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Voting Thread: Cookbook of the Month October 2014

Ooooh, this is a tough choice... for a change I want to cook from both books! Going to go with the "Soul" hence I believe that CR's book will come up again.

1 day ago
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Nominations Thread: Cookbook of the Month October 2014

I nominated it up the thread - do not give up!

Sep 13, 2014
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Nominations Thread: Cookbook of the Month October 2014

I never thought they were the same person as their voices are so different.

Sep 10, 2014
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Nominations Thread: Cookbook of the Month October 2014

Happy to second both:

THE BOOK OF JEWISH FOOD
FOOD OF LIFE

Sep 10, 2014
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Nominations Thread: Cookbook of the Month October 2014

THE SOUL OF A NEW CUISINE by Marcus Samuelsson was mentioned several times on the nomination threads. I think it would be a good book to cook from in October and a different cuisine to delve into

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

I made roasted stone fruit today and served with vanilla ice cream. Everyone loved it - just imagine a brioche tart, and custard, and zabaglione... beyond delicious!

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

I have Plenty and Jerusalem; flipped through the original more than once and decided I do not need it. I could live without Plenty aside from a handful of recipes. I cooked probably almost half of recipes in Jerusalem, more than from any other book, period! I am on the fence about Plenty More because I find that chefs peak at certain point and become repetitive. I could be wrong, of course, and will have a close look when my library has a copy.

Sep 08, 2014
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ISO: GF Brownie Recipe

Thank you, Antilope! It seems a bit too "fake" to me - I like all normal things: sugar, chocolate, butter :)I found a couple and will try one or both out tonight.

Sep 05, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? September 2014 edition!

I like Turkey a lot and made several dishes that were very good. I need to pull it off the shelf soon.

Sep 05, 2014
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ISO: GF Brownie Recipe

Thank you! Looks great; I might replace starch by almond flour and omit nuts.

Sep 04, 2014
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COTM (Cookbook of the Month) Recipes that Freeze Well

Thank you, Caitlin! I am going to use blogger's recipe but RB method of broiling the veg. Will not put onion in but will make a note of the jar to add before serving.

Sep 04, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? September 2014 edition!

I have it, Ruthie, but have not made a thing... Please post what you make.

Sep 03, 2014
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September 2014 COTM 'Avec Eric' Chapters 7-9 (Artisanal, Perfect Pairings, Oil and Wine) Reporting Thread

BR, there are two kinds of smoked salmon - hot smoked and cold smoked - they look and taste very different. The cold smoked looks like lox; the hot smoked looks like BBQ-ed but smoky-er and dry-looking. Both are delicious but not interchangeable in recipes.

Sep 03, 2014
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ISO: GF Brownie Recipe

I had an amazing GF brownie recipe made with almond flour, chocolate and what-not, that everyone loved. Pretty sure I found it here, someone posted on one of the boards, but it eludes me now no matter how hard I search.

We have a party on Sat and my SIL and GS are gluten intolerant. Both love these brownies.

Anyone knows what I am talking about and willing to share the recipe?

TIA

Sep 03, 2014
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COTM (Cookbook of the Month) Recipes that Freeze Well

SMT, could you kindly paraphrase roasted tomatillo salsa recipe? We picked a basket of tomatillos from the garden and there more ripening on the vines. I was going to make salsa from Food in Jars but it is processed and my daughter desperately wants it to be frozen.

TIA!

Sep 03, 2014
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Home Cooking Dish of the Month (September 2014) Voting

Quite a few stuffed veggies could be done stove top and some banh mi fillings require long cooking in the oven - just saying :)

Aug 28, 2014
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Weight Watchers Foodies -- The August 2014 Challenge Edition! [Old]

Well done, Roxlet! Congrats:)

Aug 28, 2014
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Weight Watchers Foodies -- The August 2014 Challenge Edition! [Old]

Maybe we could do a meal challenge - 6P breakfast or 10P lunch or 15P dinner (just numbers to illustrate my point)? One meal per month and people will share recipes, foods, etc. This will definitely help me with ideas on what to eat without being stuck in a rut and also how to change recipes to make them point-friendly.

Aug 28, 2014
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Cookbook/supplies rec for absolute beginner- kosher and somewhat picky!

Love this book too but for the beginner? Not so sure...

Aug 28, 2014
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Cookbook/supplies rec for absolute beginner- kosher and somewhat picky!

I think the most important part of learning to cook it too learn basic techniques that could be applied to any type of cooking. Ruhlman's Twenty has basic technique and recipes - he is a good teacher. She will use the book for years to come.

Aug 27, 2014
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Tomato preserves. Ever made it ?

I made the same recipe a week ago and processed. Delicious!

Aug 27, 2014
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Voting Thread: Cookbook of the Month September 2014

"A" will work well for people with the book; those without will have hard time either/or. Count me in the "A" camp.

ETA: Yes, I am happy to help typing too :)

Aug 26, 2014
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Voting Thread: Cookbook of the Month September 2014

Many thanks, Joan! The deviled eggs and salmon rillettes caught my eye last night but didn't hold enough attention. Looking at these recipes again, I am willing to give them a try; Bouillabaisse recipe is so long, I am afraid to go there :)Spritzer sounds amazing and have not even noticed it.

I never liked the stewey taste of usual ratatouille and last year discovered a roasted kind via River Cottage Veg - love it.

Aug 26, 2014
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Voting Thread: Cookbook of the Month September 2014

Very good point, Joan! I was leafing through the book last night trying to find appealing recipes and make sense of the book's organization. I came to a conclusion that it is organized by episodes of his TV show which I have not seen and so very well could be mistaken. I also do not like the font and so many pictures of the author... but never mind :)

Did you like the dishes that you've made? Could you recommend one or two?

Aug 26, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? August 2014 Edition!

And I quietly put the second one into my Amazon cart :)

Aug 25, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? August 2014 Edition!

Wine boxes from a liquor store work the best for me.

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? August 2014 Edition!

In addition North, Sepia and Historic Heston sound interesting.

Aug 24, 2014
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Home Cooking Dish of the Month (September 2014) Nominations

Those stuffed eggplants were mighty delicious :)

Aug 23, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? August 2014 Edition!

I think she shares the spot with Claudia Roden :)

Aug 22, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? August 2014 Edition!

Thank you! I've been there many times while I lived in Asia. Have not been to Malaysia, just India and Bangladesh.

Aug 22, 2014
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