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July 2015 COTM: THE COOKING OF THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN by Paula Wolfert

Give it a try, Allegra! She might just be thrilled to receive your request and if not... nNothing ventured... right?

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Home Cooking Dish of the Month (July 2015) Voting

Thank you very much, Meatn3, for stepping in! I think there should be a time limit for the coordinator, similar to COTM. It gets tiring to coordinate month after month, life inferes, etc.
Should we vote on it?

Roasting Okra - questions

I love Indian stuffed okra; it is stuffed with spices (a bit tedious but delicious) and fried but could be roasted in the hot oven.

Jun 26, 2015
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What Unusual or Uncommon Vegetables Do You Eat - And how do you prepare them?

I see drumsticks at my produce store but have no idea what to do with it and what it will taste like - please share your cooking method!

Jun 25, 2015
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Home Cooking Dish of the Month (July 2015) Nominations!

That was last summer DOTM

Jun 25, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy early summer, June 2015 edition! [Old]

Happened to me more than once... Are you EYB member? Maybe post reviews there and copy/paste the ones above there too. Many people will benefit.

Jun 24, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy early summer, June 2015 edition! [Old]

Maybe in the fall?

Jun 24, 2015
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Home Cooking Dish of the Month (July 2015) Nominations!

GRILLED CHICKEN KEBABS
Made Asian flavored ones last weekend and have a request for this weekend too - going to make cashew cream chicken tikka from Planet BBQ.

Jun 24, 2015
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How to preserve Swiss chard?

Will do the same tomorrow - afraid that it will start to toughen soon but is absolutely gorgeous now. Might pickle ribs, hesitate because not sure it will get eaten. Maybe butter braise the stems as Chowrin suggested. Will report tomorrow.

Jun 20, 2015
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Summer evening tapas menu--crazy easy and/or make ahead

Thank you for mentioning dates with manchego and almonds, Allegra! Sounds delicious and summer-worthy to me.

Jun 18, 2015
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How to preserve Swiss chard?

Would you add the usual suspects to the butter braise?

Jun 18, 2015
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How to preserve Swiss chard?

Love pickled stems idea!

Jun 18, 2015
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How to preserve Swiss chard?

The chard keeps growing - so very crisp and fresh and yummy - only everyone is away and I am the only one left... How to preserve it? I am thinking blanching chopped and blanched stems and leaves separately... But how to make it yummy in the middle of the winter? Is it better to cook? How?

Many thanks for the advice!

Jun 18, 2015
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Weight Watchers Foodies: A Prelude to Summer Edition! June 2015 [Old]

Thank you posting the article roxlet - very interesting!

Jun 16, 2015
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July 2015 COTM - Nomination Thread

S EVEN FIRES

Jun 16, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy early summer, June 2015 edition! [Old]

Will be at home early July and will post here but do remind me if I don't, OK?

Jun 14, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy early summer, June 2015 edition! [Old]

I have NS Sandwich Book - forgot who recommended this book to me (could be Joan or LN). Lamb sandwich is outstanding; I love it so much that known to cook the lamb just to make the sandwich:) Made other ones but not at home now; if you'd like more recommendations I am happy to provide a short list of favourites in a couple of weeks.

Keep these girlfriends! Happy belated BD and may many cookbooks come your way in the coming year :)

July 2015 COTM - Nomination Thread

Yes, that's the one! I would love to have some company to cook through Food of Life - wanted to have it for a long time, finally bought and now it graces the bookshelf :(

Jun 12, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy early summer, June 2015 edition! [Old]

Siegal, I would love to know what you cooked and loved from Aromas; I recently received it as a gift but have not cooked anything.

Jun 12, 2015
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July 2015 COTM - Nomination Thread

COOKING OF THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN - great nomination and I wouldn't mind buying the book.

FOOD OF LIFE - from the same region just not as wide and we keep talking about this book on nomination threads, maybe it is time for it to be in the spotlight :)

Jun 12, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy early summer, June 2015 edition! [Old]

But it is huge and heavy - how do you ever cook from it?!

Jun 09, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy early summer, June 2015 edition! [Old]

Love Pati's book too and had success with the recipes I've made. Please come back and tell us what you've made.

Jun 09, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy early summer, June 2015 edition! [Old]

Happy Birthday however belated :)

Jun 09, 2015
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June 2015 COTM: DEATH & CO

Njchicaa, you must have middle eastern/Persian kind of stores in NJ. I think even Fairway might have it - there is one near Paramus if you are in that part of the state.

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy early summer, June 2015 edition! [Old]

I've had duck fat in the fridge (the same idea, right?) for a couple of years now and it is as good as freshly rendered.

June 2015 COTM: DEATH & CO

Good ideas, articshark, thank you! Taking notes for future reference :)

Jun 04, 2015
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June 2015 COTM: DEATH & CO

Thank you, LN! Great idea, I'll make a note of it. I should just get the book, everyone's cocktails sound so good.

Jun 04, 2015
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June 2015 COTM: DEATH & CO

I would LOVE to make a cocktail but do not have the book and my stash of booze is pretty depleted from it's usual well-stocked state. Would love to use up Arak (chicken recipe from Jerusalem is the only use so far)- any recipes in the book? Have lots of vodka because I do not like it but maybe there is an amazing cocktail that uses it. Also have drags of Tequila and Scotch, almost full bottle of Lillet, various liqueurs, and wild raspberry brandy from France. Any suggestions?

Jun 03, 2015
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Japanese Cheesecake, Tried and true recipe request

Foxprint, Buttertart once shared this recipe for Japanese cheesecake - http://www.food.com/recipe/japanese-c...
I made it as written more than once and it is delicious.

Jun 02, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy Spring has finally sprung, May 2015 edition! [OLD]

Thank you for recommendation and the link, BC! I copied it to my PP and will definitely make soon.

Jun 01, 2015
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