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Home Cooking Dish of the Month (April 2015) Nominations!

We baked cookies in Dec 2013. Lots of posts, recipes and ideas; check the thread out - http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/926318 - and add when you bake again.

Mar 20, 2015
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ASIAN DUMPLINGS! Home Cooking Dish of the Month (February 2015)

Thank you, JO, great article!

Mar 14, 2015
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ASIAN DUMPLINGS! Home Cooking Dish of the Month (February 2015)

I froze some too and now wonder how much longer to cook from frozen. What did you do?

Mar 13, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy scrag end of winter March 2015 edition!

Vegetarian for Everyone does not inspire me either.

Mar 13, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy scrag end of winter March 2015 edition!

River Cottage Veg has the best ratatouille recipe and many other good ones - love it!

Mar 12, 2015
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April 2015 COTM: Nomination Thread

Not a nomination but a musing...

April is a difficult month to cook locally; nothing is growing yet in Ontario, what's local is no good any longer; lots of food is imported and is not only expensive but not all that yummy either... a shoulder season of sorts.

Not taken in with current books I am wondering if there is an oldie that we'll be happy with keeping us company for a month. Most of my books are still in boxes after floor replacement and I have no suggestions to offer. Enjoyed cooking from "Patricia Well's Trattoria" lately, and "Stir", and Penelope Casas - all were COTM at some point in time.

Would love to explore the food of Australia and New Zealand; don't know much aside from Donna Hay (great!) and Bill Granger (just a name to me)and Kalie Kwong.

What about "TURKEY" by Leanne Kitchen? This book has many tabs that went unexplored and several recipes that were made and enjoyed. Anyone?

Mar 12, 2015
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March 2015 Cookbook of the Month: GROWING UP IN A KOREAN KITCHEN by Hi Soo Shin Hepinstall

My library hols is finally here! I have kimchi (not home made), red pepper powder and several veggies. Was very disappointed that there is not one lamb recipe - Koreans must not like it. I'll collect chicken and ground beef from my friend's freezer on Sat - will look for recipes to make with these. In the mean time, green onion pancake is calling my name :)

Easter Lamb Recipe

Recently made shoulder chops using a recipe from Patricia Well's Trattoria book - Abbacchio alla Cacciatora. She describes it as "fragrant and bold" and it surely is; loved it.

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'll spend some time with it on my next visit :) Love books that read well.

Mar 07, 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 do not have either but Persiana is high on my list. I think greedygirl cooked from it and liked it.

Mar 07, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy scrag end of winter March 2015 edition!

Two books are on their way to me - Penelope Casas "Paella" and Elisabeth Bard "Lunch in Paris" which sounds like a good read.

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

Really? My daughter has it and I have not been tempted to cook from it. What do you love from the book? I'll give it a try when I am visiting in April.

Mar 07, 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 had floors re-done and unpacking everything - once the cookbooks are out of the boxes I'll have a look at "Turkey" and let you know.

Zucchini fritters come to mind as one of the dishes that was very well received by the family and made over a few times. There were other ones for sure.

Mar 04, 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 have her "Turkey" book and like it very much. Made several recipes and everything worked well. I should pull it off the shelf, thank you for the reminder :)

Mar 04, 2015
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Breakfast and Lunch suggestions for a group of women

Decided to do a trial bake of the savoury bundt. Made half recipe, used 3 eggs since they were on a smallish side, baking powder and A/P flour instead of self-rising flour; cheddar/mozzarella mix for cheese; the rest is exactly as in the recipe. Took it out of the oven about an hour ago and tasted while still warm. It is very good - definitely savoury in a good way; all vegetables blended together and you couldn't taste individual ingredients just cohesive goodness. Could taste corn as you would in a corn muffin, not in polenta. Baked it a small spring form but will bake the full recipe in a bundt. It doesn't crumble which I was afraid it might and will be good as a hand held slice. Have a friend over for coffee tomorrow - we'll taste it again then and I hope that it will be as good room temperature and baked a day before as it was fresh from the oven. It will make lovely lunch with a garden salad in the summer. Now I am wondering if it will turn out well with brown rice flour instead of A/P for my GF family members.

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

Asian Dumplings was COTM a year ago - http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/962669 Check out reports on dumplings that we made. Asian Dumplings was also a theme of last month's DOTM. Love the book, hope you'll enjoy cooking from it.

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

Amazon kindle store has a few bargains today:
Cold-weather Cooking $2.51
Seven Fires $2.99
Several Hubert Keller books at $1.99 each

Bought Hubert Keller Souvenirs to read and maybe to cook from too and a few days earlier bought Seven Fires.

Bought Cold-weather Cooking a year or so ago on recommendation of someone on these boards. Anyone has it? Have not cooked anything from it yet - would love a recipe recommendation.

Mar 01, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy Valentine's Day 2015 edition! [OLD]

It is a good one as I am discovering. Someone here recommended, and I bought in a moment of weakness, and it sat on the shelf for many long months, and all of a sudden was re-discovered :) Her recipes have assertive bold flavours that I love - nothing earth shattering but tasty flavourful food.

Feb 28, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy Valentine's Day 2015 edition! [OLD]

Q, do you have Patricia Well's Trattoria? I made most wonderful lamb braise with shoulder from the book.

Feb 26, 2015
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Cooking From Past COTM's. Do you?

Thank you! A lot of work and your "followed" place must be bursting :) I'll start looking for your reviews on EYB that I am not using as much as I could.

Feb 26, 2015
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Cooking From Past COTM's. Do you?

Breadcrumbs, I am curious to know how did you follow the threads? The main one for the book or all sub-threads for chapters or however the book was divided? If chapters than how did you organize them to stay together?

Feb 26, 2015
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Breakfast and Lunch suggestions for a group of women

When I want chicken in my soup, I usually poach a breast or however many you need in the soup. Take out, shred, and add to the soup to reheat.

Feb 25, 2015
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March 2015 COTM Announcement: Growing Up in a Korean Kitchen

Thank you so much for such detailed, thoughtful post!

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

Yes, Isabel Cruz. Thank you for the links, will check them out. Why does this potato salad sound familiar? Did I make it not too long ago from a web link based on your CAWC report? We make too many dishes and then have trouble remembering where the recipe we love came from - true for me!

I have a friend who is very good cook with very limited repertoire - everything she makes is truly outstanding but she will not venture out of her cooking comfort zone; if she wants sushi, dim sum, afghan kabob or whatever, she'll dine out.

Feb 24, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy Valentine's Day 2015 edition! [OLD]

I have not cooked from her book - do you cook from it often?

Feb 24, 2015
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March 2015 COTM Announcement: Growing Up in a Korean Kitchen

My library has only one copy; it is out and is due on Mar 2nd. Fingers crossed it will arrive soon after. This is the time I appreciate the rule that books with holds can't be renewed :)

The only pantry item that I have is Korean red pepper powder produced like everything else these days in China. Hoping that there will be ingredients overlapping with its neighbours' cuisines.

Feb 24, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy Valentine's Day 2015 edition! [OLD]

Some people only have one book in them :) I wish some writers would realize that about themselves...

Feb 24, 2015
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Breakfast and Lunch suggestions for a group of women

Thank you all for brining strong smells issue up! However, we are not having lunch in the sewing room, so, food odours are not an issue this time. Breakfast is another story but there is nothing offensive smell-wise in the breakfast menu.

Feb 24, 2015
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Breakfast and Lunch suggestions for a group of women

Thank you for so many ideas, Sandwich_Sister, and for providing links!

Feb 24, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy Valentine's Day 2015 edition! [OLD]

I though about it last year too and looking at the bracket once it was up wondered again.

Feb 23, 2015
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