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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.

about 8 hours ago
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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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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy Valentine's Day 2015 edition! [OLD]

From a charity shop:

Just One Pot by Lindsay Bareham. Lots of good weeknight recipes with minimal washing up. I have been a fan of hers for ages and used to cut her column out of the Evening Standard newspaper.

The Sugar Club by Peter Gordon. This was a famous restaurant in London back in the day and Gordon (a Kiwi) popularised "fusion" food. Which sounds dreadful, but in reality there are loads of interesting recipes in this book.

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

Fantastic news! Persiana is pretty good btw.

Nominations Thread: Cookbook of the Month, March 2015

I was looking through Rick Stein's Far eastern Odyssey last night, and there are so many enticing recipes in it. But perhaps too soon for another Asian cookbook?

I'd also like to explore Polpo a bit more. http://www.amazon.co.uk/POLPO-Venetia...

Some other ideas: Morito - we've already done Moro but this is more of a small plates book. I've liked everything I've made from it so far. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Morito-Samant...

Honey & Co - lovely creative Middle Eastern food
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Honey-Co-Food...

Feb 12, 2015
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Nominations Thread: Cookbook of the Month, March 2015

£40 on Amazon UK!

Feb 12, 2015
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February 2015 COTM "MIGHTY SPICE COOKBOOK" Reporting thread for Chapters 1 & 2

Tamarind and Lemongrass Chicken Stir-Fry, p59

We enjoyed this. It's a very easy dish with lots of flavour.

You basically blitz sliced lemongrass and garlic in a mini-processor, and toss the resulting paste with bite-sized piece of chicken thigh. Add chilli flakes, ground coriander, sugar and fish sauce and marinate for 30 mins or longer. Dissolve a teaspoon of tamarind paste in water and remove any lumps.

Stirfry the chicken with chunks of red pepper for 3-4 mins, then ass the tamarind water and some soy sauce and continue to stirfry until the chicken is cooked and the sauce is reduced and sticky.

I served this with steamed jasmine rice and braised pak choy. A really nice dinner.

Feb 10, 2015
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February 2015 COTM "MIGHTY SPICE COOKBOOK" Reporting thread for Chapters 1 & 2

Arils? I think I just learned a great new word!

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

That sounds like a conversation we would have, MelMM. I think Mr MelMM and Mr GG need to form a support group.

So many recipes, so little time!

February 2015 COTM "MIGHTY SPICE COOKBOOK" Reporting thread for Chapters 1 & 2

That looks so beautiful and sounds delicious! I am jealous of your presentation skills...

Feb 08, 2015
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February 2015 COTM "MIGHTY SPICE COOKBOOK" Reporting thread for Chapters 5, 6 & 7

The lemons I typically buy are probably half the size of yours.

Feb 06, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy New Year January 2015 edition! [OLD]

I'm afraid not. I stumbled upon the book in a local gift store and thought it was interesting.

Jan 30, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy New Year January 2015 edition! [OLD]

I made her ribollita based on your rec. very nice indeed.

Jan 30, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy New Year January 2015 edition! [OLD]

I'm really enjoying A Modern Way To Eat by Anna Jones. I made the raw brownies yesterday which are delicious and actually good for you (almonds, pecans, dates, honey, cocoa, salt).

I'm waiting for Under The Walnut Tree to arrive which is by a Swedish mother and daughter blogging team. Also interested in another vegetarian (actually vegan) book called Deliciously Ella, but going to take a look at it in a shop first. She's a young blogger who is managing a pretty rare and debilitating illness with diet alone.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddri...

Announcement Thread: February 2015 COTM "Mighty Spice"

Nearly everything is smaller!

Jan 29, 2015
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Announcement Thread: February 2015 COTM "Mighty Spice"

A standard measure here is 25ml so approximately 1 oz.

Jan 29, 2015
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Announcement Thread: February 2015 COTM "Mighty Spice"

Mighty news! Thank you so much, qianning (did you realise your name autocorrects to winning?).

Jan 23, 2015
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Nominations Thread: Cookbook of the Month February 2015

MIGHTY SPICE for me too.

Jan 17, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy New Year January 2015 edition! [OLD]

I got A Modern Way to Eat for my iPad, and real copies of Hemsley and Hemsley and Shoku-Iko (japanese Healthy Eating). Spot the connection? I'm returning Hemsley and Hemsley as I found it just too faddy and annoying. Lots of talk of "activating" beans and seeds and "bone broth" or stock as normal people who aren't trying to sell a "healthy eating concept" say.

Looking forward to Diana Henry's new chicken book, out in March.

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy New Year January 2015 edition! [OLD]

A Change of Appetite is good, as are all her books tbh. Check out the Diana Henry COTM threads.

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy New Year January 2015 edition! [OLD]

Honey & Co is fab.

Jan 06, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy New Year January 2015 edition! [OLD]

The apple cake is one of my favourites - simple and homely. Will have a look to see what else I've made when I'm at home later.