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Voting thread: Cookbook of the Month January 2015

Just bought a $2.99 copy for my Kindle and have no interest in Hakka. Soup in January sounds really good :)

What cookbooks have you bought lately or are you lusting after? December 2014 edition!

I am going to try a bit of leftovers tomorrow and see if the flowery flavour of the cream has mellowed. I think it needs something more than plain cream.

Dec 16, 2014
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What are you baking these days? December 2014 edition, part two!

Thank you, Caitlin! I am making notes of your suggestions.

Dec 16, 2014
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Nominations Thread: Cookbook of the Month January 2015

Thank you! Just got it :) Anyone has recommendations?

Dec 16, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately or are you lusting after? December 2014 edition!

The cake was nice and very well received by both GF and not people + several requests for the recipe! It stuck to the bottom on the pan and I lost some because of it; found the whipped cream with rose water a bit too flowery to my taste but this is just me. The cake does not have any leavening and is dense. Definitely will be repeated.

What cookbooks have you bought lately or are you lusting after? December 2014 edition!

We have a new TV channel that promises "food all night" and on Sat there was Luke Nguyen's show! I didn't catch the whole show as it was super unexpected but it was about him cooking in France. I'll have to investigate whether it is a regular occurrence and watch. The channel has several Australian, New Zealand and UK shows in addition to an old Julia Child one. A treasure :)

Dec 16, 2014
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Nominations Thread: Cookbook of the Month January 2015

Very sorry DK and PP, I meant to say "Prune", NYC restaurant and recent cookbook by Gabrielle Hamilton. Prune is a plum, right? :)

Dec 15, 2014
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2014 in the kitchen: What were the best new things you made?

I should make this chicken! Gave recipe to a friends looking for a different way with chicken and she didn't like it, to my horror I must add since I've never steered wrong by this boards! I strongly suspect that it was user error but need to make it to know for sure.

Dec 15, 2014
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Nominations Thread: Cookbook of the Month January 2015

Amazingly I do not have a single one from your list :) Flavor Flour picked my interest but not enough to buy yet. I was at Plum for brunch a weekend ago and the meal was very nice. They do not take reservations (maybe for dinner?) and there was a long line-up on a chilly morning. It is a different book compared to other cookbooks and I want to give it a workout in January. The Georgian Feast is another one that I recently bought and have a list of recipes to make. Japanese Farm Food, nominated above, finally got my attention and I've been cooking from it tasty little dishes :)

Dec 15, 2014
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What are you baking these days? December 2014 edition, part two!

Thank you! I am going to save the recipe to my pepperplate and will bake them soon.

Dec 14, 2014
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Nominations Thread: Cookbook of the Month January 2015

DK, do you have Plum?

Dec 14, 2014
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What are you baking these days? December 2014 edition, part two!

PP, do Persian cookies have wheat flour or just chickpea? If no wheat, would you share the recipe? I came to the conclusion that the best non-gluten baking is from recipes that did not have gluten in the first place

Dec 14, 2014
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What are you baking these days? December 2014 edition! [old]

I made this cake several times and do like it. It is heavy and moist with a crunch from the nuts and pronounced apple flavour. I also like apple cake posted here - http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/993521 Completely different cake! Lots of apples, little dough, very delicate.

I made cornmeal lime cookies before and like them very much. I've frozen baked cookies and the last ones (maybe 3 months old) were not great. Thank you for the suggestion to freeze the dough - wonder if it will work as "slice-&-bake".

Dec 14, 2014
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Best Cookbooks of 2014 - Post your picks and your local retailer's/media outlet's/other picks here...please

Thank you to Gio for bringing The 2015 Piglet Community Picks to our attention:
https://food52.com/blog/11844-the-201...

I should've averted my eyes but I did not and now want Mrs. Wheelbarrow's Practical Pantry. I also warmed up to Nigel Slater after watching his cooking shows and would like a copy of Eat....

Dec 13, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately or are you lusting after? December 2014 edition!

Thank you for the link, Stockholm! I was planning to make Roden's orange almond cake for lunch gathering on Tue but saw carrot pistachio cake on Guardian link and have to make it - unusual and delicious sounding.

Persiana has been on my radar for some time but do I really NEED another middle eastern book??? My groaning shelves are yelling "no-no-no" and my greedy heart is whispering "yes-yes-yes" :)

Dec 13, 2014
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Weight Watchers Foodies - From the Frying Pan into the Fire Edition! December 2014

Yes! Definitely give away and congrats on having fat cloths that no longer fit :)

Dec 13, 2014
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What are you baking these days? December 2014 edition! [old]

Of course... I was hoping for a no-wheat recipe.

Dec 12, 2014
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What are you baking these days? December 2014 edition! [old]

Made Flour's Apple Snacking Cake for snacking:) Made with hazelnuts since was out of walnuts and like the unexpected flavour. Over the weekend will be baking Cornmeal Lime Cookies (from Flour )for a cookie exchange which will give me almost 4doz cookies - not sure what I'll do with so many since I'll be away till Jan in a few short days. Hopefully all freeze well!

Dec 12, 2014
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What are you baking these days? December 2014 edition! [old]

Caitlin, these look adorable and yummy :) Is there wheat flour or just ground hazelnuts?

Dec 12, 2014
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What are you baking these days? December 2014 edition! [old]

Maida has SIX recipes!

What cookbooks have you bought lately or are you lusting after? December 2014 edition!

Maida Heater's Cakes arrived last night along with "Diet for a Hot Planet", obviously not a cookbook but an educational read or so I hope.

Dec 12, 2014
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What are you baking these days? December 2014 edition! [old]

The best ginger cookies are in Alice Medrich Chewy, Goooey book but that is not what you want, BC, is it? Maida Heatter has a few gingerbreads in her Cakes book but I just got the book and have not tried anything yet.

Dec 11, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately or are you lusting after? December 2014 edition!

You are not alone! I bought Plenty More because I got really interested in it flipping through at a bookstore and have not cooked one dish out of it yet and have no interest in the book :( Thinking about returning it and another book I bough on Quebec cooking which is not grabbing me either.

Dec 11, 2014
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Nominations Thread: Cookbook of the Month January 2015

JAPANESE FARM FOOD by Nancy Singleton Hachisu

I started thinking about January nominations yesterday as I made Salty Salmon Rice Balls and Steamed Eggplant with Miso and Sesame. Both were delicious and light and very satisfying. Today will be vegetarian curry rice with a possibility of roasted chicken on the side - perfect soul warming dish on a snowy day!

Dec 11, 2014
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December 2014 Cookbook of the Month: "The Essential New York Times Cookbook", by Amanda Hesser

Just wondering if I am missing January nominations thread or it will be posted later than I remember...

Dec 11, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately or are you lusting after? December 2014 edition!

Great post, Klyeoh, thank you for linking! And, of course, I had to pull the book off the shelf to see if there are recipes for the dishes that you enjoyed. There are! I found two versions of Satsivi, Kachapuri, Chakapuli, Khinkali and Tkemali - just the sauce, not the chicken dish you had. She has a different recipe for chicken giblets - Kuchmaci - with walnut sauce.

Thai Cookbook Suggestions

Pok Pok by Andy Ricker - small, approachable, kitchen appropriate, and the recipes work.

David Thompson to me is intimidating and not a book to take to the kitchen - heavy and unwieldy. Definitive authority for sure.

Dec 10, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately or are you lusting after? December 2014 edition!

Two older books arrived today:

1. The Africa Cookbook by Jessica Harris; lots of good reviews about this book and after somewhat disappointing "Soul" I hope this will unearth some different and delicious dishes

2. Living Cuisine; The Art and Spirit of Raw Food by Renee Loux Underkoffler. Anyone has it? I do not anything about this book and bought it for information about sprouting grains and such.

Dec 09, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately or are you lusting after? December 2014 edition!

I just bought The Georgian Feast and have a few recipes marked. Ikaria has been sitting on the shelf for a couple of months yet unused.

Dec 08, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately or are you lusting after? December 2014 edition!

Thank you for this, temptress :)Still the same price and is now on my Kindle too.