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Beast: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

That was brill.

about 15 hours ago
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What are you baking these days? October 2014 edition, part two!

Tee hee...

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

Still nothing :(

about 15 hours ago
buttertart in Home Cooking

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

Go from ED to Jane Grigson. Even more engaging. One of my idols.

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

I love her. If I had to have only one baking book (ouch, that would hurt) it would be the Fannie Farmer Baking Book she wrote.

about 15 hours ago
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Beast: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

His novel "The Apologist" is great fun (seemingly also released under the title "Eating Crow"), and I just bought "A Greedy Man in a Hungry World" for my Kindle. My favourite restaurant critic.

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

Anything by Alice Medrich is worth having. I'm excited about this one too.

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

I read that Joy cover to cover when it came out. I think mine was in 2 volumes.

Oct 19, 2014
buttertart in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? October 2014 Edition, Part One [old]

Oh boy!

Oct 18, 2014
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What are you baking these days? October 2014 edition, part two!

Thank you!

Oct 18, 2014
buttertart in Home Cooking

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

I think it's terrific that they put Rojas-Lombardi and Joyce Chen on them. Beard, Lewis, and Child go without saying, but the other two are lesser-known but very important.

What are you baking these days? October 2014 edition, part two!

Hmm, wonder if that walnut cake is in Classic I or II?

Oct 17, 2014
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What are you baking these days? October 2014 edition, part two!

They come out a bit chewier that way.

Oct 17, 2014
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What are you baking these days? October 2014 edition, part two!

Gorgeous. And thank goodness, not a pumpkin pie!

Oct 16, 2014
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What are you baking these days? October 2014 edition, part two!

The supernaturals are good with half butter and half vegetable oil.

Oct 16, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately or are you lusting after? October 2014 Edition.

I saw that at the Strand and it looked like an excellent book for the beginning baker, with the step-by-step photos.

Oct 15, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately or are you lusting after? October 2014 Edition.

I got another email today saying they would reprocess the Malgieri order and send it. Better get here soon!!!

Oct 15, 2014
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What are you baking these days? October 2014 Edition, Part One [old]

And shall we toddle over to part two? http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/992356

Oct 15, 2014
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What are you baking these days? October 2014 edition, part two!

So here we are at the 15th already. Lots of great apple desserts in the first part of the month...I imagine there will be more in this part. I didn't bake this weekend because I was away, but plan to make up for it this weekend. What are YOU baking these days?

Oct 15, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately or are you lusting after? October 2014 Edition.

Still no Malgieri. A shipment of featured selections that I have no interest in arrived today (I must not have answered the email about them, although I thought I had headed all of them off at the pass) and is going back.

Oct 14, 2014
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What are you baking these days? October 2014 Edition, Part One [old]

I also recently used apple cider vinegar (a CHOW recipe hint). It perked up some lackluster apples a lot.

Oct 13, 2014
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What are you baking these days? October 2014 Edition, Part One [old]

Those sound great. Interesting you use summer savory, I never see it mentioned down here. I associate it especially with Qu├ębecois cooking.

Oct 13, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately or are you lusting after? October 2014 Edition.

No, but I fully intend to. Very impressive.

Oct 13, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately or are you lusting after? October 2014 Edition.

I was in the Strand today and reconnoitered the cookbooks. Several looked well worth having, not all of which I had heard of...
Hungry for France by Alexander Lobrano -- sort of a travel/cookbook, discussing the various regions of France and giving recipes for local specialties. Was more exciting than I expected.
Sugar Rush by Johnny Iuzzini -- I didn't like his first book, but this one seems much more practical and the photography is gorgeous (he was the pastry chef at a couple of well-regarded restaurants here)
Brooks Headley's Fancy Desserts -- the pastry chef at Del Posto, recipes and fun disquisitions on the restaurant life (I'm softening on the chef book thing, it seems)
Janice Wong's Dim Sum -- practical recipes for things I'll probably never like, but the discussion of the various doughs for dumpling skins and so forth looks very interesting.
The Art of the Dessert, Ann Amernick -- another pastry chef book, tantalizing recipes.

Oct 12, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately or are you lusting after? October 2014 Edition.

We used to live very near the main branch of the Brooklyn library. It was great, you could reserve things that were coming out and get them right away. The library here doesn't allow that.

Oct 12, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately or are you lusting after? October 2014 Edition.

What Eileen Yin-Fei Lo? I really did not like her Mastering the Art of Chinese Cooking.

Oct 12, 2014
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What are you baking these days? October 2014 Edition, Part One [old]

It should come at least halfway up the side of whatever you're baking.

Oct 12, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? September 2014 edition! [old]

Those are gems.

Oct 12, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? September 2014 edition! [old]

Not yet.

Oct 12, 2014
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What are you baking these days? October 2014 Edition, Part One [old]

It moderates the temperature around the thing that's baking.

Oct 12, 2014
buttertart in Home Cooking