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What cookbooks have you bought lately or are you lusting after? October 2014 Edition.

The recipe makes 18 cupcakes - 1 1/3 oz of butter in each. A lot? Sure! But these are cupcakes = dessert, right?

about 14 hours ago
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What cookbooks have you bought lately or are you lusting after? October 2014 Edition.

Great index! Had no idea that such convenience exists. I put a sticky in the book with your recommendations and the chicken salad sounds so good that I am going to pick up a rotisserie chicken at Costco this pm and make it tomorrow.

about 15 hours ago
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What cookbooks have you bought lately or are you lusting after? October 2014 Edition.

Thank you for the link! It is in my PP and will be made soon.

about 15 hours ago
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What cookbooks have you bought lately or are you lusting after? October 2014 Edition.

Which book these are in? I have Ina's "Parties" and "At Home"; have not made anything from "At Home" not sure why but nothing seems to inspire. "Parties" are the opposite - made many recipes and love most. Grilled shrimp with mango salsa is particularly loved by family and everyone else who tasted it.

1 day ago
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What cookbooks have you bought lately or are you lusting after? October 2014 Edition.

Thank you! I'll dust it off and start reading:)

What cookbooks have you bought lately or are you lusting after? October 2014 Edition.

I've had this book for awhile and do not remember when I last pulled it off the shelve; definitely did not make anything out of it.

BC, pls post if you make something or even if some recipes catch your eye.

PP, since you were BC's enabler, pls share your favourites.

Oct 29, 2014
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Surprisingly simple ingredients you make, never buy

I find that you need to use very neutral oil in mayo because the taste comes through very strong. Your sister was probably tasting the oil as she never tasted before.

Oct 28, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately or are you lusting after? October 2014 Edition.

Many thanks BC! What a great collection you have and how fortunate you are to be able to accommodate it in your house! I copied your categories into a Word doc and will print it later (need new cartridge). Right away I noticed that I am missing several of your categories - sauces, slow cooker, potluck, etc. My baking section is small enough to stay together in any order but I do like "by author".

Love your idea of keeping "most used/new and exciting" books together and rotate as interest diminishes and new books arrive. I have a large bookcase just outside the kitchen but it will move into the living room once the kitchen remodel is done. It is full of cookbooks now but will become more multi-purpose once it is in the living room. I will devote two shelves to the cookbooks in this new category and super curious to see how it will work for me. It just might help me move some books out of the apartment :)

Oct 27, 2014
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Home Cooking Dish of the Month (November 2014) Voting

We always do, don't we?

Oct 26, 2014
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An Everlasting Meal by Tamar Adler

Is there a way for us to descend back and support her?

Oct 26, 2014
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Cleaning out cabinets

I do not think time rule applies to kitchen. I recently used a fish-shaped mold to make salmon mousse that I have not used in many years - very happy that it was still there :)

Oct 25, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately or are you lusting after? October 2014 Edition.

Thank you, BC! If your rules work for your collection, they will sure help with mine which is tiny by comparison. Can't wait :)

Oct 25, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately or are you lusting after? October 2014 Edition.

At my daughter's house, not the same, right? :)

BC, how did you organize your books? I try to organize by categories:
Baking
Reference
Veg
and the rest geographically but then there is "fish" and such, and all gets muddled... Where do "Roots" go? "Sunday Suppers"? Does "Plenty" stay with "Jerusalem" or should it move to Veg section and "Jerusalem" go towards "Food of Life"?

And by then I am pulling my hair out and just stuffing the books on the shelf :)

Oct 25, 2014
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Cleaning out cabinets

What a great undertaking - congrats!

While my kitchen equipment and linens are under reasonable control, the pantry is completely overwhelmed with bit and bobs, numerous spices in various stage of aging and needs an inventory, an overhaul and a plan how to use all the stuff and not get there again.

I am preparing for renovations - floors and new kitchen - and this is an absolute necessity. All advise is welcome and appreciated!

Oct 25, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately or are you lusting after? October 2014 Edition.

Thank you, BC! I just might stop by tomorrow, not that I "need" any more cookbooks :) A friend stopped by yesterday and helped me move a book shelf to another room. All the books, some of them cookbooks, are sitting in piles all over the living room floor. I need to go through them all and decide what to keep, donate or take to my daughter's house since I have a rather large build in bookcase there and it is 60% empty!

Oct 25, 2014
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Home Cooking Dish of the Month (November 2014) Nominations!

Happy to second CURRY, any curry!

Oct 24, 2014
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Announcement Thread: November 2014 COTM "THE SOUL OF A NEW CUISINE: A DISCOVERY OF THE FOODS AND FLAVORS OF AFRICA"

That's what it looks to me too. The same stew in different light.

Oct 24, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately or are you lusting after? October 2014 Edition.

I have Tsuji and cooked from it when it was COTM. I remember amazing miso and very tasty ginger chicken. I am very timid cook when it comes to Japanese cuisine but love to eat it and want to learn to cook it.

Oct 24, 2014
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An Everlasting Meal by Tamar Adler

Yes it is! I want to make it too; maybe when it is cold and nasty outside.

Oct 23, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately or are you lusting after? October 2014 Edition.

I found great bargains on BookOutlet site and bought "Make the Bread, Buy the Butter", "An Everlasting Meal" as a present or friend (I've had my copy for a while) and surprise-surprise! an Eric Ripert book "A Return to Cooking" which he co-authored with Michael Ruhlman. I started reading "Make the Bread..." and love her voice and the premise that some things are better home made while others are too much trouble. I might not be in agreement on everything with her but love to learn more.

Ripert's book buy was a surprise to myself as I was not at all inspired by his COTM book "Avec Eric". This book spoke to me with the first recipe - "Smoked Salmon Croque-Monsieur". The book is beautiful, with a lot of not so relevant pictures which still bothers me however attractive they may be, but lovely binding that stays open and appealing recipes just might win me over :)

I gave in and ordered Ikaria; it was delivered today by UPS but I must've been on the phone and they took it to one of their stores - so annoying! I'll fetch it tomorrow :)

Oct 23, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately or are you lusting after? October 2014 Edition.

Post a link, GG, would love to read your thread.

I was annoyed at some people awhile back who would happily eat at my table and rave about it but never - never ever! - invite me to theirs. I stopped inviting them and resisted when they tried to invite themselves over for a coffee. That particular relationship dwindled down to almost nothing and since then I pay attention. If people do not invite me over, I figure that they are not interested in the relationship but are too polite to say so. It has worked for me but in not THE RULE; I have a friend who does not like to cook but loves to eat. I'll invite her over for a lunch, say, and we'll go to movies after - she will pick up the movie ticket. What I am saying is they do not have to do the same thing - cook for you - but they should do something that they are comfortable with - take you out to a meal, a movie, a day at a spa - whatever, right?

Oct 23, 2014
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An Everlasting Meal by Tamar Adler

Right? I was flipping through it tonight and read a bit of "How to Weather a Storm" - charming, instructional and definitely useful in many situations when the meal needs to be made but a trip to the grocery is not feasible for whatever reason.

Oct 23, 2014
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Surprisingly simple ingredients you make, never buy

I just bought "Make the Bread, Buy the Butter" book about what is worth making and what isn't. Any of you have it?

Oct 23, 2014
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An Everlasting Meal by Tamar Adler

Just bought a copy to give to a friend and hope that she will love it and use it as much as I have. I do not really make any of the recipes but love to read it for inspiration and appreciate humble ingredients, simple things, etc.

Announcement Thread: November 2014 COTM "THE SOUL OF A NEW CUISINE: A DISCOVERY OF THE FOODS AND FLAVORS OF AFRICA"

I made kreplach from the book - first time for me! - and it was easy and very tasty, possibly the best kreplach I had :)

Oct 23, 2014
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Announcement Thread: November 2014 COTM "THE SOUL OF A NEW CUISINE: A DISCOVERY OF THE FOODS AND FLAVORS OF AFRICA"

WOW! What happened while I wasn't watching? :) I was so very sure that Hakka will win that stopped looking at the voting thread.

I better dust my book off, and start choosing recipes and stocking up.

Oct 22, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately or are you lusting after? October 2014 Edition.

What is your menu? My daughters are planning the menu this year but I will implement myself at some point:) Fun to have two T-days.

Oct 22, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately or are you lusting after? October 2014 Edition.

The recipe is in "150 Best", right?

Oct 22, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately or are you lusting after? October 2014 Edition.

I bought Food Network magazine and it is focused on Thanksgiving (obviously!)- the cover looks great but I have not gotten beyond yet; been otherwise preoccupied this evening...

Oct 22, 2014
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Home Cooking Dish of the Month (November 2014) Nominations!

As promised here is a reminder that many of us thought that SMOKED MEATS/FISH will be great DOTM for November :)

Oct 21, 2014
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