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Nominations Thread: Cookbook of the Month August 2014

Incredible as in interesting, or incredible as in "I have made them and they are great"?

Jul 10, 2014
Westy in Home Cooking
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Dexter-Russell or Forschner/Victorinox Chef's Knife?

I have both, and prefer my sani-safe Dexter.
If you can get one of the forged Dexters (I think they ahve a rosewood handle),. I would think that would be a good bet. They are ALWAYS on sale somewhere.

Jun 24, 2014
Westy in Cookware

What is the most essential cookbook for your favorite cuisine/s? Who is, say, the Marcella Hazan of Korea? Who's the Diana Kennedy of Lebanon?

Nice idea "Modern English." I like his books very much. I have a few of Simon Hopkinson's work is great reading, but less likely to use it. I do think River Cottage's books are quite good, but yet I never seem to cook from them.

Jun 10, 2014
Westy in Home Cooking

What cookbooks have you bought recently, or are you lusting after? June 2014 edition! [OLD]

I would LOVE a good Cajun / Creole book. My experience has been, though, that most recipes take forever. I have:

1. Mr B's Bistro
2. Metrolpitan Cafe
3. Trout Point

all are beautiful, just not how I cook.

Matt
PS http://www.jackmillers.com/ Is simply he best sauce ever. Their rub is completely underwhelming, but that sauce....good gracious. Wonderful

Jun 02, 2014
Westy in Home Cooking

Boneless turkey breasts in a charcoal grill: How long? What temp?

Thanks all. Going for indirect, to a temp of about 155. Anyboday got a great brine recipe to share?

May 23, 2014
Westy in BBQ, Smoking, & Grilling

Good Grills for Ocean Air?

Just saw this. Would not have posted.

May 22, 2014
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Good Grills for Ocean Air?

Portable Kitchen. Cast aluminum. Can't go wrong. love mine. Built like little bank vaults.

May 22, 2014
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Boneless turkey breasts in a charcoal grill: How long? What temp?

Determined to make my own cold cuts for weekday lunches. I think I'll start with 2 of those boness turkey breasts (skin on and they come in a sort of net).
My cooker: Portable Kitchen. I'll use lump charcoal and maybe some wood chips.

Matt

May 22, 2014
Westy in BBQ, Smoking, & Grilling

Anyone else disgusted with dogs in restaurants?

It all depends on how they are cooked. Dog sashimi...no, but spit roasted over a charcooal grill.....YUM!

May 20, 2014
Westy in Not About Food
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What cookbooks have you bought recently, or are you lusting after? May 2014 edition! [through May 31]

I saw the book "Rebel Chef" at Tatnuck booksellers in westboro, MA.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Rebel-Chef-...

Beautifully photographed. I usually have low expectations when I see a cookbook by a non-cook, but this one looks like it has possibilities.

May 19, 2014
Westy in Home Cooking

Best smoker for my needs?

You know what? I figured out I can do pretty well with my portable kitchen (it allows the user to manipulate all 4 vents, has thick aliumminum sides, a grate i can open while cooking).
So far, everything works. I may/may not get a Weber Smoky Mountain, but a little care made the PK Grill work just great.

May 06, 2014
Westy in BBQ, Smoking, & Grilling

What cookbooks have you bought recently, or are you lusting after? May 2014 edition! [through May 31]

In no particular order;

1. Thug Kitchen (pre-order)
2. Homemade Summer - Not sure why, as I have the original homemade and never use it. But wow....what a lovely book
3. Ride or fry
4. Gotta find an Indian slow cooker book

May 05, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought recently, or are you lusting after? May 2014 edition! [through May 31]

The G Garvin book has proven a suprise winner. Everything works. There ar a couple of soups that are a staple for me. usually TV chef books are kinda hit or miss. I like his.

May 05, 2014
Westy in Home Cooking

What cookbooks have you bought recently, or are you lusting after? May 2014 edition! [through May 31]

If Taiwanese is your thing - have you looked at Blue Eyed Dragon?

May 05, 2014
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What are you baking these days? May 2014 edition, part 1 [Through May 14, 2014]

Chicken thighs on the grill: some marinades:
Jardine's Fajita
Soy Veh Teriyaki (sesame)
Dinasaur BBQ Mojito

May 05, 2014
Westy in Home Cooking

cookbook help, please!

Try the rolled flank steak with basil ( a sort of pinwheel). Awesome hot or cold.

May 05, 2014
Westy in Home Cooking

cookbook help, please!

I really like Canal House Everyday.

I can't speak for River Cottage Veg, except to say it looked intriguing. If I had to pick one from RC, I like RC Evey Day.

I don't think Ternder is NS's best work - Appetite is his finest, with Real Fast Food a close second.

Apr 30, 2014
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What's your most useful cookbook?

Nigel Slater, Appetite. Although similar to ccbweb, and coliccio's book, I needed it a while back, and now much of it is second nature.

Apr 29, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought recently, or are you lusting after? [Through April 30, 2014]

I have had the most success with Moosewood and Simon Hokinson's "Vegetrian Option."

Apr 28, 2014
Westy in Home Cooking

What cookbooks have you bought recently, or are you lusting after? [Through April 30, 2014]

da Fiore - Venetian Cuisine

Thug Kitchen (pre-Order)

Treme (NOLA)

Need to find a few weeknight vegetarian cookbooks

Apr 28, 2014
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Anyone Tried ThugKitchen or Damn good Food Cookbooks?

Interested in making better weekday meals. If a few a re vegetarian, all the better.

Apr 25, 2014
Westy in Home Cooking

Tortilla soup recipe, anyone?

'Slimy" thanks. That settles it.

I will make lots of burritos instead.

Apr 23, 2014
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Tortilla soup recipe, anyone?

Gotta use up some (flour) tortillas. How important is flour vs corn tortillas?

Matt

Apr 22, 2014
Westy in Home Cooking

If you could have only 1 knife...?

I love my Dexter Chinese cleaver. i gave one to my older brother 25+ years ago and it is still his go-to blade.

I also use and like Dexter's chef's knives. The one witht eh big white sani-safe handle has always done right by me.

Apr 17, 2014
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Commercial Spice Rubs

I have had pretty good success with Penzey's overall, and some with Paul Prudhomme (except his BBQ rub).

A very good rub for beef is Stubbs' coffee/molasses.

From Texas, I like The Ironworks rub (despite its having liquid smoke as an ingredient).

Peace, love, and BBQ has a few good recipes.

Apr 16, 2014
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Is Anyone Food "Couponing"Anymore?

we use them for what we call "chemiocals" (detergents, window cleaners, etc), some processed items (yogurt is AWLAYS on sale).

We also pay close attention to local supermarlets, like Fresh Market, when they run specials on meat. Bought a freezer so we can buy in bulk.

Apr 16, 2014
Westy in Not About Food

Commercial Spice Rubs

I second PP's spices. Always good stuff.

Apr 15, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought recently, or are you lusting after? [Through April 30, 2014]

What are the recipes that pique your interest?

Apr 09, 2014
Westy in Home Cooking
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Mama Nora's Peruvian chicken opening in Cary. Anybody been?

That si what i get for not reading the sign carefully. Thanks.

Apr 08, 2014
Westy in Southeast

Mama Nora's Peruvian chicken opening in Cary. Anybody been?

Just saw it the other day. According to their website, this would be the third location.

Apr 08, 2014
Westy in Southeast