out).

Delicious, as you'd expect, with a good smoky flavour. If you can find it, use a Lebanese or Egyptian tahini. So much better than the Greek ones usually found in supermarkets and whole food stores. The leftovers got better as the flavours melded together. 2.5 lbs of aubergine makes a lot of baba ganoush!

Jun 23, 2014
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June 2014 COTM - My Paris Kitchen: Appetizers (Mis-en bouche)

Artichoke tapenade with rosemary oil

I didn't bother with the rosemary oil as it was just for me. The tapenade was pretty good on its own. It's basically canned artichoke hearts, green olives, olive oil, capers, lemon juice, garlic, cayenne pepper and salt whizzed up in a food processor. I love this kind of thing, which is good as there was a lot of it! I will make it again this weekend as part of a mezze spread, maybe with the rosemary oil this time.

Jun 18, 2014
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Sad to report the passing of Veggo

I'm so sorry. Thinking of you and your family. 61 is no age at all.

May 28, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought recently, or are you lusting after? May 2014 edition! [through May 31]

I scored a cheap copy of Pulse by Jenny Chandler at TKMaxx. Lots of great looking, and healthy, recipes.

May 23, 2014
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June Cookbook of the Month Voting Thread

As I'm in France right now for the weekend, it seems rude not to vote for the Lebovitz, which I bought for my iPad. I'm away for a couple of weeks in June, but never mind!

May 18, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought recently, or are you lusting after? [Through April 30, 2014]

I love EAT too.

May 09, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought recently, or are you lusting after? [Through April 30, 2014]

I *may* have bought a beautiful dress - but it was on sale!

Apr 28, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought recently, or are you lusting after? [Through April 30, 2014]

I was in Anthropologie today (so much tempting tableware!) and they had a handful of cookbooks. I really liked the look of one of them, Bountiful. It's by a couple of bloggers from California, White on rice couple, and based on fresh, seasonal produce. Does anyone have it?

Apr 28, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought recently, or are you lusting after? [Through April 30, 2014]

Sally Butcher owns a shop not that far from my house in South London called Persepolis. It's a real treasure trove of a place and she's nearly always there when I visit. She's quite a character.

Apr 28, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought recently, or are you lusting after? [Through April 30, 2014]

The minx!

Apr 26, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought recently, or are you lusting after? [Through April 30, 2014]

I am enthused by your enthusiasm for the Lebovitz, dkennedy! But it sounds like the recipes are mostly for French standards that I probably have elsewhere. Do I really need this book!? I do love Ready for Dessert and The Perfect Scoop.

Apr 25, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought recently, or are you lusting after? [Through April 30, 2014]

If anyone wants to meet up in London for a drink, I'm always game (as LulusMom can attest!).

Apr 25, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought recently, or are you lusting after? [Through April 30, 2014]

I've made that chicken dish too, and the salmon is next on my list! I really love pickled vegetables.

Apr 25, 2014
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Cooking from Diana Henry's Books

Tagliata, a Change of Appetite, p146

I managed to mess this recipe up slightly, but it still tasted good!

It's basically an Italian steak salad. Her instructions for cooking the sirloin steak in a heavy-based frying pan, for two and a half minutes, turning every 20 seconds, left me with perfectly cooked, medium-rare beef. While the meat is resting, you make a dressing by warming EVOO in the same pan with rosemary, whole cloves of garlic and lemon zest. When the flavours have infused for 3 minutes, add lemon juice (this is the bit I forgot, despite having it squeezed and ready to go - I am an idiot).

To serve, slice the steak, then strain half the dressing onto some salad leaves in a bowl. Scatter the steak and some shaved Parmesan on top, then add the rest of the dressing and some seasoning. I drizzled a little more EVOO on top, but probably wouldn't have needed to if I'd remembered the lemon juice! I even wondered if there should be a little vinegar in the dressing - as I said, I am an idiot.

This tasted great regardless, and was a quick and easy, but luxurious dinner for Easter Monday. The garlic/lemon/rosemary flavours came across well in the infused oil, without being overpowering. I also roasted some asparagus, the first of the season, which went well with the salad. DH suggests cherry tomatoes dressed with EVOO and lemon juice. Another hit for me from this book.

Apr 22, 2014
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Cooking from Diana Henry's Books

Japanese ginger and garlic chicken with smashed cucumber, A Change of Appetite, p63

This was amazing! It's adapated from a book which I believe some Chowhounds own, called Japanese Farm Food by Nancy Singleton. We loved it.

It's basically chicken thighs marinaded in soy, sake or dry sherry, dark brown sugar, miso, ginger, garlic and togorashi seasoning (or you can use chilli powder). After up to an hour of marinading, roast in a 180C/350F oven for half an hour, basting every so often. For the cucumber salad, smash peeled and deseeded cucumber gently with a rolling pin or mortar, and break into pieces. Put them in a bag with some garlic crushed with salt and a bit more salt. Let it sit in the fridge while the chicken cooks. The idea is that the cucumber is very cold with the hot and spicy chicken. When you're ready to eat, drain the cucumber of its juice, and add some shredded pickled ginger and some shisho or mint if you have it (I didn't so used cress),

DH suggests serving the chicken with brown rice or rice vermicelli. I made a Japanese-style rice from a different book which was perfect. A lovely meal - delicious and healthy - what more can you want?

Apr 21, 2014
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